When you're new to a place, you make some schoolboy (or schoolgirl) errors. Mainly schoolboy. Misreading Google Maps is one of those problems. When you want to walk somewhere and switch it on, even though the little torch icon points you in (allegedly) the right direction, I have to set off in a direction before … Continue reading Culture: Ulster American (Play) at Adelaide Festival
While I enjoy an opera, a decent play or a choral spectacular, this year I've tended to book comedy where possible. On a Saturday night in Darwin, a search showed up a LOT of nightclub action, not much opera and the finals of Raw Comedy, an Australia-wide competition with heats and finals in each state … Continue reading Reviews: Raw Comedy, Darwin
I hope everyone had a good Christmas - I've had a mad dash around having two family meals at the weekend and then two family days yesterday and today for Christmas and Boxing Day. So much delicious food that I'm bursting at the seams! Clue 5 was a great clue to do over Christmas - … Continue reading Mystery Quilt: Clue 5 (and 3 and 1) Complete!
For anyone who wants to see a quick clip of 'Sylvia', have a look at the video below... More pictures underneath! https://youtu.be/_SbZNQ0Jn-w My one treat when in Argentina (like I could get you to believe that!) was to visit the world-renowned Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. The blurb says it has the third-best acoustics of … Continue reading Culture: Ballet – ‘Sylvia’ at Téatro Colón, Buenos Aires – Video & Pictures
People kept saying 'go to El Ateneo' and I kept ignoring them. It's a bookshop. I like bookshops. But since I implemented my "no can carry anything" regime, there were a million other places to go. However, it started to rain in BA, more it started to RAIN and I needed to get out of … Continue reading Culture: El Ateneo Bookshop, Buenos Aires, Argentina
I had taken so many photos in Buenos Aires, that I wanted to pull together things that caught my eye for good or for bad in one place. Enjoy this wee stroll through Recoleta!
Don't say I never talk about academia. There, it's been mentioned! I'm going around the world, being transient, while writing about a subject that involves transience and migration and lots of other juicy academic flavours. Later in this trip, I've set up contacts in New Zealand and Australia where I can find a corner of … Continue reading Academia: The Irish Embassy in Argentina
Even when you have a limitless budget (*cough), it makes sense to keep some snacks and fruit in your room to keep hunger pangs at bay until your reservation at the local Michelin star joint spins around. Welcome back to my occasional series on random things in the supermarket that caught my eye 🙂 With … Continue reading Foods: Supermarket shopping in Buenos Aires – tins of gentleman all round
Join me on the 'Free' Walking Tour of Buenos Aires, given by this company. Will it be worth the 'free' tag? https://youtu.be/1uhaf7rTSVI
I hope you enjoy this latest travel short around Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires in search of Eva Peron's grave... https://youtu.be/Y9M047_txmo