Restaurants: La Pecora Nera, Recoleta, Buenos Aires – Loved It!

I struggled to find decent food (that I liked) in Buenos Aires. Until, that is, I stumbled across La Pecora Nera.  It looked like it might be outside of my modest food budget, given that I'll be travelling for more than 5 months. But as it was around Easter time, and I hadn't had a … Continue reading Restaurants: La Pecora Nera, Recoleta, Buenos Aires – Loved It!

Restaurants: Le Pain Quotidien, Palermo, Buenos Aires

Wandering through the deep halls of Canary Wharf station, you will come across a giant Le Pain Quotidien.  On about every third block corner in New York City, there's a big Le Pain Quotidien (LPQ).  On the backstreets of ... well, you catch my drift. It's day 1 after a night of endless noise (drilling … Continue reading Restaurants: Le Pain Quotidien, Palermo, Buenos Aires

Flights: São Paulo Transit & Latam GRU to AEP – LAN Ar 7862

Transit in São Paulo International couldn't be easier, never fear!  I flew overnight from Johannesburg to GRU and needed to transit within the same terminal (3) for my onward journey to Buenos Aires. Everything was well sign-posted. The airport is very well kept, which can't be said of all South American international terminals (cough, Buenos … Continue reading Flights: São Paulo Transit & Latam GRU to AEP – LAN Ar 7862

Restaurants: Cholita, Recoleta, Buenos Aires

The term 'Cholita' is not uncontroversial. A Cholo or Chola (feminine) is a mixed race person, with part of that mix being South American Indian/indigenous.  However, the diminutive form (the addition of 'ita' or 'little') has been reclaimed as a badge of honour. The BBC has an article about it here. Quite what this has to do … Continue reading Restaurants: Cholita, Recoleta, Buenos Aires

Transit: Getting through immigration at AEP Airport and into Buenos Aires – Remis / Car Service

There are guides online about how to take a bus from AEP (Aeroparque Jorge Newbery) or EZE (Ezeiza) airports.  There are also numerous warnings about taking the bus, or taxis (illicit or not) - in terms of safety, swapped counterfeit notes, long routes, etc.  People are also defensive that these are great methods.  I'm sure … Continue reading Transit: Getting through immigration at AEP Airport and into Buenos Aires – Remis / Car Service

Lounges: Executive Lounge GRU São Paulo Airport (Terminal 3)

Some lounges open crazy early in the morning, some close crazy late at night. With my flight from Johannesburg to São Paulo due to land at 5.45, there was no lounge slated to be open.  However, we landed so EARLY, I managed to squeeze in 45 minutes in the Executive Lounge GRU before it closed at … Continue reading Lounges: Executive Lounge GRU São Paulo Airport (Terminal 3)