Category: argentina

29
Sep
2011

tucumán: city center

Argentina, Tucumán, San Miguel de Tucumán

As we rode into San Miguel de Tucumán along Avenida Presidente Néstor Kirchner, Darío & I gave each other a suspicious look… it seemed like an urban planner’s nightmare.

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21
Sep
2011

argentina: cafayate

Argentina, Salta, Cafayate, Bodegas El Porvenir de los Andes, vineyard, viñedo

After three days of early rises, I was really looking forward to some real vacation time in Cafayate. I got it with the best meal of the entire trip.

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20
Sep
2011

argentina: salta excursion

Argentina, Salta, landscape, paisaje

The famous Tren de las Nubes only runs twice per week, & we hit none of those days. Bummer. But there was a trip to San Antonio de los Cobres which follows a large section of the same route. The price is better & we would have better views of the infrastructure. Sounded wonderful.

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19
Sep
2011

argentina: jujuy excursion

Argentina, Jujuy, Purmamarca, Cerro de los Siete Colores

Darío was scheduled to participate in a conference in San Miguel de Tucumán, so we decided go early & see a bit of NW Argentina while in the area. Neither of us had been before, & we had such a good time that I wouldn’t hesitate in returning.

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17
Sep
2011
01
Sep
2011

península valdés: whales & beautiful scenery

Argentina, Península Valdés, Puerto Pirámide, avistaje, whale, ballena

Puerto Madryn is a gateway to all the wonderful wildlife which can be seen in Península Valdés.

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29
Aug
2011

puerto madryn: long weekend

Argentina, Chubut, Puerto Madryn, Welsh flag

A bit about our long weekend in Puerto Madryn filled with Welsh history & good food.

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18
Aug
2011

argentina: viniflation, 2005-2015

Argentina, inflation, wine, graph, viniflation

Sure, I love to drink wine. The business of wine is also of interest, especially due to the boom in production & export over the last decade. Often along with tasting notes, I also catalog prices. This is the first time I’ve graphed some of the data, & there are a few surprises.

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14
Aug
2011

argentina: elecciones primarias

Argentina, elección primaria, boletas

Something new on the political front: for the first time in history, primary elections will be held in Argentina.

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28
Jul
2011

buenos aires: subway tiles

Buenos Aires, subte, subway, tiles, azulejos, Línea D, Estación Catedral

Several blogs exist which discuss current events related to the Buenos Aires subte (ongoing construction, union & concession problems, maintenance, etc.), but someone could easily dedicate an entire blog to the system’s tilework. A few years ago, I almost put together a guided tour of the subway just to showcase the variety, artistry, originality & modern interventions being taken underground in BA. This post is a taste of that, along with some personal favorites.

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