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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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.
Continue reading → argentina: salta excursion
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.
Continue reading → argentina: jujuy excursion
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.
Continue reading → argentina: viniflation, 2005-2015
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.
Continue reading → buenos aires: subway tiles