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Travel Blogs from Buenos Aires
... ground dried red pepper of no potency whatsoever. The regular
small supermarkets don’t sell any chilli sauce.
On that point, why the hell is butter “mantequilla” in every
other SA country visited yet here it is called “manteca” which means lard everywhere
Market not cheap, though they don’t bother to put prices up,
so found a Bolivian shop on the way home selling veggies at half the price.
... how to tango. But they do know how to party. Their dogs have impecable wardrobes - I once saw a dackel in a leopard print dress. Evita Perón is considered sacred, do not make jokes about her!
BA is the insomniac's paradise. Apart from the general trickle of tourists throughout the evening, restaurants only really pick up at 23h00, when the local families, including children, have dinner. The clubs stay open until all hours. Some even until ...
... views across the bay to rocky green islands; an idyllic setting for a few relaxing days. Think again! Tucan organised a booze cruise around the islands, which was so much fun. The boat cruised around offering fantastic views stopping every now and then for us to jump into the crystal clear water or swim to an isolated beach. Throw all you can drink Caiprinhas and a great group of people into the mix and you have a perfect day in paradise. ...
After the wilderness of Patagonia, we were both keen to get to a city again, so Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina was our next stop. Unfortunately, as we were so remote down in Torres del Paine, this involved a few buses! We took the first bus out of Puerto Natalas at 7am the morning after finishing the trek, so much for a well deserved lie in! When we purchased the tickets, we learnt that the Chilean strikes were not over, and perfect timing for us, the ...
... has a very long Atlantic Coast... Our teacher for example has never eaten crabs, now how weird is that? I have yet to see oysters or mussels and clams... Even shrimps are not seen on regular menus... Go figure.
Vegetables: well, for the majority of Argentinian, their definition of a vegetable is basically a potatoe and they do eat HUGE quantity of them whether fried, steamed (ususally accompanying fish) or pureed. The other favorite, squash usually butternut or pumpkin. ...