Monthly Archives: February 2014

City Beautiful

During our not-always-enjoyable month in Buenos Aires, I turned to Juan in Costanera Sur and asked him: Do you think Buenos Aires is a beautiful city? We discussed. The answer, we agreed, was ‘no.’ Buenos Aires may have beautiful parts,…

From East to West

After leaving Punta Alta, we traversed Argentina from its Atlantic Coast to its Western edge, in a matter of days. This meant crossing the low-lying plains of La Pampa. It felt like driving through the Great Plains on any rural…

The Argentine Herculaneum

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Epecuén was a little lakeside resort until 1985. Lago Epecuén is the saltiest of a string of lakes in the southwest of the province of Buenos Aires. As such, it was popular with visitors for its alleged properties curing all…

Argentimes

This has been a very special week, because Milo and I have gotten to meet Juan’s family and friends from his hometown, Punta Alta, in the southernmost reaches of the Buenos Aires province. After living as a transplant among so…

Mar del Plata

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As Stephanie will mention on the post she’s writing right now, we spent a couple of days in Mar del Plata. “Mardel”, as people here call it, has been the vacationing place of the Argentine middle class for a hundred…