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Bits and Pieces from Buenos Aires

Bits and Pieces from Buenos Aires

What’s your list?

February 19, 2013 by bitsandpieces

I’ve been thinking quite a lot about our governments and us citizens, on how much they promise and how little they deliver. We complain and rant about how useless and… Read more…

Categories: Thoughts

Trees of BA: The Paraíso

January 28, 2013 by bitsandpieces

The Paraíso (Melia azedarach, chinaberry, bead-tree) is one of the most popular trees in Buenos Aires, providing ample shade due to its height (8-15 metres) and width of its canopy… Read more…

Categories: Trees

Measuring Buenos Aires

January 25, 2013 by bitsandpieces

Some days ago I wrote a entry on the official cost of living index, What is reality? On that occasion I – as well as millions of Argentines – questioned… Read more…

Categories: Daily life

Words we use in BA: Curro

January 24, 2013 by bitsandpieces

Words are part of us, of our culture, especially the ones we make up or modify to use in our local slang. One of these words is “curro”, which we… Read more…

Categories: Thoughts, Words

Valuable lessons from sports

January 21, 2013 by bitsandpieces

One of the many positive aspects of professional sports is the lessons it offers to all. What happens when you get people to compete at the highest levels for prizes… Read more…

Categories: Sports, Thoughts

What is reality?

January 17, 2013 by bitsandpieces

Anybody living in Buenos Aires has been accompanied all their lives by an omnipresent government agency that tells us how much our money is worth. Since as far back as… Read more…

Categories: Daily news, Thoughts

Trees of BA: The Ombú

January 15, 2013 by bitsandpieces

The Phytolacca dioica or ombú is a typical Argentine tree, closely associated with the gauchos of the Pampas, who welcomed its 12 to 15 metres wide umbrella-like shade. Its trunk… Read more…

Categories: Trees

Translated tango 3

January 14, 2013 by bitsandpieces

Time for another wonderfully translated tango by Coby Lubliner. This time it’s a real classic, “Cambalache” (Junk Shop), hailed as a social x-ray of all times – it was written in… Read more…

Categories: Tango

Goodbye to the oldest subway coaches of the world

January 11, 2013 by bitsandpieces

Today will be the last run for 55 centenarian wooden coaches of the Line A subway. Built by Belgian company La Brugeoise, they are the oldest coaches in operation in… Read more…

Categories: Daily life

Two roads to success

January 9, 2013 by bitsandpieces

The FIFA Ballon d’Or Footballer of the Year 2012, given to Lionel Messi for an unprecedented fourth year running, left me wondering about the roads to success of the three… Read more…

Categories: Sports, Thoughts