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Childhood memories: Tinenti

By bitsandpieces - Thursday, March 29, 2012

With the risk of being looked at as some prehistoric creature, I was remembering a very popular game at primary school, played with 5 similar sized objects, usually specially chosen… Read more…

General Paz Avenue

By bitsandpieces - Tuesday, March 27, 2012

“La General Paz” is a 24,3 km highway that is one of the 3 limits of Buenos Aires City (the other two are wet – the River Plate and the… Read more…

Colectivaizeishon: The Brit who took all the buses in Buenos Aires

By bitsandpieces - Monday, March 26, 2012

Colectivaizeishon. (n.) The action and effect of taking all the buses (colectivos) in Buenos Aires. In 1982, AJ Jacobs Sr of New York set out to read the whole Encyclopaedia… Read more…

A day of sadness and hope

By bitsandpieces - Saturday, March 24, 2012

Today, National Remembrance Truth and Justice Day, the country remembers the victims of the military process initiated on March 24, 1976. We share the deep sadness of those who have… Read more…

A city by the river

By bitsandpieces - Friday, March 23, 2012

Many of us who don’t live too close to the river forget that the city was founded here for that reason.  Here is some interesting information I didn’t know taken… Read more…

Porteños and the rest of the country

By bitsandpieces - Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I was thinking of what people think of us “porteños” (“people from the port” – originals from Buenos Aires City), especially those typical negative traits people abroad often attribute to… Read more…

Greater Buenos Aires

By bitsandpieces - Monday, March 19, 2012

When we speak of “Buenos Aires” it is difficult to separate the city of Buenos Aires itself from its surroundings, who with its 9,9 million inhabitants, added to the city’s… Read more…

20 years of impotence

By bitsandpieces - Friday, March 16, 2012

20 years ago a bomb destroyed the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, killing 29 and injuring 242 people. The blast destroyed not only the embassy building but a Catholic Church… Read more…


By bitsandpieces - Thursday, March 15, 2012

This highly popular comic strip, not only in Argentina but in Latin America and countries like Spain, Italy, Greece and France, has been translated into over 30 languages. It was… Read more…

Crazier or healthier?

By bitsandpieces - Wednesday, March 14, 2012

World Health Organization statistics showed that in 2005 Argentina had the greatest number of psychologists per inhabitant (121,2 – how do you divide a psychologist? – per 100,000). Denmark (85),… Read more…

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