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Neighbourhoods of BA: San Telmo

By bitsandpieces - Thursday, August 16, 2012

No visitor or tourist will miss this part of the city, limited by Chile, Huergo, Brasil, Paseo Colón, Martín García, Defensa, Caseros and Piedras streets.    Some of the things… Read more…

Trees of BA: The Palo Borracho

By bitsandpieces - Friday, August 10, 2012

The Ceiba speciosa or Palo Borracho (among many names) is noted for its widening trunk where it stores water for times of drought.  

The dreaded “trámite”

By bitsandpieces - Tuesday, August 7, 2012

There is no real translation for “trámite” with its ominous connotation of red-tape, waste of time, frustration, mistreatment and… waste of time. The vain attempts of dictionaries – procedure, step,… Read more…

Birds of BA: The Benteveo

By bitsandpieces - Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Pitangus sulphuratus (sulphur coloured) has a very interesting combination of colours. A black bill accompanies a black head with a white band. The upper part of the body and… Read more…

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