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The widest street in the world

By bitsandpieces - Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Avenida 9 de Julio is truly the widest avenue in the world. Its two would-be competitors don’t qualify as avenues. Commonwealth Avenue, in Quezon City, Philippines, is actually a highway… 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…

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…

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…

Mafalda

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…

Quaint and mysterious passages

By bitsandpieces - Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Buenos Aires has over 40 passages. Most have cobblestones and are only for walking. Many were built at the end of the 19th century. This is a list of some,… Read more…

48

By bitsandpieces - Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Yes, that’s the number of neighbourhoods in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. You can find them in a map or in a list that includes plenty of photographs. It… Read more…

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