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Bits and Pieces from Buenos Aires

Bits and Pieces from Buenos Aires

The widest street in the world

January 8, 2013 by bitsandpieces

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…

Categories: Information

To consume or to save – that’s the question

January 7, 2013 by bitsandpieces

Thinking about the Christmas, New Year, holidays and vacations spending, one cannot help but wonder  what happened with good old saving? Is the country so well off that people spend and also… Read more…

Categories: Thoughts

Neighbourhoods of BA: Retiro

January 4, 2013 by bitsandpieces

Limited by Cecilia Grierson, Av. Córdoba, Uruguay, Montevideo, Calle 10 and the Río de la Plata. It contains several “notable bars” such as Florida Garden, Plaza Bar, Bar O Bar… Read more…

Categories: Neighbourhoods

What is Buenos Aires?

January 3, 2013 by bitsandpieces

As happens with so many words we use daily, Buenos Aires can mean many different things at the same time, and many different things for different people.  What is Buenos… Read more…

Categories: Daily life, Thoughts

I had a dream

January 2, 2013 by bitsandpieces

Last night I dreamt a resolution had been passed whereby all officials working in government transport areas had to use the public transport system for 30 days in order to… Read more…

Categories: Daily life, Humour

A new beginning

January 1, 2013 by bitsandpieces

Today is not the first beginning of year for any of us. We have been here before many times, with the celebrations, the expectations and new year resolutions. And even though… Read more…

Categories: Thoughts

Neighbourhoods of BA: San Telmo

August 16, 2012 by bitsandpieces

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…

Categories: Neighbourhoods

Trees of BA: The Palo Borracho

August 10, 2012 by bitsandpieces

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

Categories: Trees

The dreaded “trámite”

August 7, 2012 by bitsandpieces

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…

Categories: Daily life

Birds of BA: The Benteveo

August 4, 2012 by bitsandpieces

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…

Categories: Birds