Showing posts with label Argentina. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Argentina. Show all posts

Monday, August 31, 2015

Tiny Bits Of Argentina

The largest of these prints is three inches across.  We got them in Buenos Aires on our way out of Uruguay at an open air market.  They're very detailed and beautiful.  MolDeco made them even more so.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Chinatown South American Style

One of the places we visited in Buenos Aires was Chinatown!  It even has a gate given by the Chinese government.  Although it's only three blocks large at the moment, I'm sure it'll expand as more and more Chinese come over for the mining.  It's authentic enough to have a bunch of weird fried things in one of the restaurant windows, at least.

Breakfast at Hotel Fierro

 Our hotel included breakfast with the room.  They served it in a very nice little restaurant with a beautiful patio that would be great in the summer.  Lots of fruit, coffee, tea, some rolls, eggs and yogurt.  Great way to start the day.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Italian Dinner in Buenos Aires

 The hotel recommended this Italian restaurant just a few blocks away, so we went.  This first picture is their version of the tabla.  The proscuittio was better than usual, and the cheeses were good too.  The second pic is my passionfruit caprioska, and it had real bits of passionfruit in it.  Tasted excellent.  Lastly, our main courses.  Andreas ate his before taking a picture.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Lunch in Buenos Aires

While walking down Calle Florida, Andreas was caught by the three restaurant rule, so we went into a tearoom for lunch.  He had the chicken and mashed potatoes.  I had the steak sandwich with extras.  The food was decent, but not great.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Hotel Room in Buenos Aires

 Andreas is easily amused, so he took a picture of the do not disturb sign.  The hotel, Fierro Boutique, is in Palermo Hollywood, and is a very nice hotel.  You can see how spacious and modern the rooms are from these pictures, but the real stars of the hotel are the staff.  They go out of their way to help you with information and more.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Things That Make You Wonder

 Do the owners tell time differently, or is it open 25 hours a week?  By the way, it's a chain....

 Did the cat in the window break in?  Is it the shop cat?  It was a Sunday, so we couldn't ask...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Eternal Eva

Here's a series of pictures of the final resting place of Eva Peron.  It's in a side alley of the Recoleta, and it's her family's mausoleum.

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Former President

In one of the alleys of the Recoleta is this tribute to a former (modern-ish) president of Argentina.  I love the way the color from the stained glass window plays on the marble below.  You can find out more about him by blowing up the pictures of the plaques and reading them.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Lots of monument in the Recoleta.  Some even have space in front of them.  It's interesting to see how styles change with the centuries.