Monthly archive November, 2013
Points west

Points west

About a decade ago, our friend and former colleague Reb told us last week over a drink, you heard a lot more British accents in Buenos Aires. In the mid-2000s, many young Britons came to the city – some for extended stays, including two friends of ours – in order to explore and experience a...
Reminders

Reminders

For all the popularity of tango culture in Buenos Aires, it’s possible to spend time in the city without realising the extent to which an archaic music holds sway over its tourism industry. North-west of the centre, Palermo is the largest of the city’s 48 barrios, both by size (16km2) and population (225,000). However, that...
The taxi paradox

The taxi paradox

The paradox is this. Arrive early for an appointment in Buenos Aires and you’ve probably travelled by taxi. Arrive late and you’ve probably been stuck behind one. The streets of Buenos Aires are thick with taxis. Lonely Planet reckons there are 38,000 in town, roughly twice the number of black cabs in London. Stand on...
In El Chaltén

In El Chaltén

We saw them on Ruta 40, ragged in the gravel at the side of the empty road. It was our first encounter with bike tourists since July, but we shouldn’t have been surprised: a fair few cyclists make their way down this road towards Ushuaia, usually billed as ‘the city at the end of the...
Month 4

Month 4

10 October – 9 November 2013 Countries Uruguay & Argentina (total 4) Distance 247.71km (total 3,697.70km) Climb 870m (total 29,332m) Longest day 55km, pootling about in Buenos Aires (longest so far: 139.04km) Top speed 44.2kmh (62kmh) Punctures 1 (total 10; Will leads 8-2) Boats 3 (total 20) Planes 1 Steaks We’ve lost count Hours of Spanish...
Snaps - October 2013

Snaps – October 2013

We’re ending each month by posting about a dozen snapshots of things we haven’t previously detailed here. Below, you’ll find a few pictures from October. You can find our snaps from past months by clicking here, and assorted other images on our Flickr page.     Judging by the state of this one, seemingly abandoned...