Tagged With "Argentina"

Comment

Re: The Colorful, Gritty Barrio of La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

GarryRF ·
Full of charm and colour DrF. I suppose if the tourist trade brings in bus loads of dollars then you have to keep up appearances. Don't want to frighten folks away. I've been told if you look European (non Latin) then its not IF you'll get robbed - it's just when ! But I don't know if its just a bit of a folk story ! No worse than staying at home maybe.
Comment

Re: The Colorful, Gritty Barrio of La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm a cautious but not paranoid traveler, GarryRF, but the warnings from the portenos were so frequent and so intense, you'd be a fool not to pay attention to them. The area around Caminito is well policed (dozens of police around), so I wouldn't worry about going there. But if you don't look like a native, best not to wander the neighborhood. La Boca is charming. But it has a rough edge to it. Be careful if you go.
Comment

Re: Mercado de San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

PHeymont ·
It's amazing how much, for so many of us, our travel experience focuses on food and how people get it—and because public markets reveal so much more about local foodways than any supermarket can, it's wonderful to see these pictures. I can almost feel and smell! With all the markets we've featured lately on TravelGumbo, including the wonderful gallery on village markets in Asia as well as the public markets in Europe, the U.S. and now Argentina, perhaps the food aspect of "Gumbo" is coming...
Comment

Re: Mercado de San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

GarryRF ·
My first experience of a "Spanish" style market was in Menorca. A small island off the east coast of Spain. The Island of soldiers and cows the locals called it. We had our kids with us as we went around the market square calling at each of the butchers shops. None had steak for sale - but would have plenty at 3pm ! So we returned at 2:45pm. We could hear the excitement but there was no one there. A few minutes later a bull was dragged into the marble floored market square. Kicking and...
Comment

Re: Mercado de San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
That's an interesting story GarryRF. Maybe that bull was just a little bit tooooo fresh for most people's tastes.....
Comment

Re: Mercado de San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dr.Y ·
It's nice to see so many vibrant pictures, feels like already been in Argentina. Thanks DrFumblefinger!
Comment

Re: Mercado de San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
Thank you, Dr. Y! As a fellow physician I know you were as fascinated by the displays in the meat counter as I was. Kind of like anatomy lab, no?
Comment

Re: Buenos Aires -- Jardin Botanico Carlos Thais

PortMoresby ·
Wow, very nice! Love the glass houses. And interesting to see mate' "on the hoof".
Comment

Re: Buenos Aires -- Jardin Botanico Carlos Thais

Dr.Y ·
What a nice green place (Calgary? not yet!) Thanks DrFumblefinger.
Comment

Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2014: American Golden Plover

PHeymont ·
That's fascinating! I never thought about the color differences during migration...what a difference it must be for, say, a North American birder in South America!
Comment

Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2014: American Golden Plover

My Thatched Hut ·
Yes, Arctic birds are common in southern USA, Central and South America and further north during migration. But to see them in their beautiful breeding colours, you need to go to the Arctic in spring or early summer. This plover had already changed to grey by mid-August.
Comment

Re: When Debit and Credit Cards aren't your best traveling choices

PortMoresby ·
I've been places where it was not possible to use a credit card much of the time, even when I was told that I could, by the very people who then returned and said, sorry, not working, cash please. But Burma was the only place I can recall that was, when I was there a year+ ago, 100% cash. It's changing now, even there, I've heard. So this has been very interesting, reading about Argentina. Who'da thought?
Comment

Re: When Debit and Credit Cards aren't your best traveling choices

DrFumblefinger ·
When you go to Sri Lanka, take cash along as well. The larger establishments will definitely take credit cards, but smaller business and restaurants won't. And ATM cards have been slow to find their way into the country, especially in remote locations. The currency there is more stable, but still you won't get the kind of spread we did in Argentina. Best to exchange it at a bank, or ask your hotel people how many US $$ things are.
Comment

Re: Buenos Aires Grill: an excellent Parilla in Recoleta

IslandMan ·
very delectable post Dr F..I've heard about the Argentinian beef and it does sound and look good (apologies to all the vegetarians out there!)..
Comment

Re: El Tigre and the Parana Delta, Argentina (Where Gumbo was #158)

GarryRF ·
Interesting blog and very educational DrF. Close to Buenos Aires - but not close enough ! I'll sharpen my pencil.
Comment

Re: Visiting Patagonia. 4) El Chaltén, Argentina (Where Gumbo was #146)

Marilyn Jones ·
What a fascinating journey. I really enjoy seeing all your beautiful photos of the region!!
Comment

Re: "Spotted on the Road". El Calafate, Argentina

PHeymont ·
Well, if we're to believe the story that Henry Ford offered that customers could have "any color they want as long as it's black," the beautiful paintwork is not the original...
Comment

Re: "Spotted on the Road". El Calafate, Argentina

PHeymont ·
I could be wrong, but I think that's a Model A from the late 20s. While I was looking at pictures, I noticed that Buenos Aires is among the places Ford made them...
Comment

Re: "Spotted on the Road". El Calafate, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
Just a followup. Car experts have identified this as a 1929 Ford Model A. PHeymont was spot on in his analysis. Not the usual car you see in Argentina, but a delight to see nonetheless!
Comment

Re: December 7, 2016: The Calving Glacier, Argentina

GarryRF ·
Nature at its finest ! The ever evolving Earth in all its glory. Sometimes - when I have seen such wonders with my own eyes - I feel like its a great privilege to witness such events. I've seen two total eclipses of the Sun in my life. I can replay them in my mind and they still amaze me.
Photo Featured

Faculty of Law, Buenos Aires, Palermo

DrFumblefinger ·
Faculty of Law, Buenos Aires, Palermo
Photo Featured

Floralis Generica. Buenos Aires, Palermo

DrFumblefinger ·
Floralis Generica.  Buenos Aires, Palermo
Photo Featured

El Calafate, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
El Calafate, Argentina
Photo Featured

Rhea, Patagonian Steppe

DrFumblefinger ·
Rhea, Patagonian Steppe
Photo Featured

Guanacos, Patagonian Steppe

DrFumblefinger ·
Guanacos, Patagonian Steppe
×
×
×
×