El Ateneo Grand Splendid

If you are looking for somewhere unusual for a coffee or a gin in Buenos Aires then look no further than the El Ateneo Grand Splendid on the Avenue Santa Fe. Once an old theatre and now a book shop with English titles and every topic under the dress circle. The stalls, boxes and circle […]

Caminito, La Boca; Buenos Aires

I spent my first whole day in Buenos Aires in the colourful neighbourhood of Caminito. Streets of bright colours, a harbour and cobbled alleys makes this a corner of old Argentina come alive. We were recommended by our concierge at the  Poetry Building to take a taxi directly to the area as the periphery is not so safe […]

Recoleta Cemetery; Buenos Aires

Mesmerising is the best word I can use to describe this ‘attraction’ in Buenos Aires. Resting place of some of Argentina’s rich and aristocratic (including the Duarte family of Eva Peron) have been laid to rest here. The city has grown up around this area and now condo blocks and a shopping mall have unique views […]

Business Class Breakfast with British Airways

A long flight from London Heathrow to Ezeiza Airport, Buenos Aires gave breakfast in bed a whole new meaning. Two hours before touchdown I was served one of the best airline breakfasts I’ve experienced  in a long time…..all this whilst enjoying the flat bed luxury of business class sleeping when flying overnight. The choice is yours, just after take […]

First impressions of Buenos Aires

Having only been in BA for just over a day I can say that I’m in love…. what a great city. My first impressions is that the city has a lot of greenways and parkland from the outskirts by EZE airport to the central areas. It’s clean, the streets are wide and it feels like […]

Lower Slaughter- Photoblog

The  Grey Traveller always enjoys a visit to the Cotswolds, an English national treasure for sure. A visit in the Winter months means grey skies but no crowds whereas in the summer you can guarantee crowds if not blue skies. So whilst March isn’t brilliant for photos it was great to walk and explore on our […]