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 […]