Plaza De Mayo, Buenos Aires

Plaza de Mayo is a grand open square in the centre of Buenos Aires , its edged with famous buildings not least Casa Rosada with its iconic balcony the scene of many Eva Peron speeches. Most of the buildings are white so there is no missing this. Casa Rosada no doubt named because of its […]

Buenos Aires in four days.

You can see Buenos Aires in four days although this city deserves much more time. Often used as a gateway to South America …….. Buenos Aires has much to offer. Here is my suggestion for a four day itinerary. Day One – Recoleta is an upscale district which The Grey Traveller chose to make as a base […]

Three historic cafes in Buenos Aires

El Ateneo Grand Splendid Cafe Tortoni La Biela If I had to choose I couldn’t, each of these grand old ladies served us well in authenticity and food. Buenos Aires is an elegant city and these cafes contribute to an old fashioned slightly European charm that Buenos Aires imbues. When the feet become tired and the throat needs […]

Ipanema

Tall and tan and young and lovely …………The Girl from Ipanema goes walking …………has been playing in my head from the day I stepped on the distinctive mosaic promenade having walked from Copacabana. Compared to the latter this beach area is quieter and there is less of the disturbance caused by wandering minstrels and beach vendors. […]

Sugarloaf Mountain

The visit to Sugarloaf Mountain was my highlight of a recent trip to Rio. The iconic shots of Rio over the years always include either Christ the Redeemer or Sugarloaf. We chose the golden ticket which allows you to bypass the queues and even enjoy a glass of bubbly whilst waiting. The large aerial car lifts you up […]