There is so much going on constantly in this amazing city that we have created this place to put things in a more informal and spontaneous way. After all, that’s how real life is, isn’t it?

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What’s your list?

I’ve been thinking quite a lot about our governments and us citizens, on how much they promise and how little they deliver. We complain and rant about how […]

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Trees of BA: The Paraíso

The Paraíso (Melia azedarach, chinaberry, bead-tree) is one of the most popular trees in Buenos Aires, providing ample shade due to its height (8-15 metres) and width of […]

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Measuring Buenos Aires

Some days ago I wrote a entry on the official cost of living index, What is reality? On that occasion I – as well as millions of Argentines […]

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Words we use in BA: Curro

Words are part of us, of our culture, especially the ones we make up or modify to use in our local slang. One of these words is “curro”, […]

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Valuable lessons from sports

One of the many positive aspects of professional sports is the lessons it offers to all. What happens when you get people to compete at the highest levels […]

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What is reality?

Anybody living in Buenos Aires has been accompanied all their lives by an omnipresent government agency that tells us how much our money is worth. Since as far […]

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Trees of BA: The Ombú

The Phytolacca dioica or ombú is a typical Argentine tree, closely associated with the gauchos of the Pampas, who welcomed its 12 to 15 metres wide umbrella-like shade. […]

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Translated tango 3

Time for another wonderfully translated tango by Coby Lubliner. This time it’s a real classic, “Cambalache” (Junk Shop), hailed as a social x-ray of all times – it was […]

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Goodbye to the oldest subway coaches of the world

Today will be the last run for 55 centenarian wooden coaches of the Line A subway. Built by Belgian company La Brugeoise, they are the oldest coaches in […]

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Two roads to success

The FIFA Ballon d’Or Footballer of the Year 2012, given to Lionel Messi for an unprecedented fourth year running, left me wondering about the roads to success of […]

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