Buenos Aires is simply one of the most beautiful cities I've ever been fortunate to visit. Just as in Santiago, Chile, where almost 40% of Chile's population lives, about a third of the Argentinian population live in Buenos Aires and it's sprawling suburbs. While the Plaza de Mayor...more
Harrods Department Store was opened in the late 20th century at the instigation of former Argentine President Carlos Menem. When the Argentine economy collapsed in the early 21st century, Harrods closed it's doors.
The Avenida de Mayo is one of the most important thoroughfares in all of Argentina in that this one mile stretch connects the Plaza de Mayo (Executive power) with the Palacio de la Congresso (Argentine Legislative branch). The oldest cafe in Argentina, the historic Cafe Tortoni is located on this...more
The Plaza de San Martin is located on the northern edge of Buenos Aires' most important street, Calle de Florida. It is in the Retiro neighborhood of Buenos Aires. It was here that the Spanish Governor Generals maintained their official residence. One hundred years after San Martin's...more
This is a wonderful museum with a lot of great works (the private collection of Argentinian millionaire Constantini). However, the painting I was interested in seeing was Antonio Berni's painting of "Manifestacion." This was painted during the bitter years of the 1930s and it...more
The Sottovoce Restaurant is located in the Puerto Madero restaurant area, and it is quite simply it serves the best Italian food in Buenos Aires! The Melanzana (eggplant) is simply the best I've had in the Western Hemisphere (I had the best ever in Milan)....more
Cafe La Biela is in the Recoleta neighborhood near the Centro Cultural Recoleta and the Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Pilar. I will tell you, you have never had anything as tasty and delicious as La Biela's banana crepes!! The best in the world!!...more