Buenos Aires

Drinking Yerba Mate

As I explained in an earlier post, Jeff and I went to the neighborhood of La Bocca for lunch. I order the chinchulines (cow intestines) and couldn’t eat them which caused the waiter great disappointment.   In order to get back into his good graces, we ordered a “service of mate.” The green tea-like powder that … Continue reading »

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Traffic in Buenos Aires

We are staying in the neighborhood of Palermo. We are in a very  residential part of Palermo. There isn’t much traffic on our street, but what there is confuses us.  This intersection has no stop light, stop signs or yield signs. There are cross walks, but they seem to be more for decorating the street … Continue reading »

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Eating an Entire Cow (not in one sitting) part 4

When I decided to eat all the edible parts of the cow, I really didn’t think it would be that hard. I am a big eater and like almost everything. I can count on one hand the foods I dislike.  I assumed with the cow eating there would be parts that sounded gross and things … Continue reading »

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Yerba Mate in San Telmo

On Sundays there is a huge and I mean HUGE street market that stretches from the downtown area for block and blocks down a narrow street to the neighborhood of San Telmo.  San Telmo is famous for the street market, tango bars, and people doing tango in the street.    We actually somehow missed everyone doing … Continue reading »

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Eating an entire cow (not in one sitting) part 3

After three weeks in Buenos Aires I’m finally getting slightly tired of Argentinian food. Not dulce de leche, I could never tire of that. but steaks in general. The beauty of  beef is Buenos Aires is, the butcher will take a “bife de lomo” steak and grind it into ground beef for you. And, he … Continue reading »

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