Buenos Aires’ street furniture is slated for a long-awaited overhaul.
Guest post sent by KrioQ from Buenos Aires
– 19/Apr/2006 00:00
I was asked to write a short review summarizing my experience studying
Spanish at the Instituto de Lengua Española Para Extranjeros (ILEE) in Buenos Aires and that’s exactly what I am doing in my first article for SiteBits.
You know you’re already too late to the game when the New York Magazine
publishes an article telling you that you should be living not in New
York, but in Buenos Aires, enjoying warmer temperatures, cheaper real
estate and “girls in bikinis”.
Written by the GoodAirs.com guy, Ian, this article borders on advertorial in the way it unabashedly plugs the author’s expat buddies with their
hobby-like business projects, while simultaneously propagating this whole
myth of a warm, sunny, cheap
) on the other side of the
globe. If you’re too lazy to follow the link and read it yourself, I’ll
summarize it for you. The gist is that in Buenos Aires, even a “nobody”
from Manhattan can suddenly and effortlessly become somebody
And, presumably, get to hang out with the “girls in bikinis” as a result.
The secret behind this miraculous transformation?...
On my last trip to Buenos Aires, I was pleasantly surprised with the book-shopping scene there. Walking the streets of downtown B.A. was like traveling in a time machine - this must have been what New York City was like in the 1970s: crowded, polluted, with lots of small bookstores...
The Buenos Aires neighborhood of San Telmo is known for many things -
for example, it enjoys the reputation of the world center of tango music.
A somewhat lesser feather in its cap, perhaps, is San Telmo’s title as the home of the Sunday flea market.
It took me a while, but yesterday I finally overcame my dislike of flea markets and people in general and took a stroll south in search of some good shots and possibly a deal or two. None of that materialized, of course, but the atmosphere I found was reasonably festive...