It feels like running your with the cast of Made in Chelsea when you don your trainers and hit the park circuits of Palermo, Buenos Aires. The place feels classy and up for keeping fit and everyone is at it. Runners, cyclists, inline skaters, roller skating, stake boarding… Fads that I don’t even know the name of… There all going off! But seemingly the only rule is that you all have to travel in the same direction around the park. […]
On our way heading South from Uruguay to Patagonia we spent a few decadent nights back in Buenos Aires. These are the images of those fun times….
Don’t read this as me having regrets but as we departed Buenos Aires by ferry from Boca to Uruguay, I couldn’t help but think I have unfinished business with the city. It is no doubt a wonderful place and we’ve met some fantastic people but it frustrates and excites in equal measures, particularly for a (currently) non-Spanish speaker. I want to come back one day towards the end of our travels and tackle it, take it on, understand its idiosyncrasies, […]
There was something strangely familiar about San Telmo, the first bolt-hole of our adventures. A traditional barrio (district) about 20mins walk south of Buenos Aires city centre it felt like Hockley in Nottingham or the northern quarter in Manchester. Rejuvenating but edgy, run down but somehow sparkling. Beyond the broken pavements and derelict buildings, this place has a real fashion to it and a dash of class. Bohemian Sunday markets and laid back bars yes, but it’s not hippyish. It’s […]
My first running circuit has been around Parque Lezama located between the barrios of San Telmo and Boca in Buenos Aires. Ive been running in the morning before Spanish school and the first thing to say is that it feels weirdly similar to running at home. There’s a mix of people having a go around the park although I have to say they all seem a lot more fashionable than the Forest Fields lot from Nottingham! Theres also early morning […]