Monthly Archives: January 2014

Carlitos the Butcher

I have mentioned Carlitos the Butcher before, when the lovely Mary wrote about him on her blog. His shop was quite a sight, including the old car tyre that she pointed out! But in January he closed the place for … Continue reading

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Table for Two

At this estancia, as in many others, meals are often served at one big table where guests mingle and chat and get to know each other. However, not everyone wants that; especially the Argentine guests prefer to sit by themselves. … Continue reading

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Currency controls being eased

The topic everyone is talking about right now is of course the easing of the currency controls – “regular” citizens will be able to change more easily their money from pesos to dollars. There are still restrictions (you can for … Continue reading

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Expat Blogs

I don’t really use the term expat about myself, as to me it refers more to people who have been sent to another country by their companies and that often lead a rather privilieged lifestyle. I guess that technically, the … Continue reading

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Chocolate shortage

We use a LOT of chocolate in the kitchen here. To make brownies, chocolate mousse, cakes with chocolate and dulce de leche, frozen chocolate desserts, chocolate cakes, to decorate the desserts… As you can imagine, we go through chocolate very … Continue reading

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A day in the life of…

Today is a day of records: the hottest day since I came to Argentina (and probably some kind of record for today’s date), the most people we have had in the hotel sleeping – 27, maybe the biggest lunch we … Continue reading

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And now it officially reached forty

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My neighbors

Here are two of my neighbors; Genaro and Charlie. Genaro is four years old and probably the most famous Puesto Viejo resident – every single tourist who comes takes his picture, it seems! He is always smiling and posing and … Continue reading

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Puesto Viejo through the healthy food lense

Liza, or NOLA chef as she is known in Buenos Aires, is the owner and chef of NOLA Buenos Aires, a puerta cerrada serving delicious New Orleans-style food. She came and spent some time at Puesto Viejo in December and … Continue reading

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