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Boating, Golf and Polo: living the dream in Buenos Aires

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Boating, Golf and Polo: living the dream in Buenos Aires In the River Plate edge of the great pampas, Buenos Aires allows polo, golf, yachting and motor boating enthusiasts to literally live steps from their playgrounds. Numerous modern megalopolis dwellers choose to move into central areas to reduce commute times to their workplaces. Come their free time, they recur to ingenious exercises: urban bicycle lanes, rooftop running trails, indoor gyms, skating rings or simply walking the cat round the block. Yet…

Cafayate Wine Trails

The main route to Cafayate, Route 68 (a very good road, easy driving 186km), has perhaps the most dramatic scenery in the entire North West of Argentina. It’s like seeing all of the dramatic scenery of the western USA crammed into one relatively short drive. Cafayate is beautiful and does show you an authentic small Argentine town, but the culture is very much”VINOcultura” — vineyards and wine, wine everywhere.  Located at the central zone of the Valles Calchaquies 1,683 metres (5,522…

Buenos Aires Silent Growth

As it happens in the 80 % of  South America most Argentines choose to live in urban areas. The city of Buenos Aires is the second most populous city in the continent and even if it is normally associated with buildings, people, traffic, noise; there is a key element that many times is ignored:  Our trees. As I lived in Europe, I was amazed by discovering that medieval cities didn’t count on having trees within their walls …  It was then, while crossing their narrow streets when I considered a famous…

Classic French Architecture in Buenos Aires

Classic French Architecture in Buenos Aires Buenos Aires’ luxury housing market can be found primarily in the more costly neighborhoods such as Barrio Parque, Belgrano, Palermo, Nuñez, Recoleta or Barrio Norte, where there is a concentration of older, stately buildings intermingled with modern, sophisticated high rises. Among the most exclusive are the Estrugamou, the Kavanagh, the Torre Le Parc Figueroa Alcorta, Chateau Libertador, Grand Bourg, and the Palacio Atucha, among others. Real estate prices at…

Dakar Rally 2017 in South America: 9,000kms in Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina

The Dakar Rally 2017 in South America rally will be raced January 2017 from the 2nd -14th  in Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina over nearly 9,000 kms of roads, tracks and dunes, with a stop in high-altitude Boliva. The official presentation and the route details for the 2017 edition of the Dakar Rally were unveiled this week at a ceremony in Paris. With the addition of Paraguay, the Dakar will visit the 29th country in its history and the 5th on the South American continent, but as Paraguay makes its entry into…

Buenos Aires Hot Spots for visitors and locals alike

Buenos Aires has become a ‘bucket list’ destination for the young at heart from all over the world in recent years but the hot spots for visitors and locals alike had not changed much over the past 20 years. However, with the country under a new government, the pulse of the city has increased even more with many new popular spots on offer.  Here are a selection given to me by locals. If  you have enjoyed a great experience in Buenos Aires which is not on the list, please add it in the comments…

Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group: Riding The Young Argentinian Credit Bull

Argentina: A Young Credit Bull is Born… There are few better times to invest – period but especially in “higher risk” opportunities – than during a “leverage-on” part of the credit cycle. Put simply, very early credit cycle investments have something of a derisking inherent in them by way of credit expansion providing investment multiple expansion (for both real and financial assets) as well as leverage-driven demand of underlying assets (generally driven by inflows of…