Buenos Aires, city of bookstores

Buenos Aires is a city of bookstores. They can be big and luxurious on the main avenues, discount, or sell antique books in the suburbs. Their appeal to tourists is in the history they represent and the cultural and leisure space they offer. Another interesting feature of many city bookstores is their location in national landmarks. Visiting the bookstores in Buenos Aires, searching their shelves, and talking to their booksellers are ways to know and understand the city and its traditions. Many bookstores…

Where to live in Buenos Aires?

City of Buenos Aires Real Estate Market Opportunities
What better way can a residential real estate agent truly understand the different neighbourhoods they sell properties in than to live there?  And that is exactly what I did.  I lived in 6 different locations throughout downtown Buenos Aires. As my husband and I were recent “empty-nesters”, we felt the need to downsize our home and improve our quality of life by moving closer to work.  That meant leaving the suburbs for the city, a monumental lifestyle change. We decided the best way to know where you…

Regal Residences Of Yesteryear in Buenos Aires

In the 1920’s Argentina had the 5th largest economy in the world due to the wealth and abundance of its agricultural exports.  During this period, many of the city’s finest buildings were constructed, mainly in the city’s centre and Recoleta. These buildings were built by European architects and modelled predominantly on French-style architecture typically found in Paris.  Many of these beautiful buildings still stand to this day and can be seen all over the city but especially in the Recoleta…

The future of South American Gauchos with modern farming systems

Gauchos helped defeat Spanish troops and win independence in the 19th century, but the cowboys of lore are no match for today’s soybean boom and factory farms. “The classic gaucho is disappearing,” Lisandro Floral, a 30-year-old who manages a farm of 3,800 hectares (9,400 acres) deep in the Pampas, told AFP. Floral has forsaken the horse and the boleadoras — the traditional rope and leather ball sling used by gauchos to capture running cattle or game — in favor of a 4×4 equipped…
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