Friday, January 27, 2012

Chan Chan Peruvian Food

I have decided that Chan Chan is my new favourite restaurant because it ticks all the boxes; great food, great price, great atmosphere, casual, and the decor is uber-kitsch and fun. I honestly don't know how they keep their prices so low. Dinner for two last night cost 75 pesos and you are hard pressed these days to get dinner for 1 at that price. The place always has a healthy number of tourists gracing the tables too, which usually drives prices up.

It's this type of place that keeps me happy and stops me from losing faith in the ever-crazy world of inflation in Buenos Aires. Thank you Chan Chan!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Winery

I just got back from visiting the winery of the new company I work for. The wine label is called Graffigna and they are located in the province of San Juan. I love these oak barrels that are imported from France and that they use to age the wine in for more or less 12 months, depending on the variety.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

SUTERH - The Union for the Doormen of Buenos Aires

This building on the corner of Venezuela and Balcarce in San Telmo is a sports and leisure centre for the doormen of Buenos Aires and their families.  The porteros as they are called, have a union that was founded in 1942 by the government of Peron, who established many rights and unions for the working-class in Argentina. 

I always passed by this old building and thought it was a factory with those huge windows and high ceilings. Perhaps it was before being converted into the sports centre. Now when I pass by I imagine all the little porteros with their families being sporty and recreational.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Mural, Parque Centenario

This mural surrounds Parque Centenario and is just next to the Museum of Natural Science. There used to be dinosaurs painted here, but the other day I passed by on the bus and noticed that they had redone it. The colours and the faces are amazing! I think this is my favourite street art discovery since I´ve been living in Buenos Aires.