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Random Acts of Training #2

2014.Oct.26 Sunday
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It was back to Retiro Station again (I have to remember that there are actually two separate terminals there – next time I’ll go for the Belgrano line instead of the Mitre line) to go another round against the fates, or at least random.org’s determination of it. The next train out, once again the Tigre […]

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Simple Simon met a pieman…

2014.Oct.20 Monday
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…going to the fair, Says Simple Simon to the pieman, Let me taste your ware. The last few days, for the third year, the Feria Masticar has come to town (not that it goes to other towns, at least as far as I know). In 2012, I, along with roughly 50,000 other people, checked out […]

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Random Acts of Training #1

2014.Oct.19 Sunday
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As regular readers know, I’ve been casting about for a new project of some sort, what with the 92 Bus Pizza Trek, The Chronicles of Shawarma, and all winding down. I happen to love trains. And, though the train system here is a shadow of its former self, it still heads off in various directions […]

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Thai-ing Knots

2014.Oct.11 Saturday
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Ding, Ding, Ding! It was time for another throwdown challenge in our Reinventing the Whisk series – Episode #6. Three cooks, and another reinvention task – this time, Kevin had the honor to select the dish and he picked that ubiquitous dish of modern Thai cuisine, Pad Thai or Phat Thai. It’s a dish with […]

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Imaginary Argentina

2014.Oct.01 Wednesday
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I often forget that before coming down to Buenos Aires the first time a decade ago, I really had no idea what the country, nor the city, were like. These days, I often find myself amused when I hear from people headed down this way, with visions of what they’re going to find that are […]

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92 Bus, Stops 64 – 66

2014.Sep.22 Monday
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The great pizza trek continues, bit by bit at this point as I fill in the missed spots one at a time… these fall into one of three categories, for the most part: only open at night, only sell full pizzas, only sell for takeout or delivery. As such they may not all be in […]

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Mexicans in the Woods

2014.Sep.14 Sunday
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Yesterday was the big annual (I think I overheard 7th annual) Mexican community in Buenos Aires open air cultural and gastronomic festival. Held in the Bosques de Palermo, the semi-wooded area of the 3 de Febrero park, it was a fun-filled afternoon of music and food, a bit of sun giving way to looming clouds […]

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Hey Baby, It’s Chili Out There

2014.Sep.10 Wednesday
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This past Sunday it was time for one of my favorite annual events (this time the 4th annual Buenos Aires Chili Cook Off. I’ve been all four years now, and been a judge now at the last three. The event supports the Send a Child to School organization and the proceeds specifically go towards putting […]

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New Friends on the Street

2014.Aug.24 Sunday
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Started off last week on another walkabout with the intent to snap a photo every 100 paces or so. Almost immediately decided it would be more interesting to snap photos of people on the streets – it was a beautiful day, everyone was out. But, I’d not brought along my zoom lens, so at that […]

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