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Have you been to Argentina? I'm interested to know. If you've been there, tell me how it was and why you were there and what you did. I'll post a picture of an ex-San Diego Padre for everyone who donates their experience.

ath (ath), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 02:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i have been. i went to buenos aires last year for a week for a visit. it was nice.

s1ocki (slutsky), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 02:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

now ante up.

s1ocki (slutsky), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 02:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I had to fly to Santiago Chile at the end of June, a notoriously smoggy part of the year, though I didn't know that at the time. The plane flew from Miami and had the flight path displayed on small monitors in the back of the headrests, so I could see Chile approaching. Then we circled. And circled. And circled. And circled. The pilot announced we were low on fuel, but could not land in Chile. So, we flew over the Andes to Mendoza Argentina. The Andes are so high, and the plane seemed to barely clear them and all I could think was "low on fuel".

We landed at a military base. The pilot, laughingly, states that the plane's flight computer has stopped working and needs to be rebooted. This means shutting the plane down and then repowering, which will hopefully do the trick. There won't be any ventilation, so the doors of the plane will be opened. We would notice armed military personnel surrounding the plane. And we were cautioned that if anyone walked near any of the open doors, they would be shot. The plane was shut down, the computer successfully rebooted, and refueled we flew back to Chile, to circle yet again.

The plane had been scheduled to land at 7 am. We landed at 3 pm. Chile was playing in its first World Cup match in years, suspended due to a goalie knifing the player of an opposing team. It didn't matter that we were late.

Jaq (Jaq), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 02:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

here are 24 pictures i took there

s1ocki (slutsky), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 02:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

My sister lives in Argentina, in a city called Cordoba. Apparently it has many very beautiful old buildings, and good rock climbing in the sierra. I have not visited her.

isadora (isadora), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 02:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

s1ocki thanx. you get goose gossage.

http://www.skyebox.com/online_store/store/images/goosegc.jpg

ath (ath), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 02:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Jaq, that was a brilliant story so you get Tony Gywnn in his brilliant '85 season.

http://sandiego.padres.mlb.com/sd/photo/gwynn/gwynn05_85.jpg

The reason I ask is, see, I'm thinking about a 13-day honeymoon in Patagonia next year. This trip, specifically.

ath (ath), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 02:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(I had Goose on the sports show last year! Nice guy, loud shirt.)

((Also, I live in a city that was once known as "Argenta". Close enough, eh?))

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 02:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The Goose! Argenta, huh? Well, that's close enough to get Ricky Henderson, who was barely a Padre, but you only get a very tiny picture.

http://www.winsphoto.com/New~category~page/Sports/Sport-ImageT.00027.jpeg

ath (ath), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 02:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Ha! I will make Mr. Gwynn my new desktop at work, being it is Spring and all.

Jaq (Jaq), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 02:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Today was the anniversary of Ricky beating Lou Brock's stolen base record.

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 03:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Never mind Argentina, is that man's real name actually Goose Gossage?

Daniel Giraffe (Daniel Giraffe), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 09:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I've been to Argentina by the way. I spent a few days in Buenos Aires, then headed to Chile, up to the Atacama Desert (unmissably beautiful), then across to Salta Province, which is well worth a visit, then back to Buenos Aires for more partying. Great great city, with charming lovely people.

Daniel Giraffe (Daniel Giraffe), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 09:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I've been to Argentina! A group of ten of us, friends (although some weren't such friends afterwards... ahem) went for a month in Dec 1996/Jan 1997, to try and climb Aconcagua. 2 of us got halfway up, 7 people got 3/4 of the way up, and 1 made it all the way to the top. Ath, there was a Sobek group at base camp at the same time as us and they seemed very well organized (we would look longingly at what they got for dinner whilst eating our undercooked noodles) and the group members were happy.

Four of us fled the mountain after 2 weeks and went travelling instead -- we went back to Mendoza (fortunately no experiences like Jaq's) to shower for the first time in said 2 weeks (and eat something besides crackers and polenta and noodles), then hopped a bus to Santiago -- that was terrifying but amazing, winding down through the mountain passes. Then we spent the next fortnight zigzagging down between Argentina and Chile. We didn't get as far down as you want to go, Ath, but we did spend a few days in Bariloche, which was brilliant and absurdly Swiss, with loads of ski chalets and St Bernards and chocolate shops.

I'd go back in a second. I thought the people were fantastic (and all those Argentinean boys -- phwoaar!), and they seemed to find it amusing rather than irritating that I could scrape together a question in Spanish and then not understand their answers, i.e. they were very patient. The food was unbelievable, and the music everywhere, and the dulce de leche (caramel stuff, if you don't know it)... mmm.... although a couple of containers exploded inside our backpacks when the mules decided to have a roll on the grass, proving that dulce de leche is as sticky as one might expect. Slocki's pics brought back good memories -- the STEAK!! (gibber) The pizza with an olive on every slice! (Out of 10 of us, only 2 of us liked olives -- score). "Cyberborges" made me giggle.

So anyway! Yes, go, go on your honeymoon! A couple of my friends went to Patagonia (twice) and thought it was fantastic -- the pictures are beautiful, especially the Moreno Glacier: they snapped an ice chunk about the size of a small building in mid-tumble.

Crap, I'm jealous now.

Surfer_Stone_Rosalita (Surfer_Stone_Rosalita), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 09:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

And we were cautioned that if anyone walked near any of the open doors, they would be shot.

those cockfarmers are obviously adapting well to civilian rule.

I have just finished a course on Latin America, so now I am interested in going there. I was thinking of flying to Buenos Aires and then travelling to Patagonia and then acrosss to South Chile and up to Santiago.

I gather that while we think of Patagonia as exciting and exotic, Argentines see it as a bit of a dump. Although that might change now that their President used to be governor down there.

DV (dirtyvicar), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 11:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I've been to Argentina by the way. I spent a few days in Buenos Aires, then headed to Chile, up to the Atacama Desert (unmissably beautiful), then across to Salta Province, which is well worth a visit, then back to Buenos Aires for more partying. Great great city, with charming lovely people.

Thank you Daniel Giraffe. Wait, is your real last name actually Giraffe? I give you Tim Flannery, who, instead of eyes, God granted very small emeralds.

http://images.google.com/url?q=http://www.4sd.com/team/images/tim_lg.jpg

ath (ath), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 12:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Surfer_Stone_Rosalita, thank you. I like olives as well. I'm looking forward to the glaciers, because on our trip we'll get to go down to Tierra Del Fuego and do a lot of that on horseback. Anyway, you get Steve Garvey because your story was so handsome -- phwoaar!

http://supahz.250x.com/baseballr/garvey.jpg

ath (ath), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 12:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I have been to Buenos Aires for just under three weeks. I posted quite a bit about it on the Buenos Aires thread. I would love to go back, but I don't know when or if I ever will.

I was there because when I was 18, a really kind great aunt gave me £1000, and I decided that I wanted to use it go to Bs As on my own and study Spanish on one of these programs where you stay with a family.

I studied Spanish in the mornings, wandered around the city in the afternoons, and in the evenings either stayed in reading the New York Trilogy or went out with the son of the family, who was really nice. He took me to a goth club that played three New Order songs, one night, and a gig another night. I tried foul Argentinian whisky and raw meat, and became attached to the two noisy dogs that the family owned, and I walked all over the city, and got a bus out to La Boca, and did other touristy things.

Whodo I get for that?

Cathy (Cathy), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 13:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I have been to Buenos Aires for just under three weeks. I posted quite a bit about it on the Buenos Aires thread. I would love to go back, but I don't know when or if I ever will.

I was there because when I was 18, a really kind great aunt gave me £1000, and I decided that I wanted to use it go to Bs As on my own and study Spanish on one of these programs where you stay with a family.

I studied Spanish in the mornings, wandered around the city in the afternoons, and in the evenings either stayed in reading the New York Trilogy or went out with the son of the family, who was really nice. He took me to a goth club that played three New Order songs, one night, and a gig another night. I tried foul Argentinian whisky and raw meat, and became attached to the two noisy dogs that the family owned, and I walked all over the city, and got a bus out to La Boca, and did other touristy things.

Who do I get for that?

Cathy (Cathy), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 13:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

oh, do I get two for the accidental double post? sorry.

Cathy (Cathy), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 13:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

One of my friends from college went to Argentina around the same time slocki did. He watched a taping of the Argentian version of Family Feud. And a bunch of other stuff, of course.

tokyo nursery school: afternoon session (rosemary), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 13:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

you simply can NOT visit buenos aires without catching a taping of the argentine family feud. it is a MUST for travellers.

s1ocki (slutsky), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 13:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I spent a couple of months hithiking from Tierra del Fuego to Buenos Aires. It took something like 25 different lifts to get there. Drivers would pick us (myself and an English girl) up, look at our tent and clothes and put us up in their houses instead. The Argentine people were amazing. Patagonia was the most welcoming wilderness. They even picked us up on Malvinas National Day.

We hitched part of the way on a Chilean patrol boat through the fjords, stayed with some people in the Welsh villages, met some people who Bruce Chatwin had written about and followed the ghosts of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

It all went a bit sour in Buenos Aires with a rusty kitchen knife held to my throat buying football tickets in La Boca.

What do I get for that?

Mikey G (Mikey G), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 14:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Tetanus?

Mädchen (Madchen), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 14:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

xxxpost: Phwoarr to Steve Garvey! What a smoothie. Thanks, ath.

Cathy's story made me happy.

xpost: Holy shit, Mikey!

Surfer_Stone_Rosalita (Surfer_Stone_Rosalita), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 14:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I want my rounders guy.

Mikey G (Mikey G), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 14:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Mikey, that's great! Your story was pretty tough, so you get Benito Santiago. Are you looking at him? Are you looking at him?

http://www.homeruncards.com/imagesrc/santiagobdon.jpg

I think I'm just gonna mind my own business in Buenos Aires, maybe have a steak and then retire back to the hotel early with a bottle of wine, maybe a little Connect Four and then watch Access Hollywood en espanol.

ath (ath), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 14:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Weirdly, the thing that has made me first interested in going to BA was that film "Nine Queens" about some con trick. The bars in it looked really nice.

It would be great if Mr T became the Mayor of Buenos Aires, and the town changed its name to Bad Attitude.

DV (dirtyvicar), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 14:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Thanks for Tim Flannery, ath. I take your point about the emeralds for eyes; better than rubies, I guess.

Wait, is your real last name actually Giraffe?

No but I am half-giraffe, hence the nickname.

As for Goose Gossage, does he have brothers and sisters named Duck, Otter etc?

Daniel Giraffe (Daniel Giraffe), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 06:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I have translated an Argentinian novel about semen:

http://www.badosa.com/ebooks/n145/

I only mention this because:

a) I want a baseball player, preferably hittting a homer or sliding in to third base in a cloud of dust.

b) It mentions a very nice lake which might be worth visiting. The leading lady takes some of her clothes off there, revealing her small but perfect breasts.

I was going to say it is a bad translation of a bad book, but I see it has good reviews, so perhaps I am wrong.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller 68), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 06:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

DV, I went to a bar in Buenos Aires that was the nicest bar I have ever been in. In had a lovely roof terrace and really fancy drinks. But I can't remember what it was called or where it was : (

The abbreviation of Buenos Aires is Bs As which I find cute.

Cathy (Cathy), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 10:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Maciej Ceglowski has been writing about his extended vacation in Argentina. My favourite article was Argentina on Two Steaks a Day

Steaks here are ridiculous - not so much in diameter, since they rarely overhang the plate by more than an inch or two - but in thickness, having roughly the proportions of an American canned ham. But what the Argentines have really mastered is flavor. Strange cuts of meat that would be ground into flavorless paste up north come to your table here infused with a delicious texture and flavor, provided they are cooked right. And they are invariably cooked right. The waiters are solicitous about asking (in English) how you want your meat done, but if you let them make the call, you get a two-inch thick of meat that transitions seamlessly from carbon to bright pink and back.

http://www.idlewords.com/images/choripan.jpg

caek (caek), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 10:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Ah yes, that was the other thing. Don't try being a vegetarian in Argentina.

Daniel Giraffe (Daniel Giraffe), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 10:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
Uh oh. I really want to go, though -- my gf has lots of great stories of her time there, plus the Slate article on Argentine cinema whet my appetite.

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 15 June 2006 17:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i've really been enjoying argentine cinema lately... see the holy girl!!

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 15 June 2006 18:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i wanna go back

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 15 June 2006 18:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

You and me, Buenos Aires, this December. Be there.

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 15 June 2006 18:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

this is my world cup team!
i have a friend who's been several times for work and loves it. BA is HUGE, I hear.
i also like steak, but not two a day, blargh.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Thursday, 15 June 2006 18:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

I'm seriously considering finding some teaching work in BA and living there for 6 months to a year. I have never been to Latin America before.

Rob Liefeld pose (chap), Tuesday, 5 October 2010 11:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

It's meant to be very nice, though not so sure it is easy to find work there.

The New Dirty Vicar, Tuesday, 5 October 2010 12:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

I am going there on Thursday. As yet, I know nothing about the place.

Upt0eleven, Tuesday, 5 October 2010 12:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

I have a CELTA so I'm hoping that will make it easier to find work.

xpost - let us know how it is!

Rob Liefeld pose (chap), Tuesday, 5 October 2010 12:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

I was in Buenos Aires about a decade ago. It's big and I would have trouble describing it. It's probably most accurate to describe it as like a lot of southern European cities stuck together - the parks seemed quite Parisian; as did the grand buildings though these were getting quite unkempt so brought to mind more Naples or Marseille; the railway stations are obviously British, but dark and dirty so probably like 80s Britain; busy areas and grand layout felt a bit like Milan; smarter residential bits like outskirts of Madrid or Rome. Madrid's probably the closest overall.

I liked it, though the people did seem rude as their legend. I'd've liked more time there so I could prove it wrong.

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 5 October 2010 13:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

I am going there on Thursday too. I have no clue what I will be doing, I just booked my ticket out of Santiago this morning.

Yerac, Tuesday, 5 October 2010 13:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

What's Santiago like?

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 5 October 2010 14:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

Is there a decent budget airline for getting around SA?

Rob Liefeld pose (chap), Tuesday, 5 October 2010 14:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

I am actually leaving tomorrow to go to Santiago. I have been before and am not a huge fan, which is why we are going to BA for the long weekend. And then a couple of days back in Santiago. It a sprawling city, like other sprawling cities. Kind of smoggy.

Yerac, Tuesday, 5 October 2010 14:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

I am very excited about eating a lot of ice cream in BA.

Yerac, Tuesday, 5 October 2010 14:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

I spent four months there at the beginning of this year. Complex place. You can be a vegetarian there. Ice cream is peerless.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Tuesday, 5 October 2010 14:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

I’ll probably be in Buenos Aires for a few days in August. What’s the best way to spend a leisurely Sunday there?

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Monday, 18 June 2018 08:03 (one year ago) Permalink

If you're literally there on a Sunday and the weather is fair (it'll be mid-winter in August) then start at Plaza de Mayo and walk south on Defensa...it'll take you through the San Telmo neighborhood during the feria, then Plaza Dorrego. Keep going to Parque Lezama and get ice cream or coffee. Don't go much further south than that though... it's been a while since I lived there, but south of Lezama was not a place for tourists to be. On Thursday in Plaza de Mayo the Mothers of the Disappeared still gather to read out the names of the disappeared... it's a surreal mixture of intense solemnity, nationalism, and tourist trap.

If you like cats, check out the Botanical Gardens. They're full of cats! So is Parque Lector, which is right outside of the National Library (which is an awesome brutalist building, and has a cafe that serves beer in it). The museum of Xul Solar is pretty cool, or starting from downtown walk up Avenida Santa Fe, lots of used bookstores (and the Ataneo Gran Splendid, the fanciest Barnes and Noble-type store in the Western Hemisphere) and shops and you end up in Palermo Hollywood which has lots of good restaurants. Recoleta Cemetery is a necropolis. spooky and fun. Or just get yourself a thermos and mate and chill out in a park... might be too cold though.

com rad erry red flag (f. hazel), Monday, 18 June 2018 16:20 (one year ago) Permalink

Amazing. Thank you.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Monday, 18 June 2018 16:20 (one year ago) Permalink

and watch out for pickpockets. it's a safe place to walk around, but stealing wallets and phones from tourists is definitely a thing.

com rad erry red flag (f. hazel), Monday, 18 June 2018 16:38 (one year ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Going tomorrow. Buenos Aires, Iguazu, Bariloche, then probably back to Buenos Aires? F. Hazel's post is helpful, any last minute tips? Our main pastime will probably be searching out decent vegetarian food.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 11 January 2019 17:18 (five months ago) Permalink

I was wondering when I was in BA and now I see it was 8 years ago and I already mentioned ice cream/gelato. My job is done.

My spouse is vegetarian, reformed vegan. I don't think you should have that much of a problem finding veg food. Chile and Argentina get better and better every year for that type of thing. I remember there being lots around Palermo. I haven't been to those other places (have been Mendoza and AR Patagonia). I was just in the chilean lake district/like Bariloche last month. The weather is very nice right now, although it may get hotter.

Yerac, Friday, 11 January 2019 17:28 (five months ago) Permalink

Cool! We're staying in Palermo to start. A little concerned that the weather looks like constant rain/thunderstorms for our first three days there, but whatever, we'll just have to figure out more indoor stuff than usual.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 11 January 2019 17:57 (five months ago) Permalink

i would kill for rain (am in Santiago). It's always too dry here.

Yerac, Friday, 11 January 2019 18:02 (five months ago) Permalink

Where in Palermo?

I was told when I was there that all restaurants are legally obliged to have a vegetarian option or cook one on request. I can’t vouch for that being true but everywhere I went had veg options and frequently vegan as well, so you should have no problems.

ShariVari, Friday, 11 January 2019 19:02 (five months ago) Permalink

In Villa Crespo / near Palermo Hollywood, I think. It's right by this sourdough bakery my partner wants to hit (Salvaje).

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 11 January 2019 19:25 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Probably going back next month - likely to be CABA, Mendoza, somewhere down south and maybe a quick trip to Montevideo.

ShariVari, Tuesday, 5 March 2019 21:47 (three months ago) Permalink

I miss BsAs and would dearly love to go back, and spend longer in Montevideo!

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Tuesday, 5 March 2019 22:06 (three months ago) Permalink

ohhh have fun, what will you do?

Yerac, Tuesday, 5 March 2019 22:20 (three months ago) Permalink

Mostly work, unfortunately, but I am going to try to take a weekend somewhere in Patagonia. I’ve always been kind of fascinated by Trelew and its Welsh heritage but ideally somewhere Ushuaia if I can manage it.

ShariVari, Tuesday, 5 March 2019 22:45 (three months ago) Permalink

Btw really enjoyed my trip, I liked being in BA more than my partner. Bariloche was really our speed though.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 5 March 2019 23:06 (three months ago) Permalink

what did you eat in BA and what did you do in Bariloche? I might have to go over for a long weekend soon to reset a visa while I am waiting for another visa.

Yerac, Tuesday, 5 March 2019 23:15 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I’m going to be there for two weeks from the 22nd so if anyone has any Mendoza / Córdoba tips hmu.

I hadn’t realised quite how terrible the currency devaluation had been until I checked today. It was 35 Pesos to the GBP when I was there nine months ago, which was already bad. Now it’s 56 or 57. It’s brutal when prices are linked to the USD and wages aren’t.

ShariVari, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 17:43 (two months ago) Permalink

what did you eat in BA and what did you do in Bariloche? I might have to go over for a long weekend soon to reset a visa while I am waiting for another visa.

Oops, forgot to respond to this! Food highlights in BA were Salvaje Bakery in Palermo (my partner makes sourdough breads so she really wanted to hit this), a bar called Breoghan that had really good veggie options and beer (owner was a character), and that amazing empanadas stand in the San Telmo market. Also some other good breweries in San Telmo whose names I can't recall, and I got my random choripan cart while biking near the airport (also ended up getting caught in a rainstorm that just wouldn't quit, and biking from Ricoleta to Palermo).

In Bariloche we did a lot of walking/biking/hiking up things during the day, like Cerro Otto and Campanario, then kinda sorta went to the same place for dinner every night (this place Chimi, because they were cool with us customizing their extensive sandwich menu, had good beer, and my wife became buddies with the family that runs it).

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:19 (two months ago) Permalink

Sounds like a good trip! I remember loving Cerro Campanario, it was a gorgeous day when I went and there was nobody else there but a super-friendly orange cat who lived up there. When we found friendly bars/restaurants in BsAs we'd return to them again and again, because they seemed to like having us there and liked to chat.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 18:23 (two months ago) Permalink

For Mendoza, Familia Zuccardi has a very nice lunch/asado at the vineyard. I've been a couple of times, but I can't speak to anything other than the lunch. The empanadas and blood sausage are my favorite. You will have to get a car there (like most wineries around the city). You can also easily rent a bike and go from bodega to bodega. The route that most people do that's closest to the city is fine (the one that has Trapiche on the map). It's not the most scenic and you don't really need to do a paid tour on any property but it's kind of a fun thing to do one day if you want to get sloshed on a cruiser. I think they have other tour groups that go further outside the city for touring. Lujan de Cuyo region would be where I would select if you wanted to go outside Mendoza proper for a wine tour.

Yerac, Friday, 12 April 2019 15:45 (two months ago) Permalink

It's probably changed since I was there, but Patagonia and Bariloche had way better breweries than Buenos Aires, which was a sea of Quilmes, Otro Mundo if you were lucky, and of course expensive imports.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Friday, 12 April 2019 15:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Amazing! Thank you.

ShariVari, Friday, 12 April 2019 15:56 (two months ago) Permalink

I think there must be a lot more breweries in BA now, there was one street (Honduras I think) that had at least one on every block. There were some good ones in San Telmo, this place Bierlife had a good vibe. They had a huge list from other local breweries (I remember a "Fuck IPA") and their own beer, incl. a mate beer and a Fernet porter. :)

Also it took me awhile to get that they were saying "neepa" everywhere, which meant NE IPA, lol.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 12 April 2019 16:46 (two months ago) Permalink

heh, yeah... I have a co-worker from Paraguay and she says IPAs like "e-pause"

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Friday, 12 April 2019 16:57 (two months ago) Permalink


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