Been back a week

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    Back to work and keep looking at my photos on my break.... things I miss


    walking the nice quiet streets of palermo


    Having nice coffee with breakfast outside at dulche charlotte


    Having a nice steak in a nice restaurant


    Having a nice malbec in a wine bar, or any bar


    The staff at temple


    The weather


    Having a nice chilled pint of amber patagonia at one of bars in district arcos


    The street art


    The success at completing a sentence in spanish and getting it right


    The cheap ubers/taxis


    The empanadas at the gaucho ranch in san antonio de areco


    A choripan


    The atmosphere at river plate and how good the day was



    Sure there is more, but thats off the top of my head... but most of all going to a place somewhere new!


    Be a long while before i'm back in Argentina, as i've bought a house and that is now priority with the building works going.... oh well :groan:

  • yes she enjoyed very much, once she got used to the area (after all the scaremongering) she relaxed and enjoyed it. I will stay on the forum as I like to read any updates and you have all been most helpful.


    She especially loved fogon asado, I think she wants to have ago at making chimi churri like we did at the restaurant, but I am all steaked out for now haha.


    Hopefully be able to watch the superclasico tommorow!

  • That's great TravelAddict and it's been a pleasure to hear of your adventures. I guess I really should make an attempt at making chimichurri too as I never have. I think it's straight-forward enough though!

    Enjoy the Superclasico. Perhaps see what odds you can get on there still being 22 men on the field at the end! 8o


    When I was in Argentina for a month in November 2022 I watched this match in the Cafe Parisien at the corner of Lavalle.

    I shall never forget it.

    https://www.espn.co.uk/footbal…red-cards-no-world-record

  • That's great TravelAddict and it's been a pleasure to hear of your adventures. I guess I really should make an attempt at making chimichurri too as I never have. I think it's straight-forward enough though!

    Enjoy the Superclasico. Perhaps see what odds you can get on there still being 22 men on the field at the end! 8o

    I know! The difference in the physical tackles in Argentina football to what i am used to seeing here is massive.


    We watched boca in a bar the following weekend and their striker punched a player in the face and ref never done anything :D

  • Bombonera , chichimi dried herb mix is sold at every small grocery store and dietetica. Easy to transport home, small, lightweight. You could even take some back home and mail it to TravelAddict !


    BTW, some restaurants reconstitute the herbs with olive oil plus vinegar, but it is really delicious if you use olive oil with fresh lemon juice. If I’m remembering correctly, that’s what La Cabrera does.

  • I've been to a couple of places that serve a more spicy version notwithstanding the locals aren't too great with spicy a lot of the time.

    This is at Parilla La Nelly, Olivos and I love it!

    La Nelly, which we know very well and is only a few blocks from us, is very overpriced.

    I prefer My Friend David at Olivos Port becuase it's so basic with plastic chairs, a bit ramshackle and not expensive.

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  • Yes, I walk past My Friend David to get to La Nelly. :/

    Thanks for that because I will give it a go on my forthcoming trip. To be honest I'm not sure it ever looked particularly open and that's why I haven't been there. but more probably because I'm an unfashionable early eater!


    I've been to La Nelly lots of times and have always enjoyed it to be fair. And I enjoy a bit of chit chat with my virtually non-existent Spanish with a couple of the waiters.


    One conversation went something like this:


    "Do you have a woman here?"
    "No"
    "Would you like one?"

    I took it as something he could facilitate for me! I'm pretty sure that's what he meant!


    Edit: My Friend David's Instagram page says they're only open during the day 10 to 6 pm.

  • Yes, we checked about the opening times the other day. One said 6pm and another employee said 7 pm closing.

    We'll go at 5 pm, then :eating-sandwich:

  • I bought some bottle or other on Amazon some time ago and it was terrible.


    There is place in London, Casa Argentina that has a shop attached to a restaurant that will deliver some good stuff but I haven't bought from them.

    Well worth making if you can get the fresh herbs. Juan keeps his in a jam jar in the fridge where it can keep for weeks. I'm going to give making it a bash.

  • I'm going to torment you some more TravelAddict as I've still got some pertinent questions!

    How was the trip to San Antonio de Areco? I planned to do that on my last trip but did not do it. How did you arrange it, what was the cost etc?

    It was great, we used getyourguide who promote it on behalf of signature tours.


    it cost over £200 for the two of us but it was worth it. Stop off in the town of san antonio de areca before going to the ranch, the ranch itself is a working ranch and has 12 rooms for the locals who fancy a weekend away. The bbq was fantastic, and the horse riding was an added bonus. We got picked up 10 mins before schedule time & dropped off around 6.30pm.


    We had great views of the pampas, storm clouds waa gathering it was like a scene out of twister, thankfully no rain!