Mate Vending Machine, Bariloche (Pic du Jour)

Mate vending machine, Bariloche

Technically, this isn’t a vending machine in the sense that it will spit out a nice hot stream of Argentina’s national beverage. Rather, it’s a machine that provides hot water for mate, the pick-me-up that’s as much a national obsession as it is sign of friendship and comeraderie in Argentina and elsewhere in the region.… Continue reading Mate Vending Machine, Bariloche (Pic du Jour)

The World’s Most Beautiful Cemeteries – La Recoleta, Buenos Aires: A Tour in 32 Photos

Last year a CNN correspondent listed Buenos Aires’s la Recoleta among the world’s 10 most beautiful cemeteries. As pomposity, style and grandeur go, the final resting place for many of Argentina’s most rich and powerful who passed on over the past two centuries is difficult to beat. And it is also beautiful. Here is a… Continue reading The World’s Most Beautiful Cemeteries – La Recoleta, Buenos Aires: A Tour in 32 Photos