Thursday, 29 November 2012
Friday, 9 November 2012
Montes del Plata, based just around the corner from our little house. They are building a vast pulp mill, Uruguay's biggest ever foreign investment, 30 miles from this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Ollie is looking at how it is addressing its social impact.
All the mosquitoes in the Rio Plata area have descended on Colonia to feast on little Bo. Poor him, he's been bitten to pieces, and to add to pain I've made him wear his Indian 'pyjamas', effectively a cotton dress, to cover his arms. The result? Everyone in Colonia thinks he's a girl. Seth, not wanting to feel left out, has been walking around with a pink bag from India. You have to have lived in Argentina/Uruguay to realise what a big deal it is for little boys to be walking around in a dress and a pink bag! Meanwhile, Seth and Bo are blissfully unaware to local prejudices and happy as larry.
Oh, I forgot to upload these. Enjoyed some of my favourite BA classic food experiences. Nothing fancy, just food I've eaten many, many times, food that takes me back to as many great memories of living in Buenos Aires.
Asado - love the smell across the city of parrillas heating up late morning. On Thursday evening, we had an asado for friends. Choripan, proveleta, morcilla and three cuts of steak. Totally delicious!
Peruvian ceviche - not in China Town this time, but cooked for us at home by a friend. Fabulous flavours. Can't wait to get back to Chan-Chan for more ceviche next week.
Sarkis (middle eastern) delivery - one of my BA all time favourites, which was handily on the next corner from our house. Didn't have time to go last week, but then we suddenly had an extra evening and no plans, so friends came round and we had Sarkis delivery. Every bit as good as I remember.
Pizza and chopp - could live without this food, but love these cheap and cheerful joints that are all around the city serving thick pizzas overladen with cheese and chopps (beer by the jug). Just what was needed after an outing to the zoo.