End-of-year round-up: 2010
comment Comment Written by on January 7, 2011 – 5:39 pm


Photo: Picada at La Casona de Carlos Keen. Copyright: Vicky Baker

Busy times at the end of 2010 meant my blog posts tailed off a little bit. Usually I like to use this blog to expand on articles I have written elsewhere, or go off at a related tangent, but, for now, here’s a simple round-up of recent articles. Obviously I have plans get back to writing more regularly. It wouldn’t be January otherwise, would it?

The Guardian

Argentina’s former rail towns serve up first-class fare
How few dusty former rail towns just outside Buenos Aires on the Argentine pampas are reinventing themselves as slow-food destinations

Flying in the face of Google Travel
A news blog on how competitors are joining forces to prevent Google from ‘owning’ the skies (This is a development to watch. I since noticed Google has a presense on Twitter, @googletravel and @googletraveluk

Overseas magazine

Going Underground: a beginner’s guide to local travel
The full article is available in pdf form (page 10 and 11).

The Real Argentina

Argentina’s cafe culture
Bingo! Bus travel in Argentina
The best music venues in Buenos Aires


During a month as guest editor in December…
Experiencing a local Christmas
Global tastes: trying to recreate world food at home
How do you turn a bad trip around?


In December, I also went down to Ushuaia with Reuters to make this TV news report on a cruise ship Clelia II that go into trouble in the Beagle Channel.

Meanwhile, here’s my first post of the year on The Real Argentina: partial praise, partial hate and partial bewilderment for the Argentine sandwich de miga.

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