culture

  • De Una, Che!

    Argentines love language; they are constantly playing with it, massaging it, advancing it. Lunfardo, or Argentine slang, has been much reported elsewhere. Often, folks arrive in this country to find that the Spanish they learned…

  • Que Quilombo!

    Que quilombo! Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 Just about anywhere you look in Argentina, you’ll catch a glimpse of a quilombo. It’s a mess, a screw-up, chaos. Lack of control. It could be a bunch of…

  • Renault 12: The Patagonian Wondervehicle

    In Patagonia, there are essentially three modes of travel: 1. Horseback. It’s still an important way to get from Point A to that tiny distant dot on the horizon that marks Point B. Gauchos aren’t…

  • The Horse named “That One”

    Monday, November 22nd, 2010 I asked Emilio the name of my horse as we moved off from the house. “Esto,” he said. That one. Huh? Then I asked for the name of the horse Mel…

  • Here Comes Trouble – on Argentine men

    Fellow, got yourself a good girl, a real keeper, and want to make sure she stays yours? Then don’t let her come to Argentina without you. The local men will spot her from miles away.…