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Where's Jonny? Care to dine with me? You would think that 11 years of daily food tasting for a living might put me off?......au contraire! Chomp away with me across 6 continents. Seduced like a bloodhound to the scent of good food, I anticipate the misty waft of steaming broths, the satisfying crunch of mudbugs and the vibrant aroma of freshly pulverised lemongrass. Buon appetito

Trip: Bites in Buenos Aires

There are [9] stories from my trip: Bites in Buenos Aires


Beef a La bus

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | Views [946]

The British transport system is shocking.  If it was a child, the parents would be imprisoned for neglect.  Our trains are dirty, crammed and rarely on time and its been proven that cattle in transit for slaughter have more favourable conditions than ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Grape expectations

ARGENTINA | Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | Views [1108]

Americans would hate red wine tasting.  Swirling a staining liquid around those pristine gnashers would render the, "Hollywood smile," useless. That said, Napa Valley in California could well be next on my wine trail after South Africa, New ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Return from the moon

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 8 Sep 2007 | Views [927]

There were no lamps on the road and what seemed like a desert land devoid of all life suddenly awakened by nightfall. We were alone. A meteor storm of moths bombarded the windscreen as I drove, their white wings illuminated by the headlights. Things ... Read more >

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Journey to the moon

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 8 Sep 2007 | Views [1056]

Blasting off from the ¨vinefamous¨ Mendoza, we followed the mountain range east towards the desert.  Canine corpses formed a regular sight along the dusty roadside as we rocketed over the bumpy surface in our lunar explorer (actually it was a 1.4 litre ... Read more >

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It´s not all Bull, just most of it - Notes on Argentine food

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | Views [2049] | Comments [2]

Roaming prides of lions in the Serengetti eat less meat than these carnivores. Those who know me, are aware of my reluctance to have eaten British beef for some years.  Paranoia or not, I felt compelled to indulge in beef here or forsake the basis of ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Legends of the fall - Iguacu

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 29 Aug 2007 | Views [1098]

Unless you have witnessed and breathed Iguacu falls, trying to describe the experience is like explaining the sensation of falling snow to an indigenous sub-tropical tribe. A large plane from Buenos Aires, the seatbelt sign had been illuminated for ... Read more >

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Gallery: Ambling across Argentina

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 28 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

Niagra pahhh THESE are waterfalls
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Heads of animals to Heads of State

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | Views [908]

Doctors recommend a light walk after a plane journey and there^s nothing more poigniant than a saunter round a graveyard after a flight that nearly put you in one. Not just any graveyard.  The cemetario in the bohemian district of Recolleta, Buenos ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Plane Crazy

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007 | Views [1790] | Comments [1]

I dreaded flying over the Andes Mountains. What would happen to the plane?  Ever seen the film, Alive?  It was however, not the mountain range that evoked fear amongst passengers on this flight...... The towering snow-capped Andes surrounding Santiago ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles