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  1. Argentina. Five photos (4)

    A peculiar tradition in South America is that one of setting up small shrines on the sides of roads, where an accident has taken the life of a loved one. You can see them in almost all countries, small constructions which then are inevitably littered with bottles of booze and candles, left there by the relatives that perform a pilgrimage to the same place where that person went off a road and off life in a vehicle accident.
    I often wonder about how many of these shrines and chapels are in ...

    Updated Yesterday at 04:32 AM by ponchi101

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  2. Argentina. Five photos (3)

    The Ministerio de Obras Publicas (Ministry of Public Works, a common way in South America to designate the institution that in theory builds public structures) is located in a peculiar location. It is in the Avenida 9 de Julio, which is not odd as that is the center of the city. What is odd is that it is IN THE MIDDLE. Yes, to the side you have the Avenida Lima but the structure of the building sits alone inside 9 de Julio, separated from any other buildings by streets on all sides.
    The Ministry ...
  3. Argentina. Five photos (2)

    New York city maybe prides itself of being the city that never sleeps, a place where everything is open 24 hours a day. The subway always runs, the hot dog vendors are always running. Money is being made, the shakers and movers and all those others that measure life in accounting profits never stop.
    Buenos Aires does not pride itself of that. Buenos Aires does sleep. It takes naps, in the afternoon, long and languid, the sleep of the lazy, the sleep of those that know that life is not meant ...
  4. Argentina. Five photos (1)

    If you walk the business blocks of downtown Buenos Aires, you may bump into La Morada. It is a small indistinct locale, at least 75 years old, with an old wooden door that gives you no previews of what awaits inside.
    Walk through and you will be transported in time. La Morada is a local eatery where the lower rungs of the managerial ranks go to. It has probably not changed since it opened, something you can tell by looking at the walls and tables. The chairs and wood tables have obviously ...
  5. Logbook to the middle ages. END

    I sit at the Nene Theresa airport. It is early in the morning and I wait for my plane to land, turnaround and take me back home. As I suspected, the Nene Theresa is clean and shiny but at this time of the day it offers very little. My next meal will be in Germany.
    It has been a nice 7 weeks. They have been mellow and I have enjoyed Albania and Berat. And as I donít know if I will come back to Albania, but I am certain it will not be to my sleepy town, when I bid goodbye to it I felt a little ...

    Updated 09-24-2019 at 04:20 PM by ponchi101

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