By Mendoza Post

Los tradicionales lugares de Mendoza para hacer ejercicio, ya sea correr, caminar, andar en bici, rollers y demás rodados, hoy se hacen imposibles de transitar por la inseguridad. Pero no desesperes, el corredor y atleta Sergio Reganato, quien tiene 59 años y corre hace 40, sabe dónde es seguro salir a despuntar el vicio.

Sergio le contó al Post que cuando era joven, cerca de los 20 años, se puso de novio con una chica que practicaba básquet y que ahí empezó a correr para acompañarla en su entrenamiento. Desde entonces nunca desistió y es que al día de hoy se va desde el trabajo a su casa todos los días corriendo y participa de cual competencia se presente.

Donde no

El atleta dice cuando inauguraron el Autódromo Los Barrancos de Godoy Cruz era un buen lugar para practicar deporte pero... (Read More)

By Wayne Bernhardson for Southern Cone Travel (Blog)

Saturday night I treated myself to a movie – in this case, the 2014 Oscar nominee Wild Tales (trailer below), from Argentine director Damián Szifrón (whose work I had never seen before).

Wild Tales is not a conventional narrative, but rather a series of vignettes that deal with themes of resentment, and even revenge, in a dysfunctional society. My Argentine wife, who saw the film in Buenos Aires, sees it differently, suggesting a more universal theme of reactions by people pushed to the edge in extreme circumstances.

There’s an argument for either, but there must be a reason – other than just Ricardo Darín – that it’s been a big box-office hit in Argentina. It does have an all-star cast, though not many of them will be familiar to English-speaking audiences – Darín appeared in the 2010 Oscar-winner The Secret in Their Eyes, and composer Gustavo Santaolalla has won two Oscars for best original score (2005 for Brokeback Mountain and 2006 for Babel).

To my non-Argentine eyes, though, Wild Tales expresses the frustrations that many Argentines experience every day, ranging from unresponsive… (Read More)

By The Argentina Independent

Spanish. Español. And sometimes castellano. That weird, obscure Finno-Ugric language that only Argentines and Ukrainians speak, and which you once made a half-hearted attempt to learn but got bored and decided to soak it up through the wine instead. Spanish. A mystery to mankind. Tierra del Fuego. But a language that comes with many colourful idioms, presented here in a numbered list, because you wouldn’t read it otherwise:

1. Más pesado que un collar de sandías

While Argentine society is considerably more tolerant than other countries when it comes to endemic corruption, loud neighbours or shit driving, most Argentines draw the line at... (Read More)

By The Argentina Independent

If, by virtue of charity or the circumstance of desperation, you ever chance to live a little time in Argentina, you will acquire many exotic new facts. You will learn that it is possible, and economically-advantageous, to walk 15 large dogs simultaneously. You will learn that you were never really eating ice cream before, just frozen, flavoured milkstuff. You will learn that it’s OK for Christmas decorations to stay up until Easter.

You will learn that socio-economic crisis is Argentina’s default setting and that things are never as bad as some people make out. That expectations of public toilets must always be low. That not everyone tangoes, in fact only a small minority do. That every foreign sub-editor will at some time in his or her life use a variation of the phrase ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ to title an article about Argentine politics/football/whatever.

That the most enjoyable aspect of going to a polo game is... (Read More)

By Higher Perspective

1. Alicante, Spain

Alicante is a city that has mastered the art of frugal living. They've done it without sacrificing any beauty or quality of living. It's a beach city on Spain's Costa Blanca and is famous for its wonderful climate, great food, stellar entertainment, relaxing lifestyle and lack of significant tourism. It's a place that won't disappoint. Renting a one bedroom apartment in the city's center runs you about... (Read More)

By El Mendolotudo

Si bien los humanos, y aún más los Argentinos y mucho más los Mendocinos, somos seres que no muestran señales de control alguno sobre nosotros mismos; hay cosas que despiertan en mi, una ira similar a la que sintió Maxi López al saber que aquel muchacho con el que jugaba a la play, ahora es quien hace cucharita con su culta, instruida y voluptuosa ex-esposa.

Una de estas maravillosas situaciones, es tomarme un colectivo.

Luego de pensar varias horas, encontré como única solución saludable posible, hacer mi catarsis en estas líneas antes de salir a la calle junto a Ivo Cutzarida a impartir justicia.

Aquí los 5 principales motivos, con el porqué de mi repudio total a viajar en este desagradable medio de transporte, que a fin de cuentas tiene como único destino... (Read More)

By The Argentina Independent

The city of Mendoza is the district with the best quality of life in Argentina, according to a study published by the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (Conicet), which ranked the quality of life in 528 districts around the country.

“Mendoza has a really high percentage of university graduates [22.85%, national record], a very low population without a toilet [0.94%], and a low infant mortality rate [9.16 per 1,000],” explained Guillermo Velázquez, the coordinator of the research. Mendozans’ access to recreational facilities and the large number of parks and outdoor spaces in the city also contributed to its top ranking.

Following Mendoza in the top five were Vicente López (Greater Buenos Aires), Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego), San Isidro (Greater Buenos Aires), and Lago Argentino (Santa Cruz).

The study correlated 23 different variables including environmental problems (landfills, noise), natural leisure facilities (outdoor spaces, water spots), and social and cultural recreational facilities (cultural and sports centres). It also compared... (Read More)

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