Saturday, December 16, 2017

Saturday, Dec

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 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 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)