Welcome to the travel blog of Luke Kelly. I flew to Brazil in January 2011 with a one way ticket. Follow me as I journey around South America, getting by on the proverbial shoe string. I love football, design, music & food amongst other things and I'll be working as I travel - so those will probably be regular themes here. But a bit like my trip, I haven't really got a plan for this blog, so lets see what happens...
Posts tagged "Buenos Aires"
Step into my office... digital nomad progress report

Step into my office… digital nomad progress report

The reason I'm back in Buenos Aires and stopped for a month is to put some time and effort into the freelancer on the move operation and see where it gets me. I'd always intended to give this a go having read a few inspiring books, blogs, articles and what not - just not quite...
Amateur football and asados; the refs are tough, the meat is not...

Amateur football and asados; the refs are tough, the meat is not…

My suggestion of meeting up for a beer turned into an invite to Mati's friend’s birthday party on Friday night followed by seeing his football team’s game on Saturday morning – with the possibility even of a 20 minute cameo appearance from yours truly! One of my little ambitions on coming to South America was...
A bag of milk please amigo!

A bag of milk please amigo!

One thing I’ve never thought when pouring milk out of a handy little plastic bottle is; ‘would’t it be good if this came in a little bag instead’ – but that’s the way fresh milk is delivered here it seems. I didn’t even notice at first and was buying the more expensive cartons. Then when I...
Buenos Aires Football Amigos (BAFA)... a game of football at last!

Buenos Aires Football Amigos (BAFA)… a game of football at last!

If you read my post about Morro de Sao Paulo, you might have noted that I became friends with quite a few people from Buenos Aires. One of those people was a Welshman called Marc who’s a freelance writer and has been based here for about four years. Many of our conversations back in Brazil...
Breeder's Choice whisky - tasty and dirt cheap!

Breeder’s Choice whisky – tasty and dirt cheap!

After about a week in Buenos Aires, doing my very best to avoid the parties and nightlife that engulf this amazing city (and succeeding surprisingly), I decided to visit a friend in a similar low-budget situation over on the other side of town. “Get some whisky” they suggested, which sounded like a great idea to...
Settling into life in Buenos Aires...

Settling into life in Buenos Aires…

After the extravagance of carnaval in Bahia (and the recklessness of some of my spending in the 2 months proceeding it) my savings have really been dented. So I’ve decided to test my work as I travel theory and settle in somewhere to try and earn some money. I’d looked at a few options for places that...
Hostel Inn Tango City - Buenos Aires

Hostel Inn Tango City – Buenos Aires

Tango City hostel, set in the heart of the buzzing San Telmo district of Buenos Aires is a decent place to stay in a great location. Friendly staff, plenty of 'offers' when it comes to tours and comfortable rooms should make it a fantastic hostel - but it lacks a certain something.
U-NA-MAS! Pacha, Buenos Aires

U-NA-MAS! Pacha, Buenos Aires

Having spent a fair few hedonistic nights in the beautiful Pacha Ibiza – the 40 something year old original – I kind of expected to be a little underwhelmed by Pacha Buenos Aires.  There are Pacha nightclubs all over the world now and the London incarnation doesn’t really come close to recreating the splendour of...
The craziness of Club 69 - Buenos Aires

The craziness of Club 69 – Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is a city I’d been excited about coming to from the moment I’d decided on visiting South America. It’s a brilliant mix of Europe and Latin America and has a great reputation as a party town – and it certainly didn’t disappoint on that front. The first 10 day visit to the city allowed me...
Buenos Aires Graffiti Tour with Graffitimundo

Buenos Aires Graffiti Tour with Graffitimundo

Buenos Aires has a very lively creative vibe to it - there's a real buzz about the city, especially the ever expanding Palermo district, which is one of the reasons I fell so quickly in love with the place. Walking around, you're constantly confronted with stunningly creative pieces of graffiti art.