Posts Tagged ‘Argentina’

Travel trivia: International trees

Posted on March 7th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Pretoria is nicknamed for this tree. It is part of an Australian Christmas carol. And it has come to represent Argentina. What is this tree with purplish-blue flowers? Jacaranda Linden Mahogany Oak Think you know the answer? Send it to me as a comment at the bottom of this post (one answer per contestant, please!). […]

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Year of Geography: Argentina

Posted on February 7th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Tango. Gauchos. Diego Maradona. The Falkland Islands. Madonna begging us not to cry. Sure, these are a few things I know about Argentina, but there’s so much more to learn. I already know that the capital is Buenos Aires (the photo above is from a visit to the touristy but fun Boca neighbourhood) and how […]

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Q&A Part 2: Travel journalist Vicky Baker

Posted on January 26th, 2010 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Buenos Aires buildings

Buenos Aires. Last Friday, I ran part 1 of my e-mail interview with British travel journalist Vicky Baker, who now lives in Buenos Aires. The interview took place back in the fall; it’s only due to my disorganization that it hasn’t appeared here before now! Here’s part 2 of our virtual chat. I was fascinated […]

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