After living a life of crime in the Wild West of the United States, both Butch Cassidy and his sidekick, the Sundance Kid, escaped to South America. Today, it is possible to visit their old cabin near Cholila in the province of Chubut. But the story of Butch Cassidy in Argentina is about much, Read More
It was only when we left the big city of Buenos Aires and embarked on a road trip through Southern Argentina that we learned about the Argentine Robin Hood. But the process of learning was a slow one that came step by step along our trail.
Graffiti is no stranger to most cities but in Buenos Aires, Argentina we saw little of what I would call traditional graffiti. Instead, we found the stencil. Walls all over the city are plastered with art, political expression, or plain old junk, depending on your point of view. I thought I’d share some of, Read More
Dear Mr. Pollan, I’ve only just finished reading the first chapter of your new book, Cooked: A Natural History of Tranformation. Your description of the grilling process is so like the asado my family and I experienced while living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I just had to write and tell you. In fact, much, Read More
Ecuador is a place we have never been. I want to record my expectations for our life there so that after we have settled in, I can see if they match reality. I expect that my family and I will stick out like sore thumbs. We have lived in places where we have managed, Read More
Maybe you’ve heard of yerba mate, if only in its ubiquitous form: the maté latte in some American coffee shops. Our year in Argentina taught us that mate is so much more than a pale green, milky drink. In fact, what we drink in the US is really mate cocido, but I’m getting ahead, Read More