Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Who chucked up them grafs?

People often ask me "How is the graf scene in Patagonia?" and I tell them: it's exciting:

Sometimes shocking:

Sometimes profound:

Monday, 29 March 2010

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Just like in Ireland!

The Fast Lunch Pub Galway used to be the world's most southerly pub until the Ukranian research station in Antarctica opened a vodka bar to make ends meet servicing passing cruise ships. This has left the Fast Lunch Pub Galway as the world's most southerly Irish theme pub.

Sadly we didn't have time for the Galway's Burger Egg as we had to race a block north to check out Bar Irlandais Irish Pub Dublin, the world's second most southerly Irish theme pub and the oldest Irish theme pub in Ushuaia.

They even have their own beer "Dublin by Beagle" which is green, just like in Ireland!

The Irish Pub Dublin offers the jewel in the crown of Patagonia's innovative egg-forward Irish cuisine: the Pizza Especial de Huevos / Eggy Pizza. This is a scone base pizza conventionally coated with tomato and cheese and garnished with olives, grated hard boiled egg and egg shell. I am not sure that grated hard boiled eggs are necessarily the "next big topping" of the pizza world (FWIW: chicken tikka or chives are my predictions, but I've been wrong before).

Saturday, 27 March 2010

In Pastigonia

Cheese and Ham:

Meat and Egg:

Pastie Hawk:

Friday, 26 March 2010

Only four spaces remaining!

For the health and nutrition course Kate and I are teaching this summer. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Boat trip

This man is dressed as a convict because Ushuaia used to be a penal colony. He is dancing to the Lambada.


I have bought a pair of very brightly coloured gloves (£3.60, La Anonmia supermarket, Ushuaia). Their jazzy design means that they will be harder to lose but more attractive to thieves than conventional gloves. A double edged sword if ever there was one.

Thursday, 25 March 2010


We've made it to Ushuaia the world's most southerly city.
The people here seem keen on the traditional country pursuits of buying, selling and wearing skateboarding clothes and bombing around in heavily modified hatchbacks.

My second favorite piece of public art in Usuhaia is the abandoned Flintstones car.

My favorite piece of public art in Ushuaia is the Cher Pyramid:

While we were there the pyramid played: "Turn back time"; "Strong Enough"; "Believe"; "Bang Bang" and, slightly confusingly, "American Woman" by Led Zepellin. It was like being at a wedding where I was dee-jaying and therefore awesome.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010


Creamfields is by far the biggest music festival in Buenos Aires. I wish I'd brought my bomber jacket with me.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

The walrus was Paul

Kate impersonating a walrus.

A circuit of chitterlins

This man tells you everything you need to know about Buenos Aires and this man has pretty much said everything that needs saying about Argentine steak. What's left for me to do? Please enjoy some pictures of me eating goat chitterlings.

They really weren't very nice.

Not nice at all. And I like that sort of thing.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Not fair

After the divorce the Americas got Hugh Laurie and the UK got Stephen Fry twittering about his iPhone battery life. I can't blame them for celebrating from Mexico City...

to Buenos Aires.

An apology

On Thursday 18 March I posted a link to a collection of condiment sachets that I described as one of the internet's great resourses. I made a mistake and should have linked to this collection of condiment sachets. As you can see, it is a much better gallery of condiment sachets. Apologies to all concerned.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Book Update

Currently reading:

Up next:

Apoologies to Katie for stealing her copy of Q; apologies also to Gary Ablett.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Pug count 23

Pug #23: Slim, fawn bargain hunter antiquing with his two dads in San Telmo, Buenos Aires. Prancing gait. Alert.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Travel broadens the mind

This would be an appropriate moment to praise one of the internet's single greatest resources.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

The colonel

He knows what you did.

And he's going to make you suffer.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Canadian cigar or obscure sexual practice?

Do you want a white owl?

Do you want a honeytime cherry?

Do you want a Pom Pom Opera?

Do you want a backwoods grape?

Do you want a backwoods grape?

Sunday, 14 March 2010

London Town

I think my travels have changed me; on returning to London everything seemed a little small, a little pinched. Small minotaurs:

Small cyclopses:

Small people:

Small clothes:

Small banjos:

Even Heathrow was smaller than I remembered it:

London didn't get too small, I just got too big. I blame the large portions.