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The Amazing Story of Santiago Gori

On April 22, 2009, Santiago Gori, a taxi driver from La Plata (a coastal city just south of Buenos Aires), showed the world that Argentines are just as capable as anyone of doing the right thing. After discovering a backpack with $32,500 in cash in his back seat, the taxista ...

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Think Pink

I´ll be back next week with more Buenos Aires-based taxi adventures. In the meantime, I cordially invite you to spit out doom and gloom and sink your teeth into a few delicious tidbits about ladies-only taxi initiatives around the world. Remember the feminine revolution in Tehran taxis I mentioned back ...

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Cast Your Vote in the 9th Annual Weblog Awards

Let your virtual voice be heard! Celebrate the best in blogging and vote in the Ninth Annual Weblog Awards, a.k.a. the Bloggies. The Bloggies are the Web’s longest-running blog awards, and the nominations, finalist selection, and votes are all up to you. Nominations will be accepted until January 12, and ...

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Girl Power in Tehran Taxis

Although I have yet to meet a female cab driver on my Buenos Aires food quests, I still hold out hope that it will happen someday. In the meantime, a group of 700 ladies in Tehran have taken the bull by the horns and started their own taxi service by ...

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Taxiing to the Light

Often when I tell people about these taxi quests, they’re surprised that I would surrender my food fate to a stranger. “Isn’t that a little dangerous? Don’t you ever worry about being driven in circles? Or robbed? Or worse?” Nope. After taxi adventures in three countries and counting, cabbies continue ...

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The Dark Side of the Adventure

Last week, a 21 year old English girl was raped and robbed by a taxi driver in the middle of the night. When the cabbie realized she didn’t speak Spanish and somehow intuited that she was carrying a large amount of cash, he drove to a deserted side street, threw ...

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Taxi Tension

Thanks to a new city proposal to ease traffic congestion and cut down on rush hour chaos, cabbies and bus drivers are at war in Buenos Aires. Bus drivers favor the new measure, which would create dedicated right-hand lanes for buses and occupied taxis. However, the statute would require unoccupied ...

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Taxistas vs. Urbanspoon

I admit it – I’m not a gadget person. So I don’t quite connect with all the buzz surrounding the release of the new iPhone, a contraption as appealing to a Luddite like me as blood sausage to a vegetarian. However, like any persistent seductress, iPhone tries its darndest to ...

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A Book of Buenos Aires Soul

I come from a family of butchers, bakers, great cooks and failed farmers. Food is the way I make sense of a place, the way I connect with its people, the way I tell their stories. Food is also the way that Gabriela Kogan, a Buenos Aires-based photographer and graphic ...

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Who needs beef when you’ve got blood sausage?

Translation: Due to recent events that the public is aware of, generated by the depletion of the meat (i.e. beef) sector, we are letting you know that the products we’re serving today from the grill are the following: Chorizo (sausage) and blood sausage Kidneys and sweet breads Pork flank steak ...

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