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Photo essay: My room in Buenos Aires, with a cat

by Jahanshah Javid

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JJ Please feed the kitty Chicken

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

Say hi from London, if he's whining he's hungry.

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by Jahanshah Javid on

Cheers JirJir! Will drink to you at my corner cafe :)


Thanks Monda. That shell-fish dish was called Valencia something or other on the menu. It was not as good as it looked, but I have no complaints :)


Thanks Sange for the kind compliment. Salute!



by Sangé on

besiaar zibaa va por az manzoor.



Nice overview, JJ!

by Monda on

Feels very familiar! Does have elelements of Iran...

The cat in your room looks very sweet. The trees are great and your calimari riso looked really good. Enjoy yourself to the max!

Esfand Aashena

جهانشاه جان شیلی بودی قطب جنوب نرفتی؟

Esfand Aashena

عکس‌های بسیار قشنگی‌ بودند دستت درد نکنه ولی‌ نفهمیدم شیلی بودی، ماچو پیشو، قطب جنوب نرفتی؟  آخه این یعنی‌ چه؟! من نمیفهمم!

حالا عیب نداره فدای سرت، فقط آرژانتین هستی‌ یک کفش خوب برا خودت بگیر، ثواب داره! 

Everything is sacred


Life is Good

by jirandoust on too, JJ. Got my computer, my colorful IC and occasional trip to the local pub. What else would I want? Not as fun as yours maybe, but fun nevertheless;) Enjoy!


also photo 82

by amirkabear4u on

Do you have any explanation for that photo? It is only an old tree.


Referring to photo 56

by amirkabear4u on

Men can not run Iran do you really expect a woman do it?

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

Actually MPD... I was kind of shocked when I saw garbage collectors loudly throwing "matalak" at women passing on the sidewalk the other day. Tehroone khodemooneh!

Multiple Personality Disorder

Can you report back please

by Multiple Personality Disorder on

I see a lot of bad hijab women out there in that country.  Would you please report back, are the men going insane with sexual desire for those women?  Are the women being groped in the streets, in the alleys?  Please, please report back soon.

Jahanshah Javid

Very tough

by Jahanshah Javid on

Yes JirJir, life is very tough. I know you must be suffering where you are :)



by jirandoust on

Life is tough, JJ...aint it?

maziar 58


by maziar 58 on


he's no longer alive.

But his name should be there as one close to the circle of peron!  

he was not officially on the name of ministers since he did not get full citizenship but an influentials...


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by Jahanshah Javid on

Thanks Faramarz. I love trains. The older the better! I will check out the German station. I would like to see the country-side too... although I don't know if I'll be in this country long enough. I might just hop off to Brazil. Everyone is saying that's THE country to visit.


Thanks Maziar! Very interesting that an Iranian had such a senior position in Argentinian politics. Maybe I'll go meet the guy.

maziar 58

jj .....

by maziar 58 on

faramarz already told you about gomrok!

But enjoy it all you can  that's my final place to live.

check for the name neman (a guy from Tehran) if you happened to visit national library and peron's archives he was his commerce adviser !.



Nice Pictures JJ

by Faramarz on

Enjoy your time in Buenos Aires, but please take your time and visit the countryside.

Argentina is all about the natural beauty of its ranches and pastures, horses and gauchos; the wine from Mendoza and Quilmez, the cheap beer!

Buenos Aires is not the safest place and it is nothing like Santiago. So be careful if you get on a crowded train. They will pick your pocket and you won't even know it. 

There is a segment of the train ride into Buenos Aires from the suburbs that was built by the Germans in Peron's time. The train still looks good and everything still works. That's why you see the pictures of Peron everywhere.

Those were the glory days.

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

Thanks JD. The $ sign is used in many Latin countries for their currency. The $60 on the menu is in Argentinian pesos, which would be about 14 US dollars. Tierra del Fuego is too far south -- and way too cold for any Abadani guy :)

Jeesh Daram


by Jeesh Daram on

Your travelogues have always been interesting and inspring. You look lean, fit and happy. Enjoy your travels and hopefully some pictures from Tierra del Fuego in a near future. I saw $60+ on that menu, is it how much that steak costs in Buenos Aires with all that beef?

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

I haven't have a good look around to tell how crowded places are. Apparently there's a vibrant night life which I need to explore. My neighborhood is near the Palermo district which is supposed to be very interesting. I will report back soon!


The streets are awfully

by Bunyip on

The streets are awfully quiet. Was there a public holiday when you got there? You are right though the place looks like the Tehran of yore when yours truly was a young lad. Very nice piccies with #84 looking very familiar!