Cycle tour Cycling is a great way to see BA, which has many widely dispersed sights. I went on a day tour (half-days also available) that took in Palermo, San Telmo, La Recoleta Cemetery (resting place of Eva Perón), La Boca and the Costanera Sur ecological reserve, stopping frequently to hear Brazilian guide Marcelo entertain and inform us with tales from Argentina’s brutal and sometimes bonkers history, no more so than at our last stop, Plaza de Mayo, so often the country’s centre stage. In 1955, in an attempt to overthrow President Juan Perón, the Argentine air force bombed the square during one of his rallies, killing 364 people. The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, whose children were “disappeared” during military rule, began protesting here in 1977 and still meet every Thursday to protest against social injustice. The last major protests were in 2001, when the Argentinian economy collapsed and the country had five different Presidents in just over a … [Read more...] about Tasting Buenos Aires: food tours, street art and tango – a local’s guide to the city
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Over time, I began to find that colour isn’t the only aesthetic of joy that can have a deep influence on our wellbeing. Flowers, for example, have been shown to improve not only mood but also memory in older adults. Researchers have found that being exposed to images of symmetrical, harmonious rooms reduces the likelihood of cheating on a test when compared with looking at images of unbalanced, asymmetrical spaces. Some of these effects have even been traced to specific neurological structures. When neuroscientists show people pictures of angular objects, they find that a part of the brain called the amygdala, associated in part with fear and anxiety, lights up, yet stays quiet when they look at round versions of the same objects. The delight of a balloon, a beach ball, or a curvy Thomas Heatherwick installation is not just a passing pleasure. It reaches deep into our minds, lightening our mood and setting us at ease. … [Read more...] about Ode to joy: how to find happiness in balloons and rainbows
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