San Telmo

There is always something going on in Buenos Aires.  In fact, it’s been difficult to squeeze in enough weekend days in the city to visit all of the various neighborhood fairs and festivals.  The antique fair held Sundays in the San Telmo neighborhood of the city is my favorite.  Antique cameras, musical instruments, furniture, coins, records, metalware, vintage clothing, dresses, handbags, sunglasses from the 1960s, 70s and 80s, vintage matchbooks and the list goes on and on, while craft vendors, street performers and tango shows add to the excitement. 

During our visit this past Sunday we stumbled upon the taping of what I believe to have been the French, or possibly Portuguese, version of the reality TV show “The Amazing Race”.  Despite the fact that I doubt anyone reading this is familiar with this particular show, here are a few photos of the filming:

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2 Responses to “San Telmo”


  1. 1 graytex December 4, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Hi! I saw your pictures of the “Amazing Race” and was curious about what you saw. The US version is filming in South America and I’m tracking it. Can you tell me anything you saw? Maybe how many teams and a description? I don’t think it was the US version, but want to make sure. Thanks!

  2. 2 travelsinspanish December 5, 2009 at 12:09 am

    We’re not sure that it was the actual “Amazing Race”, but definitely something like it. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t the US version since the contestants weren’t speaking English (or Spanish), but that’s interesting that it’s currently filming in South America. It was pretty amusing watching the camera guys chase the contestants through the crowds. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get too many details, but the team of two girls seemed to be in the lead…


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