Born in Jacksonville but raised in Memphis, Robert Wright later moved to Seattle where he almost eliminated a heavy southern accent. Almost. He has worked as a toxicologist thanks to studying biochem, has done time at a container shipping company after receiving a Master’s degree in International Studies & later ditched everything to move to Spain.
Living in Cádiz turned out to be one of the best decisions he ever made. Learning gaditano Spanish was far from easy, but after a year he was hooked. Robert looked for other places to continue speaking Spanish… & ended up in Buenos Aires. At the same time, he began working as a tour guide & guidebook researcher for Rick Steves while maintaining residency in Argentina. The result of this odd mix has been a life spread over several continents for the past 12 years. Add a seven-month stay in Sydney with his best friend for even more craziness.
Somehow Robert found time to set up his own walking tours of Buenos Aires. They were a big success, inspiring Robert to self-publish those routes & share an insider’s look of his adopted home. Endless Mile began operating in August 2011… the first walk published was for Recoleta Cemetery (70 tombs), also available as an app for the iPhone or iPod touch (25 tombs). A second PDF listing 75 of the most spectacular domes of Buenos Aires was recently released. More coming soon!
This series of posts began in 2007 on Robert’s main blog & quickly picked up steam. As one of the few people documenting these unique, mini-neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, hopefully reposting & updating this research will generate continued interest in the history of public housing. Visiting these spots is a great way to explore the city. Any information from local residents will be added & is very much appreciated… thanks for your help with this project!