Pinamar: A beach town in a pine forest

Pinamar is a beach town with lots of pine trees, sand dunes and fine surfing.

We lived there for two years and get back whenever we can, and all summer long.

Not bad, really.

In the darkness of our garden, wild things roam. The police keep watch, and some officers are girls! My six-year-old son is beaming.

We once lived quietly in a forest. Now the developers have caught on to our secret and the bulldozers are moving in.

Driving on the beach is the craze in Argentina. But it's not right. Walk, instead. And take up surfing or fly a kite. You'll like it more.

Have a swim, lay out your towel and kick back. You've left the city behind and hit the beach... to find a traffic jam.

Our house got invaded by a raft of bugs, raising the question of what to do: live with nature or call the exterminator.

The kid's don't get to build snowmen at Christmas in Pinamar. But what about a sandman on the beach after a bit of surf? Not bad, really.