Though I am a Monocle loyalist I am often stung by their snubbing of Latin America. A courtesy article on Brazil every now and then doesn’t quite make up for leaving the rest of us out. But it seems like the tides are turning with their recent podcast, “Best Bike Shops.” Sandwiched between Zürich and Toronto is Buenos Aires, home of Monochrome Bike Shop. True, hipsters are pretty much the same everywhere but it’s nice to imagine them speaking Spanish (or Portuguese) once in a while.
It’s also refreshing to see Toronto featured, another part of the world that is surprisingly off of Monocle’s radar. Though I get my fill with Property Virgins, it’s also nice to see Toronto’s cycling culture.