Long Distance Telephone Calls
I needed to make some international calls and my friend Diego owns the internet and locutorio at the corner of santa fe and ayacucho. a regular call to japan costs 2.60 pesos ( nearly a dollar us ) per minute so his staff advised me to buy prepaid card. For just pesos I bought a card and was able to talk to Japan for 25 minutes, a saving of over fifty pesos, more than sixteen dollars. thanks my friends at Diego´s Internet.
I shall look for a sim card on Monday as they are closed on Saturday and Sunday and their usage is not as wide as I expected since many of the outlets did not know anything about it. Sim cards are available i am told at the company headquarters at corrientes 500 which is at the corner of Florida. they cost 30 pesos.
Dont worry about your clothes - BA is very casual
I must say that I was quite surprised that portenos (esp 18-40) dress very casual. This is contrary to what everyone told me before my arrival in Argentina.
Everyone advised me that portenos are really apperance orientated and dress really well and that nobody wears shorts and sandals and all that.
IT IS NOT TRUE. Do not listen to this advice.
I went down packed with dress pants, black shoes, dress shirts with no shorts and no sandals.
Once I arrived (early November) I discovered that most guys my age (30's) dressed in either jeans, tshirts and/or shorts, actually lots of local guys wear shorts in BA. (and not to just work out).
I found the reality is that most Portenos dress and look like most other people in the other cities I have been to so do not sweat the details - you can wear practically anything and you will not stand out excepting fancy restaurants and business meetings.
I walked all the major hoods in BA in 1 week and found that the reputation of the super stylish, great looking, great bodied Porteno to be more a PR, Travel Magazine fiction then reality so potential visitors do not need to be worried about what to bring to BA.
Actually do not bring anything as the shopping is great and prices are cheap to reasonable for the quality with the vast majority of stuff made locally.
One of the most important sports
Argentina is famous for polo, although this sport is only popular among the high class. We have world famous players in our teams and the horses are among the best in the world.
If you're interested in watching a match, then check the webpage below for information about dates.
Sunday antiques fair
The Sunday antique fair at Plaza Dorrego is popular with locals and tourists.Loads of stalls sell all sorts of old things.Even if you're not into antiques,it's worth looking around.Tango shows take place in the street here,and amateurs get a chance to have a go with the pros.
Live American Sports
I just wanted to recommend this place to anyone who misses watching NFL, College Football or Baseball. I´m not quite sure how they do it but these guys have it all. The place is a nice, stylish old renovated house in Barrio Norte with good music and prices. The owner told me that they just recently opened and will soon be opening an upstairs part as well. Hope you enjoy it.