facturas for breakfast
facturas! have you heard about them? the translation means bill, but it has nothing to do with bills!
we call facturas to the different kind of croissants and other pastry that are usually sell at bakerys. They are filled with jam/jelly, dulce de leche or crema pastelera (sorry i don't know the translation for that )
So get into a bakery or ask at your hotel for a factura!!
they cost almost $1 each
Planning tango week.
If you're planning a trip to BA for tango, I suggest the following. Unless very young and adventerous stay in Recoleta. A group of five couples (all experienced travelers) recently stayed at the Art Hotel and found it excellent. Good location, wonderful staff, greet breakfast. Very fair prices.
For your tango package, I suggest at least four private lessons with a teaching couple. That's right, two teachers. If you're a couple or single, you want perspectives from both the male and female. (price will be the same for single or couple) If you're an experienced dancer you, might benefit from a group lesson, otherwise forget it. The lesson is in Spanish and there is no individual attention. Wouldn't waste the time on it in BA. If you're experienced you might learn a new figura. For a dinner and floor show try Equinas Carlos Gardel. The meal was very good and the floor show was easily Broadway quality. For Milongas try the Nacional, Parakultura, Nino Bien, and the Cafe Ideal. Each offer something different.
Women......for shoes try Neo tango and Senora Leo. If you're really into shoes, try Comme Il Faut......some of the most stylish shoes on the planet. Have been featured in Vogue.
For a big splurge on a meal, try the French restaurant at the Alvear Palace (considered by many the best in BA and some say South America). It will be US$70-$100 per person but still less than half it would cost in the US.
For tango organizers try, www.buenosairestangoweek.com. They have packaged two trips for me and are very dependable and accomodating. Their teachers are excellent.
HIGH MIDDLE CLASS IN BUENOS AIRES
Buenos Aires had a deep crises some years ago, and the middle class suffered alot, and they lost alot, but they seem to recover, the argentinean economy is coming back to normal, and the govermenments is striving hard for a better time. At least the population was vibrant when I was there this month. but they still has a very high standard of life, when you drive through the best neighborhoods of Buenos Aires just like Anchorena you can easily notice that!
MY GREAT SAN ISIDRO
I always have fun when I visit San Isidro, it is a little town close to the Federal Capital, it is the sort of town that they call PROVINCIA. san isidro ahs a modern yatch club, it has also a old harbour with very old ships like these abandoned one, it also have a nature reserve, and San Isidro has lots of charm. My two friends, Mariano, the first; and Mariano, the Second, usually ake me there, and I do appreciate!
Sept - THIRD WEEK - 2005
Havanna is the name of a chain of nice and cozy coffe houses and delicacy shops. You can find them everywhere in Argentina, and Buenos Aires is not the exception.
Havanna es el nombre de una cadena de acogedoras y coquetas cafeterías y tiendas de golosinas. Pueden encontrarlas en cualquier parte de la Argentina, y Buenos Aires no es la excepción. Chocolates, cookies, alfajores... I especially recommend the "Havannets"... Wow!!!!
Chocolates, galletitas, alfajores... Recomiendo especialmente los "Havannets"... ¡¡¡Guau!!!! Your soul