A Pedestrian Street
On our first major walking expedition in the downtown area, after checking out the Obelisk on Av. 9 de Julio, we decided to get away from the busy traffic on this huge thoroughfare. It happens that the very pleasant pedestrian walkway, Av. Roque Sanez Pena (unusual because it runs diagonally across the city blocks) leads away from the Obelisk. We chose a direction that would take us toward Plaza Lavelle in the area of Tetro Colon, the famous theatre. It was great to be out in the morning sunshine enjoying the sights of the city. With it's tiled pavement and great foliage, this is a very calm and relaxing street which reminded us of our walks in Lisbon, Portugal. Avenida Roque Sanez Pena even had some nice Jacaranda trees with their purple blossoms for us to admire!
tips are not included on bills!
Tips are not included on bills
The local custom is to leave a 10% of what you had paid on your bill to the waiter/waitress at restaurants. If you paid $arg 50 you should leave a $arg 5.00 tip.
Anyway not everyone leaves tips. For example, if the service was a disaster or the food was horrible! you might not leave any tips, or you can leave less than the 10%
Some people gives taxi drivers tips but it's not a local custom.
IF you have your hair cut in Buenos Aires, you can give a tip around $arg 5.00 to the hairdresser.
The most common place where we leave tips in Argentina is just in Restaurants, but you can give a tip to anyone who you think has done a good work or good service.
Im travelling to The Arg from Scotland at the same time as yourself and Im having problems getting sorted for the football. Where did you get the fixture list ?? I cant find one for the new season anywhere. I was given BsAs4u.com as a good site for tickets but it wasnt the best at all. If you have any luck can you reply to this so that I can give the same site a go. Ill keep a lookout for other replies to yourself as well,
Enjoy your hols
This beautiful building is worth looking at!
Easy to find just near Plaza de Mayo and the beginning of Florida shopping street, this is an immense structure owned by the Bank of Boston. It has two huge domes done in the style known as "neocolonial", and has a beautiful entrance door and hall. It's a beautiful building!
Founded in 1858, Café Tortoni is the oldest coffee shop in Argentina.
Great place for people watching, having a coffee, etc and watching a bit of Tango
Definitely a tourist place but hey so is the Eiffel Tower :)) not too dressy but a step above jeans and sneakers