If you're going to be in Buenos Aires for a while, you can take language classes. The options are pretty much endless, but one place I would recommend is the Instituto de Enseñanza Superior en Lenguas Vivas Juan Ramón Fernández, located at 1515 Carlos Pellegrini near Retiro. It's a public elementary/high school, but it offers private language classes in the evenings. I took an Arabic class here, and it was a lot of fun. The class was small, which allowed for a lot more teacher-student interaction. They offer a lot of languages. Some of the ones that I remember: Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, English, and French. The school is housed in a very impressive old mansion, with a nice interior patio (see below).
Boca's building pictures
Some Bs As quarters has a lot of collapsed buildings but La Boca sounds like all is the same... in some features remember some places or buildings that everybody have seen in La Habana....mostly are with 2 or 3 floors and with dirty facades and wide sidewalks ..in the other hand Caminito and the most touristic streets with its colourfull houses and souvenir stalls doesnt remember at all those places .... just find out where is better moving to find these "hidden" areas ..and be aware !!
Meat, meat, and more meat
One of the first things that most people now about Argentinians is their love of Meat!!! Beef is a big part of Argentinian life and everywhere you go you will find that every single restaurant has at least a few choices of beef at very reasonable prices.
My experience here in Buenos Aires was that the succulent choices of beef were far more filling and cheaper than any type of chicken on the menu.
So, eat Meat!!!
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Take a day trip to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. It's real easy. Organise a package that includes the ferry, the tour and the meal all for one price (oddly enough, drinks alcoholic and otherwise are not included). Colonia del Sacramento is the first place Europeans settled in present day Uruguay. It was owned by both the Spanish and the Portuguese, they fought over it and the Spanish won it. Colonia del Sacramento is a good day trip to take that is a change from the hurried city life in Buenos Aires.
It's like shopping in little HongKong!
Just like any small shoe store in the USA, except the prices for high quality shoes are 1/3 less. Shoe salespersons were very helpful too.
There are literally hundreds of shops along Florida and Lavalle streets, and they are restricted to pedestrians. The locals shop here and prices are not inflated. I bought loafers for $55 USD;the same pair would have cost $160 USD in San Francisco. For 2 high quality leather jackets and a pair of nice shoes, around $400 USD. Throw in another $15. USD for a grilled NY cut & wine at La Estancia on Lavalle and you'll experience one of the best shopping days of your life, as well as help in turning around Argentina's economic plight.