There is a great movie theatre...
There is a great movie theatre adjacent to the Obelisk on Avenida 9 de Julio that is great if you want a quiet night to rest up. You can't miss it, the outside is brightly lit with a sign that says 'cinema'. It doesn't look like much from outside, but when you walk into the theatre, you will be amazed by it's size. It probably seats well over a thousand people and has huge, floor-to-ceiling curtains over the movie screen. The screen itself is almost as large as some drive-in movie screens in the States. They usually play American movies in english with spanish subtitles. Just ask the ticket-taker if the movie is in English before you buy the tickets.
Little spanish lessons
Hi! How are you? = Hola! Como estas? or Hola que tal? (more informal)
Thank you = Gracias
You're welcome = De nada
Sorry = Perdon (or just sorry)
Please = Por Favor
Where are you from? = De donde sos? (In spanish from Spain = De donde eres?)
What time is it? = Que hora es?
Cash = Efectivo
Credit card = Tarjeta de Credito
Debit card = Tarjeta de debito
ATM = Cajero Automatico
Bank = Banco
Exchange = Cambio
Meat = Carne
Chicken = Pollo
Potatoes = Papas
Ice Cream = Helado
Door Bell = Timbre
Door men = Portero or encargado
Floor = Piso (E.g.: 1st floor = 1er piso - first floor = primer piso)
Stairs = Escaleras
Elevator = Ascensor
Door = Puerta
Window = Ventana
Open = Abrir
Close = Cerrar
Pull = Tirar
Push = Empujar
Water = Agua
Sparkling Water = Agua con gas
lemmon = Limon
Wine = Vino
Red Wine = Vino tinto
White Wine = Vino blanco
Beer = Cerveza
Drinks = Tragos
Dessert = Postre
Waiter = Mozo
Asking bill @ a restaurant => The bill please = La cuenta por favor
If you like to know more words, please ask me and I'll update this tip!
Into Uruguay - Colonia del Sacramento
Only a short boat ride across Rio de la Plata is Uruguayan oldest town Colonia del Sacramento, or simply Colonia, popular Porteño day trip or weekend destination. It's a picturesque colonial town with narrow cobblestoned streets flanked by whitewashed buildings. Its Barrio Historico (historic quarter), where you find delightful cafes, lovely art and craft shops and museums (Museo Municipal, Museo Portugues, Museo de Azulejo and Museo Indigena, among others), was in 1995 declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To explore Colonia's Portuguese history, start your tour at the lovely town square Plaza Mayor.
There is also Iglesia Matriz, the oldest church in Uruguay, dating from 1695-99, and graceful lighthouse El Faro, constructed in 1857 within the ruins of Convento de San Francisco. Even though the the attraction of the city is its historic and cultural heritage, Colonia also has beautiful shore, great yacht port and the coast of Rio de la Plata. Colonia is a quiet town that is cultural jewel, and a trip to this charming towns seems like a trip back in time. It is without a doubt worth a day.
Musimundo es un megastore donde se puede comprar cd, dvd, libros, computadoras, etc. Estan muy bien organizados y hay muchas sotres en la ciudad.
Este local esta en Av. Santa fe y Av. Callao.
Musimundo is a megastore where he/she can buy himself cd, dvd, books, computers, etc. is very well organized and there is many sotres in the city.
This local this in Av. Santa fe and Av. Callao. Cd, dvd, Juegos de computadoras, etc.
Street Tango is Plenty ---- But
There are a lot of street Tango that you can see in a lot of places specially on weekend. Obviously in Caminito you can see Tango on all days.
However if you want to see a well run show performed by professionals with a live orchestra. I would suggest The Carlos Gardel Theater.
The show here is very nice and moderately priced at 60US$ a person for dinner and the show.
The Food was nothing to really rave about but the show was very nice. The Dress code is casual, I should say more people did show up dressed formal. I would suggest Business casual.
Avoid Jeans and sneakers.