Tourist Information Booths
With different locations around the city, these kiosks are staffed with a friendly and bi-lingual crew whose main focus is to help you out with any questions you may have. Whether you need a street or metro map, need to find a place to buy tango tickets, need to figure out which bus takes you across town, or just need to speak to someone who speaks your language, these booths are extremely helpful with up-to-date information. I used them on several occasions on my trip, and they always were able to answer my questions -- with a smile!! Plus they're free!!! Can't beat that. Additionally they offer free walking tours.
Avenida Roque Saenz Pena and Florida
Galerias Pacifico, Florida 753, entre Viamonte and Cordoba
Cafe Tortoni, Avenida de Mayo 829, entre Piedras and Tacuari
Terminal de Omnibus de Retiro, Avenida Antartida Argentina and Calle 10
Portenas and Smoking
What I found interesting about Portenas, is that a large percentage of women admit to smoking and a much larger proportion of younger women smoke versus older women.
Perhaps they think drinking lots of Mate will protect them from the ravages of smoking.
My sample was taken from Fiancee Connections Gallery of Ladies Personal bios.
Sample size: 640
Women who admitted to smoking: 334
Percentage of women who smoke: 52.2
Percentage of women in sample who are 23 years or younger: 65.1
Percentage of age group that smokes: 58.5
Percentage of smokers in age group 24 years and older: 44.4
variance is 1.92
standard deviation is 1.38
Although cigarettes are also plentiful and cheap in Ukraine, it appears that many women there do not smoke. Many men seem to. But for some reason most women do not pick up the habit. It may be a gender or cultural bias, or a conscious part on women to remain healthy. (Most Ukrainian women seem to take pride in keeping in shape and in their appearance.) Also, from my unscientific survey, younger women in Ukraine seem to be smoking less than their older sisters.
My sample was taken from Confidential Connections Gallery of Ladies Personal Bios.
Total sample size: 2013
women who reported affirmatively to one of five sample questions about smoking habits: 352
Percent of women who admitted to smoking: 14.9
Percent of sample who are 23 years old or younger: 19.9
Percent of age group who admitted to smoking: 12.9
Percentage of women 24 years and older who admit to smoking: 16.0
The variance is 5.71 and standard deviation is 2.39.
What I find interesting is that in Buenos Aires the statistics are almost the direct opposite.
This opens up for some interesting hypotheses. There are three and a half times as many smokers in the Portenas group than the Ukrainian. But the percentage falls down quite markedly after 24 years in the Portenas group.
Almost five times as many women smoke in the 23 and under Portenas group as the Ukrainian Group.
Things you should bring
Buenos Aires gets very hot in the summer, while the spring and summer are very tolerable. The weather is very similar to Paris. Just remember that the seasons are opposite those of the northern hemisphere. Even if you are traveling during the warmer months, bring a pair of dress shoes and a nice outfit to go out. Many of the Argentina's best restaurants will not let you in with shorts.
I would advise against packing a lot of clothes, however. Leave extra space in your luggage so you can buy clothes in Buenos Aires. Most of the clothes are high quality and cost a lot less than in the United States or western Europe. Other than prescriptions, you can find all basic items in Buenos Aires. And the prices are likely to be much cheaper than they would be in your home country. So don't bother packing extra rolls of toilet paper. Film can be expensive and the quality varies, so bring plenty of film from home.
Planetario 'Galileo Galilei'...
Planetario 'Galileo Galilei' (Planetarium)
Av. Sarmiento y Belisario Roldán
Shows: Sat, Sun and days off 15, 16.30 y 18 hs.
Ticket: $ 4.
They show some stars,efects and that sort of things.
Just across from the cemetery on Vincente Lopez you'll find this shopping mall that has an excellent bookshop as well as some other small shops. There are some good restaurants here as well as a movie theater and a Tower Records.