As you would expect in a city of 12 million people, the traffic can get hectic during rush hours. However, that being said, we never seemed to have much of a problem when we navigated our way through the city via taxis.
If you are touring the city on foot, as we did on more than one occasion, you need to keep your eyes peeled when crossing intersections. The cars assume that they have right of way and sometimes 'cheat' a bit on the lights or change lanes unexpectedly. One last glance over your shoulder is always a good idea!
This photo was taken as we crossed the world's widest street (it cuts a swath one city block-wide through Buenos Aires) on our way back to our hotel from Cafe Tortoni.
LIBERTADOR AVENUE - PART ONE
This is another very important avenue of the city, I never know where it begins or ends, but it links the very downtown part of the city at Retiro, or maybe it goes through the harbour in Puerto Madero to the faraway provinces of the capital, if I am not mistaken I saw exactly where this avenues ends in San Isidro, but this is the part close to the Grand Station Retiro where you can see the modern and daring Buenos Aires, the arquitecture is a real avant guard in the south american reality. It can be compared with big city centres as Sâo Paulo in Brazil and Santiago, in Chile!
Another typical scene, and smell, you'll see in downtown is the garrapiñada vendors. Garrapiñada consists of peanuts cooked in melted sugar, so once they're cold, they have a sweet crust around them. You can usually get almonds cooked this way.
The Beaches of MAR DEL...
The Beaches of MAR DEL PLATA:
In summer (when Argentines were flush with money) inhabitants of Greater Buenos Aires flocked to Mar del Plata. Situated on the northern Atlantic coast, 400km (228mi) from the capital, beaches in this area sprawl for 8km (5mi), with sophisticated mansions (reflecting the area's upper-class origins) mingling with the new middle-class resorts. Sea lions keep an eye on the fishing activities around the wharves while men keep an eye on other things!!
Una hermosa galeria
En Florida 753 está la Galería Pacífico, actualmente remodelada, es uno de los shoppings más elegantes del país, con una cúpula pintada por Castagnino. Esta calle tiene mucho movimiento de gente, durante las horas de día en los días de semana y en las noches de viernes, sábado y domingo.
Se puede comprar ropa femenina y masculina, libros, accesorios, etc.
At Florida 753 is the Galería Pacífico, now renovated, is one of the most
elegant shopping centres in the country, with a cupola painted by Castagnino.
This street has a lot of human traffic by day during the week and by night at
the weekend. Se puede comprar ropa femenina y masculina, libros, accesorios, etc.
It is possible to buy feminine and masculine clothes, books, accessories, etc.