Getting a Cell Phone
Its suprising that cell phones are so popular in BA. I noticed that the lines outside the cell phone company "Personal" was even longer than the department of unemployment.
If you have a GSM Phone, you can get a chip in BA and get a local number and use it to make calls.
The Only problem is that you have to go to the company Personal and maybe spend few hours before a new chip can be put into you phone.
You have to ensure that your phone is code free. This is easy and can be done either from a store or getting the codes associated with your phone to crack it.
Its was 30 Pesos and I used it for 1 whole week and still had minutes to spare. Most definitly I should thank the people at Personal in BA who were very obligining to have my phone working.
Event though they were so crowded and had only 2 sales people who spoke english.
El Ateneo - The nicest book store
This place used to be a theater and then a cinema. It is very nice going at least just to see the place! Although books are very cheap in Buenos Aires, and taxes for books are really low!
Vale la pena ir a conocer esta libreria. En una epoca fue un teatro y luego un cine, aunque no compren nada vale la pena entrar para conocer el lugar. En Buenos Aires los libros son muy baratos y los impuestos a los libros muy bajos.
people in buenos aires,...
people in buenos aires, specially youth, doesnt care about anything what is great... they are really friendly, treat everybody nice, dress what ever they want to (believe me: WHATEVER THEY WANT!!)... I felt really special there about being brazilian.. everybody were interesting on knowing things about my country and my life...people would stop me on the bus to talk... really nice!
Confiteria del Molino
Located on Calle Rivadavia, right across the street from Congress is the decaying Confiteria del Molino, an art noveau building designed by Francesco Gianotti who designed Galeria Guemes on Calle Florida. The restaurant housed in the building was closed in 1997, hopefully someone will invest some money to save this building, one simply can imagine what is inside. The top of the structure is a windmill, Molino means windmill in Spanish.
BUENOS AIRES : FERIA HIPPIE AT PLAZA FRANCIA
The Hippie Fair in Plaza Francia, near the Cemetery Recoleta is on every weekend and public holidays from around noon onwards.
It is a great place to browse for various sorts of handicrafts (some, very artistic indeed), self-made clothes and candles, mate cups, jewellery, trinkets and various Argentinian souvenirs, etc… and people-watch. Sometimes, there are bands performing in the park. You can have Tarot card readings here too.
After spending more than 2 months here in Buenos Aires, I have to add that this is indeed my favourite 'feria' in this city in terms of the quality of the crafts and the size. Very artistic hand-crafted jewelleries, clothes, tango figurines, leather bags, belts and shoes, knitted scarves and bags, very creative displays of all sorts, e.g. clocks, signs, etc...