Personal experiences & helpfull hints, Buenos Aires
I like walk much and enjoy the citys in every where and Buenos aires is great for it, is easy to walk because is flat many things to see in any corner always you discover something new, the twon, the square I find the amazing painting in the wall
Fondest memory: the coffe place, the wall, the square, the weather, thi colectivos, the light, the local people.
the companies and services provided follow the clever and corrupt ways the Argentines pride themselves on.
my personal expenses to repair the damage two individuals caused (and take no accountability for) is 7x the rate charged. examine credentials very carefully (reality is not always perception); read policies of the broker....take notice immediately of their reasonableness; if it feels strange how they do things compared to your home caregivers.....it may very well result in very strange results you may have to pay a lot to repair later. the broker endears their self talking a big talk but not walking any where close to it.
Fondest memory: one country where poor quality is the norm; most everyone aims to take the tourist for their money and send them home with not so found memories, and smile all the while
Vicente López a must see: absolutely NOT !!
Vicente López pleasant to stay: absolutely YES !!
Vicente López is a residential neighbourhood in the northern part of (greater) Buenos Aires. About 25.000 inhabitants are living in this part of the city, which is limited in the north by Olivos (where the presidential palace is situated), the General Paz Highway in the south, the busy Maipú Avenue to the west and Libertador Avenue and the Rio de la Plata to the east.
Vicente López is a rather green area and has lots of tree lined streets. Its centre, close to the railway, has its own charm and offers a couple of shops, cafés and restaurants. On a sunny day this area looks a little bit like Paris with its outdoor cafés.
We liked it very much to stay in this area in a nice B&B, called Lo de Costa, which we found after a lot of searching and reading on the internet.
It is an absolutely quiet area without the hustle and bustle of downtown Buenos Aires. It still is very easy accessible by train, bus or remis/taxi. Vicente López has its own railway station along the Tigre Line and in about 20 minutes you will reach Retiro Station for just a couple of cents. Buses leave from the centre, from Av. Maipú (we took line 152 to Plaza Italia/Palermo) and using a remis one can reach within 15 minutes airport Aeroparque for a domestic flight.
For more info about Vicente López see website (Spanish): http://www.mvl.gov.ar/
I always carry my cell phone with me in case someone back home has to contact me in an emergency (like the instance when mom passed away and I was in Budapest), but I will not use it to make any calls while I travel because of the high costs.
During my first visit to Buenos Aires I found that calling either someone back home or an individual in town was easy using the Locutorio.
The Locutorios are located all over Buenos Aires and are companies that provide calling booths where you make your call and pay per minute a set amount. They also sell lottery tickets and some even have internet service as well.
The fees are quite reasonble and well worth the little effort to find one if you need to contact those back home or if you are meeting any locals and don't have a phone.
I have to check my notes, but the call to Kristara which lasted at least 10 minutes was very, very cheap.
I am a very visual person and I love guidebooks that not only provide good information but also have some wonderful pictures to excite me on wherever it is that I am going.
The DK guidebooks are the ones that I will usually try to purchase. They provide a wealth of information regarding the destination you are traveling to with the must sees, places to eat, hotels, and general information including forms of trasportation, banks and all the information you need for a well planned and fun time. The DK guidbooks also have wonderful pictures and breakdown in elaborate detail many of the more important things to see. This particular guide also lists some great walking trips, as well as "further afield" places to see and has some really wonderful maps of each region.
I purchsed the DK Argentina guide that made planning the places I wanted to see and do so much easier.
The guidbooks range in prices from $20-35 dollars.
Some of the best things of Buenos Aires are the cafes and restaurants, even the small and less important ones have their own personality and give us a sense of "being in Buenos Aires"
Here you can have a complte list of wi-fi hotspots, most of them free of charge:
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Buenos Aires is very lovely city and people are very friendly and helpfull.
The things that I love about Buenos Aires is that the lay out of the city, it is so easy for tourist to walk around and find the tourist attraction on their own.
The city have many park and seating area, the cafe is everywhere.
4 - 5 Star restaurant will only open for dinner from 8 pm, so if you want to dine earlier , you might consider to go to cafe.
Currently one US dollars = 3.05 Peso argentina.
If you have time please visit their Farm where you can meet the real cowboy and taste a real Argentina BBQ cowboy way.
Fondest memory: Trip to La Boca, what a colorfull place that was.
And to have dinner at one of the most famous tango club in Buenos Aires (senior Tango) absolutely wonderfull experience.
It was very difficult for me to order tickets for concerts or other theatre performances in Buenos Aires through web pages before my arrival there. So, I found this place where you can go and buy the tickets on your own. The funny thing is that they don’t speak English at all so I had to give a theatrical performance to explain that I wanted a ticket at the arena for OZZY and not up at the seats of River Plate stadium :) They have tickets for many small or big events
It is located at Microcentro, Viamonte 560 (Galería) .
I walked up Florida street and turned right. http://www.ticketek.com.ar/
In case you need a doctor while visiting this group is very good, highly trained and English speaking. Here is the link to their web site. And the Doctor's make house calls.
Fondest memory: BLUE CARE - Asistencia Medica Personalizada para Turistas
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I have just completed 4 weeks of classes at Verbum and liked it very much.
Their website is www.verbum.biz
- good, enthusiastic teachers
- wide range of nationalities
- regular social activities
- competitive price
- occasionally a bit chaotic (but it's the flip side of flexible!)
- not very close to Palermo (where I live) but they are moving there soon.
I had group lessons. There is a certain degree of luck as to who is in
the group, as this can affect your progress. Most people seemed keen to
learn and worked reasonably hard but there were exceptions! However,
the school is friendly and flexible and if you have an issue you should
just talk to them about it and they will sort it out.
We found that most places did not appreciate taking the larger bills we received from the ATM's. Smaller denominations were appreciated. However, when we stated that we had no smaller bills it was taken without further comment.
Fondest memory: The excitement of the city was electric!
Tours operated by Eurotor in Buenos Aires.
Fondest memory: Laura provided excellent information & service. She was very accomodating when it came to additional tours & requests. Her tips made the adventure unforgetable.
The weather arround the world is becoming a little bit weird every year. I won't philosophize here about that...
Here in the south hemisphere our summer begins december 21, autumn march 21, winter june 21 and spring september 21.
Buenos Aires is terribly humid. (Women: bring Keratin for the hair!!!)
Our summer is very hot, specially during january and february.
Spring and autumn are pretty nice but a little bit rainny.
And winter for me is really cold, but is not that terrible for "normal people" haha. We may have -2C° but not colder than that.
It doesn't snow in Buenos Aires.
Fondest memory: In my opinion the nicest time to come here is durin October/November and or March/April/May.
At the end of october all the trees at the streets start to bloom! I like that!!
Not everything is nice and wonderful in a huge capital like Bs As ...indeed there are so much poverty wander around many quarters. you can see fathers and mothers with little kids begging around at any time ..you can notice it in La Florida boulevard into the business city ...cartoneros is the common name for those who are picking up carton around the city like on this pic
Fondest memory: On this pic these women dont be so friendly to be taken on the pic... i tried to conceal my intentions looking at the but jajajaa but i guess that they notice of my goal !!
On the second pic you can behold a "cartonero" in La Boca quarter ...carrying on a heavy cart overload by carton and whatever he can buy
On the third another one in the Bs As outskirts....actually its Florencio Varela municipality ..nothing to see believe me its the place further away from a tourist place!! ..25 km southwards from the city
Do not waste money on expensive tango shows at some places,there are plenty on them in the central area on many streets,providing the weather is good,most of them are very good and much better then the professional tango places.
Fondest memory: I miss the fabulous restaurants and cafees here,