Buenos Aires Local Customs

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  • 1. Tango

    Buenos Aires is the ultimate destination for dancing to Argentine Tango, an essential part to experience this kind of dance Numerous show palaces, from the simple cafe to the over top. Many shows are...

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  • 2. Taste mate

    You will see people waiting at the bus stop with a thermos in their hand. You wonder if they are taking their coffee with them or something like that. It's totally common. It's usually people taking...

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  • 3. Dog walkers = Paseadores de perros

    If you see someone walking multiple dogs - no, it's not an animal hoarder or someone who has 5 dogs of their own! It's someone who is paid by several people/families to walk their dog. In Buenos...

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  • 4. Personal experiencies with Argentinians

    First, let me say that we meet Adalina twice. Once in Cementerio de la Recoleta and the other time at the Jardin Botanico. We were walking around the cementary when Ferni and I said we wondered if...

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  • 5. Regarding Food

    Argentine empanadas can be baked or fried depending on the occasion or cook. It is more common in the city to have a baked empanada. They are dough that is filled with filling and folded over into a...

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  • 6. Kisses

    BA is the gay mecca in Latin America. The main Pride Parade is held in the streets of downtown Buenos Aires usually on the first Saturday of November Pride starts at 3pm and at 6pm the pride is ready...

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  • 7. Protests

    piqueteros? that's how we call the people who protest on the streets. List of the most common places where there are protest: - Plaza de Mayo - The historical square, protest are mainly located in...

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  • 8. Language

    You have no doubt heard that the Argentines speak somewhat "different" Spanish and you might be worried that the phrases you learned will be incomprehensible to an ordinary Argentine. Worry not! All...

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  • 9. Wines

    For those who love wine (me!) Buenos Aires (Argentina in general) has a wonderful selection of fantatic wines. There are many "Bodegues" which are wineries here in Argentina producing some of the best...

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  • 10. Pesos, Argentinian currency

    I said Buenos Aires is very expensive, but I must also say it's full of people that offers to change money at black market. With official exchange you get 1000 pesos for 150 euro, with the black one...

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  • 11. Quilmes

    Quilmes is the local beer and you will find that no matter where you go, you can order a Quilmes. I particularly don't care too much for beer (except for Leffe Blondes and an occassional pale ale),...

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  • 12. Gauchos / Folklore

    Lo de Pueyrredón Lo de Pueyrredón, un cálido restaurante ubicado en Armenia 1378 en el barrio de Palermo Viejo, donde podrá saborear platos tradicionales de nuestro país, como locro, empanadas,...

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  • 13. Tips = Propinas

    One sure fire sign that you are a foreigner in Buenos Aires is how you tip. Being an American I am used to tipping 15% of the bill for just about anything. At first you will feel terrible when your...

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  • 14. Dress Code

    I must say that I was quite surprised that portenos (esp 18-40) dress very casual. This is contrary to what everyone told me before my arrival in Argentina. Everyone advised me that portenos are...

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  • 15. Malvinas

    From the arrival in the airport you see posters and brochures reguarding the history of Malvinas (british call them Falklands). The islands near the south of...

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  • 16. Regiment of Patricians

    The Regiment of Patricians (regimiento de patricios) of the Argentine Army serves as the official honor guard at the Buenos Aires Cabildo, welcomes dignitaries...

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  • 17. The Colon Theatre

    The Colon Theatre is one of the most famous theatres in the world! It stands out for its architecture and its perfect acoustics. Don’t forget to visit for a...

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  • 18. The best meat.

    The best meat and asado in Buenos Aires is found in the small dirty and cheap parrillas, not the the nice and expensive restaurants. You will find these cheap...

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  • 19. The National Sport

    The official 'National Sport of Argentina' is Pato! I would have expected it to be soccer (they are fanatics) but I learned otherwise. Pato (duck) is played by...

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  • 20. Street Performers

    Durining one of our walks in San Telmo we encounted a man putting on a puppet show. Children and people gathered around his little stage. If you watch ; it's...

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  • 21. Cafe Culture

    One of the pleasures of visiting Buenos Aires is lingering in its cafes, whether with newspaper, a book or a friend and soaking up the ambience. The city is not...

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  • 22. Cats of Recoletta Cemetery

    We visited Recoleta Cemetery and were surprised at the amount sof cats wandering about. They were friendly creatures and didn't seem to have a care in the...

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  • 23. Abundant Bakeries

    Coming from the U.S. where it is increasingly more difficult to find quality baked goods other than at large supermarkets, it was enjoyable to frequently find...

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  • 24. THE DISAPPEARED ONES

    ‘Desaparecidos’ is the Spanish word for "The Disappeared." On March 24, 1976 the military seized power in Argentina and went on a campaign to wipe out Communism...

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  • 25. Porteño pointers

    Locals in Buenos Aires refer to themselves as Porteños (people of the port), and take great pride in their city having quite a different feel, look and sound to...

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