Distrito Federal Local Customs

  • Tango
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  • Tango
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  • Tango
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Distrito Federal Local Customs

  • Tango

    Buenos Aires Local Customs

    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 excellent, and each is surprisingly unique It seems impossible to imagine Argentina without thinking of tango, its greatest export to the world San...

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  • Dog walkers = Paseadores de perros

    Buenos Aires Local Customs

    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 Aires, some people either don't have time to walk their dog every day or don't want to, so they pay someone to do it for them. Though my personal opinion...

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  • Taste mate

    Buenos Aires Local Customs

    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 water for their mate. Coffee, though it is popular and common, is more expensive than yerba. You will not see too many people drinking their mate when...

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  • Regarding Food

    Buenos Aires Local Customs

    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 half moon or triangle shape. Empanadas are not all the same with different fillings such as: beef, chicken or pork, Seasonings can also vary as well as...

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  • Personal experiencies with Argentinians

    Buenos Aires Local Customs

    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 people come to visit their loved ones at the cementary since almost everyone we saw were tourist. At that moment, we turn down one of the sections of...

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  • Kisses

    Buenos Aires Local Customs

    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 to go to the Congress Palace of Argentina. Its all about 3 hours walking and dancing After that, the main stage is in Plaza Congreso, where music...

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  • Language

    Buenos Aires Local Customs

    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 Argentines know standard Spanish. In Buenos Aires they speak somewhat differently. They speak fast, they throw their hands all over the place and get...

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  • Protests

    Buenos Aires Local Customs

    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 this square because "la casa rosada" (where the presidents works) is in front of it. - El congreso (the congress) The building is located on Ave....

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  • Pesos, Argentinian currency

    Buenos Aires Local Customs

    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 you could get 1000 pesos with 100€ I personally did not try as they offered it on the street, so I thought it was too easy to get a so better exchange...

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  • Wines

    Buenos Aires Local Customs

    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 you can find. Malbec is a favorite of mine and finding a very good and inexpensive Malbec is quite easy here in Buenos Aires. One of my favorite...

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  • Quilmes

    Buenos Aires Local Customs

    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), so when I tried the Quilmes I was surprised with its taste. It wasn't too stronge or bitter, something I can't get quite use to. Ferni and I enjoyed...

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  • Gauchos / Folklore

    Buenos Aires Local Customs

    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, tamales, humita, parrilla criolla… entre otros. Generalmente hay musica folclorica en vivo. It's a warm restaurant located in Armenia 1378 in Palermo's...

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