Buenos Aires People shares with you secrets of Argentinean people, who they are, how they live, their habits, beliefs and traditions so you are ready to meet them and make the friends.
A bit about people (Gente)
Buenos Aires is a place where people work for living and not the other way around.
Things are moving at slower pace, you will not be chased out of the restaurant by a waiter putting the bill in front of your nose before you even started your dessert.
Actually it will not happen until you ask for “la quenta”.
You go for coffee to socialize, read newspaper, chat etc…
Similarly you do not go to restaurants to eat but for dining and dining does not have any time limit!
As they proudly say about themselves – they know how to live enjoying life and embracing what they have.
They greet everybody with kisses (including those they meet for the first time), often touching each other when speaking what expresses their general warmness and unreservedness. The visible proof of their passions and sentimentality are numerous florist kiosks never short of buyers.
Buenos Aires People: Large choice of beautiful and fresh flowers available on every second corner speaks for itself as well as for Argentinean men :-)...
Buenos Aires: Christmas on the streets of Capital of Argentina;
A modern "Christmas Tree" on the Avenida 9 de Julio (claimed to be the largest street in the world) was only one of very few visible Christmas decorations in the city;
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Buenos Aires People: Scenes of Nativity including about 50 persons of natural size and numerous animals displayed on the Plaza Mariano Moreno (intersection of Av. De Mayo and Luis Saenz Peña in Buenos Aires). The celebrations ended with the arrival of caravan of Los Reyes Magos (Three Wise Men or simply Three Kings) on January 6th.
Buenos Aires People: Road-shrine for El Gauchito - revered in Argentina as the Saint and the patron of all travelers.
Along Patagonian roads you may spot several shrines commemorating El Gauchito – today considered as a saint and patron of travelers. Today, traditional gauchos mostly disappeared from the Argentinean landscape (similarly as cowboys vanished from the American West), but the gauchos culture, music and chacarera, chamame or folk dominated dances are all well alive. You may witness its “tourist-oriented” flavor taking a day trip to one of numerous estancias near Buenos Aires.
And let’s see what they have to say about themselves (quoting one Argentinean woman):
.... The single most important quality we have is that we have a very special sense of friendship. We put friends above everything and everyone else. We're proud friends of our friends. We rely on them, and we know they rely on us. And that is possibly the best thing I can tell you about ourselves....
If you want to read more travels tips to prepare yourself for vacation in Argentina then please select one of the following links:
Food and Restaurants Argentina Facts-Food - (p.1)
Public Transport Argentina Information-transport - (p.2)
Security & Financial Tips Information on Argentina Security -(p.3)
City of Buenos Aires Capital of Argentina - (p.4)
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