Archive for the ‘Basics’ Category

Inflation in Buenos Aires

Inflation is one of some serious problems in Argentina, and anyone planning on being here for an extended period of time should take it into account.   I arrived in March of 2007.  Since that time, the “official inflation” (the inflation rate according to the government) is around 10%.  However, this is just a big joke.  […]

Staying Safe in Buenos Aires

There are many things you can do to avoid dangerous situations when you’re in Buenos Aires.  Below are a few tips to help you stay safe: When taking money out from an ATM, don´t take out too much.  What is too much?   Keep it under $2000 for sure, better to keep it at or under […]

Health Care in Buenos Aires

Health Care in Buenos Aires

Argentina is unique to many countries because free public health care is 100% available to anyone who needs it. Even foreigners are eligible. If you’re sick, you can go to one of the hospitals, and they will give you the necessary care. The medical attention is decent, though you can end up having to wait […]

Crobar

Crobar is one of the nicer, premium electronic music clubs of Buenos Aires.   Located right beside the Palermo Hipodromo (where they do the horse races), the club itself is quite large, with a capacity of about 2000 people, and has 2 main bars plus one more for the VIP section (although where they have the […]

Geeeee-A What?!

Welcome to the world of public transportation in Buenos Aires, and in particular, the overwhelming yet extremely crucial, GUIA-T (pronunciation Geeeee-a-Teeeee). When you first open this deceivingly simple looking book, your eyes bounce from one page to the next while you very consciously conclude that there is no point in trying to understand this chaotic […]

Dancing through the Street of Buenos Aires

A day in Buenos Aires is enough to notice that jaywalking is rampant, and there is a blatant disregard for traffic lights and crosswalks.  People cross the street when cars aren´t coming, not specifically when they are at a crosswalk or when there is a walk sign. There IS actually a law against jaywalking, but […]

Costanera Norte

The costanera norte referes to the walkway along Costanera Obligado Avenue, starting around Salguero Ave. and up until the Ciudad Universitaria of Buenos Aires.  Palermo and Belgrano.  It’s one of the few places in the capital where you get a great view of the river, making it an attractive place to go on a nice […]

Save Money with Credit/Debit Cards

Although many foreigners aren´t able to get an Argentine bank account, you should do everything you can to do so.  Credit and debit card holders can get huge discounts for using their cards at select merchants on specific days. Here are a few examples, for Banco Francés debit card holders: Always – 10% off at […]

National Museum of Bellas Artes

The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires is the country’s largest and most prestigious collection of classic art.  The museum was originally founded in 1896 in what is now the Gallerias Pacificas mall.  Its collection of art expanded rapidly, and it no time, it outgrew the location.  It was then moved to the […]

Pepsi Music Festival

Pepsi Music Festival

“More than 100 bands are going….let´s all go.” This is Pepsi´s slogan for the Pepsi Music festival, and there´s no reason why everyone shouldn´t go.  The Festival is the largest of the big multi-day concerts held in Buenos Aires, with 100 hundred bands playing during five different days.  There is a huge variety of both […]