We recently completed a wonderful trip to Argentina, consisting of 5 days in Buenos Aires and 5 days in Patagonia. In Buenos Aires, we walked a lot, and over that time I developed a few insights about Porteños (what BA residents call themselves) and Buenos Aires in general.
- Look around on most busy streets, and you will find Porteños waiting patiently in single file lines for a remise (bus).
- The sidewalks are horrendous. I almost bit cement multiple times.
- Walking during hot weather requires an umbrella. Without it, you are constantly getting dripped on by air conditioner juice.
- Drinking mate is not just a stereotype, or something only elderly people do. It really is a national drink.
Overall, the trip was wonderful. We had a great time.