Notes on Buenos Aires

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.

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