Buenos Aires Journals

Month in Buenos Aires

An August 1994 trip to Buenos Aires by Andrea H.

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Month in Buenos Aires

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Overview

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The best way to see Buenos Aires is to take hotel-sponsored guided tours. These are always in English. Walking is also a good way to see important places there. You can go in book stores there and pick up guides that you would not find in the States. They do have books in English there because everyone is trying to learn English there. My best memories of Buenos Aires were the friendly people, good food, good wine and just walking around in general and absorbing their culture. You can go into chocolate shops that carry the best chocolate you can find anywhere. You can buy Cuban cigars because they are friendly with them. If you enjoy antiques, they have antique flea markets on the weekend i...Read More

725 Continental Hotel

Hotel | "Hotel Continental"

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The accommodations were very modern. They are one of the few hotels that have air conditioning, room service, and laundry service. TV in English will be limited to CNN. They have HBO, but it is Spanish. Sometimes you will get lucky and the movie will be in English.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 20, 2003

725 Continental Hotel
Av. Pte Roque Saenz Pena 725
Buenos Aires, Argentina C1035AAC
4326-1700

Rodizio

Restaurant | "El Rodizio"

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This is the ultimate Brazilian barbecue. You pay a price (which is why this place is crowded) and you get to eat all that you want. This restaurant specializes in different varieties of meat that brought around to your table on big swords! There is also unlimited salad and side items, which include caviar, salmon, artichoke hearts, etc. Don't fill up on these items because the meats are delicious and plentiful. The waiters come around to each table with different types of meat, such as beef, sausage, game, chicken, lamb, blood sausage, etc. You have an item that looks like an hour glass. One side is red the other side is green. When you want something more to eat, you leave the green side up and...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 20, 2003

Rodizio
Callao 1292
Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 4814-1776

Broccolino

Restaurant | "Brocolino's"

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The food here is delicious! Mama runs the kitchen in this family-owned restaurant. Brocolino means "Brooklyn" in Argentinean. There are references to the Brooklyn Bridge all over the place. Celebrities who have visited Buenos Aires have eaten at this restaurant. Robert Duval is one of them. Every dish in this restaurant is fantastic and their chicken is scrumptious. This is a good place to go when you get tired of steak. It is at the corner of Cordoba and Emeralda, a short walk from Florida Avenue.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 20, 2003

Broccolino
Esmeralda 776
Capital Federal, Argentina 1007
+54 11 43229848; +54

Galerias Pacifico

Attraction

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This is a huge mall that is located in the city. There are clothing stores and stores that you would find in U.S. malls. This mall does have a food court, which serves some Argentinian food. There is a cinema center there and sometimes the movies are in English.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 20, 2003

Galerias Pacifico
Florida 787
Buenos Aires 1005
+54 (11) 55555110

Video Game Palaces

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These places are sprinkled throughout Buenos Aires. They are huge, well lit, and very safe. Adults as well as children frequent these. They are a great place for entertainment if you are into video games. They usually have the lastest greatest ones along with the oldies but goodies. Beware though, the games are usually twice as expensive as they are in the U.S.

The Argentine Psyche

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I found Argentina to be a culturally fascinating place. I had grown up in Latin American countries and Buenos Aires was the most different South American experience I have ever had. The European favor is very strong there and it was nice to go to a South American country where people were not begging in the streets and crowding around you because you were an American. I was tired of going to "Third World Countries" but this was not the case with Argentina. It was very interesting to see that most Argentinians look American but that is because their families all come from Europe and there were very few "native" Argentinians. Native Indian Agentinians only make up about 1% of the Argentinia...Read More