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... Strike two. We apparently needed either a rechargeable transportation card, or coins (moneda); neither stacks of bills, pesos nor US greenback, impressed the driver. We figured we were out of luck until a friendly lady stepped up and paid for us with her card, we just owed her a whopping ten pesos or $1 US. We profusely thanked this Porteņo (citizen of the port city of Buenos Aires) and while Noa and I found some seats together in the front, the boys stood in the back. While watching ...
... We grabbed a few bottles of wine and sat around drinking and talking until a band that was staying at the hostel arrived, then we all went to a club where they were playing. We were told they would start at 11 so we agreed to go, really not wanting to pull an all brighter against. When we got there the start time just got later and later. I'm getting far to old to be out this late every other day. The music was pretty **** really. The keyboard was far too loud and you couldn't ...
... of Buenos Aires. Depending on the neighborhood, a two-bedroom apartment in the northern neighborhoods could cost $500,000 US. In the mid or western areas of the city, a two-bedroom apartment could cost $185,000 US. Absolute minimum wage for all workers is 4,000 pesos ($603 US) per month. Teachers may make 8,000 pesos ($1,207 US) per month. Office workers may make 6,000-8,000 pesos ($905-$1,207 US) per month. Doctors, depending on if they work in ...
... on three sold out gigs with his All Starr Band, and has been
followed over the last two weeks by such venerated pop veterans as Earth, Wind and
Fire, and Cat Stevens.
This week we have also been introduced to the world of private dinning. At these
restaurants you cannot walk in off the street, you must make a prior reservation.
They are increasingly popular and lie behind anonamous street doors. ...
... side of these lanes, and then 3 more lanes of traffic each way - it is 110 meters wide - an amazing site!
San Telmo is a historic neighbourhood on whose streets Argentina's freedom was fought for. One church still has the cannon balls visible in the bell tower, in the square below, a hero's mausoleum. I have been impressed with the markets here, finding something to buy in each of them, but San Telmo put them all to ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsPlaza Hostel Buenos Aires
Though the staff was very friendly and courteous , we left a unsatisfied. The rooms were shabby, not very tidy and the bathrooms downright dirty. Though we know it's a hostel and we certainly do not expect much out of breakfast, the included breakfast consisted of stale packaged crackers and individually sized jam. And not enough for all the guests. Ew.
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