some thoughts on my brief visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
tip #1: if going in winter (summer up here in the northern hemisphere), pack some warm clothes.
first thing to note for anyone that requires some geography refresher – Buenos Aires is quite far south. its latitude is roughly the same as Cape Town, South Africa. perhaps this is showing my poor geography knowledge as a south american virgin prior to this trip, but wow, who knew?! it’s not as cold as winter can be here at home, but wearing 2 layers underneath a gap fleece pullover isn’t quite enough. clothes aren’t as cheap as you may think, and chicks, don’t expect to find any hoodies. Argentinian women must take after the French (see tip #2 for more) – there is no casual wear that includes hoodies or yoga pants (off topic – someone pointed out to me recently that women wearing yoga pants in public is definitely a Canadian thing, not a North American thing. thoughts?)
to warm up, have a coffee in any number of cafes, modern, retro, or perfectly european. the churros at Cafe Tortoni, the oldest coffee shop in Argentina were some of the best i’ve eaten anywhere!
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