Itau is a bank in South America and has this bikes for lease for tourists, but if you are one of his customers, you get to have the first hour for free and the following at half price.
What does your bank do for you (besides commissions? haha)
Recoleta is a downtown residential neighborhood of Buenos Aires. It is an area of great historical and architectural interest, especially by the Recoleta Cemetery located there, and a major tourist and cultural center in the city. It is a traditional neighborhood of wealthy sectors, whose properties are listed among the most expensive in the city.
On the Saturday and Sunday Market you can find crafts and sometimes antiques. There are also fortune teller ladies and palm readers, just in case you might have a concern.
This is La Lupita, a mexican restaurant in Buenos Aires.
The food as you could expect tastes good, but is not mexican food. It may look like it but it is not. That is understandable since ingredients are hard to find in Argentina and they don’t taste the same. I can prove it. So as for food goes, you can go and have some very strange mixed names of mexican-argentinian food. No problem with that.
The decoration is really far off for what a mexican restaurant would look like. The abuse of color is a main characteristic of mexican culture which some may like and some may not. But the way the images are depicted are in no way, let me repeat it, in no way mexican. One of the main icons for mexicans is the Virgin of Guadalupe which represents our culture being 92% catholic. Do you think we would put a wrestler mask on the virgin’s face?. We also have a cult for death and let me be more specific. We don’t worship death, we mock death and laugh at it and we think that we can cheat it.
So the use of skeletons and death figures is more tetric than representative.
On top of all this, there is an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe on the roof. (see video)
So if you happen to be there, you won’t get sick but it is definitely the wrong concept of a mexican restaurant.
Again, visiting Argentina.
It is a nice city with many contrasts. Coming from a more complex one in all the senses, Buenos Aires gives a fresh look to its people, places and activities.
There is Tango on the streets in hope that tourists will drop some coins on the hat laid on the floor for that purpose. Business is good, many companies pay big dollars for projects: tech, assessments, exports. Even this, citizen’s income is not good enough.
Last time I visited, about 3 years ago, the exchange rate was $4.30 argentine pesos/US, this time it was $9.13/US. So devaluation has hit them hard. They will find their way out soon if they choose wisely: it is election time.
In the meantime, I will be posting photos from this part of the world, just about 8,000 kilometers and 9 and half hours trip away from Mexico.