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National traditions of Argentina. Habits, mentality and the way of living

For inexperienced tourists, a visit to an unknown country can potentially lead to cultural mistakes, language problems, and all kinds of misunderstandings. Opposite to many people in politically stable countries, Argentinians are very educated about politics in their country. This applies to people of all ages. Local people are well aware of all peculiarities of the political arena, so do not try to impose your own thoughts and beliefs in Argentina. People are so passionate about this theme and ready to fight for their opinion that sometimes politics can cause serious arguments between friends and family members. That is why it is better to refrain from discussing this theme or simply ask a question and listen to the answer without saying anything.
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Safety is very important in Argentina. Locals never open doors to strangers. This is one of the reasons why Halloween and other celebrations that foreigners love so much are virtually nonexistent in Argentina. Opening doors to strangers again and again is simply impossible in the country. Local people do not like talking about The Falklands War in 1982. The local name of the islands is of Argentinian origin, so every mention of the war can easily start passionate debates. In order to prevent disputes and quarrels, it is better not to talk about this theme at all.
When visiting local dining establishments, it is better to specify the beef degree of doneness in advance. Even though Argentinians are recognized as the biggest fans of meat in whole Latin America, it is easy to get a burnt and dry steak instead of a juicy chunk of tender beef. Argentina is the king of meat, and local children are literally born with grilling skills. Many locals like well-roasted meat, so it is better to order jugoso or punto steak if you want to try delicious Argentinian beef. Copyright
As a country of contrasts, Argentine has much to offer to visitors - from spacious beaches to rocky mountain tops, from beautiful waterfalls and wild …
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As a rule, local cafes and restaurants offer breakfast until 10 am and lunch – from noon to 3 pm. There are not many restaurants that open for dinner earlier than at 8 pm. On hot months, and all year round in Buenos Aires, not many people come to dine earlier than 10 pm and even 12 pm. Don’t be surprised to see people visit restaurants after midnight – Argentinians, and Portenos, in particular, are night people. If you think you will be starving until 8 pm, follow the example of local people – eat well during lunch and wait until merienda (Argentinean afternoon tea).
Argentinian approach to alcohol is similar to European, so a bit of alcohol with a meal is fine. Public drinking is rare and is usually frowned upon, but sometimes it is possible to see young adults to consume alcohol. Smoking is quite widespread among people of all classes and genders. However, smoking in indoor public areas has been prohibited for more than 5 years. Individuals aged 21 and older only are allowed to purchase alcohol in the country. However, barmen in nightclubs and pubs rarely ask to show documents to prove age.
Argentina is a big country, a cultural capital of South America that doesn’t only produce but also exports different products, including red meat, …
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Sexual harassment and discrimination are rare in Argentina. Females, who plan to see the country independently, no need to worry about that. There are still some traditions and beliefs from the past, but the young generation seems to abandon the idea of gender differences. Only in some very distant corners of the country, solitary female tourists may attract the attention of local men. However, this attention is almost never abusive or dangerous – it is rare to see active attempts to hit on someone.
Buenos Aires Argentina In addition to Italian cuisine that is widespread in the country, there are many Spanish restaurants that offer tapas and all-time favorite paella. It will also not be a problem to find French restaurants – locals visit them to eat fish and seafood. Chinese and, recently, Korean restaurants appear in many Argentinian cities, but they rarely serve authentic Asian food and usually specialize in tenedor libre. Travelers can also find delicious sushi and Peruvian food in Buenos Aires. The capital has dining establishments that offer virtually all cuisines of the world.
Argentina is famous as the home of natural wonders and one of the hottest cities in the world. The country is a piece of paradise in Latin America …
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Tips are not common in Argentina, but there are several exceptions. For example, it is absolutely normal to give several pesos to hairdressers and other people who provide services. Unofficial helpers – people who stand near rows of taxis and open doors – also hope for a small reward, same as porters and baggage-men who put luggage into intercity buses. Tourists will not see traditions of bargaining in Argentina, but it is recommended to bargain when making expensive purchases. Costly services, such as excursions and car rental, are obvious occasions to bargain. It is possible to lower a hotel price by checking in late or paying in cash (efectivo).
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas in Argentina
♥   Catedral Nuestra Señora de Luján, Río Gallegos. On the map   Photos
♥   Catedral San Juan Bosco, Comodoro Rivadavia. On the map   Photos
♥   Catedral Nuestra Señora del Nahuel Huapi, San Carlos de Bariloche. On the map   Photos
♥   Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Merced, Viedma. On the map   Photos
♥   Catedral Nuestra Señora del Carmen, General Roca. On the map   Photos
♥   Catedral María Auxiliadora, Neuquén. On the map   Photos
♥   Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Merced, Bahía Blanca. On the map   Photos
Country maps Maps of Argentina
Car rental on Car rental in Argentina

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In September 2022, the Sommerro hotel in Oslo will start operating in a carefully restored 1930s Art Deco building. This building is a true landmark of Frogner, a historic neighborhood of the Norwegian capital. A multi-million-dollar renovation carefully turned the largest preservation project in Norway into a modern hotel with 231 rooms, including 56 residences. Preferred will open five more hotels in 2022, namely, The Wall Street Hotel in New York, Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences on Singer Island (Florida, the US), TOA Hotel & Spa in Zanzibar, Pendry hotel in Washington, and Pendry Park City hotel in Utah. Read this


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Unique traditions in cities of Argentina

Buenos Aires
Offending local people is not complicated, but they do not know how to keep offence for a long time, and calm down and forget about problems quite quickly. Most often you can resolve any dispute within just a couple of minutes, but you should not show excessive persistence in communicating. The locals have very late breakfasts, so they have their dinner only after 21.00. This is the reason why there are so many restaurants and bars that are opened only in the evening and at night. The majority … Read more
San Carlos de Bariloche
If you speak Spanish but suddenly you don't understand what the local is saying to you, it means that he began to use a lot of expressions peculiar to Lunfardo in his speech. This is jargon that came from the lower level of the population. It is strongly mixed with Italian dialectics. It is interesting that one of the most common addresses here is the true Argentine "che". It is like "Hey, you" but more polite. The usual Spanish "tu" - "you" is almost never used here. Locals prefer to use a … Read more
Since that time the holiday turned into one of the most waited scale events among local folks and city guests. The festival lasts for more than two months. In January the most distinguished winemakers select the participants of the contest who should then submit to approval best sorts of the dainty drink. The event is attended by winemakers from all over the country however the most exciting events and contests start commonly in March. The festival is opened with bright magnificent parades … Read more

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