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You should not compare Europeans with conquistadors once in San Carlos de Bariloche. Most of the local people are not descendants of South American Indians but people from Scandinavia, France, Germany, England, and Eastern Europe. The citizens consider themselves more like "South American Europeans" who have found themselves on another continent by the will of fate. Spanish will help you much more than English in San Carlos de Bariloche. Only those citizens who are somehow connected with the tourist business or work with foreign partners speak English here.
Argentina's culinary traditions are almost entirely European, with a fairly small influence of Native American heritage in contrast to its neighbors on the continent. Meat fans will … Open
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 polite "you".
It is customary to smile and say compliments to all the people you meet here. Strangers greet each other in European style, shaking hands and nodding their heads. Friends hug and pat each other on the shoulder. Close friends usually kiss each other on the cheek, regardless of gender. If you prefer to maintain a maximum social distance, it will not be very comfortable for you to talk to local residents. It is common among Argentines to communicate by standing close to each other. If you try to move away, the citizen, on the contrary, will constantly approach. To move away from the interlocutor is to show a reluctance to communicate in the local culture. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The main symbol of the city and its most famous landmark is the beautiful Nahuel Huapi National Park. Founded in 1930 around the eponymous lake, it covers a green area of more than 785 … Open
Some people call Argentines residents of Manyana. If you hear the word "manyana" in the speech of a resident of San Carlos de Bariloche, then immediately forget about any agreement with him. This word means "tomorrow", "maybe tomorrow", "next week", "maybe next week", "never", and a dozen other options with a strong hint of uncertainty. Non-punctuality is not a disadvantage but an integral part of the character of every self-respecting Argentine here. If you need to agree on something urgent, be sure to specify specific deadlines. But take into account that hardly anyone will comply with them.
Cumbre del Tronador II If you are used to waking up early, it will be difficult for you to understand the local order. The mode of life is mainly focused on those who like to sleep late here. Restaurants usually don't open until 8 pm here. This is not surprising because it is normal to have dinner no earlier than 10 pm and stay at the table until midnight in a pleasant company for a local resident. They like to discuss politics, football, and family relationships after dinner. If you are offered to drink mate, it means that you are considered a good friend at least. This drink is drunk from one vessel through a tube here. Its brewing is a special ritual.
San Carlos de Bariloche is mainly attractive for fans of active pastime. In winter, the main entertainment for its guests is skiing, and in the warm season, they have a chance to devote … Open
You should not argue with a local on political topics. Citizens are very fond of fiercely defending their point of view on certain legislative initiatives. So it's better not to engage in controversy. The same applies to football. It is the national sport here. Schoolchildren and students are allowed to go home to watch matches during the national team's games at the Championships. The defeat of the favorite team is a real tragedy for the fans. This often results in riots even in the quiet San Carlos de Bariloche.
Cerro Catedral, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. The locals are respectful of the family. Great-uncles and great-nephews are considered close relatives here. Children often stay with their fathers in case of divorce. If the child stays with the mother, she never prevents the child from communicating with the father. In general, the locals treat children very gently and allow them quite a lot. Argentines gather as a family for Easter, Christmas, Epiphany, and many other Catholic holidays. Almost 90% of the citizens profess Christianity. Churches are crowded on days of solemn services. The Liao Liao music festival takes place in mid-February. You can visit the Chocolate Festival in April. The Snow Festival is also interesting. It takes place at the end of July. A large-scale festival dedicated to the culture and art of Argentina is held here at the end of November.
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♥   Catedral Nuestra Señora del Nahuel Huapi, San Carlos de Bariloche, 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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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. … Open
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Traditions and festivals in cities around San Carlos de Bariloche

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in San Carlos de Bariloche. Learn the best periods to visit San Carlos de Bariloche to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in San Carlos de Bariloche.
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