5 things you learn in Buenos Aires




1) Taking a Bus 

 If you want to take the bus you need to be a little adventurous. First of all if you want to take it you need to find the bus stations. Sometimes its just a little number on a streetlight or traffic light. Then, when the bus is approaching don't assume its stopping. If you don't call for attention the driver won't stop. So a obvious hand sign is the solution. (I literally jumped in  front of the bus the first days, because my friends said to me as a prank, that its the only way for them to stop). 
Also, when you want to get out, you need to know where, because there is no one telling what station you are at. Best thing is to have googlemaps open to know where to get out. 

2) Nightlife

The nightlife here is totally different from the rest of the world. While the clubs close at two in the states, they kind of just opened here. Do not expect to start your night before midnight. Around midnight people meet for some preparty and then they head to the club around two. 
Clubs here are kind of weird. First of all its super busy. Its like overloaded with people. There is basically no space to dance. Second here most of the clubs play Reggaeton (Spanish music). Most of the clubs do not even play the good Raggaeton. I personally kind dance to that. Of course if you look for it you will find some good ones with electro or other kind of music. 
Also if you are blond, it feels like every second guy, try to get your hand to dance or want to get  into smalltalk with you. Normally no problem, but sometime you just want to dance with your girls without a guy telling you, you are the love of his life. 

3) Food 

Food is extremely expensive here in comparison to other countries. It's even more expensive than it is in Germany. If you want to get something cheaper you should go for the local stuff that isn't imported. The only cheap things here are alcohol or meat. 
Also if you are a vegetarian (as I am) do not expect to find a lot of streetfood places with Veggie stuff. You won't find it. Just get used to it, that every one will tell you things like "Oh you are Vegetarian in Argentina? What a pitty. The good Argentinian steak blabla". 

4) Time

Eight in the morning is very, very early for a lot of people here. Especially on weekends. When you come back from a fiesta at seven in the morning you will likely sleep until two in the afternoon. Eat some breakfast, some lunch at maybe four and dinner at ten in the evening. If you eat lunch around noon and dinner at seven people here will laugh at you. Restaurants are often full around 10 pm in the evening and some people will even be eating until midnight. 
Also get used for people being late. My first class started half an hour later. If people tell you to come to a party at eleven, do not even think about coming at eleven. Don't be that German. Come at one or two. Try to be Argentinian. Try in general not to be that German when it comes to punctuality. 


5) Mate & Tango

No it is not a stereotype that people dance Tango or drink Mate. 
Everywhere I am I see people with those Mate teas. Sometimes I even see it at Tangoclasses. 
And yes Tango is also a big thing here. I am doing a Tango class right now and its really a - lets say sensual, sexual what ever erotic thing- well if you're from Germany it is a dance that needs you to be very open minded. There will be a lot of body contact. But thats kind of nice sometimes haha. 
So if you really want to be argentinian, come some minutes later, have a Mate tea in your hand and go to a Tango lesson. 



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