Jan 18, 2009

10 Things I Learned in Argentina

1. Antiques in Buenos Aires are dialed back 25 years and priced 50% cheaper than in New York.
2. Argentineans claim that their real currency is the US Dollar but mysteriously no one seems to keep track of the exchange rate.

3. Argentineans are PROUD of their European genealogy.

4. Mariano Cid de la Paz’s deconstructed empanada is not as good as the real thing.

5. Never trust an Argentinean Greek whose teeth are three-quarter rotted.

6. There is a political / financial calamity in Buenos Aires every 10 years.

7. The famed Argentinean parilla (grilled meat) isn't all it's cracked up to be.

8. I took street signs for granted until I walked through the outer neighborhoods of Buenos Aires.

9. MTA fare hike haters should move to Buenos Aires where a one trip is only 25 cents.

10. Everything I thought that was pronounced “ya” in Spanish is said with a “shhh” in Argentina. Pollo isn’t “poyyyo” it’s “posho.”

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