Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lucas, 29
Frustrated inventor & knowledge seeker
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What are the best TV shows of all time?

I've recently watched Lost all over again and I realized that it already looks old, so what I thought it was the best TV show ever, is not anymore. I would probably have to say Sherlock, Breaking Bad, Narcos (season 1) and a great Argentine classic, Los Simuladores

Who’s your hero and where in Buenos Aires would you take them out for a serious hang?

Not a big fan of the term hero... there are definitely people that I look up to, but that's pretty much it. Having said this, 3 people (all dead) that I would love to take for a picnic at the Reserva Ecológica in BA. George Harrison, Zaha Hadid, and Hermann Hesse

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Abroad... Clothing in BA is very expensive. Still, there are really nice places to go shopping for that piece you are looking for. -Key Biscayne- a great male fashion brand, and -Etiqueta Negra- a super high end brand. There are many more options for women, -Paula Cahen D'anvers- -Rhapsodia- and -Maria Cher-

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Going to the theatre... the theatre scene in Argentina is huge and of great quality. I deeply recommend everyone to see some sort of theatre, musical or play in BA.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Buenos Aires that you particularly like?

La Calle bar, it's hidden behind a Pizza place called La Guitarrita in Palermo! Very nice place to go...

What restaurant in Buenos Aires looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Ufff, all of the shitty choripan stands in Costanera Norte look really bad and are amazing!! also, there is a great hotdog shop in Martinez (suburbs) named Blancanieves which looks really bad and tastes awesome

Where would you take your partner in Buenos Aires if you wanted to really pamper them?

Would depend on the budget, but lets keep it simple. Take him/her for a walk at the Rosedal and then for a live music show in Notorius

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

UHHH GOOD ONE! Many things to try here in BA. First of all and most important. An ALFAJOR which basically is a chunk of Dulce de Leche (Milk Caramel) between to biscuits covered in chocolate. Just order an Alfajor in any kiosk, there are many brands available (I recommend Havanna which is kind of top end, or Jorgito which is a more day to day brand). Then, MOGUL, but the ACID version, which are soft chewing candy, great to have always. And then, another traditional one is TURRON, which is hard to explain but nice to have!

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Buenos Aires?

The Recoleta Cemetery, I find it very weird that it's one of the most visited places in BA.. I get the nice thing about the big and fancy mausoleums but....

What are the Buenos Aires spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

That will really depend on who we are taking about. I think every person has its own taste and therefore they'll have their own "can't miss". I'm more about open spaces and nice experiences rather than a city guy, so I would always recommend big parks, good food and some great late night clubbing. Almost forgot, go to see a Boca Juniors match in La Bombonera, that's the best thing you can do

Tomorrow’s your last day in Buenos Aires. How do you spend it?

Pfff. Probably wake up 10am, have a big breakfast in Bandol (a very nice place close to my place in Nuñez). I would then head out to the Vial Costero for some fun activity like frisbee or just some ball catch. Then I would do my lovely siesta time. then head out for a beer and a burger somewhere and then go straight to Niceto for some fun dancing

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