Buenos Aires, Argentina
Paula, 19
Law Student
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What are the Buenos Aires spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Um, you can check that with a simple google search about typical Buenos Aires tourist spots, I'm not really familiar with them. All I know is what I wouldn't miss after having lived here my whole life.

Do’s and don’ts in Buenos Aires: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):

Tipping: yes. Get a SUBE as soon as possible, it's impossible to move around the city without it. What else? Um, try not to take your phone out too much when you're walking around, it's common to get robbed.

What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a Law student. Why? I can't say it's my vocation but I like it, I see a future with it.

How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?

Depends on where you're going and with whom, hahaha. With friends, I would say at least 400 pesos to have dinner somewhere normal if each person foots the bill for themselves. Then, drinks are around 200 each, but it depends on where you're going. Then the Uber ride home can be almost 200 but just 20 pesos if you take the bus.

Which Buenos Aires shops do you hit up when you’re itching for something new?

I don't actually shop that much. Everything I want is available on the Internet, which means it can't be imported to Buenos Aires, haha (I hate this very much).

Your all-time favorite musicians:

Frank Ocean, Janelle Monáe, Kehlani, SZA, BTS and many more.

What’s the area in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

I like to think all of Buenos Aires is worth a visit, even if I only know the northern areas.

Where would you take a date for a romantic night out?

This is taking me more time to answer than it should - I haven't been on a date in so long.

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in Buenos Aires?

McDonald's. There's no other way to put it. Even my friends who are vegetarians or who have Celiac's disease go to MacDonalds after a night out. We call it "bajón" because when you come down from your high or alcohol stupor, McDonald's greasy fries are irreplaceable. At 5, 6 or 7 am you will no doubt see it is full of kids eating when they should probably be sleeping their hangover off. Otherwise, Heisenburger has a burger called "Hangover" which, I can't deny, fits its title perfectly. I've had it many times.

It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?

Go to one of the many amazing libraries/bookshops we have!!!

Where do you take your guest when you want to impress?

All of the art museums around Recoleta, specifically, El Museo de Bellas Artes. I know their permanent exhibitions by heart so I can show off my knowledge of art and impress them with the one and only Van Gogh painting we have in all of Argentina.

Your go-to brunch spots:

Tea Connection has a great brunch menu.

Your perfect night out in Buenos Aires includes:

Good food, going to see music played live or just wandering around the city when everyone else is sleeping.

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

From my perspective, this would mean I'm finally leaving the city, so I'd be packing and finishing all of the last-minute paperwork.

You’re meeting the mayor of Buenos Aires - what constructive criticism would you give them?

Oooooh, let's not get into politics ahahahaha.

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