Everyday Tourism: activities that you do not normally do while you are traveling

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Everyday Tourism: activities that you do not normally do while you are traveling

Nov 13, 2015

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For those travelers looking to feel like an inhabitant of Buenos Aires and experience its daily rhythm.

Here four programs of daily life to breathe the true Buenos Aires air


Change of look

To surprise your friends and family back to Buenos Aires, dare to put your head in the hands of an expert Argentine barber. There are plenty of hair salons to choose from. Roho (Malabia 1931, Palermo), for example, is one of the cooler and trendy beauty centers of the city. With a street art style atmosphere, here the looks of top musicians and artists of the moment are designed. The most fashion can shop around Sax (Marcelo T. de Alvear 1910, Barrio Norte), a salon known for its futuristic retro style. The details: the layers to customers were designed by Gino Bogani, one of the most important Argentine designers. If you are a die-hard fan of the Beatles it is worth going away from the tourist areas to experience going through the hands of Gerardo Weiss (adventurous, round-trip taxi: Eustaquio Cambieses 1848, Flores). It is the first thematic hairdresser in Latin America: there, you can make a haircut inspired by the four of Liverpool, or the rocker you like most.





Shave, or why not redesign your beard, cut your mustache or refine your sideburns

Barbershops have returned from exile and Buenos Aires is no exception. Its services are not the same as a hairdresser: here everything aims to relaxation. Surrounded by a sober and elegant aesthetics, you can choose between a bus driver style cut (short front and long at the nape); the classic delivery boy or American sock (long flush forward and short nape); the goatee style; Dali mustache style, or a bushy beard of the seventies; or surrender to the barber scissors. In Caballito district, you can try La Época (Guayaquil 877), Barbershop Miguel Barnes, famous worldwide for being classified as living museum. Background with a tango and a landscape of old windows in the mirror, the experience will make you feel like the bad man from the beginning of the century.

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Do shopping

Go shopping for clothes can be a very similar activity, even among countries with different cultures. But the supermarket is another story, a concrete way to see what and how they live, and feed, the inhabitants of each city. Bearing that plan in mind, we suggest a trip to the suburbs of Buenos Aires where you find Sabe la tierra (San Fernando stop of train Tren de la Costa), a market with organic products and one of the favorites for the best chefs in the country. Here you will find everything from nuts to the natural pastry, through organic textiles and design objects. If you prefer to live a more everyday experience, be sure to consult the weekly schedule of traveling fairs in the city.

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Eating out at a neighbor home

Taverns and family restaurants provide a good picture of Buenos Aires cuisine, but nothing compares to being invited to the home of a local and sit at the table to eat homemade milanesas with fries while chatting football, politics or religion. You do not need friends in advance to do so, but only visit the site Cookapp, a venture in which neighbors enthusiastic to the kitchen offer menus to share at home and consorting with strangers. www.cookapp.com

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