Friday, July 19, 2013

Note-Worthy Argentine Observations

I love lists, because they're quick and to the point. Here are a few of some of my observations that I think you may find interesting, or at least I hope so.

  • The idea of putting ice in drinks does not exist
  • Milk is NOT refrigerated, it's just sold on regular shelves in the supermarket and kept in the cupboards
  • The majority of four way intersections DON'T have stop signs--it's probably the most terrifying experience
  • (For you language buffs) the "ll" is pronounced as "sh"
    • For example: Como te llamas? is pronounced: como te SHamas?
    • Also, the informal word for you isn't "tu," it's "vos"
    • And the "vos" form of verbs is sometimes different than the "tu" form
  • Unlike street performers in the US who get completely ignored at best, people here clap for the street performers on the buses and subways
  • The typical greeting is a kiss on the cheek, and EVERYONE does it ALL THE TIME, including at the end of soccer games, both teams make sure they have kissed everyone on the other team as to say "good game."
    • This applies to men with each other as well
  • If you aren't aware, Argentina's history is ridiculously sad
  • Dinner is at 9 or later every night, so that the whole family can be present

And since I'm getting sicker by the moment, I'm going to keep this short and sweet!


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