Thursday, September 28, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

Quartet Arkhe performing at Libertad Temple

When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Where: Libertad Temple, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Free admission with ID (passport)


Posted by KosherLat Jewish travel in Argentina and Cuba

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Servicios de Iamim Noraim 5778 en el Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano

Servicios de Rosh Hashaná y Iom Kipur  2017en el Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano 

Entrada libre con inscripción previa.

Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Servicios de Iamim Noraim en Bet-El 5778


Servicios de Iamim Noraim Rosh Hashaná y Iom Kipur 2017.

Comunidad Bet-El
Conde y Sucre
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Publicado por KosherLat Jewish travel in Argentina and Cuba

Friday, July 7, 2017

Why do Argentinians love invading your personal space?

Getting up close and personal with strangers in Argentina isn’t difficult. In fact, finding yourself at a rather intimate distance from Argentines is hard to avoid. You’ll inevitably end up pressed against someone’s armpit in a lift, or uncomfortably close to other passengers on the metro in Buenos Aires. Punters at the market physically jostle for attention rather than form any kind of orderly queue.

And it’s not just strangers. Argentines meet their friends, family and even new acquaintances with a hug and a kiss; anything else is considered rude. Even doctors greet their patients with a warm embrace.

Now Argentina’s disregard for personal space is backed up by science. A recent study has revealed Argentina as the country where people require the least amount of personal space. Researchers surveyed 9,000 people across 42 countries, and concluded that Argentines in general stand 2.5 feet away from strangers – much less than any other country. (Romanians require the most personal space).

Source www.telegraph.co.uk 

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Top tips when travelling to Argentina

Culture in Argentina

The standard greeting for men and women in Argentina is a single kiss on the right cheek.

Religion is very important to Argentines; most people are Catholic and the current Pope, Pope Francis, hails from Buenos Aires.

Locals may call you gringo (male) or gringa (female).

Meal times in Argentina are around 1pm to 1:30 pm for lunch, with a snack at 5pm–6pm and dinner typically after 9pm and as late as 11pm on weekends. Bars get busy close to midnight and nightclubs after 1am.

A tip of around 10% is appreciated at restaurants.

Argentines tend to arrive fashionably late to social gatherings – 20 minutes at the minimum, but up to 40 minutes is normal.

Carry small change – no one will appreciate 100 peso bills.

The mate ritual

If you're offered mate (pronounced mah-tay), a tea-like hot beverage made of the yerba herb, follow the rules below to do it right (and to avoid offending your server!).

Mate is served in a communal cup with a bombilla, or metal straw.

The person who serves the mate is called a cebador.

Those partaking in the ritual sit in a circle. The cebador brews the mate and then takes the first drink.
The mate is then passed around the circle to the right, with each participant drinking all the liquid in the cup before passing it back to the cebador to be re-brewed. (You'll know there's no more water in the cup when you hear a sucking sound).

If you don't want any more, say gracias to indicate you're finished. Don't say it unless you don't want any more mate.

Language

The official language in Argentina is Spanish. But even if you speak Spanish, you may struggle to understand Argentinians – the language sounds different to elsewhere in the region both due to the local accent and because there's a lot of slang, or lunfardo.

Common scams

Taxi drivers may give you change using fake peso bills, or swap your real pesos for fake ones and claim you've given them a forged bill.

A taxi "handler" at the airport may ask you to pay a prepaid fee for your ride, but the taxi driver claims to know nothing about this and asks you to pay again.
Someone might spill some mustard or sauce on you, and then pretend to help you clean up. While you're distracted, an accomplice steals your belongings.

Source: Choice Australia

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