就在布宜诺斯艾利斯最美术的街道上的一切中心。步行到Puetro Madero,Casa Rosa,星期日醒来,到这个历史悠久的华丽公寓大楼前门开始的San Telmo艺术博览会。
1. Do not exchange your money at the airport they will charge an arm and a leg. There is a bank 1.5 blocks from the apartment that is better or I also recommend just using your debit card and getting what you need for the day.
2. $35 USD-$ 45 USD for a taxi from the airport. Discuss price before getting into taxi. Only take Radio Taxis
3. Press the portero button and Guillermo or Teresa will let you in and show you around.
4. If you arrive with more people the indicated on your reservation you will automatically forfeit your deposit without exception.
5. Guillermo and Teresa are the managers in my absence. If you need extra towels, toilet paper, help finding something or if anything breaks or needs to be taken care of please let Guillermo or Teresa know. You are welcome to contact me but I will just email them as I live in the states. If there is something that you need and they can't help or there is an issue that seems to be important please email me I am very quick to respond and will help out as best as I can.
6. There is a heater, air conditioner and washing Machine/Dryer in the apartment. They may be tricky to figure out if you can't read Spanish or haven't seen these type of appliances before. Guillermo can show you how to use them.
1. Please be aware that my apartment is not a hotel it is an antique apartment over 100 years old. So if you know that you are allergic to dust that has settled in the clean but original parquet floors or in the antique picture frames or moldings I recommend you would be more comfortable elsewhere.
2. This apartment has lots of original art pieces and antiques. Some of the art are nudes. If you are offended by nudes I think you will be more comfortable elsewhere.
3. During hot days I understand that many might want to open the windows. Please don't if there seem to be a lot of mosquitos outside. They will come inside the apartment if you do this and I don't want you to be eaten at night by them. Please keep the windows and doors closed.
4.Sometimes I have a beautiful and nice dove that will lay her eggs in the plant outside the bathroom window. If you see her flying around there please keep the window closed so she can be with her little babies. I like her and want her to feel safe and happy.
5. Trash Pick up is every couple days just leave the trash bag right outside the front door and Guillermo will pick it up.
6. If Guillermo is not there to pick up the keys when you leave please put them under the front mat.
7. I know that there is a $50 cleaning fee but this does not mean that leaving the apartment a disaster is ok. Please stack or rinse the dishes and wrap up all your trash and put it outside the front door. put all your dirty towels in one pile.
8. When you leave you can call a taxi I recommend Radio taxi or you can catch one on outside the front door or on Plaza de Mayo. Again discuss a price before getting into the taxi.
While you're here:
1.Grocery store. There is a local grocery store if you walk out the door and turn right. Walk 2 blocks and it's on your left. It has all your basic foods and things you may need like a plug adaptor as well. If you want a larger Super market you can Carrefour which is the name of a large chain. They are everywhere. There is also a large market on Calle Florida about 4 blocks away.
3. Wine, Food, Entertainment- If you walk out front and turn right you will have all up Defensa and the side streets lots of shops, Art galleries, Restaurants and wine shops. There are also a ton of Tango clubs called Melongas that are very close by. On Sundays all of Defensa becomes a tango and art show for the entire day. I also recommend taking the train from Retiro to Tigre to visit this area as well. There are a ton of markets and boat rides and photo ops in Tigre. You also have Puerto Madero about 10 blocks away. Just walk out the door take a right, take your first left. Cross that huge main highway, walk straight about 8 blocks across the big pretty bridges. Great Restaurants and clubs. Good night spots. You also have Palermo and Palermo Soho both are a short subway or taxi ride away.
There are also a million cultural art centers that I would highly recommend going to and generally on Thursdays they have art walks starting around 5:00pm with wine and art shows. They are a lot of fun and many of them are right on defensa. There isn't a website that advertises this you just have to walk around and if you see a bunch of galleries open with wine just walk in and join the fun.
THINGS TO NOT DO: Buenos Aires is generally a safe place and very beautiful and my apartment is in one of the safest areas but be aware that there is a lot of financial inequality and unrest in Buenos Aires which increase the rate of petty theft all over the city. Do not leave your purse unzipped or on a table anywhere. Same with a beautiful expensive camera. Men put your wallet in you front pockets please. I also do not recommend wearing your expensive jewelry out and don't flash large amounts of cash around. Theft actually happens more often around the fanciest parts of town like Palermo because they know tourists are generally trusting. Just be aware of this where ever you go. Do not ever go to La Boca at night or venture to the areas of La Boca that are not that colorful building area. Also there is a huge shanty town behind Retiro called Villa Trente-uno Never go there. Also be aware of bars where there is a beautiful girl standing outside asking you to join her inside. It's a racket. Just don't do it.
If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to ask myself, Guillermo, or Teresa. We are here for you and want you to have a wonderful time.