The people, food, city life, weather, taxes/expensiveness/cost of living, walk-ability, public transport, personal safety, night life, things to do, and the shopping?
I am Argentinian and I live in Buenos Aries.
What the person above wrote is not wrong but some things are.
It’s true that there are slums but not everywhere, come on…it’s like in every single country. Buenos Aires is a huge city there are a lot of ‘normal’ house and neighborhoods too with beautiful big houses and huge parks too. We don’t have much green space..almost nothing. It’s like a typical city.
The people are not that kind with foreigners and tourists, except in downtown but in other cities we kinda dont like people from abroad being here. People aren’t aggressive but just curt and don’t like talking. More over, just a few people speak English here and other languages. The ones who are able to speak another language is coz they got money to pay for a private institute, which hardly ever happens as it’s a 3rd world country. Yeah, we are pretty much poor.
There are many unemployed people around, taxes and clothes are expensive to buy. Not talking about gadgets and computers. They are really expensive. I don’t think you will do much shopping here coz you will be amazed when comparing the prices with yours.
Buenos Aires is a busy city, full of combustion in the air, traffic jam constantly. Public transports are fine and fare is quite reasonable, excepts subway which are pretty much expensive now. You will hardly ever see skating on the main streets. Some people use bicycles tho.
Too much insecurity, yeah be careful and watch your pockets all the time. Specially kids, kids these days are worse than adults stealing. Don’t trust anyone and stay away from beggars! Don’t be amazed if you find kids doing drugs and sleeping on the streets at night.
The weather, oh my I love our weather. No catastrophes, but when it rains too much we get bad floods and I’m telling you they are horrible. Winter are not that cold, lowest degree can be -1 ºC, in summer highest reaches 38ºC, just in Baires..it’s different in other parts of the country.
Food, food is just fantastic. Meat is yummy. Argentinian people are the kind that cook a lot for a meeting, parties, etc. You will love it. Oh, and at restaurants, it’s prohibited to smoke. There used to be sectors for smoking and non smoking people but now it’s banned. Free smoke in all places.
Night life, well we are latino people so we party a lot. Clubs here open around 11 pm and close by 6 am, some at 7. Drinks aren’t expensive so you will have a good time and see pretty women around.
I hope I helped, so many bad things about Baires, but It’s a wonderful place.