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I had the greatest time in BA!!!

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I had the greatest time in BA!!!

I just came back from my yearly 2 week stay in BA, and I believe it was my very best time in there!

Recoleta is taking new shape with the mall being finishied by this month, people are happier because of better weather, and despite of the high prices, the shoe shopping was like a religious experience!

Thank you to the destination experts for all your help, it made this experience a terrific one!

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YAY!! So happy that you enjoyed your visit ... jeez, time flew didn't it ?!

The Mall will be open on the 28th .. and yes, I am so glad you were able to enjoy that religious experience :)

I hope you tell us more, I love hearing things like this ~ When will you be back?

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Thanks for sharing with us multitasker. :)

We hope you come back soon.

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Hi, Scarlett! yup, time certainly flies while having fun!

Thank you for your comment!

I will be back if no other issues prevent me from doing so, around Oct, or Nov of 2012. I did it differently this time. I walked BA, really!. Usually I take taxis, buses or subways, but this time around I found no excuses, since the weather was perfect.

I shopped only for shoes, since clothing quality was not like other years back, and I went to every major supermarket, especially Coto, and loaded myself with dulce de leche treats.

I did have my hair straightened, and treated with keratinization, total cost 600 pesos, plus 2 other deep conditionings, at 200 a pop. It was worth it.

I had botox done/ and hyaluronic acid fillers, at 3100 pesos at BYS Center.

I visited family and friends ad nauseum.

Went to the casino, made 1900 pesos, which paid for some fine meals around.

Had my dose of Persico until the last hour there.

Had obnoxious amounts of cafe con leche, amazing.

Felt safer than I thought I was not going to be.

Saw argentinian movies "Viudas" and "Juan and Eva" at the Recoleta Village.

Saw a play "Toc Toc" highly recommend it.

Avoided Florida, Obelisco, and Cemetery, San Telmo, didn't need to do so.

Had overdose of Alto Palermo, Puerto Madero and Palermo Outlet.

In short, couldn't ask for a better time, and I am to repeat it if I can do so.

Thank you for all your help!! it really made a difference.

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Did you go to the hair salon on Pueyrredon ?

How did you like the Casino ? We went right after we arrived here, everything is new now and we haven't gone. . did you like it ?

Go ahead, tell us how many pairs of shoes you bought :)

Glad you are coming back again next year... wonder how things will be changed by then ~

Edited: 21 September 2011, 21:22
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That's the best thing about Buenos Aires. It gets under your skin. Most people that I know, have come back again and many people I know come back every single year. It's always a great sign when there are so many places around the world to go and people choose to come back.

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Congratulations multitasker !

You've had a wonderful stay here !!

Theater, movies, casino, hairdresser, dulce de leche, helados,, what more can you ask for ??

Come back soon !

Cheers

Silvia

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Thanks, I'm planning a trip at the moment so it was very helpful.

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Hi Multitasker

Where did you ger your hair done? Was it the original keratin treatment with fermaldhyde? do you need to do the whole not touch your hair foe two days thing? Would love to hear more details. The treatments are done in Australia anymore.

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Thank you, Scarlett!

Yes, thanks to you, I was able to make an appt there in Pueyrredon. the guy who does it, Fabian, was still there, and I did it as soon as I got off the plane, so that after 2 weeks it would settle, and upon my return, it would be less flat. Besides, it was a pleasure to have my hair ready in 5 minutes!

@ Adelaide: The place I go is called The New Station in Pueyrredon and Vicente Lopez, ask for Fabian, he was my dresser. I do not know of any other places, since I ended up only in there, was playing it safe. I don't know if it is the original treatment, but I was 3 hours there, it didn't smell funny, but you go to a basement to do it, so it may be a little toxic, didn't worry much, love my hair now!

As for the shoes, I had a "shoe rush"! I bought 11 pairs of the sale items, since here is fall season, so I didn't spend more than 100 dollars for a good pair of boots, got 3 for each of my older kids, who can also share mine, and for the youngest I had it made because she is a large size, so I paid bet 200 and 300 dollars a pair for hers.

As for the casino, I liked better the one in Palermo, it has more slots machines, which are my strength, I made in my last try 1000 pesos, which bought me a lot of food to bring back.

@ Scarlett: I wonder the same thing, every year it seems like a different place. I see a lot more Brazilianized BA, and also more of a melting pot in just one year. While there, prices went up some, so I have no idea what is going to be, either way, indeed, like SaintBA mentioned, it gets into your skin!

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Goodness,

We better not show this to our wivws, we'll need to work part time while me & buddy gets there -:)

Thanks for the tips,

Can't think of a better place to spend our 25th wedding Anni.

Heading in mid-November.

Jakester