Published: June 3rd 2012June 3rd 2012
Bife de chorizo
This is obviously not a sausage! Argentine beef - delish
On off days went to one of the countries next door, Argentina.
In learning how to understand what I will call "Argentinian", I will say that it's like partially relearning Spanish. #1 is the vos form which does not just apply to your closest friends and family like in other countries - basically only saw the usted form being used for official type signs. #2 is the fact that 3 different consonants all sound like "sh" - "ll", "y" and "j" when used in the middle of a word.
It's pretty fun listening to them, lilting long vowels and all - it's almost like heavily Italian-accented Spanish, which is probably where the accent originates as apparently large numbers of Italian immigrants came to Argentina. Which is why apart from parilla (Argentinian steakhouse, definitely superior to US counterparts) and cafes, the other most common eatery is Italian food which can be seen on any street.
In fact the whole city doesn't feel like it'd be out of place in Europe. It seemed like practically 1/3 of the population is blond-haired.
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