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Program 383: Live Like a Spaniard; Buenos Aires; Feedback Open Phones
Release Date: 11-01-2014
Hear about why Buenos Aires is one of the world’s most popular cities from an American who's made Argentina his home. Then learn how to fit in with the locals in Spain, where the daily rhythms of life beat differently than they do in the US. And listeners follow up with Rick about what they've heard in recent episodes of this show.
- Amanda Buttinger and Federico Garcia Barroso, tour guides based in Madrid
- Robert Wright, tour guide based in Argentina
- Federico Garcia Barroso's website.
- Amanda Buttinger wrote a guide book for twenty-somethings in 2001 called “Hanging Out in Spain.”
- The Spanish fast food chain Cien Montaditos has started to open franchises in the United States.
- Chocolateria San Ginés is open 24-hours for "churros y chocolate" near Plaza Mayor in Madrid.
- Participants on Trip Advisor discuss the Plaza Mayor in Salamanca.
- Robert Wright's website includes city guides to Buenos Aires and Lisbon.
- Tips for visiting the neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, and information about reciprocity fees levied in advance on visitors from the United States, Canada, and Australia.
- CNN discusses the etiquette of the tango halls of Argentina.
- The Economist discusses discrepancies in calculating the annual inflation rate in Argentina.
- Information about the Hop-On Hop-Off tour bus that caller Jeri used to sightsee, and get to the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco.
- Listener Marilyn recommends seeing the Art Nouveau architecture in Alesund, Norway.
More with Robert Wright - Rick and Argentina guide Robert Wright talk further with caller Jake from southern California about how the economic situation in Argentina might impact visitors, and how offering to pay for larger items in US dollars is part of an "informal economy" that many Argentines participate in. (runs 4:36)