what I bought at Buenos Aires (ar)

Posted on 28 December 2006

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Went to last week Argentina’s Buenos Aires to renew our Brazillian visa. Why Argentina? I guess its because that’s the nearest avaliable Brazillian Embassy.

Currently Argentina Peso is almost same rate with Malaysian Ringgit (1 Peso = RM1.15). so there’s no worry about converting the currency to check whether its the things are cheap or expensive. So, its senang lah to gauge whether the things here are cheap or expensive….

These are what I bought:
. coca-cola bottles - collectibles
coca-cola bottles – collectibles
3 bottles of Coke. I have stopped collecting Coke bottles / can, but its very tempting to see such exotic bottles. These 3 that i bought are easiy available from supermarket.
One bottle is for William from Unitor, and for the other 2, if there’s no one that wants them, i might just keep them…. anyone wants it? A small souvenir/gift from Argentina.

shirt & jeans for CNY
shirt & jeans for CNY
Saw them accidentally when jalan-jalan at C&A (fashion retailer). Hah, solve my problem of needing to buy baju CNY.

argentina cashmere
argentina cashmere

leather shoe
leather shoe
leather in Argentina is damn cheap – no doubt about that. After a long thinking/consideration, i decided not to buy any leather jacket – reason : no practical use of it at Malaysia or Singapore, unless somehow these 2 countries are move 20deg lattidudinally southward. Unlikely. Hem.. that’s sufficiently good reason for me to regret not buying.

liquer tia maria
liquer tia maria
Another cheap stuff. Just 4peso.

lemon concentrate for salad
lemon concentrate for salad
I plan to use it for caipirinha though. If its nice, can consider bringing it back to Malaysia, because, the lime used in Brazil for caipirinha is not available in Malaysia.

something to entertain the kids
something to entertain the kids

mate & accessories
mate & accessories
Argentinian’s national drink. Get ready to try some during Chinese New Year!!

duche de leite
duche de leite
taste something like our ‘kaya’, but more enticing… yummy… this gonna go to Sarikei too.

havanna's chocolate gift pack (5 different types)
havanna’s chocolate gift pack (5 different types)
This cannot last till CNY (verified with the shop)… jadi just bought a few for christmas gift with collegues/friends at Rio.

havanna's white chocolate
havanna’s white chocolate
This is a christma gift for me! Looks really like maggi-mee, but taste really good! See its close-up photo below.

havanna's white chocolate (details)
havanna’s white chocolate (details)

argentina coffee
red wine(l) & sangria®
cheap wine (just 4peso niah). Perfect for cocktails.

lopez(l) & familiazuccardi (r)
red wines : lopez(l) & familiazuccardi (r)
Lopez is great with red meat (recommended by waiter, when i makan the beef steak). Haven’t tried the Familia Zuccardi yet. Both are Malbec, from the region of Mendoza, Argentina.

red wine(l) & sangria®
argentina coffee
This is one more thing that i plan to bring home to let people experience taste the Argentinian Coffee. My verdict : er… dunno leh.. i do not know how to appreciate coffee’s taste. Any idea anyone?

travel map from argentina
travel map from argentina
These are the maps/catalogs/travel guide that i had relied on. They must be weighing 1kg! If interested to know Buenos Aires / Argentina – there is a comprensive FREE guide at http://www.viajarhoy.com.ar (have downloadable PDF of almost 200pages of the city!!) kaw-kaw punya!!

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