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Old 22nd May 2008, 19:54   #16
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@Steeroid: No probs! Awesome pics. I am going to a tango show next week. Will get some pics. Any suggestions on places to visit?
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I am going to a tango show next week. Will get some pics. Any suggestions on places to visit?


If you want regular organized Tango Dinners, Michelangelo is the place to go.

Otherwise, there are lots of places in Santelmo where people spontaneously break out into an tango on the dance floors of all coffee shops. IMHO this is more natural.

The pictures are from Michelangelo.
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I wonder why these people dont buy Japanese cars? It seems this is the only market which is left for japanese to conquer.
Really nice pics prashanth... keep them coming!
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Nice pics,Prashant. Keep em coming!

Steer,very nice pic of the Tango. One elegant dance form it is.
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Old 22nd May 2008, 23:40   #20
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Tata Sumo - Same thing we get back in India.
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Lancer
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Electric Police vehicle. This is slightly smaller than an Auto and is used by the police in crowded areas.
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Neuve de Julio - Check the width!
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Old 23rd May 2008, 00:18   #21
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here are some, when one of my friend visited Buenos Aires
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Old 23rd May 2008, 00:32   #22
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like the RX 100 pic.

hey the sumo is exactly the same just the driving side is different it is also in a smillar condition what out sumos are here india
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Prashanth - The Sumo's even got the same tyres they come in India with!
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Yes, the condition of vehicles used for commercial purposes is as good or as bad as in India. The private vehicles look better maintained.
I have seen a pattern of vehicle ownership -
Taxis: Corsa, Siena. Some VWs and Chevys.
Buses: Mercedes, with most of them built by BUSSCAR or MarcoPolo (Tata has a stake or own it outright)
Private cars:
Most popular - VWs, Puegot, Renault, Citroens.
Luxury cars - same as India - Mercs, Beemers and Audis. No Acura, Lexus, Infinitis.
Rare to see - Japanese cars. I have seen one model of Suzuki called Fun. Nothing else. No Swift, SX4s
Corolla is the most seen Japanese car.
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Hyundai Atos nee Santro. Same thing we get in India.
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[quote=prashanthyr;841710]Hyundai Atos nee Santro. Same thing we get in India.
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It was probably built in India. That shape is only made in India, the boxier Atoz is made in Korea
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Nice pics mate. Especially the Sumo. Lol just looking at it in its state should have given you a very homely feel. Keep them coming. Are the driver attitudes too the same as in India?
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Nice pics mate. Especially the Sumo. Lol just looking at it in its state should have given you a very homely feel. Keep them coming. Are the driver attitudes too the same as in India?

Driver attitudes are definitely better here. Lane discipline in the city, especially on crowded roads is so-so, but on wide roads there is definite lane discipline. This could also be a function of the speed at which everyone travels.
Two big differences from India -
1. Everyone stops at the lights well behind the stop line. In fact people stop on seeing green turn to yellow and dont wait for red.
2. Honking is a sign of anger. No one honks, even in traffic, or if a taxi stops in the middle of the road to pick a passenger. They realise whether you honk or not, its going to take the same time to get moving.
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Police cruisers.
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Fiat Adventure 2007.
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Very good pics on regular street life and cultural activities. Really interesting to know the Japs are not visible. Is it because a significant portion of the population are European emigres
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