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 The main airport serving the Buenos Aires area is Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE). There is a smaller airport, Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP), that is for domestic and regional flights. ​ Most IETF attendees will be flying into EZE. The main airport serving the Buenos Aires area is Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE). There is a smaller airport, Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP), that is for domestic and regional flights. ​ Most IETF attendees will be flying into EZE.
  
-To get to the IETF 95 meeting venue from the airport ​you can use Taxi Ezeiza (white taxi) by requesting one at the white booth in the middle of the terminal. ​Tell them you want to go to “Capital Federal” and have an address ​of where you are stayingA driver ​will then help you with your bags and you’ll be in your hotel in about 40 minutesNotice that these are not the regular taxis from Buenos Aires which are black and yellow.+To get to the IETF 95 meeting venue from EZE you can use Taxi Ezeiza (white taxi) by requesting one at the white booth in the middle of the terminal. ​You can make a reservation for a taxi online in advance ​of your trip via http://www.taxiezeiza.com.ar/​ and they will have your name on a placard at the booth They do not accept credit cards, but do accept US dollars. ​ The cost to the Hilton is 39 USD for a small car (1-2 passengers) or 46 USD for a larger car (3-4 passengers). ​ The porter who shows you to your car seems to expect a small 1-2 USD tip.
  
-In addition, there are shuttle buses operated by the Manuel Tienda León Bus Company, which is very reliable and has been providing transportation between the Buenos Aires airport and downtown for over 80 years. There are reservation booths in the arrival hall. The regular departures are every 30 minutes between Ezeiza Buenos Aires airport, Jorge Newbery Buenos Aires airport and their main office in downtown Buenos Aires (1299 E. Madero Av.). The trip takes about 50 minutes. From there, it is about 2.0km, or a 25 minute walk to the hotel (city taxis should also be available). ​+Tell them you want to go to “Capital Federal” and have an address of where you are staying. A driver will then help you with your bags and you’ll be in your hotel in about 40 minutes (if no traffic jams). Notice that these are not the regular taxis from Buenos Aires which are black and yellow. 
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 +In addition, there are shuttle buses operated by the Manuel Tienda León Bus Company, which is very reliable and has been providing transportation between the Buenos Aires airport and downtown for over 80 years. There are reservation booths in the arrival hall. The regular departures are every 30 minutes between Ezeiza Buenos Aires airport, Jorge Newbery Buenos Aires airport and their main office in downtown Buenos Aires (1299 E. Madero Av.). The trip takes about 50 minutes, if there is no traffic jams (but there are). From there, it is about 2.0km, or a 25 minute walk to the hotel (city taxis should also be available).  
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 +Another solution is "​remisas",​ plain cars like "​Transfer Express"​ (their booth being just after the immigration). We paid 688 $ (by credit card) for two persons, which seems expensive, but it may be because we went to different places. Be sure to ask the price before. Warning: they are not huge limousines, thee people with luggage would be very tight.
  
 **To get back to the airport:** **To get back to the airport:**
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 Best ways to get around Buenos Aires: Best ways to get around Buenos Aires:
  
-1) Subway: fast and easy – will take you to Palermo and other nearby neighborhoods. It is integrated with google maps service. You can obtain the full Subte (from Subterráneo,​ Spanish term for Underground) network map [[http://​www.metrovias.com.ar/​Subterraneos/​StaticPage/​Mapa-de-la-Red/​Mapa-de-la-red/​3365|here]]. ​ The closest Subte stations to the IETF 95 hotel are the B-line Leandro N. Alem, D-line Catedral, E-line Bolivar, and the A-line Plaza de Mayo - each of these stations is a terminus station for its line, and all are within a few blocks of each other.+1) Subway: fast and easy – will take you to Palermo and other nearby neighborhoods. It is integrated with google maps service. You can obtain the full Subte (from Subterráneo,​ Spanish term for Underground) network map [[http://​www.metrovias.com.ar/​Subterraneos/​StaticPage/​Mapa-de-la-Red/​Mapa-de-la-red/​3365|here]]. ​ The closest Subte stations to the IETF 95 hotel are the B-line Leandro N. Alem, D-line Catedral, E-line Bolivar, and the A-line Plaza de Mayo - each of these stations is a terminus station for its line, and all are within a few blocks of each other. You can buy tickets by 1, 2 or more but it does not seem you save money by buying a large amount. I did not find a subscription scheme convenient for the one-week IETF.
  
 2) Taxi: make sure to always hop on the cars that say “Radio Taxi” – those are the safest. ​ You can also call a radio taxi from a location in the city and have them pick you up. 2) Taxi: make sure to always hop on the cars that say “Radio Taxi” – those are the safest. ​ You can also call a radio taxi from a location in the city and have them pick you up.
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 [[http://​www.batips.com/​need-to-know/​electricity-voltage/​|Electricity and plug/outlet information for Buenos Aires]] [[http://​www.batips.com/​need-to-know/​electricity-voltage/​|Electricity and plug/outlet information for Buenos Aires]]
  
 +Hilton bedrooms have both the standard Argentina "Type I" outlet as a well as a moderately "​universal"​ outlet. ​ The latter is compatible with US and JP plugs (Types A and B), and EU plugs (Types C, E and F).  It will not work with UK plugs (Type G).
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 +{{ http://​dd.org/​~tale/​temp/​hilton-outlet.jpg | Hilton Desk Outlet }} 
 ===== Electronics ===== ===== Electronics =====
 Electronic devices can be obtained at main electronic and household shops such as [[https://​www.garbarino.com/​|Garbarino]] and [[http://​www.fravega.com/​|Frávega]]. However, this kind of devices are more expensive than abroad, and there is a small choice of device types/brand names. ​ Electronic devices can be obtained at main electronic and household shops such as [[https://​www.garbarino.com/​|Garbarino]] and [[http://​www.fravega.com/​|Frávega]]. However, this kind of devices are more expensive than abroad, and there is a small choice of device types/brand names. ​
  
 ===== Cellphones / Data ===== ===== Cellphones / Data =====
 +
 +Tuenti donated 400 SIMs for IETF participants with a small amount included (25 voice minutes, 3000 SMS, 350MB Data). All the instructions provided on the brochures are in spanish. Orange brochures are Micro SIMs and green brochures are Nano SIMs. 
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 +You can ask for one when you receive the T-Shirt.
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 +To activate the SIM:
 +1- On your computer visit www.tuenti.com.ar
 +2- Select the option "​Activá"​ (below the smiley) ​
 +3- Enter your email address, Contrasena (password), Apodo (Nickname), Nombre (Firstname) and Apellido (Lastnane)
 +   Make sure the box "​Confirmo que lei" is checked (Accept the term & conditions)
 +   Click Siguiente (Next)
 +4- Enter the SIM card number bellow the barcode (19 numbers) (not the PIN or PUK)   
 +   ​Fecha:​ Enter your birthdate or any valid date 
 +   DNI: Enter any 8 digit identification number (can be any number as long as it has 8 digits and not 12345678 or similar)
 +   ​Prefijo Interurbano:​ Enter 11 (this is the area code for your SIM. 11 is Buenos Aires, 291 is Bahia Blanca, etc.)
 +   Click Activá tu Chip
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 +If everything goes well you will receive a confirmation that it’s been activated and several “Siguiente” boxes. Click all of them to finish the process. Keep the phone number assigned as you will need it to charge the SIM. If there was a problem, retry fixing fields in red.
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 +5- On your phone you have to configure: ​
 +   APN: internet.movil
 +   User: internet
 +   ​Password:​ internet
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 +In case you want a different provider or we ran out of SIMs:
  
 Getting a SIM Card with some data service is easy and cheap in Buenos Aires. There are three "​main"​ mobile operators, namely Telefonica/​Movistar,​ Telecom/​Personal and Claro. All three offer prepaid SIMs with Internet up to 4G speeds. Getting a SIM Card with some data service is easy and cheap in Buenos Aires. There are three "​main"​ mobile operators, namely Telefonica/​Movistar,​ Telecom/​Personal and Claro. All three offer prepaid SIMs with Internet up to 4G speeds.
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 Frequency bands: [[http://​www.gsmarena.com/​network-bands.php3?​sCountry=ARGENTINA]] Frequency bands: [[http://​www.gsmarena.com/​network-bands.php3?​sCountry=ARGENTINA]]
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 +6- on Tuenti SIM to check balance *999# reply 4 to get remaining data in your combo plan.
 +7- on Movistar SIM to  check the Balance *444#
 ===== Miscellaneous Information ===== ===== Miscellaneous Information =====
  
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           * [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Retiro_Mitre_railway_station|Retiro-Mitre]]:​ Main railway station, great architecture. ​           * [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Retiro_Mitre_railway_station|Retiro-Mitre]]:​ Main railway station, great architecture. ​
           * The Subte (Underground) service in Buenos Aires is the oldest in Latin America, which started working in 1913. The A line was the first one, and the original wooden trains were retired in 2013, after almost 100 years of continuous service, to be replaced with brand-new ones. One curious thing about the Subte is that trains run on the left, since the company who designed the first lines was English. There are some thematic stations, with nice decorations which remind historical events. A subte map over [[http://​www.buenosaires.gob.ar/​subte/​mapa|city map]], where you can find place or address ("​Buscar lugar o dirección"​),​ and a [[http://​www.metrovias.com.ar/​Subterraneos/​StaticPage/​Mapa-de-la-Red/​Mapa-de-la-red/​3365|plain one]].           * The Subte (Underground) service in Buenos Aires is the oldest in Latin America, which started working in 1913. The A line was the first one, and the original wooden trains were retired in 2013, after almost 100 years of continuous service, to be replaced with brand-new ones. One curious thing about the Subte is that trains run on the left, since the company who designed the first lines was English. There are some thematic stations, with nice decorations which remind historical events. A subte map over [[http://​www.buenosaires.gob.ar/​subte/​mapa|city map]], where you can find place or address ("​Buscar lugar o dirección"​),​ and a [[http://​www.metrovias.com.ar/​Subterraneos/​StaticPage/​Mapa-de-la-Red/​Mapa-de-la-red/​3365|plain one]].
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 +o **San Telmo** ​ - This is the “Old Town”, with lots of tango and antique shops [Defensa St) - [[https://​bikingbuenosaires.com/​|BA Biking Tours]], leaving from San Telmo. There are also some art museums: [[http://​www.buenosaires.gob.ar/​museoartemoderno| Modern ARt Museum]] and [[http://​www.macba.com.ar|Contemporary Art Museum]]. All at 20 min by walk.
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 o **Palermo** (eating, shopping and cafes – night and day) Recommended restaurants:​ Morelia (Pizza, pasta), Miranda (parrilla), La Dorita (parrilla), Nucha, ​ Mott , Olsen (nice patio), La Cabrera (parrilla). ​ Shopping: Outlet stores on and around Gurruchaga St.  Artisan Fair on weekends on Serrano Plaza. Store with wool items (ponchos, etc.) from the Patagonia (south): ​ Ayma        o **Palermo** (eating, shopping and cafes – night and day) Recommended restaurants:​ Morelia (Pizza, pasta), Miranda (parrilla), La Dorita (parrilla), Nucha, ​ Mott , Olsen (nice patio), La Cabrera (parrilla). ​ Shopping: Outlet stores on and around Gurruchaga St.  Artisan Fair on weekends on Serrano Plaza. Store with wool items (ponchos, etc.) from the Patagonia (south): ​ Ayma       
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 o **Recoleta,​** with City Cemetery, where Evita is buried. Artisans fair on weekends in the plaza, El Pilar Church next to the Cemetery and lots of restaurants and cafes across from it. Also, Buenos Aires Design Center with stores and restaurants/​ cafes is right at the end of the plaza, above the artisans. o **Recoleta,​** with City Cemetery, where Evita is buried. Artisans fair on weekends in the plaza, El Pilar Church next to the Cemetery and lots of restaurants and cafes across from it. Also, Buenos Aires Design Center with stores and restaurants/​ cafes is right at the end of the plaza, above the artisans.
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-o **San Telmo** ​ - This is the “Old Town”, with lots of tango and antique shops [Defensa St) - [[https://​bikingbuenosaires.com/​|BA Biking Tours]], leaving from San Telmo. 
  
 o **Las Cañitas** (near the Polo fields in Palermo) – for evening dinner or drinks. Recommended restaurants:​ El Primo (Parrilla) , La Fonda del Polo (Parrilla), Novecento (Italian), there are many others. I grew up a few blocks away. o **Las Cañitas** (near the Polo fields in Palermo) – for evening dinner or drinks. Recommended restaurants:​ El Primo (Parrilla) , La Fonda del Polo (Parrilla), Novecento (Italian), there are many others. I grew up a few blocks away.
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 ===== Supermarkets ===== ===== Supermarkets =====
  
-There is a small market about three blocks from the IETF 95 meeting venue called Avicar (Juana Manso 1149, C1107CBW CABA), and a large grocery store, Jumbo Cencosud (Lola Mora 450, C1107DDB CABA), about a 20 minute walk that includes gluten-free and other special diet foods.+There is a small market about three blocks from the IETF 95 meeting venue called Avicar (Juana Manso 1149, C1107CBW CABA), and a large grocery store, Jumbo Cencosud (Lola Mora 450, C1107DDB CABA), about a 20 minute walkthat includes gluten-free and other special diet foods. 
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 +===== Shopping ===== 
 + 
 +==== Wines ====
  
 +Argentinian wine is famous. Most come from the Mendoza region and can be quite strong. The wines from Patagonia are much lighter. There is a winery just outside the Hilton but you can also find a lot of different argentinian wines at the Jumbo Cencosud mentioned above. ​
 ===== Restaurants ===== ===== Restaurants =====
  
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   * El Mirasol (Argentine Grill)   * El Mirasol (Argentine Grill)
-  * La Rosa Nautica (Peruvian Cuisine)+  * La Rosa Nautica (Peruvian Cuisine) ​-- Recommended if you like ceviche and seafood based dishes.
   * Happening (Continental Cuisine)   * Happening (Continental Cuisine)
   * Asia de Cuba (nice view of the Bridge) – (additional personal note from person who recommends this restaurant: avoid sushi here, all else is good)   * Asia de Cuba (nice view of the Bridge) – (additional personal note from person who recommends this restaurant: avoid sushi here, all else is good)
   * GELATO at Freddo or Persicco ​   * GELATO at Freddo or Persicco ​
   * La Parolaccia - Italian   * La Parolaccia - Italian
-  * Marcello ​(Great Italian – expensive)+  * [[http://​www.marcelorestaurante.com.ar/​index.html|Marcelo]] ​(Great Italian – expensive)
   * Faena Hotel (similar to Delano in Miami) “Hip” place to go for evening drinks or to eat at “El Mercado” Restaurant  ​   * Faena Hotel (similar to Delano in Miami) “Hip” place to go for evening drinks or to eat at “El Mercado” Restaurant  ​
   * Basa (in Retiro the area [1328 Basavilbaso St ] – short taxi drive) for night drinks or dinner   * Basa (in Retiro the area [1328 Basavilbaso St ] – short taxi drive) for night drinks or dinner
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   * Typical but not tourist-oriented:​ [[http://​www.tripadvisor.com/​Restaurant_Review-g312741-d1066258-Reviews-El_Desnivel-Buenos_Aires_Capital_Federal_District.html|El Desnivel]] (Traditional argentinian food: Argentine Grill, Empanadas, Milanesas (steak-schnitzel)) ​   * Typical but not tourist-oriented:​ [[http://​www.tripadvisor.com/​Restaurant_Review-g312741-d1066258-Reviews-El_Desnivel-Buenos_Aires_Capital_Federal_District.html|El Desnivel]] (Traditional argentinian food: Argentine Grill, Empanadas, Milanesas (steak-schnitzel)) ​
   * Fancy Argentine Grill: [[http://​lacabrera.com.ar|La Cabrera]] Internationally Famous Grill in town (Argentine Grill and great side dishes) Reservation required. [[http://​lacabrera.com.ar/​novedadesrock-en-la-parrilla/​|Keith Richards and Ron Wood from the Rolling Stones]] recently visited this restaurant.   * Fancy Argentine Grill: [[http://​lacabrera.com.ar|La Cabrera]] Internationally Famous Grill in town (Argentine Grill and great side dishes) Reservation required. [[http://​lacabrera.com.ar/​novedadesrock-en-la-parrilla/​|Keith Richards and Ron Wood from the Rolling Stones]] recently visited this restaurant.
-  * Pizza by the slice: [[http://​www.pizzeriaskentucky.com/​|Kentucky]] ​and [[http://​www.lacontinental.com/​|La Continental]] have many stores around the city. +  ​* Fancy Argentine Grill: ​ [[http://​www.parrilladonjulio.com.ar|Don Julio Parrilla]] Top 50 restaurants in Latin America, beautiful decor, good service, awesome food. 
- +  ​* Pizza by the slice: [[http://​www.pizzeriaskentucky.com/​|Kentucky]][[http://​www.lacontinental.com/​|La Continental]], and [[http://​www.yelp.com/​biz/​el-cuartito-buenos-aires|El cuartito]] have many stores around the city.
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 ===== Espresso, Coffee, and Tea ===== ===== Espresso, Coffee, and Tea =====
  
   * Starbucks, less than 10 minute walk from IETF 95 venue   * Starbucks, less than 10 minute walk from IETF 95 venue
   * [[http://​www.cafetortoni.com.ar/​en/​|Cafe Tortoni]], Av. de Mayo 825, 1084 CABA, Argentina - about a 25 minute walk from the IETF 95 venue   * [[http://​www.cafetortoni.com.ar/​en/​|Cafe Tortoni]], Av. de Mayo 825, 1084 CABA, Argentina - about a 25 minute walk from the IETF 95 venue
 +  * [[https://​www.facebook.com/​undergroundeb#​_=_|Underground Espresso]], Olga Cossettini 1124, about 10 minute walk from the IETF 95 venue, open 8am-8pm.
 +  * OL'​DAYS Olga Cossettini 1182, Buenos Aires. 10 min walk. Open 8AM - 9PM
 +  * [[http://​coffeetowncompany.com/​|Coffee Town]], Bolívar 976, C1066AAT CABA. Open 8AM - 9PM. 25 min walk.
  
 Recommendation:​ Take your time and enjoy local coffee. Ask for a cortado (coffee plus very little milk, just to change the colour) with medialunas (moon-shaped sweet croissants). Downtown coffee shops open very early. Do not forget to ask for dulce de leche (a kind of sweet jam made of cooked milk and sugar, which is a perfect match for any patisserie) Recommendation:​ Take your time and enjoy local coffee. Ask for a cortado (coffee plus very little milk, just to change the colour) with medialunas (moon-shaped sweet croissants). Downtown coffee shops open very early. Do not forget to ask for dulce de leche (a kind of sweet jam made of cooked milk and sugar, which is a perfect match for any patisserie)
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   *     un cappuccino: (cah-poo-cheen-oh) the cappuccino is the most visually stunning, as it comes in a tall thin glass, with clear layers of milk, coffee, and foam. It’s quite similar to a café-con-leche,​ but sometimes comes with cinnamon (canela) or chocolate. A cappuccino italiano will have whipped cream as well.   *     un cappuccino: (cah-poo-cheen-oh) the cappuccino is the most visually stunning, as it comes in a tall thin glass, with clear layers of milk, coffee, and foam. It’s quite similar to a café-con-leche,​ but sometimes comes with cinnamon (canela) or chocolate. A cappuccino italiano will have whipped cream as well.
   *     un submarino: (soob-mar-ee-no) not a coffee drink, but lots of fun! This is basically a deconstructed hot chocolate; the waiter will bring you a glass of warm milk and a chocolate bar, which you can plop into the milk and watch drop like a submarine. ​ Stir and enjoy!   *     un submarino: (soob-mar-ee-no) not a coffee drink, but lots of fun! This is basically a deconstructed hot chocolate; the waiter will bring you a glass of warm milk and a chocolate bar, which you can plop into the milk and watch drop like a submarine. ​ Stir and enjoy!
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 +While in Argentina and Buenos Aries you may see people walking around with a thermos of hot water and a calabash gourd with a metal straw. ​ That is mate.  You might ask about it.
 +https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Mate_%28beverage%29 ​
    
 ===== Weather ===== ===== Weather =====
  
 [[http://​www.wunderground.com/​ar//​buenos-aires/​zmw:​00000.1.87582|Current weather conditions in Buenos Aires, Argentina]] [[http://​www.wunderground.com/​ar//​buenos-aires/​zmw:​00000.1.87582|Current weather conditions in Buenos Aires, Argentina]]
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 +===== RIPE Atlas Probe Distribution =====
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 +Please see [[ripe_atlas_probes|this page]] for more information about RIPE Atlas probe distribution at IETF95
  
 ===== Photos ===== ===== Photos =====
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