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Siestas

I just wanted to add a note on siestas, which are driving me crazy!  All across Argentina, the shops open at 9am.  Then, at 12:30/1 o’clock, they inexplicably close.  For four hours.  Nothing at all gets done in the afternoon, as everyone goes home for a sleep.  Gradually, around 5pm, things begin to open again. Unbelievably frustrating when you need to buy supplies and you can’t find a single shop to sell you anything.  Even the local animals seem to take a siesta!

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One Response to Siestas

  • I remember traveling in Spain and the same afternoon siestas completely flummoxed us. We were always hungry at the wrong time and ready for bed when the city awoke and was ready for another round.