Etiquette

  • Greetings Friends – including two men – always greet each other with a kiss on the cheek; if joining a small group, each person should be greeted and kissed. The gesture is repeated when saying goodbye.
  • Lines People in Buenos Aires are generally respectful of queues and you'll see orderly lines at bus stops. It's common to take a number in shops and doctors and wait to be called. In supermarkets and shops, people with babies and the elderly are often ushered to the front of the line.
  • Seats It's common for the young and fit to cede their seats on public transport to the elderly, children, pregnant women or anyone less able to stand.