The cactus family we rescued out of the trash – La familia cactus que rescatamos de la basura
We found our cactus family on the sidewalk a couple of months ago. Someone had thrown them away after their pot broke. From two came three; the cactus that had its head broken off now has six new heads sprouting. Pretty neat.
Hace un par de meses encontramos tirada en la calle a nuestra familia de cactus. Alguien los habia tirado después que el macetero se quebró. De dos se hicieron tres, el cactus que estaba decapitado tiene ahora seis cabecitas floreciendo. Bastante primoroso.
We have finished putting together our Correo Argentino page. The relevant information includes the locations, phone numbers, hours of operation and whether they offer post office boxes.
El Tren de las Nubes – Salta, Argentina – Correo Argentino Postal – Dakar 2011 Edición
We like the post office. Telegrams and Western Union money orders can be sent within Argentina through Correo Argentino; you can pay bills and recharge your SUBE card there as well.
Correo Argentino produces nice stamps and they often create special edition stamp collections which usually includes a post card. This year they produced one featuring the FIFA World Cup. The South American Dakar rally is another favorite theme for special editions.
Terminamos de armar nuestra página de Correo Argentino. La más importante información incluye, lugares, teléfonos, horas de actividad y si ofrecen casillas de correo.
Aromas y Esencias offers high quality essential oils from Argentina and abroad at competitive prices. They also offer one kilo bars of fragrance free glycerin and coconut oil soap for $35 which is a lot cheaper than buying your soap at the supermarket.
We noted the cost of Veritas brand fragrance free glycerin soap at Supermercado Coto; a pack of three bars (3×120 grams) costs $26.80; single bars cost $7.76. The single bars at Coto are a bit cheaper but the bars at Aroma y Esencias are much cheaper.
Coconut oil soap is reputed to be beneficial for the hair.
Barras de jabón de glicerina y coco – $35 cada uno
A couple of months ago a family member was lauding the benefits of bathing in magnesium sulphate. Magnesium sulphate is also known as epsom salts or bitter salts.
A couple of tablespoons into the bath water and relax! Supposedly it draws toxins out of your body through the skin. Sometimes people gives themselves a foot bath in a small tub with a tablespoon of salt.
It is an enjoyable experience, however, epsom salts are not that common or readily available in Buenos Aires. In other places magnesium sulphate is often available at pharmacies.
We took a look in the yellow pages and found a supplier who sells chemicals retail. Droguería Industrial Lanús is where we now buy our magnesium sulphate.
The past couple of months we have been bathing in bitter saltsand we feel the benefits. A one kilo bag costs $50.
Pon un par de cucharadas en labañadera de agua caliente y relax! Supuestamente eliminatoxinas del cuerpo a través de la piel. A veces la gente en cambio se dá un baño de pies en una palangana de agua tibia con una cucharada de sales.