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How to get rid of Argentinian Peso before leaving the country?

Does anyone have any good suggestions of how to get rid of Argentine peso before leaving the country? I have read peso can be hard to exchange back or if it can it can only be done at the poor ...
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Duty on electronics when arriving to Argentina

A friend is traveling to Buenos Aires from the US, bringing both his personal notebook, and a new one for a relative. As I understand it, he'll have to pay 50% of the value of the new one (not sure ...
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Do citizens of Switzerland need a visa to travel to Argentina?

I am a Swiss citizen and will be traveling to Argentina for 2 weeks. I would like to know if I will require a visa.
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Will I be allowed to bring 3 iPhones to Argentina (Buenos Aires) from the US?

I am traveling to Buenos Aires next month (from the US) and I wanted to bring an iphone as a gift for my sister and her husband who currently live there. I will also have my own iphone bringing it to ...
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How To Obtain Argentinian Visa For a Philippine Passport Holder in Brasil

I am currently in Brasil and I have travelled South America for a year using my Philippine passport. My next stop will be Argentina and I'd like to ask if I can obtain an Argentinian visa here in ...
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Exchanging USD for ARS tips [update]

So I'm heading to Argentina next week, and whilst there's heaps of advice on SE about taking USD cash and exchanging at the arbolitos for the blue dollar, I was wondering if anyone has any ...
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Getting from Punta Arenas to El Calafate in July?

I'm finding it impossible to find a bus route from Punta Arenas in July to El Calafate. I thought I was meant to stop in Puerto Natales, but apparently no buses run there in July. So I was told Rio ...
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Recommendations for Mendoza and Salta?

Am travelling to Buenos Aires in three weeks (July 2014) and will be there for five days, but then I am at a loss as to what to do for the additional two weeks I have in Argentina- there are so many ...
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Is the Siesta a factor to consider when traveling around Argentina?

Are siestas anything I should consider when traveling around Argentina(large and small towns)? Are travel services likely to be effected in anyway?
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When to use a plane instead of a bus around Argentina?

I am planning to travel a 'circular' route around Argentina in 3 weeks. My rough idea for the route is Buenos Aires -> Puerto Madryn -> El Calefate -> Mendoza -> Cordoba -> Salta -> Iguazu -> Buenos ...
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Is it practical to travel in Argentina with limited knowledge of Spanish?

I am planning to travel for 3 weeks around Argentina, I plan to arrive and depart from Buenos Aires. I am not booking all my accommodation/travel ahead of time, as some of the distances are so vast, I ...
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Do you get passport checked on a round trip to Antarctica from Ushuaia, Argentina?

I'm considering travelling to Antarctica this November, from Argentina. I have a passport which will hit the six months-remaining window around mid-November. While I'd enter Argentina before that ...
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How long does it take to cross the border at Iguazu Falls?

So we're going to Iguazu falls for about 3 days. We're taking the overnight bus from Buenos Aires and then leaving from the Brazilian side's airport to Rio. We are trying to decide whether to stay on ...
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How to get from Cuzco, Peru to El Calafate, Argentina in 1 day (24 hours)?

All flights I see on kayak.com take me through Santiago, Chile or Buenos Aires, Argentina to get to El Calafate, Argentina. But they take more than a day. Is there a quicker way?
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Do I need to get USD to travel in Argentina?

I have heard that there is an "official" exchange rate in Argentina and a street rate which is much higher because currently, the locals are finding it really hard to get foreign currency. When I ...
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Buy bus ticket on line for use between Paraguay and Argentina

I want to book a bus ticket on line from Asuncion Paraguay to Resistencia Argentina - is there a web site with English to do so
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What kind of power plug adapter do I need in Argentina and Chile?

I'm going to Argentina and Chile and have a couple of electronic devices I want to charge. I have Swiss plugs consisting of two bolts: What kind of adapter should I pack for Argentina and Chile?
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Drive from Puerto Iguazú to Foz do Iguaçu

Assume that my Argentinian car rental company allows me to drive into Brazil: Is it possible for me to cross the river and drive from Puerto Iguazú to Foz do Iguaçu to see the Brazilian sides of the ...
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Is 6 weeks long enough to go from Lima, Peru to Buenos Aires?

So I'm thinking about booking an open jaw ticket, landing in Lima and overland going through Bolivia through Brazil to Uquara falls and then fly out from Buenos Aires. It's my first time in Sth ...
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Are 3 hours enough layover time for transferring from EZE to AEP? [closed]

I'm looking into flying to Argentina with an international flight from Rome to Buenos Aires (EZE), then have a domestic flight from the AEP airport to Ushuaia. Is 3 hours enough time for this ...
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Are there deals for multiple domestic flights in Argentina?

I'm planning to visit Argentina for 1 month in January and will most likely be flying 4 domestic flights. (Buenos Aires → Ushuaia, Ushuaia → El Calafate, El Calafate → Bariloche, Bariloche → Buenos ...
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Uyuni, Bolivia to Iguazú, Argentina by bus

I plan to go to Uyuni and Iguazú. Airplane fee is too expensive for me. So instead, I would to like to take a bus from Uyuni to Iguazú. But, there's not much information in the internet. So please ...
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Do Argentinian ATMs only accept 4 digit pins?

I heard that ATMs in Argentina only accept 4 digit pin. However, both my credit card and my maestro card have 6 digit pins. Should I change the pin to a 4 digit pin before going to Argentina?
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Internet access using mobile phone in Argentina

Considering the mobile Internet in Argentina, I have two related questions: Is there a mobile provider that offers a (pre-paid) sim to access the mobile Internet for a reasonable rate? How good is ...
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What are my options to get to Montevideo from Buenos Aires?

I'm in Buenos Aires for a couple of days and I'd like to go to Montevideo for a day trip. I've seen that there are ferries and planes between the two cities, but are there also other options? And ...
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Easiest way to get to Paraguay from Puerto Iguazu?

I'm in Puerto Iguazu for a couple of days to see the waterfalls there. It seems to be pretty simple to get to Brazil. But I would also like to go to Paraguay. However, on Google Maps, I can't see any ...
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How can I check if I'm allowed to take a rental car from Argentina to Chile?

I'm planning to rent a car in Argentina by one of the big, well-known companies. I'm also planning to drive to Chile for a day or two. I know that quite a lot of rental companies explicitly do not ...
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3.5 months in South America - Suggested routes for Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina? [closed]

My boyfriend and I will be going backpacking around South America. So far we have booked a flight from New Zealand in and out of Santiago. We will have 3.5 months to do some sort of a loop around ...
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Taking a taxi in Argentina with a newborn: is the toddlers seat necessary?

I'll be traveling to Argentina with my wife and with our little girl (3 months old). When taking a taxi, is it necessary to use my toddlers seat (and then we'll have to take it with us) or can my ...
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Can I buy a cheap phone in Peru, that will function in Bolivia and Argentina?

Is there a chance I can buy a cheap phone (and put some money on it) in Peru, so it will work in other countries such as Bolivia and Argentina? I'm not talking about technical issues, but about ...
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Why SOME Israeli groups are so impolite and what to do? [closed]

I know this topic could be misunderstood and polemic, but I believe that everybody here is clever enough to understand my words and give good advices. Last April, I came from a trip to Brazil. This ...
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From Uyuni, Bolivia to Salta, Argentina by bus

Does anyone knows how can I get from Uyuni, Bolivia to Salta, Argentina by bus? And what the approximate cost/time will be to get there?
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Is there any public transport from Punta Arenas, Chile to El Calafate, Argentina?

I'd like to visit Perito Moreno Glacier while I'll be in Patagonia. I'm not sure where I will depart from, but my options are Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales or EcoCamp Patagonia. Do you know whether ...
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How can I go to Cape Horn by boat in a cheap way?

I would like to go from Ushuaia to Cape Horn by sailing boat. Would be a one week trip. Is there anyone who know how to arrange it in a more or less cheap way?
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How dangerous is the 'La Boca' neighborhood of Buenos Aires?

I've heard a few warnings about going to La Boca, especially at night. I'm curious how dangerous it is in the area. I don't really know how one would rate the level of danger, but what I'd like to ...
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Where can I buy a 220v to 110v transformer in Buenos Aires at a reasonable price?

The house I'm renting has some 110v audio equipment that I'd like to use and the transformer that they have seems to be fried. I'm looking for a shop where I can buy a transformer at a reasonable ...
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Where can I obtain a SUBE card for the Buenos Aires Subte and Bus systems?

I know that it's possible for foreigners to obtain the RFID transit card SUBE but I don't know where to get it. It seems that it's not sold in all Subte stations. Where can I get the SUBE card?
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What are some websites for public transit directions in Buenos Aires, Argentina?

I generally use Google Maps, but they don't have transit directions for Buenos Aires. What are some similar sites that I can use, extra bonus for sites with mobile web interfaces and/or iPhone ...
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What is the best way to get ARS using USD?

The current (official) exchange rate for USD to ARS is around 1:5, but I've heard that due to the fluctuation recently there may be a way to get a better value for USD in Argentina. Any pointers?
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What are my options for pre-paid SIM cards in Buenos Aires, Argentina?

I have three devices: iPhone 5 - nanosim, 4G/LTE MiFi - microsim, 4G/LTE iPhone 4S - microsim, 3G Which providers in Buenos Aires / Argentina have the best prepaid options for these devices? They ...
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Bus between Mendoza and Santiago: are there precipitous drop-offs on the edge of the road?

I'm planning to travel by bus between Mendoza, Argentina and Santiago, Chile. I don't have a head for heights, hence my question: Are there any terrible precipitous drop-offs on the edge of the road ...
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I'm looking for a city where to go for the next 6 months in Argentina (on the sea) [closed]

My criteria are: full of life / young people (I don't want a dead city) no traffic, no chaos (I hate to drive, I love to bike) on the sea (good quality, where I can go easily to swim) low crime rate ...
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What is the reciprocity fee for US citizens entering Argentina?

I am having the hardest time finding the exact reciprocity fee for US citizens entering Argentina. Does anybody know what that amount is?
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Visiting Iguazu waterfalls on both sides

One can visit the Iguazu Falls on two sides: the Brazilian and the Argentinian side. We stay at a hotel in Argentina (Puerto Iguazu), visited the Argentinian side and would like to visit the ...
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How to get from Buenos Aires to Santiago de Chile by land

I want to get from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Santiago de Chile by land. What is the recommended route and what are the alternatives? Aprox. how much it costs and how long does it takes? Where can I ...
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Precautions taking the Tren a las Nubes

I would really like to once ride with the tren a las Nubes. Wikipedia says the tour takes 15 hours, but I can't find any information on where to buy tickets and if reservation is necessary. And how ...
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Casual restaurant recommendations in Buenos Aires [closed]

This would probably be best turned into a wiki question, but here goes: what places would you recommend for casual dining? (not super fancy, but also not fast food) We will be staying in the Recoleta ...
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Would you recommend getting the DAR (discount argentina) card in Buenos Aires / Salta?

I came across the DAR, Discount Argentina, card (discountargentina.com) while looking up information about museums in Buenos Aires. I was wondering, if anyone has had experience with this card, have ...
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What is the best way to get from the airport to center of Buenos Aires?

Is there a good shuttle service? Taxis? What should one expect to pay? Is it worth pre-arranging?
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Can I study the Welsh language as a traveller in Patagonia?

As a traveller interested in languages I have long been aware of the settlements in Patagonia where Welsh is spoken. But there's only about 1,500 to 5,000 Welsh speakers there and I'm assuming that ...