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The blue rate is the street rate. You will be changing dollars on the street. So, yes, there is a risk involved. That said, it's a fairly small risk. Though technically perhaps not legal, street changers are so common and the exchanges are so public, you're likely not to run into problems. In Buenos Aires, go to the city's main shopping street, Florida. ...


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I would try to arrange to "board" with a Welsh-speaking family while in Patagonia. The arrangement could be made beforehand, or possibly while you're there and find one. You're going to have to eat/sleep SOMEWHERE. Just do your best to make sure that the "somewhere" is with a Welsh-speaking family.


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We visited Argentina in April/May 2014 and our Argentine friends helped plan our itinerary, which included BA, Montevideo, Sacramento de la Colonia, and Salta (the province and the city). We very highly recommend Salta. BA is a must and is worth several days. Uruguay is very nice, but probably not worth the time or ferry ride fare, unless you have other ...


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I second MastaBaba in that you should take your dollars and change them at the 'blue rate'. You can do Salta and Jujuy in two weeks at a very comfortable pace but should you choose to do north-west of Argentina, it is best enjoyed by car. Luckily, a small European car would do. The following suggestions are for the north-west, and with a car. Taking the ...


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Don't overdo it. Distances are long and getting from one place to the next is tiring. Even if you fly each leg, why make it so action packed you can't fully enjoy your trip? Montevideo is nearby, but also, really, Buenos Aires' little brother. Colonia del Sacramento is also nearby and is cute, if a bit too popular with tourists, perhaps. Mendoza is ...


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This definitely works: Uyuni to Calama, Calama to San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro to Salta, Salta to Iguazu. This probably works: Uyuni to Sucre or Potosi, Sucre or Potosi to Asuncion, Asuncion to Iguazu. It won't be to easy to get timetables online for Bolivia or Paraguay. You will just have to go. :)



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