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Strange currency on websites Argentina

The dollar sign derives from an abbreviation for the Spanish-American peso, the currency from which the US dollar itself derives. Many countries use this sign for their currencies. Any use of the ...
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Can Brazil residence permit holder enter Schengen area without visa?

No, unless the citizenship of the residence permit holder allows this. Schengen has a special case for residence permit holders of other Schengen states, but generally speaking they go by citizenship. ...
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Exit immigration for Argentina-Chile border crossing

The immigration process of exiting Argentina and entering Chile are unified at this crossing. When you complete entry formalities for Chile, Argentina automatically processes your departure. You do ...
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Where exactly is "Canalcinco" in Argentina?

Canal de Riego Numero Cinco links Canal Gobernador De La Serna (itself linked to Rio Paraná Mini and thence to Rio Paraná Guazu) to Arroyo (stream) Los Sauces to the west. As the crow flies about 84 – ...
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How is Buenos Aires on Christmas eve and Christmas?

I was recently in Buenos Aires on Christmas Eve (Nochebuena) and on Christmas Day. Most places closed early on Christmas Eve, if they were open at all, and as I recall, they were mostly still closed ...
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Invitation letter to friend that does NOT require a visa to enter Denmark

Some countries have a formal invitation process that addresses maintenance and accommodation and some do not. For those that do not, it often boils down to how the person presents himself at the ...
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I am in Brazil without an entry stamp. What do I do?

Both the borders with Argentina and Paraguay are very easy to pass without getting entry/exit stamp, as you have realized - almost everyone passing is either a tourist visiting the waterfalls for a ...
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Itaipú and Iguazú in one/two days from Rio

I made exactly this trip in 2013 (except from São Paulo and not Rio). I didn't find I needed a car: fly to Foz do Iguaçu, get bus 120 (or a taxi) to the centre of town. There is a website devoted to ...
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Expiration date on Argentina ETA (AVE)

Just to answer my own question here in case some one out there has the same situation as me and can't find any more help. What I ended up doing was (and I successfully went to Argentina in August ...
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Traveling as a Swedish citizen with Argentinian wife who overstayed in Germany

Last time she got stopped and an officer opened a case stating she overstayed her visa. ... We are wondering if this will be a problem at the border In germany. ... We called the prosecutor's office ...
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How to decide on travel to possible Zika zone while pregnant

The CDC and WHO are always (understandably) over-cautious, they don't want to risk an outbreak or be accused of not warning people. Indeed, as recently as last year there was a Zika case in Buenos ...
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Going to Argentina from Brazil without a Brazilian entry stamp

It's the same there - since MERCOSUR citizens and residents, i.e. the vast majority of people crossing, do not even need passports to cross, having fixed border control is deemed to be superfluous. ...
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Hotel charging 21% VAT in Argentina?

I'd like to add that, when you pay, keep the receipts. And if none is provided, ask for them. You can request your VAT charges back at the airport, after security and check-in. That was my last ...
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Internet access using my notebook in Argentina

Most of the coffee shops and restaurants in the largest cities of Argentina have free Internet access (password protected). You just have to order something and ask them for the Internet password. ...
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getting a bank card (virtual, prepaid or debit) in Argentinian Pesos, from abroad, for foreign citizens

Ask someone you know well from Argentina to buy the ticket for you, bring USD with you and reimburse them with cash. Everybody wins. Unfortunately Argentinean monetary regulation (if it's possible to ...
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getting a bank card (virtual, prepaid or debit) in Argentinian Pesos, from abroad, for foreign citizens

No it isn't possible. You will have to provide a national identity document (DNI) with a minimum validity of 12 months and also have to provide a tax id (CUIL). Even with all of that mentioned above, ...
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Hotel charging 21% VAT in Argentina?

¡Sí! Had to learn how to make google search Spanish (latin america) pages first. Here's a news article about it: Argentina devolverá IVA por hotel para atraer turistas extranjeros And here's the ...
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Going to Argentina from Brazil without a Brazilian entry stamp

I agree with Crazydre that it won't be a problem when going to Argentinian side of Iguazu (just don't exit the bus, I did that last week and no one cared). But later, when you'll be leaving Brazil ...
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What is the reciprocity fee for US citizens entering Argentina?

As of 2016, the reciprocity fee is suspended for US passport holders. That is, there is no reciprocity fee for US citizens entering Argentina at this time. If you go to the official website, http://...
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Cheap way to get to Argentina

If you don't have time restriction then I'd suggest to get Schengen visa and travel most of the way in Europe by land. In Europe you can find really cheap night long distance buses (even starting ...
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Cheap way to get to Argentina

We've used Moscow-Dubai, Dubai-Rio-Buenos Aires route using Emirates I believe and price was tolerable as these things go - ~35 000 rub one way per person a year ago. Our return flight was from Peru ...
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Lowest fee ATMs in Argentina?

This is the way that I dealt with the problem: Make good use of any free ATMs while you can: Make use of any ATM networks that may be specific to your bank. In my case (as an Australian) I was able ...
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Where is it possible to reliably see king penguins from Ushuaia?

This article about nearby Isla Martilla discusses some of the opportunities available for penguin viewing. It seems this island is easy to get to from Ushuaia by boat, and will almost certainly have ...
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What is this lever in Argentinian toilets?

This is a water spray, it acts as a "bidet", used to wash your private area after doing your business. Similar to this in function:
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Is traveling by bus during the Halloween night a good idea?

Generally, when travelling on days of major celebrations, it is hard to estimate the level of celebrations that may take place in transit hubs such as bus stations or airports. Halloween, while it is ...
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When taking the boat from Buenos Aires to Montevideo, then back to Buenos Aires, do the Uruguayan immigration stamp one's passport once or twice?

Having done this a couple times I can say that your passport will be stamped twice: once for entry and once for exit. In general, the two immigration checks - Argentinian and Uruguayan - are back to ...
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Is public transport running from Ushuaia to Tierra del Fuego National Park?

I visited Ushuaia last week. There is no public transport between the town and the national park. However, there are private shuttles that run between the central bus station and the national park, as ...
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Lowest fee ATMs in Argentina?

It seems like all ATMs in Argentina are charging the crazy fees, and the linked site notes that your best bet is to get a credit/debit card in your home country that doesn't charge/refunds ...
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El Chalten / El Calafate to Bariloche - options in 2016/17

TAQSA offer connections by luxury coach: These are departure times: El Calafate Bariloche 15:30:00 MARGA SA El Calafate Bariloche R40 17:15:00 MARGA SA El Chalten ...
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