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Forum: Argentina
Oct 30, 19, 11:20 am
Replies: 192
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The peso is gaining strength! (Relatively, I...

The peso is gaining strength! (Relatively, I know). From a 72/75 and 15 point spread over official dollar, now at 63/66. What's going on? Of course some devaluation was factored into the exchange...
Forum: Argentina
Oct 24, 19, 10:45 am
Replies: 192
Views: 12,748
Posted By spainflyer

Bulletin from the Washington Post: Argentina’s...

Bulletin from the Washington Post:
Argentina’s economy is collapsing. Here come the Peronistas, again.Dólar Blue at 67.75 / 70.75. Oanda still dreaming at 58.77. WaPo is a pretty balanced article....
Oct 21, 19, 10:27 am
Replies: 42
Views: 5,961
Posted By spainflyer

Duke787 - Good news (refunds), within the overall...

Duke787 - Good news (refunds), within the overall bad news (cancelations). There will come a time -- soon I hope -- when you can again visit Barcelona in peace and enjoy its many, many attractions....
Oct 21, 19, 6:01 am
Replies: 42
Views: 5,961
Posted By spainflyer

Take out religion and you might be describing...

Take out religion and you might be describing Madrid - Barça...
Totally agreed about US professional sports rivalries.
Oct 21, 19, 2:30 am
Replies: 42
Views: 5,961
Posted By spainflyer

Football's Biggest Match Postponed

Anyone who booked travel to BCN hoping to buy a ticket on the re-sale market (€1000 and up) to the Barcelona FC vs Real Madrid game, originally scheduled for this coming weekend at Barcelona’s Camp...
Oct 20, 19, 11:40 am
Replies: 42
Views: 5,961
Posted By spainflyer

Thanks, HalconBCN for that ground-level view of...

Thanks, HalconBCN for that ground-level view of protest activity in Barcelona. Not to try to refute anything you have reported, but to try to give potential visitors a more rounded view of what to...
Oct 20, 19, 2:43 am
Replies: 42
Views: 5,961
Posted By spainflyer

I think what MSPEconomist might be trying to...

I think what MSPEconomist might be trying to convey is that many Catalans, particularly nationalists, consider the Autonomous Community of Valencia to be part of Catalonia. When the Catalan...
Oct 19, 19, 6:13 am
Replies: 42
Views: 5,961
Posted By spainflyer

Wrong for whom?? The airport is south of...

Wrong for whom?? The airport is south of Barcelona and Sitges is beyond the airport, meaning one would not have to go into central Barcelona to reach Sitges from BCN.
Oct 19, 19, 6:08 am
Replies: 42
Views: 5,961
Posted By spainflyer

Valencia part of Catalonia?? Don't tell the...

Valencia part of Catalonia?? Don't tell the Valencians! Valencia is a separate autonomous community from Catalonia. It starts in Castellón de la Plana and ends in Alicante. The Valencian language is...
Oct 19, 19, 2:36 am
Replies: 42
Views: 5,961
Posted By spainflyer

Barcelona Update

Update Saturday morning, Spain time.
Yesterday was the worst day of the past week for violent demonstrations: 60 injured, of whom 18 were police. 54 arrested.
Yesterday’s “March on Barcelona” saw...
Oct 18, 19, 1:38 am
Replies: 42
Views: 5,961
Posted By spainflyer

More Barcelona

Usually security bulletins from the US Embassy in Madrid and the US Consulate in Barcelona are pretty general and anodyne (“Be aware of your surroundings…avoid crowds…follow the news on Spanish...
Oct 17, 19, 2:50 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 5,961
Posted By spainflyer

Beach Rat - You are forgiven for guesstimates...

Beach Rat - You are forgiven for guesstimates because you at the beach... Toledo 1/2 hour; Segovia, 25 minutes on high speed train. More reason to stay reasonably near Atocha Station.
Oct 17, 19, 2:00 am
Replies: 42
Views: 5,961
Posted By spainflyer

NotDuncan: I missed the part about Haro. Great...

NotDuncan: I missed the part about Haro. Great choice! Absolutely do that part of the trip! Que aproveche!
Oct 17, 19, 1:59 am
Replies: 42
Views: 5,961
Posted By spainflyer

To NotDuncan and others who might be...

To NotDuncan and others who might be contemplating a trip to Barcelona: first the positive. You would almost certainly not be in physical danger, unless you were being stupid, or were very, very...
Oct 16, 19, 3:42 am
Replies: 42
Views: 5,961
Posted By spainflyer

https://www.lavanguardia.com/rf/image_medium/GODO/...

https://www.lavanguardia.com/rf/image_medium/GODO/LV/p3/WebSite/2015/10/17/Recortada/20191015-637067773119[email protected]LaVanguardia-Web-Portada.jpg...
Sep 26, 19, 2:30 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,854
Posted By spainflyer

No. Way.

I can only repeat what has already been said here. I fly IB MAD-JFK 5-6 times a year. I have GE. I have only carry-on luggage. I’m a pretty fast walker. I also have seen the mess at LGA a few times...
Sep 24, 19, 9:56 am
Replies: 713
Views: 1,050,759
Posted By spainflyer

Pay with points, no breakfast?

Apologies if this has been covered in the previous 46 pages. I have read through many of them, searched by key word, etc. but have not found a reference to this:
Recently at a HGI in Connecticut,...
Forum: Argentina
Sep 23, 19, 12:04 pm
Replies: 192
Views: 12,748
Posted By spainflyer

Originally Posted by spainflyer...

Originally Posted by spainflyer https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/images/buttons/viewpost.gif...
Forum: Argentina
Sep 22, 19, 2:21 am
Replies: 192
Views: 12,748
Posted By spainflyer

Everyone may be, but I am not. A return to...

Everyone may be, but I am not. A return to Peronismo will bring more chaos to the markets, more extensions of sovereign debt deadlines, more inflation and more need for the dólar blu.
Forum: Argentina
Sep 22, 19, 2:18 am
Replies: 192
Views: 12,748
Posted By spainflyer

Or, prices are rising in pesos but their salaries...

Or, prices are rising in pesos but their salaries are not, so they need to eat into their USD savings to live at the same level they have been. I think, given Argentina's economic/monetary history,...
Forum: Argentina
Sep 22, 19, 2:14 am
Replies: 192
Views: 12,748
Posted By spainflyer

El País shares Marambio's opinion. From the...

El País shares Marambio's opinion. From the article: The cuevas never stopped operating because even with a lack of (government) controls, they offer better rates, since they avoid taxes… “We...
Forum: Argentina
Sep 21, 19, 11:57 am
Replies: 192
Views: 12,748
Posted By spainflyer

All good questions

That is exactly what the El País article says there is "an immense quantity of dollars (cash) in safe deposit boxes, or badly hidden at home..."

[If so, when/how did so many people get...
Forum: Argentina
Sep 21, 19, 10:35 am
Replies: 192
Views: 12,748
Posted By spainflyer

The dólar blu is back?

Last Tuesday Spain’s El País, reported (https://elpais.com/internacional/2019/09/17/argentina/1568739115_233044.html) that the dólar blu is back and pushing 70 pesos per USD. Cuevas are selling...
Sep 20, 19, 11:32 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,559
Posted By spainflyer

AFAIR (As far as I remember) every time I've been...

AFAIR (As far as I remember) every time I've been on LX long haul they have served Swiss wines. Maybe one Burgundy. I'm from Spain and there are some Riojas and Riberas I'd like to sell them...
Sep 20, 19, 1:30 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,559
Posted By spainflyer

Great price! Wow. Is LH long haul always 2-2-2...

Great price! Wow. Is LH long haul always 2-2-2 in Biz, and LX 1-2-2? Would seem like a no-brainer for single traveler. Am I missing something?
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