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Forum: Argentina
Oct 8, 18, 8:46 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By RobertWill

I like going to a lot of futbol games while in BA...

I like going to a lot of futbol games while in BA so perhaps I can help.

For getting a hold of tickets you'll need to swing by the admin offices of the clubs the week of the game. Tickets are not...
Forum: Argentina
Aug 3, 18, 7:18 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By RobertWill

Better World Books sells second hand books and...

Better World Books sells second hand books and ships to Argentina successfully. I can confirm first hand and have done so on 3 different occasions now.
Forum: Argentina
May 14, 18, 3:19 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,519
Posted By RobertWill

I head down to Bariloche every year in January...

I head down to Bariloche every year in January for about a week each time. Highly recommend renting a car and exploring all the nearby areas, national parks, doing a trout fishing excursion and...
Forum: Argentina
Nov 24, 17, 8:11 am
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By RobertWill

Taxi EZE...

Taxi EZE (http://www.taxiezeiza.com.ar/spa/tarifas) isn't bad. You'll see their kiosk right in front of the McDonalds after customs exit into the main airport area. Cash discount at ARS$680 ($39 USD)...
Forum: Argentina
Nov 24, 17, 8:07 am
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By RobertWill

Let me ask around about Tigre, but I don't know...

Let me ask around about Tigre, but I don't know of anyone off the top of my head.

Generally speaking there two ways to do Tigre IMO:
1. Take the train into Tigre, walk over to the Puerto de...
Forum: Argentina
Nov 19, 17, 6:39 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By RobertWill

I have a few friends that work in tourism so I...

I have a few friends that work in tourism so I might be able to chip in here based on their suggestions, my own experiences and some hearsay.

BuenosTours have a solid reputation as being some of...
Forum: Argentina
Oct 21, 17, 7:52 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,155
Posted By RobertWill

I'd say she nailed it. Every place I've gone to...

I'd say she nailed it. Every place I've gone to that is good and inexpensive is on that list. I'm racking my brain to think of something else!

Thanks for sharing! This will be super useful.
Forum: Argentina
Oct 18, 17, 10:20 am
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By RobertWill

On the subject of tipping in Argentina, saw this...

On the subject of tipping in Argentina, saw this pop up in another forum: http://landingpadba.com/tipping-and-gratuities-in-argentina/
Forum: Argentina
Oct 13, 17, 9:02 am
Replies: 141
Views: 17,174
Posted By RobertWill

Every ATM I have ever used here charges a fee to...

Every ATM I have ever used here charges a fee to foreign debit cards. It looks like it is based on a $6 USD fee value as the peso amount fluctuates. This is just my theory, but this helps gauge what...
Forum: Argentina
Oct 9, 17, 11:42 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,967
Posted By RobertWill

Nov 27th is the only holiday I am aware coming up...

Nov 27th is the only holiday I am aware coming up so I would avoid that weekend. General rules of thumb are to avoid Friday late afternoon, Sunday late afternoons and Monday mornings. Those are the...
Forum: Argentina
Sep 24, 17, 5:19 pm
Replies: 141
Views: 17,174
Posted By RobertWill

Absolutely agree. Best deals for "regular" top to...

Absolutely agree. Best deals for "regular" top to bottom shelf wines here are at the Chinos. I love hunting around when I am in a different neighborhood and time to spare. Best find so far is the...
Forum: Argentina
Feb 26, 17, 4:36 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 6,271
Posted By RobertWill

If/when its listed PM me the deets. I might know...

If/when its listed PM me the deets. I might know some people that are interested.
Forum: Argentina
Feb 15, 17, 2:51 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 6,655
Posted By RobertWill

1. As the others have pointed out $2,400 peso max...

1. As the others have pointed out $2,400 peso max with 2 transactions per day general limit with a bonus $95 peso fee per transaction.

2. Manuel Tienda Leon (http://www.tiendaleon.com/home/) is a...
Forum: Argentina
Feb 13, 17, 8:06 am
Replies: 6
Views: 991
Posted By RobertWill

Feb 18th is a Saturday so less traffic and the...

Feb 18th is a Saturday so less traffic and the odds of a protest or something random decrease greatly. Puerto Madero/San Telmo area are quite close to the highway leading to EZE too. You should be...
Forum: Argentina
Feb 3, 17, 1:34 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By RobertWill

What's interesting is a lot of the club managers...

What's interesting is a lot of the club managers and famous players have voiced support of the lower leagues strike and the complete gutting of the current AFA admin due to the amount of corruption...
Forum: Argentina
Feb 3, 17, 9:41 am
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By RobertWill

No Futbol until March 2017

Anyone else watching this debacle unfold?


http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1981000-el-torneo-de-primera-division-no-volveria-hasta-fin-de-mes-pero-pronto-tendria-su-tv...
Forum: Argentina
Jan 25, 17, 9:18 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,125
Posted By RobertWill

If you decide to rent a car be sure to do your...

If you decide to rent a car be sure to do your due diligence. Argentina has some rules/laws about their rental cars passing into other countries. Some paper work is required and must be requested in...
Forum: Argentina
Jan 25, 17, 5:04 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By RobertWill

I lived in San Telmo for 6 months in that same...

I lived in San Telmo for 6 months in that same area (was located at Estados Unidos and Chacabuco). It is "grittier" than the more polished neighborhoods, but also has a very real Buenos Aires barrio...
Forum: Argentina
Jan 25, 17, 4:51 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,420
Posted By RobertWill

Wow! What year was that? I went 3 times, 2008,...

Wow! What year was that? I went 3 times, 2008, 2011 and 2016, twice at La Bombonera and once to the Monumental and never saw packages for even close to that even for the standing section.

$500 USD...
Forum: Argentina
Jan 24, 17, 8:00 pm
Replies: 141
Views: 17,174
Posted By RobertWill

I imagine most are either fearful of either the...

I imagine most are either fearful of either the taxman or want to avoid the credit card fees in Argentina as a merchant. I remember a store owner telling me that they lost up to 10% a couple of years...
Forum: Argentina
Jan 23, 17, 3:37 pm
Replies: 141
Views: 17,174
Posted By RobertWill

Just a quick report; to my delight got a mix of...

Just a quick report; to my delight got a mix of $500 and $100 notes at a Santander ATM in Palermo. Max is still $2,400 pesos per transaction with a $97 peso fee. 2 transactions allowed per day....
Forum: South America
Jan 23, 17, 2:49 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,139
Posted By RobertWill

I just got back from Santiago-> Valpo/Vina area!...

I just got back from Santiago-> Valpo/Vina area! Spent a week there, rented a car, here are my 2 cents:

Multiple locals warned us about Valpo/Vina saying there was more crime there in high season...
Forum: South America
Dec 28, 16, 1:22 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,136
Posted By RobertWill

The government buildings ironically seem to be...

The government buildings ironically seem to be either ignoring it or exempt from the law! Every time I've been to one there is someone smoking on the indoor steps or out their windows in their...
Forum: South America
Dec 26, 16, 11:52 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,136
Posted By RobertWill

I live here in Buenos Aires part of the year and...

I live here in Buenos Aires part of the year and vaping is picking up steam (pun intended?). It is technically illegal to sell, distribute, manufacture vaping equipment or juices. My guess is the...
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