Just a friendly reminder. Please don’t wear perfume/cologne today. A couple people have allergies. Thanks!
Buy yourself a copy of Time Out Buenos Aires magazine. $25 (that’s pesos) at any newstand in a tourist area. Good info and some handy maps. Great for what-to-see-and-do questions. Has a blue cover.
You might find this helpful. We’ll be updating it further this week.
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Hello guests! We’re working to negotiate a better rate on some rented cellphones which’ll hopefully be cheaper than using your own phones. Trying to figure out how many people might want ‘em. Please comment on this post if you’re interested. We’ll follow up w/you via email once we know more.
A bunch of you have asked what to do about money in Argentina.
First off, note that the dollar sign ($) is used for pesos. If you see the dollar sign, assume they mean pesos, unless preceded by the initials “US” (e.g. $100 = US$26).
When you’re in Argentina, just use ATMs. Look for the “Banelco” sign outside an ATM. If it has this sign, it’ll work. Yes, ATMs will charge you fees (about US$3-4), so make it count each time. The max you can withdraw at one time is 1000 pesos (about US$250). A word to the wise, 100 peso notes can be hard to change, so I usually withdraw Arg$990, just so I’ve got some spendable money.
Don’t worry about getting pesos before you leave — there’s a money change place in the arrivals area as soon as you clear customs (but experienced travellers will tell you that you get lousy exchange rates in airports). There’s also a Banco de la Nacion ATM right there — just walk outside of the arrivals area and there’s a Banco de la Nacion ATM about a hundred yards to your left. They always seem to have cash (unlike other ATMs in Argentina, which occasionally can run out of cash over the weekend…especially by late in the day on Sundays). Just in case, bring US$40 (a 20 and two 10s) — you can probably get a cab to bring you anywhere in the city for about US$30, and then find a bank from there.
I’m sure that you CAN still use traveller’s checks, Grandpa, but they’ll be tough to spend anywhere except money exchange houses (which are becoming harder to find as ATMs become ever more ubiquitous).
It’s never a terrible idea to have dollars as well. For large purchases, vendors will happily accept dollars at a quite reasonable exchange rate. For small items, you’ll likely get a less favorable exchange, but if you’re in a bind it can be handy. Dollars are accepted universally. Euros less so. Pounds even less so.
And yes, they take visa/mastercard. Upscale shops/restaurants will take American Express. No one outside the US accepts Discover.
Argentina uses 220V @ 50Hz. The US uses 110V @ 60Hz.
Most modern devices (Dell or Apple laptops, iPhones, etc) will handle pretty much anything. Check the plug. If it says something like: “100-240V 50/60Hz” then you’re fine. Your device won’t fry. You just need a lightweight plug adapter (this one’s perfect) so that you can fit it into Argentine sockets.
But, bringing an older device? A hair dryer? That discman you love? Watch out. If the plug just says “110V 60Hz” (instead of providing a range) you’ll need a heavier power converter to keep from frying your device. This one’s great and weighs about a pound.
But seriously, a discman? Dude.
The invitations went out a while back. We sent them via email using a service called Paperless Post. We only sent 1 email per household, so if you didn’t get it, then check with your partner. If you haven’t done it yet, please click on the invitation and RSVP to us so we know how many people are coming. If you, for some reason, did not get one at all, please let us know immediately so we make sure we get it to you. When you RSVP, let us know if you’re an herbivore or a carnivore/omnivore.
Yay! It’s coming up soon. Can’t wait to see ya!
We are actually going. Just bought tix on AA. JFK->EZE.
We really should’ve bought these already.
Just wanted to let you know that invites should be on their way to you. In lieu of physical invitations, we’ve opted for paperless post invitations — it’s the digital age and all. So check your inboxes/spam filters, and let us know if you can make it. Cheers!
Okay, so I spoke with the travel agent today. We’ve got an additional person working with us on this. Her name is Tracy and you can email her directly about making your travel arrangements. Tracy and Blanca will be working together and can make flight and/or hotel arrangements, as well as transfers to and from the airport and, if you’re interested, guided tours.
If you are staying in an apartment through StayInBuenosAires.com instead of a hotel, then send us the ID numbers for your top 3 choices and the dates you need by August 21st.