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Travel tips for Argentina - what to prepare in advance and what to obey

Nahuel Huapi Dusk 1. When entering or departing from Argentina, it is prohibited to carry any meat and dairy products, plants, new consumer electronics, and any pornographic materials. Any violations of this rule may lead to punishment and a spoiled vacation.
2. Do not drink tap water, it is better to purchase bottled mineral water for this purpose. This way you will protect yourself from possible health problems. Even many local people try to drink only bottled water and make sure the bottles are well sealed and have no damage.
3. Do not forget about safety measures. It is a bad idea to visit remote areas of Argentinian cities alone. In residential areas, there is a strict division to cheap and expensive quarters. Do not open your wallet and show money in public places. Do not leave expensive items unattended; when sitting on a bench, keep your belongings close. These simple rules will help you to prevent unpleasant situations and thievery.
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4. Leaving tips is common in Argentina. In some venues, such as expensive restaurants, tips can be already included in the total.
5. If you plan to swim in the ocean, this can be done only in specially designated areas. These restrictions are caused by safety measures. Strong coastal currents in many areas can be dangerous and even life threating.
6. It is a good idea to select the time to visit Argentina carefully. Weather conditions are quite the opposite in Argentina, and seasons change differently from the Northern Hemisphere. In the Andes, weather conditions can be dramatic and can easily ruin all vacation plans. Endless rains, floods, and extreme heat in summer are common, but if you choose the time to visit Argentina carefully, this vacation will leave only good memories.
7. Argentina is the motherland of tango. This is a well-known fact, but not many people know that initially tango was danced by men only. They danced it together, without women, and this fact made them create many new moves and make tango so popular. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
8. It is possible to exchange currency in any large bank and official exchange office. If you are going to stay in a popular tourist area, you will be able to pay with a bank card in many public places. However, if you stay in the province or in the outskirts of a city, it is better to stock up on cash money.
9. Shopping in Argentina is one more mesmerizing pastime and great entertainment.
10. Local cuisine is distinguished by the abundance of meat dishes and a very poor choice of fish. Local chefs are truly skilled when it comes to cooking beef. Delicious wine is one more peculiarity – it is so good that is it hard to resist one more glass!
11. When staying in Argentina, don’t forget to try Mate. This popular drink is often called the #1 drink in Latin America. According to a legend, gods gave Mate as a gift to humans. Having tried the drink, don’t forget to listen to the beautiful and interesting legend.
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12. If you plan to visit the country in a car, don’t forget that the right driving is adopted here.
13. Argentina is famous for its high level of crime, so tourists need to be very careful, and this concerns not only keeping an eye on belongings. Keep an eye on the change that you get because counterfeit bills are very widespread in the country.
14. Do not count on the police because policemen often decide in favor of locals in many situations. Even if you fell a victim to thievery or crime, there is no guarantee that the criminal will be punished.
15. Prior to visiting Argentina, it is a good idea to find out about the current epidemiologic situation in the country and get all necessary vaccines.
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Colorful and unique places in Argentina

Patagonia

From the series “Places Hiding Fossils of Dinosaurs”
The special place among the most interesting paleontological areas of the planet is occupied by Patagonia. Here an ancient cemetery of fossils was discovered. Remains could belong to the seven species of ancient dinosaurs. Among the many artifacts there were incredibly large bones and it's possible that they belonged to one of the largest dinosaurs of the planet. Researchers suggest that bones found belonged to one of the species of titanosaurs that lived on our planet in the Cretaceous era, about 90 million years ago.

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Veladero Gold Mine

From the series “Famous Spots of Gold Mines Reminding the Gold-Rush Times”
The famous mine named Veladero is located in Argentina and belongs to the well-known American company Barrick Gold. Each year about 1 120 000 ounces of gold are produced on the mine, making Veladero the country's top leader. The unique deposit is located on the territory of the province of San Juan. Its development began relatively recently, in 2005.

The development of the mine was very rapid. In the first three months of the development, about 55000 ounces of gold was mined, and in 2008 the annual production capacity was about 700000 ounces. The costs of building of an industrial complex, as well as the scale of production, are very large. Only by rough estimates, Barrick Gold has invested about $ 540 million in the development of the mine.

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Burger King in Buenos Aires

From the series “The Most Unusual Restaurants of Fast Food Chains”
Fans of the Burger King chain would love to visit Buenos Aires, where we have one of the most unusual restaurants of the network. It is remarkable that it resides in a unique historical building, with the original interior decoration preserved. Dining areas of the restaurant are located on two floors, they are equipped with an elegant furniture. In this historical building, slender marble columns and wide staircases with carved rails have still remained, walls and ceilings in the halls adorn the artful paintings.

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Advices for popular cities of Argentina

Buenos Aires
1. Leather and Fur purchased in Buenos Aires, can be exported only if they have receipts from stores. Cheques should by also kept after the purchase of art objects and antiques. 2. When you want to make a walk, do not take many valuable items with you - pick-pocketing is very common here. Do not leave coats and bags unattended as they can become tempting targets for thieves. 3. The weather is hot in the city on summer, so the period from October to April is the best place to go on a … Read more
Mendoza
1. The rainiest season in Mendoza is considered to be summer. Heavy rains can sufficiently change the touring plan of travelers and city guests. The most favorable season for visiting Mendoza is spring period meanwhile the heat of the tourist season falls on March when the city holds the National Grape Harvest Festival. 2. The only way of cruising the historical part of the city is on foot. Car renting is reasonable for those tourists traveling with company and planning to visit the city … Read more

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