Argentina travel Archive

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Unfaked Marriage in Tajikstan, Grave Locks in Argentina, and a Shocking Kiss on the Berlin Wall

It’s time for the latest issue of Perceptive Travel, featuring some of the best travel stories you’ll find online (or elsewhere). This time we head to rural Tajikstan, Buenos Aires, and the artsy side of Germany. As I mentioned in January, Perceptive Travel turned 10 recently. We posted the first issue on

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Poof – Argentina’s Black Market is Gone

Before this week, if you traveled to Argentina on vacation, you needed to come with a briefcase full of U.S. dollars to truly get the best bang for your buck. That all ended yesterday as the new government lifted currency controls and allowed the Argentine peso to float freely. As expected, the

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The Evolving Value of a Travel Dollar

Don’t look now, but you just got a little richer. There’s just one catch: you have to go traveling. Trying to explain why the U.S. dollar is going up or down is something even experienced economists have trouble with, so I won’t bother trying. Just know that it involves the perception of

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Argentina is Cheap Again (If You Follow This Advice)

Editor’s note – As of December 17, 2015, the dual currency system was swept out by a new government replacing the old one. The Argentine peso is now floating freely so the official and unofficial rates have converged. You can dial back on the cash you’re bringing in now! See this post

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What It Costs to Live in Argentina

Many a traveler has landed in Buenos Aires and within less than 24 hours started to ponder the question, “Could I find a way to live here?” Some don’t just ponder it; they actually move to Argentina. I spoke with Lisa Besserman, who lived in New York City most of her life