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Argentina is a very modern and safe country with all the amenities you’d expect at home. Less chaotic and exciting than countries like Peru and Ecuador, Argentina is best if you want to relax, go out at night, and see some incredible sights. And it’s all cheap! (relatively)
Argentine girls are the prettiest I’ve ever seen, but also the most difficult to get with. They can be friendly upon your first approach, but then things go south as you think you are getting closer. They disappear randomly, play games, always head turn for the kiss, announce they have a boyfriend two hours into conversation, and flake out during important steps of the seduction. If you are interested in learning more about them, start with a post I wrote called School Of Argentine Girls.
Basic set lunch: $3.50
Bottle of big beer: $1.25
Internet per hour: $0.50
Hostel dorm bed per night: $8.00
Nice steak dinner: $8.00
Short taxi ride: $1.50
Postcard stamp: $1.33
While robberies do happen, especially at bus stations, it’s not that easy to meet people who have been crime victims in Argentina. Even walking on the streets in the middle of the night is not automatically dangerous like in other countries. It’s still advised to take cabs when there aren’t many people around, but here you can let your guard down just a little and enjoy yourself.
If you're only going to visit only Argentina then I recommend you get this guide, which is far more detailed than the continental guide below, with options that cater to a range of budgets instead of only the shoestring backpacking crowd. Also it gives more respectable treatment to small cities and towns that the larger guide breezes over with a paragraph or two.
South America On A Shoestring Guidebook
This is the guidebook that I used in my six month trip in South America. The maps are excellent, the information is complete and thorough, and the reviews are accurate, which is why it's often called "the bible" by many travelers. The only problem is that everyone else has this book so if you are the type of person that wants to hit the isolated small towns you will be disappointed. My advice is to use this book for its maps and information on getting from city to city, but talk to the locals and other travelers for those isolated gems that Lonely Planet for some reason didn't find worthy to include.
Spanish For Beginners
My copy of this book is so beat up and weathered it's disintegrating before my eyes. I took it with me to South America because I loved how it was organized in a logical way that kept me motivated to keep studying. Lessons start short and easy and increase in complexity as you tackle frustrating readings that help take you to the next level. The only downside of this book is that it was originally published in 1957 so some of the vocabulary is very dated. Still, you'll be hard-pressed to find a modern equivalent of this book whose teachings approach the same quality. Last time I checked you can grab a used copy from Amazon for less than a dollar.
You’re an idiot and quite possibly a mysoginist.I hope you catch an STD and your dick falls off.8 years, 7 months ago
P.s. Dude,you’re not very good looking either.You should be happy with what you can get.8 years, 7 months ago
Haha that’s funny if ur joking, bert.
Its even funnier if ur serious.
The guy that wrote 4 hour work week also said argentine women are the hottest he’s seen.5 years, 3 months ago
So the word is out, Argie girls don’t have a thing for gringos. But, do they treat blond guys differently? Or how about Af-am guys?
Potentially visiting BA for a few days w/ my wing, who is african-american…. We both have game, but game with American girls… Argentina sounds daunting.5 years, 2 months ago
Hey 4tv do you american jigs speak spanish?I spent four years living in Baton Rouge,La(a city which has many,many niggers!)and I will be the first to tell you that the most xenophobic of all the americans are especially “AFRO-AMERICANS”!Jesus shit christ are you both really interested coming to Argentina?Shit!,I’d be surprised if your ghettos asses could find the country on a world map!If you do come dont bring your american ghetto nigger hatin’ attitude like so many of you have back there.Buen viaje de todas maneras a nuestra linda querida pais..un mensaje desde Kenny un argentino de origen britanico.2 years, 4 months ago
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