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    Argentine Passport Renewal Overseas

    According to the website of the Interior Ministry, it takes 15 days to get a passport or 2 days if you do it express and pay a fee of 500AR$ on top of the 400AR$ that the passport now costs. But this is only in the case you want to get a new passport. It still applies that if you live abroad...
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    Argentine Passport Renewal Overseas

    Hi There, Since 2005, the Government issued a new rule through which Argentine consulates can renew a machine readable passport by putting a stamp in a free page of it. The renewal lasts 5 years. I did it myself (live in the UK). However, some countries may give you a hard time if you show...
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    Tripping

    Hi, I've also done this trip a few times and I agree with the post above that it is very nice to do it all the way down to Trelew and then cross towards Esquel through RN 25. However, this adds lots of km and money. A more direct way and nicer way than going through La Pampa province, as first...
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    Argentine passport holders: a question about US visas

    This is the same situation it applies to me. I am an Argentine citizen, and when I travel to the US I have to carry both passports, the new valid one and the old one with the US visa. People do this all the time and the US immigration officers are not surprised about seeing this situation, they...
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    Moving back to Argentina: Customs' question

    For more security, I know that, if you are Argentine, the Argentine consulate can issue you a "certificate of relocation" (or something called like that) that allows you to move back to Argentina with all your belongings. You can even bring a container with that and should not be charged...
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    A Quick Hello, and a Question..

    Welcome Montrealean? or Montrealais? Anyways, am Argentine and just wanted to tell you that the Lenguas Vivas has one of the best reputations in town in regards of language teaching. I know this by acquaintances of mine who did their studies there. So I would give it a try.
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    Pre-apartment arrangements...

    Hi Devc The previous post is right and I would add that some Spanish will be VERY important in order to understand the deal you may get. There are two big IF's though in order to understand the type of rentals you can get in BA. IF you plan to stay as a tourist and "extend" your stay while...
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    Getting around in Mendoza

    Bianca, We hired a very good guy last time we were there in January. He speaks good English and knows everyone around in the wineries / wine business. Very nice guy and highly recommendable. He is very fair to charge prices so I give you his details and maybe you can give him a call and see...
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    ques? about land trip ushuaia 2 el calafate

    Hi Diego, Although I didn't do the whole Rio Gallegos-Ushuaia trip, I did the Rio Grande-Ushuaia part by bus many years ago and I can tell you that if you are into mountains, woods, etc, this is definitely a must. This is the only part in Argentina where you can "cross" the Andes and be still...
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    Is Cordoba an especial success story?

    It is sort of accurate that Cordoba is a rich potential, although as everything in Argentina, that potential has still to be expanded. I personally like it and the interesting thing is that it has been kept out of the international/expat radar if you compare it to Patagonia and Mendoza. Cordoba...
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    Lobos; Provincia de Buenos Aires

    I have been there. It is a typical buenos aires province town with a nice city centre. There are quite a few craft shops. Also, nearby is the lagoon (Laguna de Lobos) very popular with fishermen. It's an ok place to spend a day or two to relax. I agree that there are quite nice estancias nearby...
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    Is BA real estate selling? If so, where and how much?

    Hi Herbbman, Well, the area you describe is very large, there are 600 miles between those two cities. Could you be a little more specific? The best part of the pampas region (some 200miles from BA) is about 5000usd per hectare (2acres). But then in the region of southern Cordoba province and...
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    Apartment Advice

    Hi Travellinman, I have an apartment in the downtown area. It is located round the corner from Puerto Madero. Maybe you are looking for some are more residential but the good thing of this particular area is that you are close to all the major attractions the city has to offer. The price for...
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    Mendoza, San Juan, info please...

    I didn't see the rest of the question. Basically, the most stunning and worth visiting wineries are located in the Valle de Uco, some 100km south west of Mendoza city. It's really amazing. The thing is that there are a lot of wineries. The ones I visited and highly recommend are Salentein...
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    Mendoza, San Juan, info please...

    I have just been in the region last month and I could recommend that you check this page www.mendoza.com.ar. They have a very good selections of hotels, apart-hotels and temporary apartments. It's very good, you pay online and no problem.
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    Driving maps of Argentina...

    Glad to hear my idea worked. I am a great fun of detailed road maps and I have found that the YPF guides are unbeatable. Also, very nicely written. Enjoy your next trips!
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    Driving maps of Argentina...

    I also suggest the guias YPF that have very detailed maps on top of all kinds of touristic info. They are a bit pricey but, in my opinion, one of the best in terms of reliability and quality
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    Visa Renewal Option...Concordia???

    Look here at this forum where someone talks about the times for the buses crossing the border and the fact that there are migraciones facilities to stamp your passport http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa;jsessionid=6B3C78C910A31476512842AF58F685F9.app01?messageID=13495410&#13495410
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    Visa Renewal Option...Concordia???

    Hey, Am kind of an train adventurer too! But I actually never took this service yet because I am not living in Argentina. I think it is a good idea if you want to know a new way of travelling and the cross of the two suspension bridges on the two branches of the Parana river is something you'll...
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    How is Villa Urquiza barrio for living/commuting?

    Hi Neil, I completely agree that Villa Urquiza is a very interesting option if you are looking for some quietness but yet all the amenities of a sophisticated barrio. I don't know what is your budget/preferences, but I find the area of Parque Chas with its circular streets and European cities...
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