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    Spinal issue recommendations?

    Hospital Italiano has the best orthopedic service in Argentina. It's a teaching and research hospital - newly graduated doctors fight to get one of its internships. They physical plant is old, but the hospital has the latest technology and the best specialists.
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    Cost of living: Argentina sees prices almost doubling last year

    Finally got tired of paying the earth for poor quality vegetables, and will be putting in tomatoes, onions, broccoli, raspberries and leeks next spring, along with an assortment of herbs. Also planting a grapefruit tree. In this climate, everything grows easily... my lone lemon tree is...
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    Cost of living: Argentina sees prices almost doubling last year

    In 2022, inflation was 98,4%, while the US dollar rose only 75%. All of us dollar expats are now 23.4% poorer.
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    How much do you tip at cafes and restaurants?

    I vaguely remember that during Peron's time there was a law passed to end tipping, which was considered demeaning. So, a "LAUDO INCLUIDO" item was included in all restaurant bills, with a set percentage going to the workers. If that law is still in effect, when Args. tip now they are double...
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    How much do you tip at cafes and restaurants?

    When eating by myself, I tip 15/20% to make up for the smaller bill. Otherwise it's a flat 10%. Delivery guys get about 5%.
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    Lost access to MercadoLibre

    Thanks for the suggestions. I've done all that but no mail shows up anywhere in my mailbox. Will open a new account.
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    Lost access to MercadoLibre

    Is there a way to get hold of a REAL LIVE PERSON on the phone? I lost my password, and when I try to reset it the mail ML is supposed to send me does not show up in my mailbox. Help,,,,,,!
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    Why are clothes so expensive here?

    Try camping and backpacking stores.
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    Correo Argentino

    The price difference is staggering: US$99 via FedEx, versus ten dollars with Correo Argentino.
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    Need to send a letter to the US

    Does anyone know if the Argentine mail can be trusted to deliver it? Nothing valuable, just a couple of photos and a form. I checked FedEx but the rate is murderous.
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    Why are clothes so expensive here?

    Uruguayans cross the river in droves to stock on "inexpensive, well made clothes" made in Argentina. Just imagine what things must be like over there.....
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    Why are clothes so expensive here?

    Where can I get those bath towels? I desperately need some good ones.....!
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    Merry Christmas all!

    A genuine Argentine greeting. Messi Christmas to all.....!
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    How has this country not imploded?

    Do yourself a favor: before buying an hacienda, RENT one for a year and see how it goes. Sadly, Uruguay is not what the press makes it out to be.
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    I Phone 6 plus about to lose What's App

    Followed your instructions, and a lovely sign popped up on my screen: "iOS 12.5.6 Your software is up to date" Thanks a zillion for your help, and for making it so easy......!
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    I Phone 6 plus about to lose What's App

    Thanks, do you know anyone who can update it? I sure can't.
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    I Phone 6 plus about to lose What's App

    My old phone is about to be locked out of What'sApp. Does anyone know if it can be updated, and who does it?
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    2 tourists shot outside Faena Hotel P. Madero

    Not so. The handbag is kept firmly in place between the back of my legs and the seat. Been doing it for over 23 years and it hasn't ever slipped out of place. Try it, and see.
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    Still an American at heart

    Will make a point of checking Waffle House's hash browns next time I visit. It is worth noting that South of Washington, DC, hash browns are difficult to find. In NC they are replaced by home fries, a very poor substitute in my humble view. While driving cross-country, chain restaurants can...
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    Still an American at heart

    iHop is ok, but their hash browns don't compare to Denny's. And last time I visited, they didn't offer sourdough toast.
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