Cash And Climbing...

#1
Hi All, Used to live in BsAs 2009 - 2012 and back to visit in a couple of weeks. Guess a lot has changed so have a few questions..

- What's the deal with money these days? ATMs working or $$$ down the cueva still the best way to go?
- Any good rock climbing / bouldering gyms around barrio norte / palermo? Anyone here climb?
- And the most important....where are the good new places to eat?

Thanks in advance!
 

Jed

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#3
Yeah, for long term stays and if you don't mind carrying cash USD it is the best way to go. ATM fees have risen to about 10% ($175 pesos) of a max withdrawal of $3,000 pesos per transaction now. I'll be updating that article as frequently as I see changes. Cuevas and cash remain king IMO.

I'd check out that same site that Julian listed for new restos. She stays on top of the food scene. I think you'll be quite pleased with the new additions- tons of them!
 
#5
you can open an account on XOOM, wire yourself any amount, and pay only 3% fee
If you are suggesting to use Xoom to get pesos by having it transfer USD and exchange them here...when I checked yesterday Xoom was exchanging 1 USD for 16.8x pesos and that was the rate for a 10,000 USD exchange. (I got 17.78 from my guy).