Argentina Tourist Traps

  • Tourist Traps
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  • Tourist Traps
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  • Tourist Traps
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Argentina Tourist Traps

  • The Leather Trap

    Especially on Florida Street the shops employ youngsters to pull tourists into their shops for "cheap leather" and they obviously get commission on every sale. It can become very irritating. Just keep walking and don't fall for anyone's promise of a "bargain"!! Keep walking! By all means go and have a look in the shop, but if you do not intend to...

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  • Taxis and buses

    Some taxis have created a little mafia of their own. They wait for tourists outside hotels or tourist sights and charge a tourist more than the usual fare.Your best bet is to travel by bus, the fee is $1.10 or 1.20 (sometimes $1.25 if you are travelling a bit far). A taxi will cost for the initial fare of around 4 pesos, plus a charge of around 40...

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  • The restaurant is CLOSED! Pay in...

    If you already have a set restaurant you would like to visit, give it a call before going there. Most restaurants are closed on Mondays, mainly in districts far from the Centre.Another tip: some restaurants do not accept credit cards (they say they have it written on the menu... in very small letters, I believe). They also do not accept dollar...

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  • Caminito!! Tango Shmango !!

    A nice touristy place to see. The buildings are very colorful and it's all about the Tango here! You can buy 1000's a trinkets here for the friends back home! Dance the tango in the streets ... for at least 10 seconds!

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  • Don't go with enjoy argentina...

    Me and my son went to the Iguassu falls in Argentina and Brazil.We decided so spoil ourselves by taking a private tour with the company Enjoy Argentina/In fact, it was a very wrong idea. They took a lot of money for nothing.What they gave us , we could do by ourselves and not spend so much money.they just did the standard thing and explenations one...

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  • Enjoy Argentina org.-nice words-bad ...

    The "Enjoy Argentina org. promises nice things and handle you very nice.... till you pay.When it comes to performance they do very little for the great money they took.I ordered a private tour to the Iguazu falls in the Argentinian and Brazilian sides and I was very disappointed from waht I got.I will never do anything through this company

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  • Beggers....

    I have visited many countries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. One common phenomenon are poor souls looking for a free handout. This is especially true in and around tourist establishments and sidewalk cafes/restaurants. A person, young or old will approach you and ask for money, offering nothing in return. For travelers who are not accustomed to...

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  • Ham & Cheese

    Not sure that this is really a tourist trap but here goes.You fly between Argentinian airports and the standard fare on the plane will probably be a ham & cheese sandwich. You go into a supermarket to get a sandwich and all that will be available is ham & cheese. You ask for a lunch box from the hotel and you get, you've got it, a ham & cheese...

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  • as always, take care

    ..if you drive in the Countryside..watch out, the rainy season makes roads are slippery mudpath be prepared when renting a car, 4X4 would be the choice and make sure it is good order get information on the weather conditions, and have good maps at hand

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  • tacky tourist tango

    so we all know that buenos aires is famous for tango, but some of the "shows" that are created are just too much to stand. beware of the uber-organized, epcot-center-esque shows...they tend to be quite pricey and not so sincere. enjoy the footwork. tho' in my opinion the dancing is super-staged, it still takes a remarkable amount of strength and...

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  • Inexpensive... not always

    In Mendoza they have 2 prices for everything: one for Argentinians and other one for "tourist" this apply everywhere; restaurants, stores, nightclubs. So make sure to ask for prices "before". Ask for prices before consuming or buying and be very sure in complain that it is too expensive, right away they will give onether price!!

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  • "Fin del mundo" ex prisoners train

    Incredible, but also in the Tierra del Fuego (the last frontier) you can find hordes of tourist. Like the Tierra del Fuego beavers, the turists here hav'nt a natural enemy so they are fat and numerous. Anycase they are the best business for the people living here, after the closing of almost all the facturies in 2001. The navigation of the Beagle...

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  • Hawkers inviting you into a restaurant...

    When you are leisurely walking along, looking for a restaurant, more than once you are accosted by someone, standing in front of a restaurant, extolling the virtues of the food and telling you how cheap it is..what they dont tell you is that by the time you order the side dishes, the meal is more expensive than at a more elegant place If the...

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  • Currency...be careful with the exchange...

    Some shops accept US dollars, but be careful with the exchange, as local currency changes daily you have to take care of ur money! Also you can exchange your dollars at "casas de Cambio" not at the banks. Keep ur eyes open, and take a calculator with U! Don´t be ashamed!

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  • I know, I know!!!!! shopping...

    I know, I know!!!!! shopping is always a trap.... 'anywhere'!!!!! :o) And Argentina is no different! There are different shopping centers in the city, the best known are the following:Abasto Av. Corrientes 3200Alto Avellaneda Güemes 897, AvellanedaAlto Palermo Av. Sta. Fe 3251Buenos Aires Design Av. Pueyrredón y AzcuénagaGalerías Pacífico Florida...

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  • The tango is, unfortuantely, a...

    The tango is, unfortuantely, a very commercial activity in Buenos Aires. You can pay a fortune to see a Tango Show. If you really want to see a Tango Show it is best to visit small cafes and bars in San Telmo on a Sunday. You will see a great show and enjoy some of Argentina's magnificent wine for very little expense.

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  • Its probably Recoleta (in...

    Its probably Recoleta (in Buenos Aires), its full of rich American tourists... but having said that, i still love the place!! Its also got the cemetry, Eva Peron is in there somewhere! (A tip... go inside... turn left... then right at the next major 'road'... keep walking... and around ten rows of tombs later you'll find her!) If you keep away from...

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  • Be carefull when you take a...

    Be carefull when you take a taxi in Buenos Aires. I was lucky enough to travel with someone who knows the city. Because many taxi drivers tried to 'take a longer road to get to the place you asked for'.

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  • keep and eye on the map while...

    keep and eye on the map while wandering through the Terra del Fuego National Park - we accidently walked out of Argentina and over into Chile without knowing it!

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  • Laguna Iberia/Colonia Carlos...

    Laguna Iberia/Colonia Carlos PelligriniThe Laguna Iberia is amazingly beautiful and well worth a visit, but if you come as an independant traveller make sure that you check all information in the hotels in Pelligrini - most of them charge a set price for bed and all meals, but it is cheaper to just take bed and breakfast and buy meals seperately...

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  • Really... I don't know....

    Really... I don't know. Maybe because usually I reauest all the info first, but maybe you could have a problem in big cities like Buenos Aires, but in the rest of the country the people is more simple.

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  • Well... nowadays Argentina is...

    Well... nowadays Argentina is a big trap itself. But the first reason for that is because you will allways want to stay longer.(Photo: El Chalten - En camino hacia Laguna del desierto)

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