If you are vegetarian

It's not impossible to be a vegetarian in Buenos Aires, but it's not easy. There are a few vegetarian restaurants, but only a few, and most platos del día at cheaper restaurants include meat of some variety. Nonetheless, the situation is not as desperate as it might seem. Large salads with a healthy mix of [...]

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About opening hours

Banks and Exchange Bureaus: Mondays to Fridays from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Business Offices: generally from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and from 2.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. Stores: in the big cities from 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m., although in the outskirts and the provinces they generally close at midday. Saturdays, from 9.00 [...]

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Driving in Buenos Aires

If you're a confident driver, you shouldn't find Buenos Aires too daunting to tackle by car - indeed, once you've got the hang of the street system, the city can feel like a straightforward place to zip around. With a few exceptions - notably Avenida 9 de Julio and Avenida del Libertador - the streets [...]

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About car rental

All international car rental companies operate in Argentina. The following companies have offices In Buenos Aires: Ai Rent a Car International (Maipú 965, Tel. 4311-1000 www.airentacar.com.ar), Avis Rent a Car (Cerrito 1527, Tel. 4326-5542, www.avis.com ), Budget Rent a Car (Av. Leandro N. Alem 1110, 8th, Tel. 4311-7788 www.budget.com), Dollar Rent a Car (M.T. de [...]

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About the weather

Don't forget that Argentina is in the southern hemisphere so the seasons are reversed, December is in summer and June is in winter. Quick guide: Winter (Jun, Jul, Aug) - cold (5º to 10º C); Spring (Sep, Oct, Nov) - pleasant (10º to 20º C); Summer (Dec, Jan, Feb) - dry desert type heat (20º [...]

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About Medical insurance

Everyone, regardless of the passport they hold, can be treated under the Argentinean National Health service. It is not the best service in the world, but unless you get seriously ill or injured it will cover most of what you'll need. If you are not then you can either take out a policy or extend [...]

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