Resulting from extreme inflation and the ‘blue dollar’, Argentina was once a precarious country to travel in. A visit to Argentina meant that travellers needed to really pay attention to their finances. Money was exchanged in odd locations, and you never wanted to exchange too much as it was likely future destinations would not exchange it. These days the country is working to remove its blue dollar, but visiting still requires careful budgeting and planning.
Argentina does however have much to offer. A little financial planning goes a long way, so don’t let this deter you from visiting. Argentina is one of the largest countries in the world and is consequently diverse. Vast deserts, incredible shore lines, wine country, lake districts, rugged Patagonian mountains and famous locations such as Tierra del Fuego and Igauçu Falls make Argentina an attractive destination for travellers.
The cities in Argentina rival those of Europe as world class food and wines fill the plates and glasses of citizens and visitors alike. A culture of dance, rugby, polo, and of course the best football crowds in the world emphasize the contagious passion Argentinians have for their home country. Along with the cowboy protected mountainscapes of Patagonia and penguins of Tierra del Fuego, a trip to Argentina will have you drinking mate, shouting ‘Boludo’, and dancing your best tango.
Enjoy the infectious culture of Argentina and its people and take your time traveling this immense and magnificent country. It is worth it.