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Ten Essentials You Need To Pack For A Move To Argentina

Tuesday April 21, 2015 (03:35:35)

Packing for a move to a different country can be a daunting task. But before you begin the actual packing, it helps to take stock of what will and will not be useful to you abroad. If you are moving to one of the big cities in Argentina, such as Buenos Aires, then you will be able to locate and buy most essential items quite easily. Things are different in the rural areas and shopping can also turn out be a frustrating process because of the slow pace and the queuing system that is present in most stores. To avoid any hassles as you begin your new life abroad, use this checklist of ten essentials you need to pack when moving to Argentina.   more ...

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Learning To Communicate With The Locals In Argentina - Some Tips For Expats

Wednesday February 18, 2015 (03:36:19)

There are over 40 languages spoken in Argentina, of which Spanish is the most dominant. English is the second most commonly spoken language, followed by Portuguese, Italian and French. The accent varies according to geographical location, and there are extreme differences in pronunciation within the country.

Languages

Although Spanish is the official language of Argentina, it is very different from the type of Spanish spoken in Spain. Spanish in Argentina has been affected by many of the European languages, especially Italian, which is why it sounds very similar to Italian. The most prevalent dialect is Ripolatense, which uses ‘voseo’ instead of ‘tu’ (the familiar "you").   more ...

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Make The Most Of Your Time In Argentina - 5 Things To Try Before Returning Home

Tuesday November 25, 2014 (05:27:28)

Argentina is a country with an interesting culture, attractive natural landscape and a rich cuisine. Apart from cultural activities and eating out, there’s also a thriving nightlife and abundant shopping opportunities. There are plenty of things to do and see in Argentina, but we've narrowed down the list to just 5 things you must try before returning home.

Visit Iguazú Falls

The spectacular Iguazú Falls is located in the province of Misiones, in the north easternmost part of Argentina. It stretches across the border into Brazil and while the Iguazú River runs much of its course in Brazil, the falls lie on the Argentinian side.   more ...

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5 Good Reasons You Should Move To Argentina (And 1 Reason You Shouldn't!)

Friday September 19, 2014 (03:02:57)

Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world and also the second largest in South America. Natural beauty is abundant here, from mountains and lush jungles to waterfalls and spectacular glaciers. In terms of its lifestyle, Argentina is similar to many European countries and the capital city of Buenos Aires is a hub for many expats and visitors. If you’re thinking about moving to Argentina, here are 5 reasons why that may well be a good idea.

Low cost of living

Although cities like Buenos Aires are reminiscent of European destinations such as Paris, their cost of living is much lower.   more ...

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Dealing With Culture Shock In Argentina - Some Advice For New Expats

Monday September 08, 2014 (02:57:34)

Expats love living in Argentina because of its exciting culture that is deeply rooted in family. The customs and traditions that make up Argentinean culture come from various immigrant communities that settled in the country over the years. The Argentines are known to be hospitable and enjoy bonding over food and entertainment.

Although Argentina is a geographically beautiful and vibrant country, with an equally vibrant population, new expats may face some difficulty adjusting to life here, especially in the early days. The cultural differences expats may face tend to vary from one province to another since Argentina is a vast country.   more ...

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Moving To Argentina - What To Expect As A New Expat

Wednesday March 26, 2014 (16:30:29)

With its growing economy, business opportunities and laidback lifestyle, Argentina continues to attract expats from all over the world.

Here’s what you can expect as a new expat in Argentina.

Health services

Argentina is known to have far better healthcare services that the other countries in South America. Expats can avail of private and public healthcare. Private healthcare operates through private insurance companies who offer good coverage. Private hospitals are better equipped with amenities and the facilities are superior.   more ...

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Dealing with a Cash Culture in Argentina

Wednesday July 04, 2012 (14:18:11)

by Connor Davies

Living in a cashless society where cell phones and plastic are the only forms of payment seems nearer than ever. Or at least, it does if you live in the West.

But over here in Argentina, it seems a very long way off indeed.
Mobile wallets might as well remain in the realms of science fiction, and whereas in the USA and the UK we may soon all be carrying less cash than ever before, in Argentina that does not look like changing for a long time to come.

A Cash Culture
Dealing with the daily need to carry large wads of notes and handfuls of coins was one of the challenges that I found most frustrating when I first moved to Argentina a few years ago.   more ...

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Making the Move to San Rafael, Argentina

Thursday January 05, 2012 (20:42:48)

by Dan Hathway

It seems like San Rafael in Argentina is the growth region for expats at the moment and I've read with interest some of the articles posted on this site's forums by Neil, who too chose to make the switch from the UK.

I moved to San Rafael with my Argentine wife (Laura, who is from San Rafael) in October last year, after having lived for several years in London. We wanted to try something different and Laura wanted to be near her family again. Our feet haven't yet touched the ground. The whole experience has been amazing but hard work. After 1 year, I can say that it has been worthwhile (2 property renovations and 2 businesses launched and more family time), so I thought that I would share some observations and comments with other members.   more ...

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Argentina's booming economy

Thursday January 05, 2012 (20:40:17)

by Neil Rushen

Hello from Argentina! I`ve decided to pop a few articles together to give you a few reasons to consider moving to Argentina, starting with the economic outlook out here.

Over the next few weeks when I can put time aside from my busy social life we`ll be looking at the social scene, schooling and education, healthcare, retirement and why you can`t get good curry powder here! Thanks to John and Annette who visited recently I`ve just had my first pint of Marstons Pedigree! Still not enough of a reason to return to the UK.

Here`s one of the reasons I choose to call Argentina, and Mendoza in particular, home. Information in this article appeared in the Los Andes Rumbus magazine (issue 106, page 30) and is attributed to information released by the Secretary of agriculture, livestock, fishing, food and grapes in the Economic Ministry.   more ...

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Rediscovering Argentina

Thursday January 05, 2012 (20:37:24)

by Neil Rushen
Mendoza Property

Mention Argentina to anyone and people usually think of Fray Bentos corned beef, the Falklands Conflict, people being pushed from aircraft by the military, Diego Maradona's "hand of God", a very large economic crash in 2001 and some old dear warbling "don't cry for me Argentina".

Well it ain't like that anymore! Fray Bentos is actually in Uruguay for starters and whilst the Argentines still claim "Las Malvinas" you won't be rabbit punched in the kidneys when they discover you're British. People being launched from aircraft today are usually indulging in one of the country's many and varied tourist activities. Diego Maradona is still a sight to behold, but only because he resembles the "Tango" genie, well almost, he's actually fatter, more orange and has a very bad haircut! With the recent debt restructuring the economy is growing and the country is the most politically stable in South America. The song, alas, remains the same!   more ...