Do I need to be able to speak Spanish?
We always suggest trying to learn a little bit of the local language before you go (everyone likes a trier!) but you’ll get by fine without. There will be plenty of Argentinians who speak English and can help you out, and a phrase book should get you by in most places like restaurants and bars.
I'm a vegetarian, will there be anything for me to eat?
Yes. Argentina is a very meat-focused country, but its also pretty modern and there will always be a vegetarian option. Usually the options are pastry based with lots of cheese, they wouldn’t want you getting skinny!
I'm hiring a car, what side do they drive on?
The right, sorry! You’ll get used to it pretty quickly though if you concentrate!
Or if you’re nervous about hiring a car in a foreign land, then there are plenty of other ways of getting around.
What currency should I take with me?
The local currency in Argentina is the Peso, but we do suggest taking some US dollars with you too. You’ll usually get a good exchange rate on these locally, but day to day you’ll need Argentine Pesos.
I'd like to go and watch a football match, is it safe?
Not massively safe, no. You’re unlikely to get attacked but its probably a good idea to leave your passport and expensive camera in the hotel, and just take a little cash for food and drinks. There are many local operators who offer group trips with a guide, especially in Buenos Aires, and this is definitely the safest way to experience it.
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