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Best Way to Change Currency

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

In Buenos Aires, you can change currency at banks or at currency exchange houses (casas de cambio). Look for the ones that post the exchange rates outside. Generally, currency exchange rates are excellent at these places and the spreads are quite tight.  You need to have your passport with you to change money. It’s a […]

Tax Free Shopping in Buenos Aires with Global Refund

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Many stores in Buenos Aires, particularly those in the larger malls like Patio Bullrich, Alto Palermo and Galerias Pacífico, participate in the Global Refund program for tax free shopping. When you make a qualifying purchase of over 70 pesos at one these stores you can request a Global Refund Cheque. This entitles you (a non-Argentine […]