long time no see seawolf.seawolf180 wrote: ↑Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:12 pmHi all.
Been a while. Hope you all are well.
I’m heading over to Mendoza with my family in a couple weeks.
Haven’t been over there (Argentina) in a long long time.
Wondering whether I should just take my US credit cards, or whether it’s worth hassling with buying dollars here first, and exchanging them in Mendoza.
Would rather bus straight to the airport from here.
Don’t want to go into Stgo just to exchange currency, don’t want to travel with a bunch of cash.
Any recommendations for mid priced lodging, and picadas for eating, wine tours, etc would be welcomed.
I would use your cards, to help stay ahead of the fast moving peso fall while there.
also, the pick-pockets are fast and they are cloning cards within mins of lifting them in argentina. keep some backup, clean unused cards in a safe location.
carrying cash at a minimum, and right now the dollar is the defacto currency. you will see signs at cash registers from the consumer protection agency, around Argentina declaring the official dollar /peso rate to be like 40 to the dollar, even if it is trading much higher.