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Old 03-13-2014, 09:14 AM   #436
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If you’re traveling from the US or even other countries, Argentina is the worst place to use your credit or debit card for purchases.

Second worse, the worst is Venezuela
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:28 AM   #437
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Hey Dan,

I was in a 4X4 four door diesel Nissan truck, part work, part fun trip.
The money exchange was a really, really strange thing. Everyone is out and about, looks like everyone is going on about their business as usual and then you come across the money changers - bad indication for this country. Wait until you get to BA, if you are going there. Florida street has 4 changers for every block. I don't think I'll ever get the chime of "cambio, cambio, cambio" out of my head!

And I have to agree about the food, off the hook good! You haven't even mentioned anything about the beautiful women in Argentina....

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Old 03-13-2014, 10:14 AM   #438
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In Ushuaia I only got 9 pesos per $20 bill at the Hostel.

Better than the banks 6.5 at the time (Jan 2014).
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:55 AM   #439
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In Ushuaia I only got 9 pesos per $20 bill at the Hostel.
Better than the banks 6.5 at the time (Jan 2014).
I think you meant 9 Argentine pesos to the dollar which would be 180 for a twenty.

That's not horrible especially when you're out in the sticks and running out of pesos. The current blue dollar rate was pegged at 10.85 pesos to the dollar yesterday. I changed money over here in Chile at a casa de cambio so I'd have some dinero for gas until I hit a city in Argentina and they gave me slightly less than black market at 10.35 Argentine pesos to the dollar. I was happy to get them. Nothing worse than running out of cash in the middle of nowhere.

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Old 03-13-2014, 02:36 PM   #440
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Spot Tracker is worthless down here for me. Maybe it's the wind.
Anyway, hello from Fin del Mundo!!!!

Happy for you man! Way to go! Bet you have a whole new perspective on this trip by now, don't you?
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:41 PM   #441
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Dan, I'm a couple day late but congrats on reaching TDF! Super exciting man.
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Old 03-15-2014, 06:53 AM   #442
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Hey Dan,

Congrats, I think I have a pretty good idea of how you felt when you made it to Lapataia.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:13 AM   #443
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OK...no updates to the RR for a whole week. No movement on the Spot track in six days. Time for an update. There's a few hundred ADVers that are paying big money to subscribe to this thread. If we don't get some updates to read we are actually going to have to do something productive at work today.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:28 AM   #444
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OK...no updates to the RR for a whole week. No movement on the Spot track in six days. Time for an update. There's a few hundred ADVers that are paying big money to subscribe to this thread. If we don't get some updates to read we are actually going to have to do something productive at work today.
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I'm sure he's either on his way home or home, dealing with months of stuff, and will post when he's unburied.
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:09 PM   #445
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Heard through the grape vine that he's out backpacking and traveling around down there. Hope you're having fun Dan!
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:44 PM   #446
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Been following along on IG, just found the RR here. Huge fan of your photographic and editorial style. This trip is on my bucket list too so I will read with envy and steal as many of your good ideas as I can . If you come back through the Dallas area any time, beer and bbq on me. Buena Suerte!
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:10 AM   #447
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Dan, first off, thank you for taking the time to do this RR. its amazing. I'm also in Costa Mesa. I've been reading this over the past few weeks. it will be different now having caught up to you in time. can't wait to keep reading the stories and seeing all the great pictures. thanks for the inspiration
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:44 AM   #448
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Happy for you man! Way to go! Bet you have a whole new perspective on this trip by now, don't you?
Hey Bryce! Definitely. Not just this trip but on life in general.
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:47 AM   #449
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OK...no updates to the RR for a whole week. No movement on the Spot track in six days. Time for an update. There's a few hundred ADVers that are paying big money to subscribe to this thread. If we don't get some updates to read we are actually going to have to do something productive at work today.
Hope all is well.
ok ok ok I know I left all you hanging but it wasn't on purpose.
I went trekking in Torres del Paine for 7 days (first time doing a multi day backpacking trip) and the internet was down when I went to update that I'd be MIA for a week. But I'm back now and going to catch up on writing and photos.

you'll only have to be productive at work for a little longer.
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:48 AM   #450
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I'm sure he's either on his way home or home, dealing with months of stuff, and will post when he's unburied.
nope, neither. I'm on the road for 2 more months!
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