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12. Posted by jbelgrave (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

OK have been here a year so have a load of info, cant think where to start...
Key points for travellers:
1) Check your notes, check your notes check your notes.. Fake notes (truchos) are everywhere even coming from ATMs... If you get one, use it again.. Don't throw it away.. Its still money. (thats 'bills' to some)
2) Always carry change for buses
3) Never take no for an answer. A smile and some chat can get you very far.
4) Learn some spanish!
5) If your planning on studying check the prices of courses, have had friends signing up to loads of courses and forking out upwards of $1000 for courses they never attended...
Cant think of anything else that isnt obvious...
Any q's lemme know

13. Posted by DiegoB (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone, I help with the train list in Getting Around by train

there are other operators with other places

Operator: Ferrocentral
-Corredor Mitre
with services between Retiro station(Buenos Aires) and Rosario, Cordoba and Tucuman
-Corredor Belgrano (tren de las sierras)
with services between Cordoba station and Cosquin

Operator: Trenes de Buenos Aires (TBA)
-Corredor: Mitre
with services between Retiro station(Buenos Aires) and Rosario and Santa Fe

Operator: Tren Patagonico
-Corredor: Roca
with services between Viedma station and Bariloche
a very nice train, goes from the patagonian coast to the andes mountain corridor

Turistic Trains:
"La Trochita" a steam locomotive service that make a serice in the Patagonia (near to Bariloche), in incredible landscapes, with a very very narrow gauge, also known as the old patagonian express.

"El tren del fin del mundo"(The world´s end train) a steam train, located near to Usuhaia city, very beatifull landscapes

"Tren de las nubes" (train to the clouds) is a train service in Salta Province, it reach 4,220 metres (13,850 ft) metres above mean sea level, the third highest railway in the world. The railway line has 29 bridges, 21 tunnels, 13 viaducts, 2 spirals and 2 zigzags, its an amazing trip...

14. Posted by quimera (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

hi, I'm argentinian

about "money",
in downtown area you can pay in some places with dollar bills (but they'll use a favourable current exchange, of course),
just be sure of carring bills with no inscriptions, written, broken, damaged. People won't accept those,
anyway you can change them in "agencias de cambio".
This doesn't apply to argentinian money: we accept our own money written, broken, damaged, moustaches drawn in their figures, etc x-D

about work,
quite difficult, because it's hard for locals also. I see in some other forums where I am, that many of foreigners want to work as English teachers. Some of them already do it, but I find hard to believe that so many English teachers are needed, so I think you have to be lucky to work of that.
in some places in the country -not exactly in Buenos Aires- English speakers are needed, for instance, as waiters, but the problem is that is supposed that you speak Spanish also. Anyway, this could be a good opportunity in places as Ushuaia: I never heard so much English around me in my country as in Ushuaia, specially because so many cruiser boats arrive in season (some of them are sooo nice, I loved going to see them at sunset, plenty of life).

(I'll continue later)

15. Posted by quimera (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I'm here again

about study

many universities offer degrees and so on for foreigners. Some of them, and very well known, are:
- Universidad de Belgrano
good opportunity also of knowing another part of Buenos Aires, Belgrano neighbourhood (so nice!) (D green subway line links to Plaza de Mayo)

- Universidad Catolica
the base is in Puerto Madero, but I don't suggest you to look for accomodation in PUerto Madero, at less of course you have plenty of money. well there are some other bases.

- Universidad de Palermo
another beautiful district, but this is not my favourite university

- Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE)
this is located in Monserrat area (where I was born), but most of the people call this place just "centro" (downtown) or "congreso" (parliament) in the western part.

there are many others

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