Buddha plays an interesting role in South America. You need him to sit with his back against the door, and that protects you from the bad things. Today I tried to take out money. Argentina
Buddha plays an interesting role in South America. You need him to sit with his back against the door, and that protects you from the bad things.
Today I tried to take out money. Argentina has a fixed exchange rate, which makes it expensive to use cash machines. For the best way, come with your pockets packed with dollars. Last time I had dollars, but this time, I thought I could somehow get dollars here, and then change them. I couldn’t. I think. I spent most of the day queuing to banks who said no. So I did take out some from a cash machine. Gaaahhh. And then I paid for lunch with card. Geehehhe. And then I logged into the internet bank to check the finances. For 100 USD, I’d get 4432 pesos in the cash machine, while using the card at Starbucks, 100 USD gave me 5811 pesos. In the most generous exchange hole at Florida street 943, I could get 6650 pesos for a 100 USD. So please come with dollars around your neck, to save 10%.
Then I went with Marina to Sucre, which is perhaps the fanciest vegan restaurant in Buenos Aires.
And it was really nice! When eating vegan, they often just pick away the meat, adding salad. Giving you no proteins.
But every dish at Sucre was packed with beans and nuts! So delicious, and ridiculously healthy.
It all ended with 40 euros for both of us, including the beer and drink I had while waiting for Marina to finish her job as dressing the feet of Buenos’ finest women. It was a very lovely dinner!