Wikipedia - Argentina is a country in South America, bordered by Chile to the west and south, Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, and Brazil and Uruguay to the northeast. The country is a federation of 23 provinces and the autonomous city of Buenos Aires, its capital and largest city. It is the eighth-largest country in the world by land area and the largest among Spanish-speaking nations. As of 2011, Argentina is the most visited country in South America and the fourth most visited in the Americas. The generally temperate climate ranges from subtropical in the north to subpolar in the far south. The north is characterized by very hot, humid summers with mild drier winters, and is subject to periodic droughts.
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Teresa the Traveler's Argentina Travel Tips
1. The language is spanish so be sure to bring along a Spanish phrase book.
2. Many Argentineans like to chew on coca leaves which are believed to treat gastrointestinal ailments, motion sickness, act as an anti-depressant and help with weight loss. It is illegal to bring coca leaves or any coca products into the US and Canada because the illegal drug cocaine is derived from coca.
3. They don’t charge for a visa to get into Argentina but they do charge what they call a reciprocal fee to citizens of all countries that charge them for visas equal
to the amount that it costs an Argentinean citizen to visit that country.
4. When a man on the street walks past a woman he finds attractive he will sometimes make kissing noises. I find it creepy but you might find it flattering.
5. Yerba mate, a popular drink in Argentina, is prepared by steeping dry yerba mate leaves in warm water and drinking it from a shared hollow gourd with a metal
straw. You may want to try it.
6 In some of towns around Argentina, shops are closed in the middle of the day then reopened. Find out what the times are so you can make sure to eat lunch or make your purchases before everything closes.