Cities in Argentina
There’s obviously more cities in Argentina, but these are the ones that is currently added to the guide.
What are the top gay cities in Argentina?
Oh, honey, when you talk about fabulous gay cities in Argentina, you've got to start with Buenos Aires Buenos Aires. It's the queen of the nightlife, the parades, and all sorts of gay cultural festivities. But let's not forget her fabulous siblings, such as Rosario, with its vibrant LGBT scene, and Mendoza, where you can sip on fine wines and flirt with the locals. The rainbow flags fly high in Cordoba as well, darling, thanks to its young, hip population, and if you're into arts and theatre, head over to La Plata for a cultured experience. Of course, these are just the siblings, Buenos Aires is the glittering jewel in the crown!
What currency is used in Argentina?
Bring on the pesos, darling! The currency used here is the Argentine Peso (ARS). And while you can certainly show off that fancy plastic in most places in the city with credit cards being widely accepted, it's always a good idea to have some cash on hand for those charming little markets or when the credit card machines decide to take a siesta. 💳
Is it expensive in Argentina?
Well, sugar, it all depends on your taste for the finer things in life! In general, Argentina offers a great value for international travelers, especially with the peso having its ups and downs. Eat like a king, dance until dawn, and still have some pesos left for a souvenir or two. Your wallet will thank you for choosing Argentina over its pricier neighbors.
Do I need any extra paperwork to visit Argentina?
Unless you're bringing your pet poodle or planning to smuggle in some exotic feathers for the next carnival costume, the paperwork is pretty standard, love. Most nationalities just need a valid passport to enter Argentina, but always double-check for any visa requirements beforehand – immigration isn't the place for surprises!
Is Argentina gay friendly?
Argentina is as gay-friendly as they come in South America, sweetie! It’s a pioneer in LGBT rights. The cities are bustling with gay life, there are laws to protect you, and the local gays are as warm as the empanadas fresh out of the oven!
Is gay marriage allowed in Argentina?
Yes! Argentina is strutting her stuff at the forefront of LGBT rights, having said 'I Do' to gay marriage since 2010. She’s a modern, open-minded diva, and we love her for it!
Can I use English in Argentina?
Of course, you can! English isn't the star of the show here, but in larger cities and tourist areas, you'll find plenty of English speakers. Just remember, a little Spanish goes a long way in charming the locals.
Should I leave a tip for waiters in Argentina?
Absolutely, darling! Show those lovely servers some love with a tip. Around 10% of the bill will make them smile, and it is very much the done thing here. Just make sure to check your bill, as some sneaky places might include it automatically.
What's the best time of year to visit Argentina?
Well, isn't that the million-peso question! Spring (September to November) and fall (March to May) are usually the best times to visit, with mild temperatures perfect for exploring or enjoying a fabulous vineyard tour in Mendoza. But if you're all about skiing, hit up Bariloche in winter, or if you don't mind the heat, get a tan in summer. Argentina's got it all, anytime!
What's the local language in Argentina, and how do I say basic phrases?
The local language is Spanish, but not just any Spanish – it's castellano, filled with charming 'shh' sounds that'll make you sound oh-so-sexy. Here’s how to charm your way around:
¡Hola, guapo! – Hello, handsome!
¿Dónde está la fiesta? – Where's the party?
¡Esa camisa te queda divina! – That shirt looks divine on you!
Un trago para mí y para el bombón de allá – A drink for me and for the hottie over there
¡Vamos a bailar! – Let's dance!
What's the local cuisine like in Argentina, and what are some must-try dishes?
Oh, get ready to loosen that belt, because Argentina will feed you well! It's all about the beef here, sweetheart, but there's so much more to salivate over:
Asado – The ultimate BBQ experience.
Empanadas – These delectable little pastries can be stuffed with anything, but try the carne (beef) ones.
Choripán – A chorizo sausage sandwich that’ll make you moan with delight.
Dulce de leche – This sweet milk treat is found in everything from desserts to the breakfast table.
Malbec wine – Because you need something fabulous to sip on.
What are the emergency numbers, and how do I call for help in Argentina?
Fire Department: 100
Medical Emergencies (Ambulance): 107
In some areas, you can dial 911 for any emergency to reach a central dispatcher. Always provide your location and the nature of the emergency when you call.
Are there any cultural taboos or behaviors that I should avoid in Argentina?
Just a few do's and don'ts to ensure a fab time! Do indulge in the cheek-kiss greeting, it's a must. Don't bring up the Falklands War or call it 'Las Malvinas’ conflict, it's a sensitive topic. Do try to be on time, even though Argentines often aren't – fashionably late doesn't always cut it! And lastly, do show respect during their siesta; some small shops may close in the afternoon for a rest, so plan your shopping sprees accordingly.