Photographer's Note

The today post is inspired by some yesterday comments. More a tip for those planning the trip to Argentina than a photo.
The currency of Argentina is the peso (ARS), identified by the symbol $ preceding the amount in the same way as many countries using dollar currencies. In my yesterday photos the prices were given in pesos, not in USA dollars. It is often very confusing, specially when someone haven't been to Argentina. Now the official exchange rate is 8,84 pesos for dollar. But there is also black market, or I think the name is blue dollar. When I asked in the hotel in Salta where I could change money the answer was: on the corner. So this is this corner on the picture. You can see here the bank and official change money, but just in the door stand men who change dollars into peso with the rate 13. In Buenos Aires when you go Florida street, one of the main streets in Bs.As., you here every minute: cambio, cambio. I found it very amusing because it was the same in Poland before 1989 when buying currency was not allowed (officially).
So the tip is: if possible change money on spot and then pay, better than paying in advance, for instance by Internet.

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