Tagged: Currency

The Road to Bulawayo: Hitting a Goat

The Road to Bulawayo: Hitting a Goat

The Road to Bulawayo: Hitting a Goat March 14 Sometimes, you can just feel when it is time to move on from where you are to see more of a country.  Other times, you have to get moving before people begin to realize how many days you have been wearing the same shirt and pair of shorts.  I left Shoestring Backpackers Lodge today a little for the former, but a lot for the latter.  It was time to change my...

Buenos Aires Black Market

Buenos Aires Black Market

Buenos Aires Black Market. April 6. Life started at 2pm, but it was really 4pm before any real action began.  The economy is crazy here in Argentina, and if you take money out of a bank machine, you will get about 8 pesos for one U.S. dollar.  But, if you take your U.S. dollars to the Buenos Aires black market, you can get 10 or more pesos for one U.S. dollar.  Before Irmante and I left Uruguay, we pulled U.S....