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Old 05-17-2019, 05:19 AM
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I am currently in Neuquen, Argentina... .I have accepted a new position and will be relocating here. Has anyone been, done anything interesting, know something that would be useful to a future expat?

I love the culture, the food, drink and beautiful women....but since I will be here for 2-4 years, I want to make the most of it and see as much as I can....My wife is accompanying me, and we are planning on doing things to make the trip worthwhile and a lifetime experience.

Some things I know we will do:
Vacations to Brazil, Chile, Uruguay....
Make a trip to Easter Island
Explore locally in Neuquen
Dove hunting & fly fishing
Visit the coastline - Las Grutas, etc

I recall seeing pictures someone had posted of their recent trip through Patagonia, but alas...I am not a hiker of that caliber.

So, whatcha all got?
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:30 AM
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Other than the Hep C,commies, corrupt police force and overbearing government - it’s a great place to live!
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Originally Posted by Jughed View Post
Other than the Hep C,commies, corrupt police force and overbearing government - it’s a great place to live!
Well, ya can't win them all... but so far in my couple of trips here, I have enjoyed it a great deal and am meeting new people daily. I know a lot of people come to a country and don't want to experience the culture....I am looking at this as a once in a lifetime opportunity for my wife and I.

So far, I haven't had any issues with any of the above...nor do I intend to.
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need to find an expat argentina forum.
everyone there wants your money, many scams.
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I go through Neuquen five or six times per year and have each year for the last 19 years. I usually end up down in Villa Regina (not exactly a tourist destination but it pays my bills).

Great river fishing local to you. There are guides for Rio Limay who can put you on monster brown trout but I’d have to look them up.

Bariloche for spring/fall fishing. Summer hiking, winter skiing, etc. it’s only a couple hundred kms away.

My friends there all have summer places in Las Grutas for the beach. They seem to like it but the water is not good for me coming from South Florida.


Take a day and cruise out to Bodega Familia Shroeder for an outstanding lunch, wines, tour, and dinosaur history. Cool place for an afternoon!




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Really good red deer hunting down there too. Way cheaper than Scotland or New Zealand. Trophy quality is fair.
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I have lots I can add later, my wife is Argentinian, but the most important thing to know is to keep your banking in US banks. You might keep some running money in an AR bank to make day to day easier, but nothing significant.
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I was down in January for 10 days fly fishing the Ibera Wetlands and the Parana River. Phenomenal golden dorado fishing. Food and wine excellent. No issues getting around, no scams. Are yall sure you aren't thinking of Venezuela?

Ready to go back, but also want to go south for trout.
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What type of work?
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Thanks for all the answers so far...

I work in the Oil & Gas industry, Programmer Analyst...

I have heard about the red deer hunting as well, plan on looking into that one also.
can't wait to hit the rivers up for some trout... where were you fishing for Golden Dorado?
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Negotiate to get paid in USD, shouldn't be a big ask in the O&G industry
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I hear the segment of the appalachian trail that goes through there is phenomenal.
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I am paid in USD.... no worries there.
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I hear the segment of the appalachian trail that goes through there is phenomenal.
OoooOooooo. Only South Carolinians might get that reference.
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Not only excellent dove hunting I shot a 1000 birds in one day but pigeon and duck hunting is excellent as well. ditto what others said about your gringo money keep some where other that AR
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My wife is half argentine and her bio-mom lives in Mendoza.

Their healthcare is abysmal. Took over a year to get in for an MRI, and by the time they finally were able to look, they said "well, you have a brain cancer, go home and die."
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Duck and dove hunting are incredible since no one really does it down there other than the very wealthy. Liberal limits and very little pressure on an abundance of birds makes for a great time.
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Argent-ina. Argent is Spanish for silver.
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