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Public Holidays in Argentina 2011

Public Holidays in Argentina 2011

Here is a list of the different national holidays in Argentina with the dates for 2011, and also a description of whether or not it is always on the same date, or if it changes every year. January 1st – New Years Day (unmovable) March 7th and 8th Carnaval (unmovable) March 24th – Day of […]

Swiss Medical Health Insurance

Swiss Medical Health Insurance

Founded in 1994, Swiss Medical is one of the largest and most important health insurance providers in Argentina. They offer a variety of different plans you can choose from, that can cover pretty much any extent of medical care you may need while living in Buenos Aires. Without getting into too much detail, a typical […]

OSDE Binario Health Insurance

OSDE Binario Health Insurance

OSDE has been around for over 30 years is one of the most highly regarded health insurance options.   Their service is unique, in that they do not own any of their own medical facilities.  Instead, they pay for the use of medical facilities owned by other companies.  As a member of OSDE, you therefore receive […]

Medicus Health Insurance

Medicus Health Insurance

Founded over 35 years ago, Medicus has become one of Argentina´s household names when it comes to health insurance. Similar to Swiss Medical, they own various health centers throughout Buenos Aires, and these centers are equipped with excellent doctors and high-tech equipment. Medicus has 30 different plans you can choose from, meaning it should be […]

CompuMap

CompuMap CompuMap is by far your best option for learning the bus (colectivos) system to get around Buenos Aires. It is also your best option for a map. Here is a list of things you can do with CompuMap: – finding a direction – which colectivo to take to get somewhere – the entire route […]

Buenos Aires Colectivos

The subway in Buenos Aires is quite limited, so it is necessary to learn how to take the city bus, which is known as the “colectivo” in Argentina.  It is an excellent way to get around the city and for a very low cost.  They go everywhere you could imagine within Buenos Aires, and the […]