Excessive Buenos Aires

When I first came to Buenos Aires in 2011 I thought it was pretty cheap. In comparison to Brussels. 2013 was another thing already. Two and a half years of inflation added to the price level. Now, back in 2015, it’s outright expensive, to the point where sometimes it’s excessive, for what you get. As […] Read More

Cambio

When I walk down Calle Florida, the shopping street in the middle of town with its big and small shops and malls, I feel like a walking Dollar sign. Like parrots, the only words you hear is a constant murmuring and shouting of Cambio! Cambio! Cambio! Cambio! Change! They take any foreign money, preferably Dollars, […] Read More

Inflation and fake money

Inflation – the theme pops up in nearly every conversations I have with Argentinian friends. Rising prices are a real problem for most of them. It hits the poor most. The government has been criticized by the IWF for not keeping proper data on inflation. My friends tell me that every week prices go up, […] Read More