Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Globe Trekker Argentina|
Actor: Justine Shapiro
Director: Ian Cross
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Argentina is the world s eighth largest country, and one of remarkable variety. The magnificent desolation of Patagonia and the High Andes contrast dramatically with the urban frenzy of Buenos Aires, one of the world s lar... more »
DVD has outdated Information on Argenitna
Rambling Sam | New York City | 10/29/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is dated as a 2004 release and maybe the DVD was released then but the video was defintely filmed at least five years earlier.
The video is not very helpful and full of false information about the country, particularly the cost of traveling. Justine Shapiro states that it is VERY VERY EXPENSIVE to travel in Argenitna. It was back then when the video was made, mostly in 1997, but now after the devaluation in 2001 Argentina is considered one of the most inexpensive travel destination in the world.
It was shot in 2004 and contains the latest information for tourists, such as the CURRENT price of hotels, food, etc.
If you are interested in visiting Argentina and really want to know how it is NOW I recommend you consider the "Best of Buenos Aires" video on Amazon."
The grandeur and beauty of Argentina on a DVD...
Peter L. Meserve | DeKalb, IL USA | 09/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Seeing this Globtrekker travelogue again on TV reminded me of how well it portrays the beauty and immense scale of this amazing country. It also superbly communicates the warmth and generosity of its people. Disregard another reviewer's grousings about the economic inaccuracies (yeah, so what?--it's actually much cheaper now to visit Argentina), and just sit back and enjoy sweeping views of Iguasu Falls, the Argentine cordillera, windswept Patagonia, and the Perito Moreno glacier. Justine Shapiro has just the right balance of wonder and wimsy to pull off this travelogue. I especially like her good-humored response to a pass made at her in Buenos Aires, and her imitation of a penguin walk on the beach in Patagonia. This is a real fun video and will make you want to visit this great country."
Great video, just discard the pricing information as this wa
FERNANDO CASSIA | Buenos Aires, Argentina | 01/31/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Justine Shapiro is really charming and made me laugh in several instances. This video is superbly shot, and even myself, as a local argentine, found it entertaining and informative.
The reviewer before me was too harsh to give it a single star. Just discard any references you hear on the video about prices (for that, look around in travel web sites, and ANYTHING taped will get outdated over time).
Yes, this video was shot back in ~2000 when the country's currency, the peso, was artificially pegged to the US dollar, and neocons were running the country, overvaluating our currency (which as you might imagine caused the exports of anything almost impossible, as everything was cheaper imported rather than locally produced).
After the sad events of late 2001 and early 2002, the local currency was devaluated and that artificial economic policy of "1 peso to 1 dollar" was abandoned. After a brieg period of chaos, the country started recovering and now (2005/2006) exports are booming, job creation is on the rise, tourism is booming, and exports (both agriculture and industrial) are at an all time high. Plenty of factories have re-opened its doors and in some sectors of the economy employers are having a hard time finding people for the positions.
(...) the peso is now at around $3 pesos per US dollar. (...)
Hope this helps."
Blue Apple | Big Apple | 10/10/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This video was made before 2001 and the economic crash, so they keep talking about how expensive it all is. Not up to date at all. They need to make a new one. However, they do highlight great things to do."