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Country Dialling Code: 00598 The local telephone service which is operated by the Government is good. Roaming agreements exist with some international mobile phone operators. Visitors should check with their service provider before travelling. Coverage is good in urban areas and patchy elsewhere.
The voltage is 220v – 50 cycles. A travel adaptor is recommended.
Spanish is the local language and a phrase book can prove invaluable. English is generally spoken in hotels and larger shops. Outside of tourist destinations you may find little English spoken. All Adventure World guides speak English.
Some Helpful Words & Phrases in Latin American Spanish
Hello/Hi Hola (Oh-lah) How are you?
Como esta My name is ---.
Me IIamo ---. (meh yah-moh --- )
Please Por favor
Thank you Gracis
Where is the toilet? Donde esta el bano?
Do you speak English? Habla usted ingles?
Uruguay is a good place to purchase leather & woollen products – prices are lower than in Argentina. Special purchases include suede jackets, amethyst jewellery and paintings. The Tristan Narvaja Market is famous for its antiques and there are many antique shops in the Old Town.
Tips to local guides, drivers, and restaurant and hotel staff are not included in your tour cost. Tipping is a way of life in Latin America and if you are provided with a service satisfactorily you should leave a tip. It is customary for visitors to pay gratuities to local guides, drivers, hotel staff, waiters etc. We suggest the following tips on a per person basis (costs are given as an indication only):
Transfer airport/hotel US$ 2.00
Guide half day tour US$ 5.00
Guide full day tour US$10.00
Driver half day tour US$ 2.00
Driver full day tour US$ 5.00
Table waiter 10% of bill
Porter US$ 0.50 per bag per movement
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