Argentina Toilet Paper

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  1. Bay Pisco Shark
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    Most of the stuff is not very good, but bringing your own nice cushy stuff isn't a great idea either because it can clog up the pipes. Nevertheless there are a few brands that aren't horrible, yet one is very disturbing.

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    I keep thinking the dog is telling me "STOP, DON'T WIPE YOUR POTO ON MY FACE."
     
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    Please tell me this is an anticipated April Fools thread....

    If not, let me know and I will spank you with proper information on what sand paper to buy for your trasero.
     
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    The exact product is Elite Premium Triple Hoja.......... doesnt get much softer than that !!!
     
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    Interesting the scents these products come in.
     
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    In general, one is not supposed to put paper down the pipes in South America. There is a small (plastic lined) basket next to the toilet provided for this purpose. (The same is true in Greece, by the way - Dave Barry had a field day with it during the Athens Olympics.)
     
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    Huh....? Sorry, never heard of this in Buenos Aires or other large cities in Argentina.
     
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    Sorry.. just not too fussy, personally, 'bout what I wipe my butt with..
    just as long as it isn't .. like.. poison ivy! :D
     
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    There are exceptions (generally places a lot more upscale than I'm willing to spend money on) but I have not only read this in every guidebook to South America but seen more signs in bathrooms (including in a 3 star hotel in Argentina) than I can count telling you to use the bin, not to flush the paper.
     
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    Hmm. I'd take Gaucho's word over any guidebook, but I'm sure that they will tell you this. It is amazing the misinformation that can be in those things... as opposed to getting it straight from a South American (Gaucho).
     
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    And I'd count signs in the places I was staying that tell you what to do over those of somebody who presumably lives in a house with much more modern plumbing. My relatives in B.A. have told me the same thing, by the way.

    But, hey, you are free to do as you like if you don't mind sewage backing up into your room. (And I am reasonably sure that does happen from the smells in some places.)
     
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    I am wondering if the near-halt on imported products has caused any change to the toilet paper situation, and also, if anyone has recently gotten their hands (or potos) on some of the rare imported product, and what they thought about it? :rolleyes:
     
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    I had some imported stuff (that s_h_i_t was good)..... imported and gifted to me by a good friend. My 4 year old son ended up using it... he was quick to comment on how much softer it was that the "other stuff"...... talk about a sensitive and discerning poto Gaucho Jr. has.... :p
     
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    The place I stay when I come down here seems to have excellent stuff, although it is kept in a secret locked closet.
     
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    Since when do you stay at a hotel....??
     

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