Originally Posted by maxostoch
Is somebody up for argentina in september?
I just got back from SE Asia for 4 months. Going to be in the US for a few months and I planned to go to BsAs this fall. Looking at staying 1-3 months.
I am currently traveling/exploring and looking to find somewhere outside of the US to live permanently. I'm not anti-US or anything. I just want to have a residence in another country as well and maybe get citizenship some day.
Argentina looks great by everything i can consider. BsAs looks awesome (although it's getting a bit pricey it seems). Mendoza wine country. Patagonia. This place really has it all.
I'm almost scared to go though. Right now I am in love with Thailand. I'm afraid if I go to Argentina I'll fall in love with Argentina and have to find some painful way to divide my love between the two places. Which would mean a lot of very very long flights perhaps.
True to the tile of the thread though I do have some questions for you.
Live Poker in Buenos Aires?
I'm just wondering if there are casino's or any good amount of a live poker scene. I play 5/10NL and below, but want to live somewhere with a good live poker scene and move up in limits. (I'll be posting a thread on this in a bit).
How is traveling within Argentina? Like going to Mendoza/Patagonia. It seems like a big country, is it common to take buses across it or are their regional airports/trains?
Accomodations in BsAs? Someone recommended ba4uapartments.com which is a gay themed apartment rental agency. Gayness aside it had the best selection of apartments I could find online. A bit pricey but when I think about it I really don't think $1500/month is obscene for a nice 40sqm apartment in Palermo.
A big question would be where to stay in Buenos Aires. I don't necessarily want to stay in the most expensive/nicest area. But I want to be near the night life, with cool things to do within walking distance, nice modern apartment, and price isn't a big concern as long as it's good value for the money.
Right now i'm torn on going to Argentina vs. going back to Asia. I'm about 75% for Argentina, 25% Asia. So we'll see what develops. It'd be great to talk with someone who's been there and done that.