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Old 10-05-2008, 12:46 AM   #251
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Hey everyone. Planning on moving to BA in January with a good friend of mine, and we're currently looking for a CHEAP apartment to rent for a year (or longer!). Anyone know if it is realistic to find a "liveable" apartment, furnished, for under $400 USD/month? And furthermore, we both have college degrees, I speak a little Spanish, decent amount of German, and a little Russian. She speaks fluent French and Spanish (lucky!). Chanes of getting a well paying job??? Appreciate anything you can throw my way!
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Old 10-05-2008, 02:33 AM   #252
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How nice of a 2br place can we get for 2k USD a month? What area has the most poker players?
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Old 10-05-2008, 03:10 AM   #253
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Me and preator just got a 3br duplex apt on the top floor of a building with a view of the sea for 2k per month in Palermo so if you look hard enough you can find nice places for cheap enough. I'd say anywhere in palermo/recoleta is the place to stay. There's a decent amount of us dotted about
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:58 PM   #254
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anyone going to oktoberfest in cordoba?
I went to oktoberfest in Puerto Plata yesterday. First ever oktoberfest here in the Dominican Rep.

Odd experience drinking beer with lederhosen wearing Germans in the Caribbean whilst listening to a live ooom-pah band.

There are tons of Germans here. Their tendancy to randomly burst into song whilst drinking heavily is quite scary.
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:07 PM   #255
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Let's try out this very typical argentine restaurant El Trapiche.

Tuesday 9:00

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php?ID=418
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:01 AM   #256
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I can't make it to the restaurant this tuesday, but I'll see you all afterwards where you guys go.
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:14 AM   #257
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Let's try out this very typical argentine restaurant El Trapiche.

Tuesday 9:00

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php?ID=418

Don't know if I can make it again but get the rabas!
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:39 PM   #258
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

hey, ild like some info about wintersports in argentina

when/where/what/etc (im kinda clueless here)

as close to BsAs of course
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:48 PM   #259
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Hey I think I'll come down tomorrow for my first time -- how can I recognise you? I guess it shouldn't be too difficult though. I can never say no to a parilla.

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Old 10-06-2008, 08:18 PM   #260
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hey, ild like some info about wintersports in argentina

when/where/what/etc (im kinda clueless here)

as close to BsAs of course
well its summer now....
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:17 PM   #261
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yeah, that im aware of, but talking about in 6 months
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:27 AM   #262
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

winter sports -- there's alot of skiing in the interior. i hate the cold, so i'm not the one to ask. it's not that close to BsAs. 10 hour bus ride, maybe?

brisk -- look for 10 guys who look like foreigners and poker players. it shouldn't be hard.

Slider: living anywhere in the Palermo/Barrio Norte/Recoleta area is where we're concentrated. and you can get a very nice 2 br for 2k a month

armyguy -- fancy teaching english for $10ish an hour? if not, suerte!

shoeless jo -- i'm still not sure you're real. PM me your name and we'll ask for you next time we're there on your day.

Matt -- Haven't bought bus ticket to oktoberfest but am going to make plans about it tomorrow. Are y'all going?
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:23 AM   #263
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

arturiusX - I did a lot of snowboarding throughout Argentina and Chile in August.
The resorts I rode were Cerro Catedral, Cerro Bayo, Chapelco in Argentina and Pucon, Valle Nevado, El Colorado, La Parva, Portillo and Termas De Chillan in Chile.
I didn't get to ride in Las Lenas which has the reputation of being the best resort in Argentina.
None of them are really close to BsAs, you'll have to fly to get to any of the decent ones. The most convienient bigger resort to hit would be Cerro Catedral and Bayo as they are located right in Barioche which is a short plane ride from BsAs.
The is quite a lot of backcountry if you want to climb and hike too, depends what you are after.
PM if you want to know more, I'm definately going back here every year for the forseeable future as its probably the best riding at around july/august
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Old 10-07-2008, 09:24 AM   #264
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Hi guys, I leave in Buenos Aires, and will love to have a Buenos Aires poker home game. Does anyone want to play live from time to time?
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:50 AM   #265
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Hi guys, I leave in Buenos Aires, and will love to have a Buenos Aires poker home game. Does anyone want to play live from time to time?

Personally, hanging out with 2p2 ers is fun time. And as far as having fun goes, live poker is prey low on the list of possible activities.
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Old 10-09-2008, 11:25 AM   #266
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re: sushi in Buenos Aires- I though osaka was decent, but in general nothings blown me away. I might be a snob or sushi in toronto is above average to what most of you guys get back in the states?

heres my laydown vs. riker. not nearly as badass as i had remembered it to be...

Seat 2 - THATSMYW0RD ($438.30 in chips)
Seat 3 - RIKERCRYSTAL ($796 in chips)
Seat 4 - CARE2TANGO ($447 in chips)
Seat 5 - JC_13 ($976.40 in chips)
Seat 6 - BOROVICH05 ($1307.30 in chips)
Seat 1 - RAHATMULLE ($800 in chips)
RIKERCRYSTAL - Posts small blind $2
CARE2TANGO - Posts big blind $4
*** POCKET CARDS ***
Dealt to CARE2TANGO [7s 10s]
JC_13 - Calls $4
BOROVICH05 - Folds
RAHATMULLE - Folds
THATSMYW0RD - Folds
RIKERCRYSTAL - Calls $2
CARE2TANGO - Checks
*** FLOP *** [As 2s 9c]
RIKERCRYSTAL - Bets $10
CARE2TANGO - Calls $10
JC_13 - Calls $10
*** TURN *** [As 2s 9c] [Js]
RIKERCRYSTAL - Checks
CARE2TANGO - Bets $33
JC_13 - Calls $33
RIKERCRYSTAL - Calls $33
*** RIVER *** [As 2s 9c Js] [8c]
RIKERCRYSTAL - Checks
CARE2TANGO - Bets $110
JC_13 - Folds
RIKERCRYSTAL - Raises $700 to $700
CARE2TANGO - Folds
sup 9xKs
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:26 PM   #267
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Hi guys,

I saw you like Sudestada a lot, so I think you will like this place too.

http://www.empirethai.net

It's in downtown area, so it won't be as nearby as Sudestada, but it's really woth it. Im becoming addcited to this place. Hope you like it.
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Old 10-10-2008, 04:41 PM   #268
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

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Buenos Aires to Consider Bill Banning Remote Gambling
08 October 2008

A bill has been presented in the Lower House of the Argentinean province of Buenos Aires which would ban gambling via any remote communication method including mobile phones and the internet.

The bill would require telecommunications providers to block access to sites that offer any form of gambling, and proposes a penalty on both gaming operators and network providers equal to ten to twenty times the value of all bets received from within the province of Buenos Aires.

The author of the bill, Deputy Liliana Piani, argues that the prohibition of remote gambling services is necessary to enforce state control over gambling activities in order to prevent "certain fundamental values from being endangered". "These include public health, public order and the protection of minors," said Piani.

Ms. Piani accused the government of failing to fully address the problems posed by such forms of gambling, and said the issues addressed by her bill had been expressly excluded from all current gaming legislation.
http://www.aninoticias.com/noticia.php?id_noticia=16082
(link is in spanish)

Anybody know anything about this? I'm Moving to BsAs in January. I'm assuming this is most likely not going to pass??
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Old 10-10-2008, 05:27 PM   #269
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http://www.aninoticias.com/noticia.php?id_noticia=16082
(link is in spanish)

Anybody know anything about this? I'm Moving to BsAs in January. I'm assuming this is most likely not going to pass??
I'm not an expert buy I can't imagine how this bill would be remotely feasible as worded. Even if a fraction of the thousands of gambling sites slipped through the cracks the penalties would cripple the ISPs' revenue, along with the added cost of constantly monitoring gambling activity. It again gives private corporations an unwieldy policing responsibility. It would be nice to hear from someone who follows Argentine politics.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:13 PM   #270
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

That article also says that it would apply only to the province of Buenos Aires, of which the city is not a part.
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Old 10-11-2008, 06:47 PM   #271
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Hi guys,

I saw you like Sudestada a lot, so I think you will like this place too.

http://www.empirethai.net

It's in downtown area, so it won't be as nearby as Sudestada, but it's really woth it. Im becoming addcited to this place. Hope you like it.
Ick, Empire Thai makes me gag.
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Old 10-11-2008, 09:31 PM   #272
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Empire Thai was awesome, we went there last night
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:51 PM   #273
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Empire Thai was awesome, we went there last night
The beef skewer entrada was amazing imo. Pad Thai was mediocre.
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:05 AM   #274
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I liked it, was the best thai food I've had since well.... being in Thailand.
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:52 PM   #275
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Ok, I dont think we have done Italian yet, so let's try Bacio da Lupo in Palermo Hollywood. Tuesday 9:00.

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php?ID=366
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