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Old 06-16-2011, 12:25 PM   #2951
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GF is working here for 5 mos, her company hooked us up with a furnished apt. Still getting used to the private elevators, door-men and cleaning ladies every day (had to tell her only need it M,W,F).... So weird.
lollll

the one here comes once a week

i've got old school elevators. I have to close both doors MYSELF before the thing moves. Pretty cool.

How are you liking the apartment? Do you know what site your gf's company used? I'm still browsing around for more apartments, I haven't picked a longterm one yet
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:35 PM   #2952
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A girl who's a friend of mine down here runs a real estate company for rentals, she's great to deal with, check it out here: http://www.jaimejensen.com/
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:25 PM   #2953
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better tell her to spelling check her home page. Pretty unprofessional to have typo's on there
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:18 PM   #2954
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lollll

the one here comes once a week

i've got old school elevators. I have to close both doors MYSELF before the thing moves. Pretty cool.

How are you liking the apartment? Do you know what site your gf's company used? I'm still browsing around for more apartments, I haven't picked a longterm one yet
Same with the elevators and the closing. Called it once and it didn't come down because someone up on the floors above had it open..... Building is 9 stories and goes sub-te also and have only seen maybe 2 people in 1.5 weeks. Don't know where everyone is!

There is a nice "open-airish" type market that starts at Avenida Rodriguez Pena @ Guido & Vincente Lopez. They have good seafood, 2 butcher shops, cheeses and fresh pasta shops. Also found great empanadas to go at "El San Juanino" on Posadas between Ayacucho & Callao

Fav bakery so far is on corner of Montevideo & Guido.

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Old 06-16-2011, 07:48 PM   #2955
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Hey John, would your desk fit 2 large monitor and a laptop. Again I'm sending this here instead of text as I need more posts to get private messaging.
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Old 06-16-2011, 08:20 PM   #2956
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Hey John, would your desk fit 2 large monitor and a laptop. Again I'm sending this here instead of text as I need more posts to get private messaging.
yeah, I used to have 2 24's and then my 17" laptop. That just about fills up the long arm of the "L", leaving the short arm free.
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Old 06-18-2011, 02:43 AM   #2957
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"festival" might be implying that this is something more than it really is (as far as size)

here's the info:

http://www.ciudademergente.gob.ar/ho...v/space/3.html

I'm only planning to go on Saturday.

edit: Centro Cultural Recoleta, terrace, Junin 1930
I went tonight for a couple hours to check it out, and the setup is pretty cool and the french chick that was performing was totally insane and awesome.

Anyone that wants to meet there tomorrow, get in touch with me, I'll check my PMs here tomorrow and my cell is 15-6417-2231.
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:00 AM   #2958
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is there a Best Buy equivalent out here? and is Oca or something like that Fed Ex?

I need to buy a usb 3.0 cable lol, checked out the sony store at galeria pacifico, nope

Also, what's a good bottle of malbec and year? I hear it's great, I've never had it til last night. Last night's was ok but I'm sure there's much better.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:09 AM   #2959
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Luigi Bosca and Rutinis are really good, 60-80 pesos. Don David, 30 pesos is really good too
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:05 AM   #2960
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I'm laughing my ass off

Popped open a Maxim magazine, <3 the nudity, and I read this:

No entrego la cola. Un dedo es me limite

Not the caption I was expecting to read nor UNDERSTAND.
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:53 AM   #2961
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It really storms here! 2nd time in a week that I've been woken up by thunder. Amazing to watch the lightning show on the balcony Hopefully they at least cancelled the concerts last night at the festival.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:17 AM   #2962
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Luigi Bosca and Rutinis are really good, 60-80 pesos. Don David, 30 pesos is really good too
Theres a really good spot for this will see if I can actually recall where it is now
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:49 PM   #2963
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Anyone else have trouble taking out money from the ATM today or have any experience with the ATM saying this can't be realized at this time try again later? I haven't taken money out in a couple days so it's not the 1000 peso limit thing.
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:36 PM   #2964
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Anyone else have trouble taking out money from the ATM today or have any experience with the ATM saying this can't be realized at this time try again later? I haven't taken money out in a couple days so it's not the 1000 peso limit thing.
Happens all the time, the atm is probably empty. Citibank has a limit of 2500 btw.
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:39 PM   #2965
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ATMs also go down citywide not that infrequently. heck if i know why.

also, Citibank's limit for me is 3500
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:39 PM   #2966
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Ya that does happen all the time, but I tried many different ATMs and even one I knew had money in it (saw a girl take money out right before me). No dice. Gonna try later I guess. Maybe I shouldn't worry today since it's a holiday and try tomorrow. Are you guys Citibank customers or does everyone get the 2500/3500 limit?
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:28 PM   #2967
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ATMs run out of money frequently around holidays and long weekends. It also would be common that nearly ATMs in a certain vicinity do not have money. Doubtful but it could be possible that the girl got the last of it.

Does your bank know that you are in Argentina? Perhaps they put a hold on you. Give them a call.
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:26 PM   #2968
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Would be weird if my bank put a hold on me for that, been here 2 years without one. Just tried again and this time got a new message "Entidad no esta disonible" wtf. Gonna try tomorrow and call my bank if it's still not working. Thanks guys.
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:47 PM   #2969
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Same thing happened to me using neteller card, other ppl were withdrawing at those atms but I couldn't, next day or so it was working fine, I guess it was the cirrus network having a problem.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:04 PM   #2970
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Thanks River, makes me feel better. Such a nightmare when you need to get new ATM cards and things from the US.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:28 PM   #2971
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Hey guys, how is the weather in Buenos Aires in August? Is it pretty depressing? I'm dedicating August to studying Spanish somewhere and need to pick a destination. I lived in Buenos Aires from October-December last year. I might have met some of you through playing football at bafa or ocampo. Anyway I really loved it then but don't want to go back in August if it has a cold dull winter atmosphere... I get my fill of that in Scotland.

Alternatively, does anyone recommend some other city to study spanish for a month at a university? Cheers, Tony
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:41 PM   #2972
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Hey guys, how is the weather in Buenos Aires in August? Is it pretty depressing? I'm dedicating August to studying Spanish somewhere and need to pick a destination. I lived in Buenos Aires from October-December last year. I might have met some of you through playing football at bafa or ocampo. Anyway I really loved it then but don't want to go back in August if it has a cold dull winter atmosphere... I get my fill of that in Scotland.

Alternatively, does anyone recommend some other city to study spanish for a month at a university? Cheers, Tony
The weather is still a bit chilly in August. Average high/low of 16/9 C. It starts to feel like spring by the end of September.

The weather is spring like year round in Medellin, Colombia but keep in mind that rainy season starts around mid August (long afternoon showers). If you're a morning person it's not so bad because you can still get some decent hours of sun. I got my Spanish into good shape there because English isn't common and locals are very friendly/willing to converse.
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:52 AM   #2973
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BsAs weather reminds me of San Diego weather
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:59 PM   #2974
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Hi guys, I'm a mid-stakes grinder and I'm considering moving to Argentina by the end of the year, I got a few questions. I'm pretty sure that I can find answers ITT, but the thread is huge and I'm too lazy to check on every pages...

So :
-What about Visas (I'm from Europe)
-Is it easy to communicate with people in english? My spanish knowledge is close to 0 atm but I would love to learn
-How much would cost a studio in the city center?
-How are the prices in general? How much do you guys spend per month?
-How big is the poker players communauty?
-How is nightlife?
-Is it easy to open a bank account?

Sorry again for not searching everywhere in the thread...
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Old 06-22-2011, 05:06 PM   #2975
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1, 3, and 4 can be answered by doing some quick googling. All can be answered by reading/searching the thread.
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