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Old 11-12-2011, 06:12 PM   #3201
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Hey, I was wondering if someone could throw up some rough prices for the following items. I have looked through the thread, but as far as I can gather the prices change a lot over time.


Private tango lessons
Group tango lessons
Private spanish lessons
Group spanish lessons
Grass fed beef
Fruit/Veg
Taxi/Public Transport

Thanks, any help is much appreciated.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:10 PM   #3202
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Can't you just go visit a doctor and have him write an Argentinian prescription?
I wish. Unfortunately, it's not legal down here. Figured other people were on it and had some sort of way of dealing with this.
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:12 PM   #3203
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Besides Ritalin there are some add meds available here, but I think adderol is not available at all here, I might be wrong but I think the stuff is not even legal here.
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:58 AM   #3204
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any idea what they are? Vyvanse? Something else?
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Old 11-13-2011, 02:56 PM   #3205
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I think Vyvanse is banned too because it is basically an amphetamine, like Adderall. Ritalin is very close to being one, but in the end it's not so I think that's why is permitted .

What is sold abroad as Strattera (atomexitine) is also commercialized here under the name Recit. I'm almost sure there is at least one more drug being sold for add.
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Old 11-13-2011, 05:41 PM   #3206
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any idea of the differences between strattera and adderol? thx.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:23 AM   #3207
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My only experience regarding add drugs is with ritalin when I was in high school, like 15 years ago. The only thing I know about Strattera is that it is more like an antidepressant, not so much a stimulant like ritalin/aderall. A couple years ago I wanted to get back on add meds, but I didn't like the stuff they say about side effects and that that turned me off, so I use coffee to help with focus and it works great
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:53 AM   #3208
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top restaurants shizzle

La cuarta edición de la Fiesta de la Guía con más de 600 invitados sirvió como escenario para la entrega de los Premios a los Mejores Restaurantes del año. Más de 3000 votos de la comunidad Oleo decidieron elegir diez restaurantes para distinguirlos entre los más destacados.

Los restaurantes ganadores, presentados por OMNIUM Wines, fueron: Mejor Cocina Japonesa – Sushi para DASHI. Mejor Cocina de Autor para CHILA. Mejor Cocina Internacional se lo llevó ROSA NEGRA. La Mejor Parrilla es LA CABRERA y la Mejor Cocina Española pertenece al CENTRO ASTURIANO. La Mejor Pizza es la de EL CUARTITO. Como Mejor Cocina Italiana la gente eligió a CUCINA PARADISO y la Mejor Carta de Vinos fue para LA BOURGOGNE. El premio Revelación 2011 este año se lo quedó SIPAN CEVICHERIA PERUANA. Y por último el Oleo de Oro se lo llevó TOMO I.

http://www.anaricci.com/guia-oleo-los-elegidos-2011/
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:13 PM   #3209
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Looks pretty accurate. Pretty strange that Sipan got the "revelation" award when they have been around for 3 years.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:16 PM   #3210
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That reminds me, when I'm in the US I'm planning to purchase components for a new PC and bring them in my luggage and assemble it when I get back here. Any advice on how to pack the stuff and what to say if I get questioned at customs to make sure I don't have to pay import taxes? Trying to claim that it is used might be tricky when it's not even assembled (and also when my passport shows me having been living -- more or less -- in Argentina).
I have no clue... I brought a new computer with me this time and just ran through the same questions as always.

Is this yours? Is it new or used? How long are you staying?

I had no problems and if it were only a hard drive or one part I would just declare it and have it under $300 but several parts might be tough.

Anyway you can assemble it or even half assemble it so that it looks like it is a computer you are using?
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:23 PM   #3211
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Hey, I was wondering if someone could throw up some rough prices for the following items. I have looked through the thread, but as far as I can gather the prices change a lot over time.


Private tango lessons
Group tango lessons
Private spanish lessons
Group spanish lessons
Grass fed beef
Fruit/Veg
Taxi/Public Transport

Thanks, any help is much appreciated.
Don't know for almost all of those.

Food changes everyday. Depends obviously on cuts or which vegetable and quality and whatever the government feels like doing at the moment. Last time I was at the supermarket I bought some pretty quality ribeye that was running for $45 a kilo. Don't know if there is a distinction to it being specifically "grass fed." But cows will be more grass fed here than in the US.

$5.90 to start a cab and .59 every two blocks. Something like 20% more past 10pm.

buses, subways are $1.10 - $1.25 for most places you would be commonly going everyday in the city
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:30 PM   #3212
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I have no clue... I brought a new computer with me this time and just ran through the same questions as always.

Is this yours? Is it new or used? How long are you staying?

I had no problems and if it were only a hard drive or one part I would just declare it and have it under $300 but several parts might be tough.

Anyway you can assemble it or even half assemble it so that it looks like it is a computer you are using?
Well the idea of doing it this way would simply be that it's easier to transport this way -- takes less space and less likely that something breaks. Aside from that, there's no particular reason why I couldn't assemble it first.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:51 PM   #3213
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top restaurants shizzle

La cuarta edición de la Fiesta de la Guía con más de 600 invitados sirvió como escenario para la entrega de los Premios a los Mejores Restaurantes del año. Más de 3000 votos de la comunidad Oleo decidieron elegir diez restaurantes para distinguirlos entre los más destacados.

Los restaurantes ganadores, presentados por OMNIUM Wines, fueron: Mejor Cocina Japonesa – Sushi para DASHI. Mejor Cocina de Autor para CHILA. Mejor Cocina Internacional se lo llevó ROSA NEGRA. La Mejor Parrilla es LA CABRERA y la Mejor Cocina Española pertenece al CENTRO ASTURIANO. La Mejor Pizza es la de EL CUARTITO. Como Mejor Cocina Italiana la gente eligió a CUCINA PARADISO y la Mejor Carta de Vinos fue para LA BOURGOGNE. El premio Revelación 2011 este año se lo quedó SIPAN CEVICHERIA PERUANA. Y por último el Oleo de Oro se lo llevó TOMO I.

http://www.anaricci.com/guia-oleo-los-elegidos-2011/
Dashi is pretty common to me. For all around japanese cooking, I think benihana's is better. For just sushi, Yuki blows everything in this city away.

Went to Chila a couple of years ago for my birthday. It was AWESOME and it would probably be my answer to the question of where I would go if money wasn't an issue a page or so back. One thing to note is the $$$. You could go to El Baqueano and pay about 1/2 the price and get a similar experience if just slightly not as good.

I don't recall ever going to La Rosa Negra or Centro Asturiano.

I have no idea why everyone I know just raves about El Cuartito. I've given it several chances and I find their pizza is barely edible. They have no idea how to properly cook a crust as it is dried out and tastes like cardboard to me. I'm highly critical of Argentine pizza in general ( I eat it a lot as I'm of the opinion that even bad pizza is still good) but I feel as if there are many places better than El Cuartitio here. I seem to be the only one; which is good for them as people go nuts over it and there is a line out the door every time I pass by.

I had some incredible Sorrentinos at Cucina Paradiso and my date had some other pasta that was really good too. Some of the best pasta I've ever eaten.

I can't remember if we went to La Bourgogne for my birthday last year or if it was one of the other restaurants in that area of big, super fancy hotels. I might have it confused with another but I just thought it was good, nothing special.

Went to Sipan once and paid $500 pesos and left hungry and unsatisfied. I don't remember anything good about the food but I do remember that the pisco drinks there were fantastic.

Tomo I is another place I'd pick if money was no concern. I disliked the ambiance of the place as it was right there on 9 de julio without being able to look out onto the street. Food was fantastic though.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:59 PM   #3214
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Well the idea of doing it this way would simply be that it's easier to transport this way -- takes less space and less likely that something breaks. Aside from that, there's no particular reason why I couldn't assemble it first.
Well if you decide that you must bring it unassembled, I'd just tell them that it is some kind of special computer that you use for work and is ultra sensitive. In order to make sure it arrives safely you unassembled it to pack. Just make sure you are not packing it in the boxes the parts came it so that it doesn't have the appearance of being new. Make it clear that none of what you are bringing is staying in the country when you leave. If you try it, let us know how it goes!
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:11 PM   #3215
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Don't know for almost all of those.

Food changes everyday. Depends obviously on cuts or which vegetable and quality and whatever the government feels like doing at the moment. Last time I was at the supermarket I bought some pretty quality ribeye that was running for $45 a kilo. Don't know if there is a distinction to it being specifically "grass fed." But cows will be more grass fed here than in the US.

$5.90 to start a cab and .59 every two blocks. Something like 20% more past 10pm.

buses, subways are $1.10 - $1.25 for most places you would be commonly going everyday in the city
I've read two articles mentioning beef here is no longer grass fed.

http://www.tendergrassfedmeat.com/20...rn-in-the-u-s/
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:40 PM   #3216
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Dashi is pretty common to me. For all around japanese cooking, I think benihana's is better. For just sushi, Yuki blows everything in this city away.

Went to Chila a couple of years ago for my birthday. It was AWESOME and it would probably be my answer to the question of where I would go if money wasn't an issue a page or so back. One thing to note is the $$$. You could go to El Baqueano and pay about 1/2 the price and get a similar experience if just slightly not as good.

I don't recall ever going to La Rosa Negra or Centro Asturiano.

I have no idea why everyone I know just raves about El Cuartito. I've given it several chances and I find their pizza is barely edible. They have no idea how to properly cook a crust as it is dried out and tastes like cardboard to me. I'm highly critical of Argentine pizza in general ( I eat it a lot as I'm of the opinion that even bad pizza is still good) but I feel as if there are many places better than El Cuartitio here. I seem to be the only one; which is good for them as people go nuts over it and there is a line out the door every time I pass by.

I had some incredible Sorrentinos at Cucina Paradiso and my date had some other pasta that was really good too. Some of the best pasta I've ever eaten.

I can't remember if we went to La Bourgogne for my birthday last year or if it was one of the other restaurants in that area of big, super fancy hotels. I might have it confused with another but I just thought it was good, nothing special.

Went to Sipan once and paid $500 pesos and left hungry and unsatisfied. I don't remember anything good about the food but I do remember that the pisco drinks there were fantastic.

Tomo I is another place I'd pick if money was no concern. I disliked the ambiance of the place as it was right there on 9 de julio without being able to look out onto the street. Food was fantastic though.
Majorly awesome post. Thanks.
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:49 PM   #3217
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Grass Fed Beef: YES
If you want proof: Take a bus from BA to Iguazu =18 hrs and for 10 hours you will only see cows on the plains eating.....grass..
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:45 PM   #3218
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If anyone is interested in photography and wants to do a photo tour in BA, check out "Day Clicker Photo Tours" on Facebook or tripadvisor. The girl who runs it, Amelia, is from Canada and is super-sweet and very talented. She did our engagement photos throughout BA and did a great job.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:40 PM   #3219
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Hey guys,if someone is looking for appartments, a friend of mine is renting a lot of apartments in Argentina. She is a trusted person and the rentals prices are very convenient.
I really recommend her.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:39 AM   #3220
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Hey guys,

has any of you started a business of any sort in Argentina ? I lived there as an exchange student in 2008 and have been longing to return ever since. I, of course, could do it as a poker player, but I have decided to move on with my life and start to build something. I know that the administrative hurdles are huge, and I think I have a solid view of the situation. As far as residency go I will most likely marry a friend of mine with a very solid prenup (man but no **** )who could in return benefit from my French and Swiss citizenship. Another option (if I could avoid the wedding way i would) would be the visa as a "representative of a company". My dad owns a gemstones company (small sized though) in Switzerland and could appoint me as a representative in the Argentine Republic. He actually imports quite a lot of Rodochrosite from there, so it's very credible, and I would even doing some business for him. That seems to be possible, but I cannot find out whether this grants me the right to start a business on my own and/or to possibly study on the side. Anyway if anyone has some experience I would be super grateful if I could exchange a few emails with you.
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:17 AM   #3221
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I don't think you need to get married. Also, be very aware of the current situation in Argentina, doing business is not going to be very easy at the moment.
There are very strict foreign exchange controls in place, so you are going to invest (most likely?) dollars in order to get unexchangeable pesos. The only way to exchange them will be on the black market with a minimum 10% markup. Wiring the money out of the country is going to be pretty difficult also. Also utility bills are about to increase at least 200% starting in January, after the govt retires the subsidies the gave to users, that will most likely translate into price increases all across the board.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:27 PM   #3222
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yeah Argentina looks to be heading towards another crisis imminently. lol Kirchneraments
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:41 PM   #3223
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Dashi is pretty common to me. For all around japanese cooking, I think benihana's is better. For just sushi, Yuki blows everything in this city away.

Went to Chila a couple of years ago for my birthday. It was AWESOME and it would probably be my answer to the question of where I would go if money wasn't an issue a page or so back. One thing to note is the $$$. You could go to El Baqueano and pay about 1/2 the price and get a similar experience if just slightly not as good.

I don't recall ever going to La Rosa Negra or Centro Asturiano.

I have no idea why everyone I know just raves about El Cuartito. I've given it several chances and I find their pizza is barely edible. They have no idea how to properly cook a crust as it is dried out and tastes like cardboard to me. I'm highly critical of Argentine pizza in general ( I eat it a lot as I'm of the opinion that even bad pizza is still good) but I feel as if there are many places better than El Cuartitio here. I seem to be the only one; which is good for them as people go nuts over it and there is a line out the door every time I pass by.

I had some incredible Sorrentinos at Cucina Paradiso and my date had some other pasta that was really good too. Some of the best pasta I've ever eaten.

I can't remember if we went to La Bourgogne for my birthday last year or if it was one of the other restaurants in that area of big, super fancy hotels. I might have it confused with another but I just thought it was good, nothing special.

Went to Sipan once and paid $500 pesos and left hungry and unsatisfied. I don't remember anything good about the food but I do remember that the pisco drinks there were fantastic.

Tomo I is another place I'd pick if money was no concern. I disliked the ambiance of the place as it was right there on 9 de julio without being able to look out onto the street. Food was fantastic though.
Really great post.

For sushi my #1 choice is Osaka by far and it's not even close. Yuki is pretty good and found Benihana surprisingly good.

For pizza I like Siamo nel Forno but I prefer italian style pizza over Argentine style. Actually, I find Argentine pizza kinda bad.

Cucina Paradiso is great (Donato, the chef, is kind of famous and serves you at the table). The problem is that it used to be sort of expensive for what it is but the last time I went there was a year ago.
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:34 AM   #3224
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There is no such thing as a prenuptial agreement in Argentina.
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Yesterday I checked the balance of my Claro prepaid card and it was $4.27. Today I checked again and it was $0.20. I did not use my phone at all yesterday except to check the balance. Ever since I bought a new SIM card in August I have been suspicious of my credit being drained like this but this is the first time I've actually been able to prove it. What's going on? (fwiw I had just added the credit 5 days ago)

I pretty much need to buy a new card every single time I want to have a text message exchange with someone... it is ridiculous. Is it really correct that I am paying 2 pesos per message? (I'd love to just look up their rates myself instead of having to ask, but their website is nonfunctional right now.)

I also had an incident recently where I put in the code to load 20 more pesos on my card and then I forgot about it until the next day (because it often takes several minutes to get a response after having input the code, so I set the phone aside and forgot about it). The next day when I remembered it and checked back, I discovered that I never received the credit, but when I tried the code again I was told that it was invalid (as if it had already been used).

So basically I feel like I am getting screwed over at every juncture by these guys.
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