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Old 01-25-2012, 02:12 PM   #3351
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

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Old 01-25-2012, 02:33 PM   #3352
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How is Las Canitas compared to Palermo? Is it recommended to live in also?

Can you negotiate with owners via that website with short term rentals? (Only plan on staying a month right now)
Las Cańitas is a good neighborhood, upscale and safe. I only lived there for 8 days but it was a pleasant place to be. I don't know much about the nightlife, unfortunately
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:25 AM   #3353
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Ok

Do you play NL on puerto madero's casino ?

Lot of action?
Don't think anyone would. It's one of those places that has high rake and stupid buy-in structure, like 50bb max or something I think.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:00 AM   #3354
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I'd have to disagree. I forget what the rake structure was but the 50bb max is not true. I know that I was buying into the 5-10 with 800 pesos and I felt like I was short-stacking. I can say that the play was absolutely horrible and the players there had absolutely no problem putting all of their money in with mid-pair. I would encourage you to run to those games to play in them.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:16 PM   #3355
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

The buy-in structure is 50bb MIN, 100bb max.

The rake structure is 5% uncapped and they rake EVERY pot, even the ones that don't reach the flop.
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:12 PM   #3356
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How is Las Canitas compared to Palermo? Is it recommended to live in also?

Can you negotiate with owners via that website with short term rentals? (Only plan on staying a month right now)
lived there for 4 weeks and can recommend it. lots of small/good restaurants and also a lot of bars and even some pubs i think. The appartment I had was a little overpriced, but its a really nice area.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:15 PM   #3357
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Anyone here make a trip to Salta? If so, thoughts?
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:21 AM   #3358
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Don't think anyone would. It's one of those places that has high rake and stupid buy-in structure, like 50bb max or something I think.
Not true

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The buy-in structure is 50bb MIN, 100bb max.

The rake structure is 5% uncapped and they rake EVERY pot, even the ones that don't reach the flop.
Partially true.


The games at Madero are (in pesos):
5-10 (min 500, max 2000)
10-20 (min 500, max 5000)
25-50 (min 1000, no max)

Rake is 5% no cap.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:11 PM   #3359
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5% uncapped? I've never played in a game like that (haven't played many places), how tough is it for the dealer to do that math consistently and correctly...or more importantly, how difficult would it be for a player to check every pot to make sure the dealer is square
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:11 PM   #3360
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5% shouldn't be that hard to calculate imo, what I keep asking myself is how beatable is that kind of structure in the long term.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:52 AM   #3361
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When does the soccer league return to BA? Any good links for schedules/tickets?
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:24 AM   #3362
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Still looking for a room in a flat! Ask me if you look for a roommate
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:03 PM   #3363
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which mirasol were u guys talking about?

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/restaurantes/El-Mirasol-100 in puerto madero? got pretty mediocre results

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/restauran...-la-Recova-891 there's another one in recoleta
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:46 PM   #3364
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De la Recova
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:16 PM   #3365
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Anyone jiggy for some tennis (somewhere in the 4-5 level)?
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:22 AM   #3366
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living here for 5 more months with fellow grinder roommate (both relocated here for stars). living in palermo uno. anyone down for drinks, pick up soccer or w/e?
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:19 AM   #3367
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living here for 5 more months with fellow grinder roommate (both relocated here for stars). living in palermo uno. anyone down for drinks, pick up soccer or w/e?
Im up for some drinks one of these days.
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:54 PM   #3368
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Up to pick up soccer, drinks, what you want. pm
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:44 PM   #3369
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living here for 5 more months with fellow grinder roommate (both relocated here for stars). living in palermo uno. anyone down for drinks, pick up soccer or w/e?
What's Palermo Uno?
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:37 PM   #3370
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http://eatstreatsandleaves.wordpress...s-restaurants/

good list of restaurants + reviews to try.

also like the lostasian blog and pickupthefork

we went to las pizzarras yesterday for some french food. It was pretty good, I'd def. go back as I love their enthusiasm for making food. Menu changes daily. 4 appetizers, 4 entrees, 2 bottles of wine, 2 desserts...total = like 770 pesos
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:44 PM   #3371
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

I read nearly the entire previous Buenos Aires thread but haven't had time to read this entire thread.

I'm coming to Buenos Aires at the end of the month for three weeks. I don't have any firm plans...figure I'll probably spend the first 4 days in BA, then maybe take a bus to Bariloche or fly to Mendoza.

Feel practically obligated to visit Iguaza Falls, but am considering skipping them as A) generally-speaking I end up being underwhelmed by things (Niagra Falls, Grand Canyon) like this, and B) because I've read the best viewpoints are to be had from Brazilian side but it's too late for me to get a visa to enter Brazil (pretty sure as U.S. citizen I need visa to enter Brazil).

Will also be taking the ferry over to Montevideo, spending a night or two there, maybe a day in Colonia, maybe visit Punta del Este for an overnight.

Then will probably spend another 3-4 days back in B.A. at the tail end of the trip.

Three specific questions:

1) Is there a significant difference in the exchange rates between using debit card at ATMs to get pesos versus bringing U.S. dollars with me and exchanging dollars for pesos?

2) I know that you should only bring crisp new bills, but do you recommend $100, $50, or $20 dollar bills, or does it matter?

3) I know that there is a huge import tax for electronics; is it possible to make a few hundred bucks buying new cell phones, ipads, digital cameras here in USA, bringing them with us as "personal items", and re-selling them to small electronic stores in BA?

My sister & I are taking our 75 year old father on this trip; he's in pretty good physical shape for 75, but obviously any overly strenuous activities are out. Any suggestions on the above itinerary or other things to see/do or places to go would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:16 PM   #3372
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1) Is there a significant difference in the exchange rates between using debit card at ATMs to get pesos versus bringing U.S. dollars with me and exchanging dollars for pesos?

2) I know that you should only bring crisp new bills, but do you recommend $100, $50, or $20 dollar bills, or does it matter?

3) I know that there is a huge import tax for electronics; is it possible to make a few hundred bucks buying new cell phones, ipads, digital cameras here in USA, bringing them with us as "personal items", and re-selling them to small electronic stores in BA?
1. from 10% to 15%, if you exchange them at the right place
2. I don't think they need to be crisp new, all denominations are good
3. I don't know, but besides taxes we are dealing with very strong protectionism, which means imports are even rarer, so it doesn't sound like a bad idea, apple stuff is hard to get at the moment, best idea would be to contact some potential buyers beforehand
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:45 AM   #3373
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I've read the best viewpoints are to be had from Brazilian side but it's too late for me to get a visa to enter Brazil (pretty sure as U.S. citizen I need visa to enter Brazil).
Whoever wrote that has no idea what he's talking about.

What is true is that the Brazilian city (Foz do Iguazu) is much nicer than the Argentine (Puerto Iguazu).
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:55 PM   #3374
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Whoever wrote that has no idea what he's talking about.

What is true is that the Brazilian city (Foz do Iguazu) is much nicer than the Argentine (Puerto Iguazu).
this pretty much
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:28 AM   #3375
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Why is this thread hiding in EDF... been looking all over in the travel forum to try and find advice on BA. I haven't made it through this entire thread yet... what are your thoughts on Palermo? Is there a pretty decent 2+2 community there now? I'm thinking about moving there in a few months from Thailand where the 2+2 community organizes a lot of stuff together and is overly awesome. Is BA similar to that?
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