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Old 10-10-2012, 08:31 PM   #3451
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Ok Ill help you with your questions...

Argentina Soccer is the best in the world! There is no comparison to usa !

You can try out for the lower division clubs teams. But If you dont have Argentina blood running thru your veins.. You will never be able to keep up with the greatness that will surround you and eventually crush your soul. Argentina has the greatest soccer players the world has ever seen ( as we all know ).
There is no need to take players from other countries. The only challenge in Argentina is keeping the players in Argentina.
Argentina just breeds greatness. I recommend you travel there and play with the kids in the park for a few months. Soak in the greatness of the country, then head up to Brazil and you could probably make a pro team there. Good luck !
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:30 PM   #3452
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Hi bruiser.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:48 AM   #3453
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RiverPlay probably should've written "military" instead of national guard.
Why??? He didn't use any of the terms. Did he edit?
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:13 PM   #3454
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My bad. My post didn't make sense. RiverPlay wrote "Gendarmerie" which is like the military police. Something like the National Guard in the US.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:06 PM   #3455
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I will likely fly to Buenos Aires this upcoming Sunday Oct. 21st! This is a very last minute thing (had what I thought was a refundable reservation, turns out I'm wrong, it's not refundable), and I haven't had time to do ANY planning or pre-trip research.

Any suggestions as to areas of Buenos Aires to stay in (or NOT to stay in) greatly appreciated. Also, any suggestions as to specific hotels for a 3-5 night stay? I'd like to pay around $50-$75 U.S. dollars per night for a hotel room, but I have no idea of the prices. Don't want to stay in hostels, but I'm OK with nice guesthouses (don't even know if they have these in Buenos Aires).

If I make the flight I'm sure I'll buy a guide book to read on the flight, but it would be nice to have a plan before I arrive.

I read somewhere that travelers can buy computers (iphones, ipads, Apple products specifically) in USA, take to Argentina, sell them and essentially recoup price of their flight. Have no idea if this is a legitimate idea &/or how one would go about selling them once they arrived. Comments appreciated!

Apologies in advance if similar questions have been answered previously within this thread--I just fought out that flight cannot be cancelled & have a ton of work to do if I'm all of the sudden going to leave the country in 3 days.
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:23 AM   #3456
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huge request when this thread is a smorgasbord of info. do you want someone to go through and cherrypick the info for you for free?
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:55 PM   #3457
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huge request when this thread is a smorgasbord of info. do you want someone to go through and cherrypick the info for you for free?
HUGE request? I don't know about that, rather basic questions actually, would have been easy for someone to answer a couple. When I wrote initial post I apologized for asking questions that I assumed had been answered somewhere within thread, but again, long thread & I had a ton of %&£"$ to do in order to leave country in 3 days & simply did not have time to sit in front of computer for hours and read thread.

No matter. Arrived BA, had reservations at nice B&B in Palermo Soho, brought a couple of iPhone 4S with me which hopefully will be able to sell. Will be here for a few more days before headed to Montevideo. Tomorrow I move to Marriott for $100/night--thanks priceline!
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:06 PM   #3458
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Anybody got any restaurant suggestions?

I've been eating out every day and can't say I've had anything amazing here (or in Montevideo) yet. A friend of mine lives here and has taken me out to one expensive / touristy parilla downtown, and another local parilla place, both were OK, but nothing amazing. Did like the blood sausage though which suprised me...

A local from couchsurfing.org told me there's a restaurant in Palermo Soho area called CEVICHE that she likes, so will probalby try that tomorrown night.

Other recomendations appreciated!
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:28 AM   #3459
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Ceviche is a very upscale/trendy Peruvian place (and it's in Palermo Hollywood fwiw). My Peruvian roommate thought it was worse than the much cheaper authentic Peruvian places which are mostly clustered around Av Corrientes. There is one called Lúcuma near Abasto Shopping that is really good. I thought the food at Ceviche was fine but the serving sizes (of the ceviche at least) are really small. Another good place that I've been recently is called Las Pizarras. It's just off the corner of Thames and Charcas. Both of these places have very few tables and Las Pizarras at least is popular enough that I wouldn't go without a reservation, at least not on Friday or Saturday. Las Pizarras has an American waitress, in case your Spanish is bad.

You can find their phone numbers and everything else you want to know about restaurants at Guiaoleo. Their ratings are usually pretty accurate at separating the good from the bad.

edit: I don't think my roommate actually had a problem with the food quality at Ceviche, just that it was overpriced relative to the portion sizes and quality
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:45 PM   #3460
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Best food I had in BA was at a Spanish / tapas restaurant called Tancat near the corner of Paraguay and Florida.

Two dishes that stood out were 1) a plate of grilled (baked?) mushrooms and 2) Grilled prawns sauteed w/ onions, garlic (& possibly a few other things) plus a small side salad. Obviously nothing complicated or exotic, but delicious nonetheless.

Never did have any AMAZING grilled meat, which was disappointing. I'm sure it's there somewhere, but I never found it, and it sure wasn't for lack of trying.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:51 AM   #3461
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Hey,

I'm in Paris, France atm and I'm looking to settle to south america, I'm really into BA since its the more european SA and it seems the center for arts and intellectuals.

The thing is I've read a ton about the crisis here, the black dollar market so I dont know if it's the right time to get there for me or not. I'm pondering also if I'll be able to endure the January and February climate !

What do you guys think? Would you rather go to another SA country if you were me?
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:39 PM   #3462
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Hey,

I'm in Paris, France atm and I'm looking to settle to south america, I'm really into BA since its the more european SA and it seems the center for arts and intellectuals.

The thing is I've read a ton about the crisis here, the black dollar market so I dont know if it's the right time to get there for me or not. I'm pondering also if I'll be able to endure the January and February climate !

What do you guys think? Would you rather go to another SA country if you were me?

A page or two back we talked about the "blue" dolar.

What are you looking for by moving here? What do you want? It's difficult to tell you in your case if another country may be better.

January and February can get hot and humid.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:11 PM   #3463
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My bad. My post didn't make sense. RiverPlay wrote "Gendarmerie" which is like the military police. Something like the National Guard in the US.
No, they are police. French police are called the same. I believe they are closer to
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:45 AM   #3464
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Hey guys!

Thanks for a really great tread.
Ive been reading this tread now for 5 hours, and I love it!
Been on 2+2 for a while, just not been posting.

I am a Norwegian MTTs grinder that lives of low/mid stakes tournaments.
Im going to BA 3-5 january and my plan is to play poker and socialize and hopefully learn some spanish. My stay will be from 1-3 moths, depends how I like it.

Ive understood that it isn`t that big community of pokerplayers in BA now, but if you wanna hang out, play soccer, eat good dinneers or other fun stuff, Im in

Im 23 years old, and very social person.

How is the clima in jan-mars and can someone recommand a good spanish teacher?

Last question, how safe is BA now?

I have a friend from BA that is a MTT pro, and he says its not to safe down there now because crises or something?

Hes gonna fix me a nice appartment for 415/month usd in a safe area, so thats awesome if he can

Looking forward to hopefully met some of you down there!
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:34 PM   #3465
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Hey guys!

Thanks for a really great tread.
Ive been reading this tread now for 5 hours, and I love it!
Been on 2+2 for a while, just not been posting.

I am a Norwegian MTTs grinder that lives of low/mid stakes tournaments.
Im going to BA 3-5 january and my plan is to play poker and socialize and hopefully learn some spanish. My stay will be from 1-3 moths, depends how I like it.

Ive understood that it isn`t that big community of pokerplayers in BA now, but if you wanna hang out, play soccer, eat good dinneers or other fun stuff, Im in

Im 23 years old, and very social person.

How is the clima in jan-mars and can someone recommand a good spanish teacher?

Last question, how safe is BA now?

I have a friend from BA that is a MTT pro, and he says its not to safe down there now because crises or something?

Hes gonna fix me a nice appartment for 415/month usd in a safe area, so thats awesome if he can

Looking forward to hopefully met some of you down there!
Weather: pretty hoy, 30 celcius every day
Safety: depends where you live. Palermo, Belgrano, Barrio Norte and Puerto Madero are the safest places imo.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:35 PM   #3466
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Hey again

Ive booked tickets now, on 28december. Staying for at least 5 weeks.
Have a friend from Buenos Aires that also lives of mtts. He gonna help me with appartment in a safe place.

If someone could recommand me a spanish privat teacher aswell, i would be really happy.

I got two PMs after my last post, and if there are anyone else that consider the same join join join. Its gonna be awesome. I also hope someone is joining dinners, soccer and other social happenings when I arriwe

Just PM me if u wanna my skype/facebook.

So exited for going to Buenos Aires now! BUENO.

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Old 12-08-2012, 07:21 PM   #3467
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Moving to BA for about 6 months at least. Is there no community left? Seems like all the cool things people were doing in here just died...
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:00 PM   #3468
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Seems like all the cool things people were doing in here just died...
Peronism is really efficient when it comes to killing cool stuff.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:02 PM   #3469
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Peronism is really efficient when it comes to killing cool stuff.
Menem was a peronist and he loved spaceships that could go from Jujuy to Japan in 2 hours. That's pretty cool imo.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:30 PM   #3470
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LOL, 1:30hs imo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy9YRRm22xI
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:12 PM   #3471
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Moving to BA for about 6 months at least. Is there no community left? Seems like all the cool things people were doing in here just died...
This?

I mean I get that things are not great in Argentina right now, but I guess my main question is how much of an effect does that have on international poker players living there at the moment? Are the problems the country is facing easily seen within BA through the eyes of a poker player?
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:07 PM   #3472
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I have been living here 2 years, happy to answer questions relating to Argentinian culture etc. I live in Santa Fe, 5 hours north of Buenos Aires. This country can certainly test your patience, however the thing that keeps me here is the people - extremely welcoming and friendly in my experiences.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:01 PM   #3473
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I had a bunch of visitors in the last few months and also some friends of friends that were looking for things to do and restaurant recommendations.

Here is what I came up with for restaurants and it might be useful to some of you here. If anyone has any opinions they would like to share. Feel free.

Within each category, if a restaurant is above the other it is because I would recommend it more or rank it higher. If a restaurant doesn't appear it is because I wouldn't recommend it to visitors who are here as tourists and have a limited time or maybe I've never been there. That is why the "ethnic" food category appears at the bottom. I wouldn't suggest to a friend that they come to Buenos Aires and eat Indian food you know?


-High-end/tasting style places:

El Baqueano -
http://www.restoelbaqueano.com/home.html

Chila -
http://www.chilaweb.com.ar/es/index.php

Tomo 1-
http://www.tomo1.com.ar/


-Steakhouses/Parilla-

El Mirasol
http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/restauran...-la-Recova-891

La Cabana- (don't confuse with La Cabana Las Lilas, which is just down the street from this one and is not as good)
http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/restaurantes/La-cabania-9760

El Estrebe
http://www.elestrebe.com.ar/

*A note on La Cabrera- This restaurant appears in a lot of magazines and is recommended frequently to tourists. The problem I have is consistency. Basically I'll eat here 2-3 times in a row and swear to never go back. Then someone will insist on coming here for their birthday or something and I'll grudgingly go and have an incredible meal. I just can't fully recommend it due to consistency. Furthermore, they've started to back off of being an Argentine parilla and just serving steaks how most foreigners would like it. For example, they took Entrana off the menu when I went there last, WTF??!?!?!?!
http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/restaurantes/La-Cabrera-217


-Northwestern/Interior of Argentina style:

Cumana
http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php?ID=712

La Cocina (For Empanadas)
http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php?ID=681

-Pastas

Salgado Alimentos
http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/restauran...Alimentos-2865

Pierino
http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/restaurantes/Pierino-377

La Cucina di Michele
http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/restauran...e-Michele-3127

-International (or not really any type of cuisine, just places I would highly recommend)

Oviedo
http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/restaurantes/Oviedo-99

Dada
http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/restaurantes/Dada-863


The restaurants below are places I'd recommend mostly to people living here who are looking for a certain type of food. They are IMO the bests I've had of each classification.

-Middle Eastern:
Sarkis
http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php?ID=48

-Indian:
Tandoor
http://www.tandoor.com.ar/

-Sushi:
Yuki
http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php?ID=87

-Thai
Phuket
http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/restaurantes/Phuket-7530

-Vietnamese
Green Bamboo
http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/restaurantes/Green-Bamboo-94

-Spanish
La Robla
http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/restaurantes/La-robla-10510

-Yankee
El Tejano has delicious BBQ. You have to find him on facebook.

Kansas
http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/restauran...n-Cuisine-1182

-Mexican/Tacos: I've tried and there are 0 good Mexican restaurants here. Everytime I go, I leave either angry or sick. If you aren't looking for Mexican cuisine and just want tacos, la fabrica is good

La Fabrica del Taco
http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/restauran...-del-taco-6879

-Eastern European/Russian

Ermak
http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/restaurantes/Ermak-3180

-Korean: The korean food here is the worst I've had in my travels. The thing is, I love Korean food and being relatively bad korean food is still pretty good food. Biwon is good but there is a restaurant in Flores in "Koreatown" which I can't find on the internet. That is better.

Bi won
http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/restaurantes/Bi-Won-2762

*A note on Pizza - Argentines love their pizza and seem to be proud of it. In my opinion it is awful (I still eat it a lot as bad pizza is still good). Two friends of mine who were visiting from the states recently called El Cuartito "disgusting." This same pizzeria was voted by the restaurant guide guiaoleo, which appears in a lot of the links above, as the best pizza for 2011. I give pizza a section here as it is necessary even though I wouldn't recommend it.

Siamo nel Forno - Not Argentine styled pizza. I like this place a lot . Never been to Italy but I'm told Italian pizza is like this. IMO opinion the best the city has to offer.
http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/restauran...nel-Forno-7500

Guerrin - I think this place is the best amongst classic pizzerias here. Even being Argentine pizza, I give it a favorable rating.
http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/restaurantes/Guerrin-499

-Chinese (it is really tough as the quality in this city is really bad. I'd never recommend it but if you are really fixing for Chinese I'd go here)
Cinco Corderos
http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/restauran...-Corderos-1183
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:07 PM   #3474
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Is the korean place you are refering to at carabobo ~1520? I also cant remember the name of it. does it even have/need a name? Ive never been given a menu. right hand side coming from rivadavia, walk up the stairs and there is a gate half way up that you buzz to enter. spectacular food.
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Is the korean place you are refering to at carabobo ~1520? I also cant remember the name of it. does it even have/need a name? Ive never been given a menu. right hand side coming from rivadavia, walk up the stairs and there is a gate half way up that you buzz to enter. spectacular food.
Yes, that's the one. I've eaten their twice. If by any chance you have their phone number, I would love to get my hands on it.
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