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Old 12-08-2008, 02:03 PM   #476
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Im pretty much the exact opposite of a college frat boy. If I do go to a club out late, I am drinking like a madman,
Yeah I didn't mean to say you were a college frat boy, that was the only example i could think of, but yeah I was more looking at the hardened drinking characteristic.

People aren't as drunk here, I guess, but I hang with expats so I don't really notice haha.
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:46 PM   #477
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Dinner club tomorrow, 9pm. This week we go to Brunoise, a bistro in Belgrano R. La Pampa 3040.
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:38 PM   #478
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Dinner club tomorrow, 9pm. This week we go to Brunoise, a bistro in Belgrano R. La Pampa 3040.
I will be there tomorrow.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:30 AM   #479
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Dinner club tomorrow, 9pm. This week we go to Brunoise, a bistro in Belgrano R. La Pampa 3040.
I'm in
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:20 PM   #480
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Is Las Canitas actually a different neighborhood than palermo viejo, or are they the same? According ot bytargentina they're the same but I've read that they overlap/different names for same area.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:35 PM   #481
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We were actually talking about this tonight at dinner. Las Canitas is technically in Palermo (I'm pretty sure I looked this up a few months ago), but it's not the same as Palermo Viejo. Also, if you asked your average Porteno, my guess is that about half would say that Canitas is in Belgrano. And to be honest, I think the feel of Canitas is more like Belgrano than Palermo.
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:01 AM   #482
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We were actually talking about this tonight at dinner. Las Canitas is technically in Palermo (I'm pretty sure I looked this up a few months ago), but it's not the same as Palermo Viejo. Also, if you asked your average Porteno, my guess is that about half would say that Canitas is in Belgrano. And to be honest, I think the feel of Canitas is more like Belgrano than Palermo.

Geographically Las Cańitas is in Palermo (it's a couple of blocks away from the Hipodromo of Palermo)
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:30 PM   #483
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Hi,

This is my first post here, but let me introduce myself :

French guy, 40 years old, I moved to Buenos Aires back in 2003.
I ve been leaving 2 years in Los Angeles as well (1986-1988) and in London when I was a kid.

I m playing poker since almost 20 years, online since the late 90s (I am a low limit player btw, so don t count on me for NL400 tables).

Since I am here since 5 years, I sure will be able to contribute (juridic formation even if my job is something completely different).

Well, I didn t read each and every of the 30+ pages of this thread but from nowon I ll keep an eye on it !

Chau !

Antoine

PS : does any porteno here knows when the Puerto Madero casino will have some Texas Holdem tables again ?
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:46 AM   #484
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Yo,

First off awesome thread. The info in here is perfect and I appreciate you all taking the time to do this. Thanks 2+2!

Ok so anyway, I'm gonna be in BsAs from Dec. 18 to Dec. 29. Figured I'd just check in now and say hi. I'm hoping to meet up for one of your dinners/night out. I also play poker for a living (age 29) and am considering doing some traveling. Hanging out with you all would be great, so I'll check in on this thread once I'm there and see what the deal is. Thanks again everyone.
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Old 12-15-2008, 05:30 PM   #485
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Dinner club Tuesday 9pm will be at Cilantro, an Asian restaurant in Recoleta.

It's at Anchorena 1122, cross street Paraguay.

I somehow resisted the urge to pick Pura Tierra again.
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:48 PM   #486
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Dinner club Tuesday 9pm will be at Cilantro, an Asian restaurant in Recoleta.

It's at Anchorena 1122, cross street Paraguay.

I somehow resisted the urge to pick Pura Tierra again.
I'm in.....if anyone would like to get baked before/during/after let me know.
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:32 AM   #487
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Hey guys, I will be making my glorious return tomorrow. If anyone wants to get a drink (yes, I am drinking now) Wed night, I will prolly be heading out.

see yall soon
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:42 AM   #488
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(yes, I am drinking now)
/head asplode at the now qualifier.
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:15 PM   #489
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will be in BA for 2 weeks as of thursday? anythin goin on over the holidays? gringo meet up? poker game? up for anythin! i have been to the city for xmas 3 years in a row and always have a good time!...i will be at the alamo most of the time for those of u who know that bar

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Old 12-16-2008, 02:12 PM   #490
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Dinner club Tuesday 9pm will be at Cilantro, an Asian restaurant in Recoleta.

It's at Anchorena 1122, cross street Paraguay.

I somehow resisted the urge to pick Pura Tierra again.
I am in, not far from where I live. How do I recognize you guys? Well, I guess it shouldn't be that hard, right?
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Old 12-16-2008, 05:30 PM   #491
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also in for dinner...
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:17 PM   #492
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spectacular insight!
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:52 AM   #493
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Hi again guys.

Does anybody of you know if its possible to withdraw let's say $1000 with the new Net+ Prepaid NETeller card in cajeros in Buenos Aires? I tried to withdraw small amounts with the old FirstPay card in several banks, but I always got an error message for some reason (and yes, I had money on the account).
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Old 12-22-2008, 06:17 PM   #494
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2 questions for a high stakes casino player (table games) going to Argentina:

1) How is possible to access large amounts of cash cheaply? Will I have to use credit card cash advances in the casino? I am bringing some cash (maybe $3k) but don't want to bring too much for safety/customs reasons.

Any other ideas? I hear the daily ATM limits are very tiny.

Is there a problem with bringing cash, i.e., not accepted b/c of counterfeiting concerns? I have heard stories that casinos won't take US $100s unless they are crisp and new.

2) What is the best steak in BA, price no object? We are going to Las Lilas one night but wanted other recommendations, too. Thanks. Recommendations for Mendoza also appreciated.
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:21 PM   #495
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2 questions for a high stakes casino player (table games) going to Argentina:

1) How is possible to access large amounts of cash cheaply? Will I have to use credit card cash advances in the casino? I am bringing some cash (maybe $3k) but don't want to bring too much for safety/customs reasons.

Any other ideas? I hear the daily ATM limits are very tiny.

Is there a problem with bringing cash, i.e., not accepted b/c of counterfeiting concerns? I have heard stories that casinos won't take US $100s unless they are crisp and new.

2) What is the best steak in BA, price no object? We are going to Las Lilas one night but wanted other recommendations, too. Thanks. Recommendations for Mendoza also appreciated.
1) You can take out $600US a day (some people can do more) through an atm (in pesos), probably paying somewhere between 3-10% juice. You can't do a bank transfer down here. I say after factoring in the chance of getting robbed, it is still +EV to carry $9,999 on your person. You are not required to declare that amount and they are not going to frisk you or anything.

2) Cabana Las Lilas is good, but it is expensive by American standards. It is literally an expense account restaurant where people think, "F it, I am not paying for it". I guess the single best steak I have consistently gotten here is the medallon de lomo at Soberbia 22. La Brigada and Desnivel in San Telmo cook a decent steak as well imo.
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:54 PM   #496
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Quick questions...

What is the exchange rate?
How much will herb cost an individual and how easy is it to obtain? Is it legal?
I'm a very low limit player but going to put in a lot of time. What level do I need to be consistently beating to support a comfortable lifestyle in Buenos Aires?

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Old 12-24-2008, 01:55 PM   #497
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www.xe.com

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How much will herb cost an individual and how easy is it to obtain? Is it legal?
It's illegal here, but not hard to find. Not sure 2+2 want us discussing this in too much detail?

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If you can find a good apartment deal bare minimum you'll need $1300 US/month.
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:26 AM   #498
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

I booked my apartment and will be arriving in about 3 weeks, but am still trying to figure out a few last things.

1. I am not sure which airport I should fly into. I can get flights into BUE or EZE code airports, which one is closer to Palermo Viejo(Thames and Costa Rica), or are they the same? Also, is it best to just take a cab to my place(and if so, how much should it run me)?

2. Do the DVD players in BsAs play DVDs from the US(region 1) or should I bring an xbox if I want to watch them on a tv?

3. Anyone take any jiu-jitsu/boxing/MMA classes here? I found a couple gyms online but if anyone can personally recommend one I will go with that.

4. Should I bring a 2nd camera in case something happens to one, or should I just deal with that problem if it comes up?
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:13 AM   #499
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I booked my apartment and will be arriving in about 3 weeks, but am still trying to figure out a few last things.

1. I am not sure which airport I should fly into. I can get flights into BUE or EZE code airports, which one is closer to Palermo Viejo(Thames and Costa Rica), or are they the same? Also, is it best to just take a cab to my place(and if so, how much should it run me)?
http://just****inggoogleit.com/

BUE is the code for both EZE and AEP. EZE is the international airport which is the only place you can fly into. So they are the same thing really.

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2. Do the DVD players in BsAs play DVDs from the US(region 1) or should I bring an xbox if I want to watch them on a tv?
http://just****inggoogleit.com/

I'm sure you can find this one yourself. I have faith.

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3. Anyone take any jiu-jitsu/boxing/MMA classes here? I found a couple gyms online but if anyone can personally recommend one I will go with that.
Seems like your first real question. I have no info but some might.

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4. Should I bring a 2nd camera in case something happens to one, or should I just deal with that problem if it comes up?
And you've gone back to fail again. You ever traveled before in your life? Do whichever you'd like.


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Old 12-27-2008, 12:30 PM   #500
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

My girlfriend and finally have our tickets and a place to stay for a little more than a month (in Las Canitas near an area recommended by a porteno). We're going to see how we like the area and either stay there or find some other neighborhood for the rest of our stay (up to about a year).

Here's a nerdy question I can't find the answer to anywhere -- Is there much of a dietary supplement industry in Argentina? Do they have local places like the ubiquitous GNCs that are in the US. I do consulting for the industry and no one seems really know much about it that I've asked.... plus I'd like to buy some protein if I get the urge.
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