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Old 12-27-2008, 12:53 PM   #501
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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.
I have gotten protein down here. I think it is pretty easy to find. There is no GNC-like chain, but there a buttload of 'Dieticos' (sp?). Dieticos offer a combination of whole grains and legumes, dried fruit, teas, herbal medicines, spices, vitamins, holistic healing stuff, etc... You see them all around town and you might be able to find some supplements there. Farmacity is the most established chain of pharmacies and they have some supplements too I think. For the most part Argentina is a decade behind the US in the whole nutrition/workout/supplements craze (which I kinda like).
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:07 PM   #502
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The Megatlon gym I used to go to had a fairly decent supplement store.
http://www.megatlon.com/pagina2008/index.asp

Some of the bigger pharmacies also stock supps.

Getting decent protein powder wasn't easy a couple of years ago, I think it's gradually improved.
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:45 AM   #503
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hey guys, so whats the summary on moving there (and gaining residency) as an online poker pro?


oh yeah, can you have direcTV and/or HD programming?
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:53 AM   #504
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hey guys, so whats the summary on moving there (and gaining residency) as an online poker pro?
I think there's a thread about that somewhere...
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oh yeah, can you have direcTV and/or HD programming?
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:55 AM   #505
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I think there's a thread about that somewhere...

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i searched the thread for 'residency' and didnt get much help. i mean its 600+ posts long
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Old 12-28-2008, 04:16 AM   #506
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hey guys, so whats the summary on moving there (and gaining residency) as an online poker pro?


oh yeah, can you have direcTV and/or HD programming?
As just a poker pro, I don't believe there is much of a chance. You could get away with just playing poker and having residency if you were trying to say that you were retiring here. You would have to be of a certain age that is around normal retirement age. You could also invest a decent amount of money here. I'm not sure but the numbers $100,000 U$D or $100,000 Arg. Pesos ( Less than $33,000 U$D) come to mind. Last time I looked at this was 10 months ago or more. Of course, things may have changed. If you wade through it all, all the ways that you can obtain residency are somewhere on this page:

http://www.mininterior.gov.ar/
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:37 PM   #507
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Is there dinner this tuesday?
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:45 PM   #508
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Hi all,

I'm moving to BA in March/April. Don't know much about international banking so I have a couple basic questions. I did read both threads in their entirety but missed these points.

1 - When you withdraw from a USD or Euro account at an ATM, does it convert the currency based on a recent exchange rate and spit out pesos?

2- Can you cash checks written out in USD/Euros at the banks? I've heard different stories on this.

3- Do any of you use Click2Pay debit cards down there? What are the withdrawal fees and limits?

Cheers
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:30 PM   #509
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Hi all,

I'm moving to BA in March/April. Don't know much about international banking so I have a couple basic questions. I did read both threads in their entirety but missed these points.

1 - When you withdraw from a USD or Euro account at an ATM, does it convert the currency based on a recent exchange rate and spit out pesos?

2- Can you cash checks written out in USD/Euros at the banks? I've heard different stories on this.

3- Do any of you use Click2Pay debit cards down there? What are the withdrawal fees and limits?

Cheers
1 - Yes... that is how it works with me. Some ATM's can dispense dollars but I've only seen this service available to those that have accounts with that specific bank where the ATM is located. But any cold hard facts about this can really only by answered by the bank in your country that you are using and the people in charge of the ATM here.

2. Don't know, I've never tried. I don't even know if people here ever write cheques in foreign curriencies (Just thinking about it makes me think they might do it in U$D). But the above reasoning only really might apply to two account holders within Argentina.

I think your question was heading towards transactions with people outside of the country. I can't tell you I'm 100% sure that it is impossible, but the idea of someone trying to cash an out of country cheque here just makes my head hurt.

3 - Sorry, I have no experience with Click2Pay.
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Old 01-01-2009, 04:54 PM   #510
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Anyone know anywhere where I can get a nice piece of ham for boiling/roasting/smoking etc. And by ham I mean ham, not pork chops or w/e. If you're english or irish you should understand what I mean by this.
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:50 PM   #511
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So... I know a guy that's been staying in Palermo for the past month or so and I asked him how his internet has been, and he says it is terrible. He doesn't play poker himself but he knew that was why I was asking, and he said his friend hasn't been able to play at all.

This surprised me because everyone in this and the previous thread acted as if the internet there is completely fine. Are there certain service providers that are better than others? Or is it more likely just a local/isolated problem (ie, a bad router)? He is using Fibertel.

I'm pretty interested in moving to BsAs but obviously bad internet is a complete deal-breaker. Is there anything I should know to avoid moving into a place that has a ****ty connection?
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:11 AM   #512
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I'd say its fairly random. Our connection is normally fine but can get 'moody' so to speak. This is with one of the main(if not the main) ISP's aswell afaik.
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:29 AM   #513
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Are there certain service providers that are better than others? Or is it more likely just a local/isolated problem (ie, a bad router)? He is using Fibertel.
I hated Fibertel and Arnet. I moved to another app a couple months ago, and switched to UOL, it's cheaper and I didn't experience any disconnections so far. Only downside is that I had to wait like 1 month for the modem to be delivered.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:33 AM   #514
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So... I know a guy that's been staying in Palermo for the past month or so and I asked him how his internet has been, and he says it is terrible. He doesn't play poker himself but he knew that was why I was asking, and he said his friend hasn't been able to play at all.

This surprised me because everyone in this and the previous thread acted as if the internet there is completely fine. Are there certain service providers that are better than others? Or is it more likely just a local/isolated problem (ie, a bad router)? He is using Fibertel.

I'm pretty interested in moving to BsAs but obviously bad internet is a complete deal-breaker. Is there anything I should know to avoid moving into a place that has a ****ty connection?
The internet seems to be 8 years behind everyone else, if you want to think of it that way, it usually works fine and you can download ok, but then it'll **** up sometimes and have bad days occasionally too.
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:57 AM   #515
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Hi,

Probably coming to BA in early Feb for a few months, maybe longer. I was thinking I should probably go to the Carnivale in Rio while I was there, being so close and all.

Anyone else going?
Will I be too late to organise flights/accommodation when I get there in early Feb?
Are there Carnivales in Argentina that I might be better seeing given the circumstances, leaving the Rio one for another time?

Thanks.
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Old 01-05-2009, 03:29 PM   #516
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If any aspiring pros are interested I'm doing a 1 month poker apprenticeship in Feb in BsAs. Info is here:

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/10...5/#post7990232
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:50 PM   #517
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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 thought about this quote many times after visiting Las Lilas, and laughed every time. When was the last time you were in America? I think your view of expensive/cheap is all screwed up.

Dinner for 4 at Cabana Las Lisas, with a good bottle of wine, 4 of the most expensive steaks on the menu, and appetizers -- was $210. That's about what you'd pay at Outback, or some crappy steak restaurant in the US, I think. Maybe a little more. But expensive? LMAO. I had a steak in Vegas a few weeks that was more than $210. That's one steak, for one person, no sides or included. Cabana Las Lilas may be expensive for Argentina, but it is still pretty cheap compared to decent steak places in the US. I'd say it is about 1/2 to 2/3 the price of a good steakhouses in major US cities. And yes, the steak was AWESOME.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:23 PM   #518
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Hi,

Probably coming to BA in early Feb for a few months, maybe longer. I was thinking I should probably go to the Carnivale in Rio while I was there, being so close and all.

Anyone else going?
Will I be too late to organise flights/accommodation when I get there in early Feb?
Are there Carnivales in Argentina that I might be better seeing given the circumstances, leaving the Rio one for another time?

Thanks.
carnivale is booked out far in advance from what I hear, and it is also a brazilian thing, not an argie thing. Brazilians and Argies couldn't be more different.
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:58 PM   #519
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carnivale is booked out far in advance from what I hear, and it is also a brazilian thing, not an argie thing. Brazilians and Argies couldn't be more different.
Well, there's always Gualeguaychu, in Entre Ríos. They definitely have their Carnaval and are proud of it.
Not that I would ever attend any of those, but you might want to take a look at it.
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Old 01-10-2009, 07:28 AM   #520
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In a few months i'm moving to Buenos Aires. I have been looking for appartments lately and rent price seem rather 'high' comparing to rents in Europe (Cheapest i found was like 1.3K+/month for a semidecent place).. Is this std or should i look for other real estate sites?
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:26 AM   #521
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In a few months i'm moving to Buenos Aires. I have been looking for appartments lately and rent price seem rather 'high' comparing to rents in Europe (Cheapest i found was like 1.3K+/month for a semidecent place).. Is this std or should i look for other real estate sites?
If you're going to BA you would do well to read this thread and the original thread (linked in OP) in full as most questions you can think of will have been addressed. (including apartments ad nauseam)

And no one can really comment on that price as people's definitions of semi-decent are different. But I just had a quick look and found plenty of ones that look OK for less than the figure you gave.

Anyway to help you out before you read the threads:

www.bytargentina.com
www.apartmentsba.com

The most common areas that people from 2+2 live are Recoleta and Palermo.
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Old 01-12-2009, 12:33 AM   #522
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Dinner club returns. Tuesday, 9pm.

This week, let's try Nemo. It's a seafood restaurant, but I'm going to give it a shot anyway. Cabello 3672, which is in Palermo Botanico, over near Parque Las Heras.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:05 AM   #523
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:37 AM   #524
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I'm visiting BA (land on 18th Jan) - booked an apartment via www.bytargentina.com and so far, could not be more impressed with their system and service and emails.

Quite excited about checking out BA. Few things I'll be looking for to move there, but bad net is about the only real deal-breaker ($ not an issue, I just need awesome high speed net).

Will also be checking out Panama whilst I'm there for a month - if anyone wants to chat about BA or Panama via PM or on here (don't want to hijack this thread with Panama discussion), I'll be fascinated and grateful.

I'm pretty keen on 'partying' but not into herbs at all - probably best not to go into further detail in respect of 2+2 and this thread - but definitely keen on meeting like-minded folk.

I'll in in Las Canitas area near the polo field. In the pics I've seen, BA looks like an adorable, picturesque city.
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:54 AM   #525
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sorry if this has been asked.. but whats the drug situation down there?
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