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Old 02-10-2009, 01:29 PM   #626
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OK, Daniel and Gavin wanted Indian food. So this Tuesday's 9pm dinner club is at Bangalore this week. Humboldt 1416, Palermo Hollywood.
I won't say much against Bangalore itself. It's a Palermo version of Gibraltar (downtown), with fairly cheap drinks and not very indian cuisine; lots of folks generally (though not so many on a regular Tuesday, probably).

I'd recommend Krishna for a down-to-earth indian cuisine experience, though it's not a guaranteed success. Just wanted to let you know Bangalore might not be exactly what you're looking for.
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:28 PM   #627
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I think there's going to be too many of us tonight for Banglore. So let's change tonight to Mumbai. Address is Honduras 5684, also in Palermo Hollywood. I made reservations by leaving a message on their answering machine, which is apparently their system.
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:38 PM   #628
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Yeah good job on changing from Bangalore, I dont like that place at all, and I love Indian food. never been to Mumbai so

This rain is depressing the **** out of me, but I'll prob still come
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:02 PM   #629
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Bah my first Tues in Buenos Aires and I think I can't make the dinner. 40% chance I show up tonight, 100% I'm there next week.
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:16 PM   #630
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im gonna try to show up too. 5 foot 9 white kid in white striped shorts
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:32 PM   #631
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just checked around and the only mumbai I found was at a different location near 9 de julio. You sure on that address guys?
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:27 PM   #632
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Mumbai, Honduras 5684

http://www.mumbai.restaurant.com.ar/

I didn't think it was possible to cook bland Indian food until I'd been to Bangalore and Mumbai. Maybe I just ran bad.

Will give Krishna a shot, so thanks for that tip Imbecil.
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:19 PM   #633
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Is El Alamo the best place to see the USA-Mexico game tomorrow? I can't find any other place that might show it.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:33 PM   #634
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At Audi:

As I said, Krishna is very nice and down-to-earth, but no guarantee. And as locals seem to avoid spicy food like the devil, it's gonna be damn hard for you guys to find true Indian dishes. GL though, and let me know of your findings.
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Old 02-13-2009, 03:09 PM   #635
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Hola,

We're having an asado at the house this saturday, 9pm or so. Everyone's invited - Yoyo included yeah -, just try pming/msging us beforehand to get and idea of who's coming and to get the adress.
Feel free to bring some drinks. We'll probably move out to a bar, club or whatever afterwards.

See you there!

Xavier, Daniel & Sven
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Old 02-14-2009, 05:05 PM   #636
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Thanks for the invite guys - unfortunately, I can't make it out tonight - desperately trying to find a new iPoker affiliate deal...hope you all have a good night though!
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:52 PM   #637
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Dinner club this week is at Tian Bistro. Juncal 1642 in Recoleta. Like always, 9pm on Tuesday.

Fun asado last night. Thanks guys.
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:40 AM   #638
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My girlfriend and I (mostly my girlfriend) are keeping a non poker related blog which might be interesting to anyone thinking about coming down here.

brenren.com

edit: btw we are decidedly unballer, and I only do poker part-time, just fyi
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:42 PM   #639
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Ok, change of plans for dinner club tonight. Tian closes at 8, and they finally got around to getting back to me. yay summer in Buenos Aires.

Ok, instead let's go to Pura Tierra in Belgrano. 3 de Febrero 1167. 9 pm.
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:03 AM   #640
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If you've read this thread (yeah, like anyone reads this thing front to back...ha), you may recall that we went to Duvall before. But Duvall has a rule that you can only get the tasting menu if everyone at the table gets the tasting menu.

So this Tuesday at 9pm we're going to go to Duvall and get the tasting menu. Ergo, if you come, you are getting the tasting menu. Also, please send me a PM/text/MSN if you are planning on coming, as I think we might actually need a reservation for Duvall. If you forget to RSVP, i wouldn't worry about it too much.
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:27 PM   #641
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OK, change of plans again this week. Tonight we're going to L'ecole, Thames 1795. I've talked to everyone who RSVP'd already, but just in case anyone here checks the thread and wants to come, it's L'ecole for tonight.

I did make reservations for Duvall for next week, so unless they cancel on me with another private event, we'll be there next week for the tasting menu.

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Old 02-24-2009, 05:09 PM   #642
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I will be there tonight, I may be a little late though.
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:13 AM   #643
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I have some electronics in BsAs and selling them might make your and my travels easier. You can come by to test anything out. PM for more details (prices will be around replacement cost in US or less depending on amount of usage).


- Dell 20 in (1600 x 1200)

- Dell 24 in (1920 x 1200)

- Dell 30 in (2560 x 1600) - (can't sell until end of May)

- Epson Powerlite Home Cinema Theater Projector (1920x1080/1080p bluray compatible)
+ unused replacement bulb
- Sony Playstation 3 (80GB - Bluray)
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- Yamaha YSP-800 Digital Sound Projector (82 watt speaker)
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Old 02-27-2009, 04:26 PM   #644
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check out the Xtranormal vid a dude on an Irish poker forum made about me and Reggie, its awesome imo. Props to Hawk Eye

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch?e=2009022707413218
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:53 PM   #645
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Hey, I'm not thinking of moving to Buenos Aires just yet, but I did have a question about the general region. Has anyone there went to Chile or any of the other ski resorts yet? Is it pretty cheap/easy to find semi longterm (like a month) housing? Me and a friend are thinking of taking a skiing trip there for the summer.

And how is the general snow quality?
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:15 AM   #646
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Tonight, 9pm, Duvall. Gorriti 3824
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:50 PM   #647
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Hey Guys

Havent read this thread front to back so this is probably answered somewhere within, so apologise for that.

I'm looking at boosting home (New Zealand) and seeing the world, living in different places playing Poker etc. Leaving in June/July, and still deciding whether to go clockwise (Bangkok first) or anti-clockwise (BA first).

So I have a couple of questions re BA which would be great if you guys could help with:

(1) How many roughly 2+2ers are there in BA? I notice you guys socialise a bit with each other, is this quite common. Wouldn't know anyone when I arrived so would be hoping poker circles could kick start the social network.
Also are the people posting in this thread generally Argentine locals, or people in similar situations to myself potentially?

(2) Is it necessary to know Spanish pre arrival? Obviously I would read an intro to spanish book or something, but would be FAR from fluent. Would intend on taking a spanish language course once I had settled in.

(3) How far does the US dollar go there? What kind of lifestyle could I live for say $500 US per week? Baller, standard, poor or hobo? I imagine I would have more than this but i'd rather estimate conservatively.

Cheers guys
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:09 AM   #648
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I probably would read this thread and the other one back to front if you're considering living in BsAs, just to get a feel for the place in advance. I will say though that $500US a week would be enough for a pretty good lifestyle.
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:48 AM   #649
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Yeah will get on to the other one. Have read the majority of this one, but have read it all out of order when slacking at work, to 'get a feel' haha.
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:13 PM   #650
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(1) How many roughly 2+2ers are there in BA? I notice you guys socialise a bit with each other, is this quite common. Wouldn't know anyone when I arrived so would be hoping poker circles could kick start the social network.
Also are the people posting in this thread generally Argentine locals, or people in similar situations to myself potentially?
At any one time there's 15-20 2+2ers here, nearly all of them non-Argentine. The ones I have met are sociable chick-hunting p^ss-tanks* so I'm sure you'd have no problem kick starting your social network.

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(2) Is it necessary to know Spanish pre arrival? Obviously I would read an intro to spanish book or something, but would be FAR from fluent. Would intend on taking a spanish language course once I had settled in.
Not necessary but defintely a significant advantage to speak at least some spanish. Will add to your experience imo. You can always hang around with expats, and the Argies are a well educated bunch so a lot speak english.


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(3) How far does the US dollar go there? What kind of lifestyle could I live for say $500 US per week? Baller, standard, poor or hobo? I imagine I would have more than this but i'd rather estimate conservatively.

Cheers guys
$500/week is a pretty good lifestyle here....$500/month isn't far off a reasonable salary for a local to give you an idea. The being said you'll have to pay the gringo tax for an apartment, which will cost you around the $1K/month mark.

I wouldn't plan on being here for Jun/July btw, the winters here are pretty mild, but still a relatively crappy time of year to come. Late Sep/Oct onwards are best weather-wise.

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