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Old 03-12-2009, 08:56 AM   #676
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I was going to go to a museum one night but praetor wanted to get drunk at the alamo instead
I have a sneaking suspicion that the "museum" you were going to go to was actually a nightclub anyway.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:52 AM   #677
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Surely not. When did this happen?
Like the first night I went out in buenos. He was supposed to show me around, worst tour guide ever
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:02 PM   #678
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Like the first night I went out in buenos. He was supposed to show me around, worst tour guide ever
and three hours later i realized it was actually me that got leveled.... sigh
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:39 PM   #679
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Hmm... good posts. I'm also trying to make a decision between Buenos Aires and Thailand.

The main things I'm looking for:

1. A balance of night life and cultural things to see. A good night life is awesome, but if there's nothing to do during the day what's the point?

2. Cost - it sounds like both are pretty reasonable and similar

3. Language - I only took 2 years of spanish in high school, so at best I'd be able to make out a few common nouns here and there. There's no way I'll be able to speak passable spanish in the next few months

4. I have no interest in drugs or hookers.

5. I'll probably stay for around 7-10 days, but am open to suggestions if I should stay a bit longer.

6. I'm leaning towards taking this trip in July or August, so the seasons may matter.

My thoughts so far:

Buenos Aires appeals to me because it sounds like a small, clean, walkable european city. I'm told the food is cheap and amazing. I'm not much of a 'club' person though, and from how people have described the coldness of the women there, I'm not sure how much I'd enjoy the nightlife.

Thailand sounds a little sketchier to me, but I really like the idea of the full moon party and similar high-energy events.

If anyone wants to IM me that has been to either of these places (z28dreams on AOL IM), I'd love some other input.
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:18 PM   #680
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If you're only staying for 10 days, why not do both? I thought this was a decision to live.
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:44 PM   #681
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If you're only staying for 10 days, why not do both? I thought this was a decision to live.
I plan on doing both - just deciding which to do first. This has probably been posted a few times, and I could probably google, but what are the best seasons for each?

It's probably good info to have in this thread.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:03 AM   #682
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Hey guys, I'll be staying in Argentina for 3 weeks, arriving Thursday and will be by myself the first week. I'd love to meet up with some of you guys, are you still doing the Tuesday night dinner thing? Feel free to PM me, thanks!
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:22 PM   #683
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No dinner tonight? Everyone busy drinking green beer, or what?
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:43 PM   #684
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Hey guys, I'll be staying in Argentina for 3 weeks, arriving Thursday and will be by myself the first week. I'd love to meet up with some of you guys, are you still doing the Tuesday night dinner thing? Feel free to PM me, thanks!
Was just about to post basically the same thing. Coming in to Buenos Aires Thursday for 10 days, travelling by myself. I'd also be down for meeting some 2+2ers and would be interested in meeting up at the Tuesday dinner. Any tips for finding you guys there if it's going on?

I'm 23, Canadian, play MSNL on Party/FTP, and will be going pro in about 2 months.
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:35 AM   #685
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harangutang,

Where are you staying? I'll be in Palermo. Still waiting for others living there to chime in but I'd be down to meet up if you want to grab a drink or something.
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:45 PM   #686
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Cool, Ill be in Palmero too - I'll try and send you a pm when Im down there and Ill be around Tuesday if dinner goes down.
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:24 AM   #687
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Old 03-19-2009, 02:06 PM   #688
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Hey argentinos, which bars are good on a Thursday night? I'm ready to go out!
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:24 PM   #689
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Try Godoy or Belushi bar for upscale loungy type places. Give me a shout if you want to maybe meet up.

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Also, if anyone is interested, I'm having an Asado at my place on Friday 9-10ish. Shoot me a PM for the Addy and so that I have a head count.
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:30 PM   #690
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Hey all, I´m currently in Chile travelling north through Argentina up to Buenos Aires. I might like to get an apartment for a month or two there maybe in May. How easy is this to do, how should I go about doing it?
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:08 PM   #691
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Just read the last thread and all the info is there, same info a lot of us used.
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:09 AM   #692
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We are hosting many poker players in BsAs (http://www.internationalnest.com/buenosaires/), and have more great houses to offer.
For those reading this thread who aren't already here, I'd suggest checking out this guy's properties if you're a baller. And being a baller here means paying ...not that much, but will get you a really sick place.

I talked to him for a few hours at the Euro house, and he was a great guy who won't rip you off.
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:13 AM   #693
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Just read the last thread and all the info is there, same info a lot of us used.
Arturius, please teach me how to post as well as you. haha.
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:46 AM   #694
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Hey all,

I'm considering making a trip to BsAs sometime in the next 6 months. I don't really have anyone in mind to travel with though, so might just do it myself. I hardly know any spanish though, and have done very little travel, so I'm may struggle a bit. Looking to do 10 days or so.

If anyone else is also planning a trip and might want to share a hotel let me know. I wouldn't mind finding a group to travel with.
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:13 PM   #695
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Hey..Im Argentinian. Lived in Buenos Aires all my life.

Im available for any question or help or whatever you need here I will be glad to help anybody from the 2+2 community.

Im also driving to LAPT Mar del Plata next april, so if anybody planning to play there I can give you a ride.

PM if you need anything.

Saludos!!!!!
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:19 PM   #696
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Any of you guys have a good experience with this real estate agent: http://www.barts.com.ar/ ?

I am looking for a place to stay for the first month. I guess during that month of stay, i will do better to look for another place for the next months since i don't wanna be stuck to a crappy place that i booked for multiple months w/o having seen it.
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:29 PM   #697
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The 2+2 dinner tomorrow night is going to be at 9PM at Bereber on 1880 Armenia in Palermo. It's a Moroccan restaurant and it's pretty damn good... trust me.

If you think you're going to come send me a PM so I can have a fair count for the reservation.
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:04 PM   #698
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Anyone attend the Radiohead concert last night? Odd that a concert sponsored by a brewer would not serve booze.......but a spirited crowd none-the-less.
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:59 PM   #699
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"Anyone attend the Radiohead concert last night? Odd that a concert sponsored by a brewer would not serve booze.......but a spirited crowd none-the-less."

First show I saw here was the Rolling Stones. I was pretty pissed when I first discovered they didn't serve booze at the event. After being on the floor for the show, I realized I was kind of glad they didn't.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:13 AM   #700
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I'll pick up the ball for Poker Dinner this week. I have wanted to try Il Gran Carusso , a Southern Italian place on El Salvador and Carranza.

Tuesday 9:00 PM
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