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Old 04-07-2009, 10:39 PM   #726
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I believe at some point in my research I read that Americans can renew their passport via the American embassy in Buenos Aires. Has anyone tried this? Mine expires on Dec 3, 2010 and I'm thinking it would probably be best to just go ahead and renew it before I move.
You can usually renew once, or take the boat to Colonia (Uruguay) for the day and you'll get an additional 90 days.
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:23 PM   #727
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my passport, not my visa
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:54 PM   #728
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Out of courisity... don't need all the details, but what does the chef cost roughly?
I have the chef that MEC alluded to. He costs 30 pesos per hour.
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Old 04-08-2009, 12:16 AM   #729
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I believe at some point in my research I read that Americans can renew their passport via the American embassy in Buenos Aires. Has anyone tried this? Mine expires on Dec 3, 2010 and I'm thinking it would probably be best to just go ahead and renew it before I move.
http://argentina.usembassy.gov/passports.html

I dont know if you were looking for specifics as to how long in advance of dec 3 2010 you can or should renew your passport but there is the information about how you can do it here in Argentina. Never renewed my passport but I did get pages added for free. I just had to fill out a form that can be obtained at the same site above and I had to wait at the embassy for about an hour. I think if you try to get additional pages while in the US there is a fee, however if you do it outside of the US at an embassy it is free.
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:10 PM   #730
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Whoever was trying to sell tickets for $250 USD is either a scammer or insane... $200 pesos seems much better as this is THE BEST matchup (Go River!).

Out of courisity... don't need all the details, but what does the chef cost roughly?
You should know that there are plenty kind of seats in a stadium.

for pesos $200 the only thin you can get is what we call here "populares". You gonna be stand up for 4 hours with no room to even make a footstep and in a completely unsafe place. I know what im talking cause Im supoorting boca juniors every sunday since 20 years ago.

The one that I was offering, (already sold in less than half an hour) is the best seat you can get on the stadium and I sold it cheap.
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Old 04-08-2009, 03:34 PM   #731
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You should know that there are plenty kind of seats in a stadium.

for pesos $200 the only thin you can get is what we call here "populares". You gonna be stand up for 4 hours with no room to even make a footstep and in a completely unsafe place. I know what im talking cause Im supoorting boca juniors every sunday since 20 years ago.

The one that I was offering, (already sold in less than half an hour) is the best seat you can get on the stadium and I sold it cheap.
Populares are the best seats in the house and always sell out first. Who sits during futbol??? Thats where you go if you really want to experience the game, though I'm a river fan so probably wouldn't want those in the Bombanera.

Either way, congrats on ripping someone off. What was face value on those? 120 pesos? Boca really needs a bigger stadium.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:28 AM   #732
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200 pesos for popular not a ripoff? Lol.

You're gonna get ripped off no matter what you do. 3 years ago I payed 60$ pesos for Boca v River in platea.

Popular tickets used to cost ~10 pesos not too long ago.

Depending on the seats 250 USD could be standard.
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:57 PM   #733
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ha standing in popular is awesome and not even unsafe anymore just don't be stupid and bring expensive **** that ppl can see
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:00 PM   #734
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Hi guys !

thanks to everyone who has contributed in the 2 BIG threads about BsAs, I've just arrived today to spend 5 days here before Mar del Plata LAPT.. and I've read the whole threads yesterday. So much very useful information.

If any of you 2+2ers want some free beers/shots this weekend, feel free to PM ME, I'll be glad to meet up some of you. My hotel is in Palermo Viejo and I guess I'll be going out every night.

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Old 04-12-2009, 12:14 PM   #735
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Does anyone know what the cash game action will be like in Mar Del Plata? Or if there even was any cash game action last year??
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:09 PM   #736
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Does anyone know what the cash game action will be like in Mar Del Plata? Or if there even was any cash game action last year??

I was there a couple of weeks ago and they had 2 - 4 peso game going which I played in with another 2 + 2 er. It was a game full of laughs to say the least. The rake structure wasnt that bad actually, especially relative to Punta del este. They have a time charge of 10 pesos every half hour, which makes the hands play faster and is not completely out of control. The bad part of the casino is that the dealers there may be the absolute worst I have ever seen in any place in the world. I was heckled at the table when I won a big pot and the dealer while pushing the pot to me grabbed a 25 peso chip and in a really demanding way ASKED for that to be his tip. I quite rudely told him to get his hands off my money and of course stiffed him afterwards. In casinos in europe, other parts in South America, N. America, and the carribean I have never in my life been asked for a tip. A few hours later a different dealer did the same thing but for one hundred pesos in a much bigger pot that I won where myself and 5 others went all in blind preflop. Just what??? just took 100 pesos out of my pot and pressured me into giving it to him?!?!?! I told him to learn some manners and he might get a tip. BTW, its not like in other smaller pots I wasn´t tipping the dealers either. If they weren´t rude, they got theirs.

Anyway, the time that we were there was already passed the summer busy season so I don´t know how it is at peak times. The 2-4 peso was the only game going. On some of the signs I remember seeing that they had a 20-40 peso game listed but I don´t know if that even runs in the summer. It might during the tournament.
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:54 PM   #737
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what would be the average liferoll you would take to stay in Bs As for 3 months? Food included and rent possibly with or without a roommate.
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:27 PM   #738
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what would be the average liferoll you would take to stay in Bs As for 3 months? Food included and rent possibly with or without a roommate.
$5000?
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:19 PM   #739
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$5000?
Depending where you stay and how nice you want, 5k is not enough. For example, anything half decent in Palermo is going to run you around $1k per month. Going out isn't much cheaper than anywhere else as some clubs will charge 30-70 pesos (Pacha is around 70) just for entrance! Going out is cheap, but to do it every day can add up quick. If you went out for dinner every day you'd probably be spending around $600 per month just on dinners. You still need to eat lunch as well

If you want to have lots of fun, live nice and go out to nice places, I'd lean towards around $7-$8k.

If you want to budget everything and be more conservative, $5k should suffice.
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:32 PM   #740
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I read both of the threads and there was some talk about people having trouble getting a hold of cash.
Is it in any way possible to withdraw enough money for rent and spanish classes when you're there, or is it best to bring enough USD with you to last for the entire stay?(I'm thinking about staying there for 9 months or something like that)
I'm from Scandinavia if that matters in regards to this.
I got VISA card and MasterCard issued by Scandinavian banks.
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:54 PM   #741
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Anyone has been to Cocodrilo??
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:46 PM   #742
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I read both of the threads and there was some talk about people having trouble getting a hold of cash.
Is it in any way possible to withdraw enough money for rent and spanish classes when you're there, or is it best to bring enough USD with you to last for the entire stay?(I'm thinking about staying there for 9 months or something like that)
I'm from Scandinavia if that matters in regards to this.
I got VISA card and MasterCard issued by Scandinavian banks.
You can get money out, but usually only 600 pesos at a time, so you'd have to make multiple trips. Apparently there are some bank machines that will let you take out more, but I still don't know where.

I usually take a nice chunk of cash and use my ATM card for spending money. Some appt rentals will let you pay in paypal which is a huge plus, but are also hard to find.
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:29 PM   #743
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Depending where you stay and how nice you want, 5k is not enough. For example, anything half decent in Palermo is going to run you around $1k per month. Going out isn't much cheaper than anywhere else as some clubs will charge 30-70 pesos (Pacha is around 70) just for entrance! Going out is cheap, but to do it every day can add up quick. If you went out for dinner every day you'd probably be spending around $600 per month just on dinners. You still need to eat lunch as well

If you want to have lots of fun, live nice and go out to nice places, I'd lean towards around $7-$8k.

If you want to budget everything and be more conservative, $5k should suffice.
Well he just asked about food/rent, if he wants to have fun then he needs to add that on top
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:44 PM   #744
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I have an old girlfriend in BsAs and want to send her a book. She does not know of an Amazon.com type thing down there. Does anyone on 2+2?

Also, I want to send her some flowers (Monday is her 40th). All the international flower websites I have seen are for like $100 US. I can't believe that I cannot send her anything nice for much less.

Any advice?

Thanks in advance, J99
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:32 PM   #745
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Dinner tonight?
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:35 PM   #746
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Also, I want to send her some flowers (Monday is her 40th). All the international flower websites I have seen are for like $100 US. I can't believe that I cannot send her anything nice for much less.
I've used flora2000.com several times w/o issue. A dozen roses for about 50-60. Still ridiculously overpriced though.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:36 PM   #747
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I'm kinda sick, so I will not be organizing any dinner.
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:35 PM   #748
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I have an old girlfriend in BsAs and want to send her a book. She does not know of an Amazon.com type thing down there. Does anyone on 2+2?

Also, I want to send her some flowers (Monday is her 40th). All the international flower websites I have seen are for like $100 US. I can't believe that I cannot send her anything nice for much less.

Any advice?

Thanks in advance, J99
You could try searching for stuff on mercadolibre.com.ar (http://www.mercadolibre.com.ar/)... their version of ebay.
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:48 PM   #749
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Anyone has been to Cocodrilo??
i used to go to that place all the time ~4 years ago, it was always crazy.
Went back for the first time a few months and it has changed, was not so fun, pretty tame.
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:56 PM   #750
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I read both of the threads and there was some talk about people having trouble getting a hold of cash.
Is it in any way possible to withdraw enough money for rent and spanish classes when you're there, or is it best to bring enough USD with you to last for the entire stay?(I'm thinking about staying there for 9 months or something like that)
I'm from Scandinavia if that matters in regards to this.
I got VISA card and MasterCard issued by Scandinavian banks.
I've recently discovered that I can withdraw 3k pesos in one go at the Cirrus machines at Citibank using my neteller net+ card. (You have to agree via the touchscreen that you are not laundering money). Can't comment on whether your Scandy Visa/Mastercard will work, but I don't see why not.

http://www.latam.citibank.com/argent...er/cncapfd.htm for a list of citibanks in Cap Fed.

For 9 months you will prob need around 15-20K USD, I personally wouldn't bring that much cash.
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