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Old 04-19-2009, 10:16 PM   #776
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+1 for Bruna, she's very enthusiastic and a really nice woman.
yep agreed
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:49 PM   #777
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I am looking for a flight from BA to London and everything I have seen is really expensive

Where do you go for the good deals in BA?

I could fly to madrid and pick up a cheap flight from there as a possibility
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:19 PM   #778
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Flying out of Heathrow is expensive for every destination.
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:28 PM   #779
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He was asking about flying from BA, it appears. And isn't flying out of BA always expensive too?
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:09 PM   #780
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Yeah, same effect though. BA is expensive, heathrow is expensive, combine the two and you have a rip off sandwich 8)
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:03 PM   #781
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Anyone organising the dinner this week. I could do it if no one else wants the job.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:18 AM   #782
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Yes, I am cellist. I am 25 and I have more than 10 years of informal studies, so what I am looking for is basically a place to ratify my previous studies and get a formal degree, or at least find a good teacher or job options. I live in santiago de Chile, but here formal education is expensive as hell, and musical scene is a little poor. As a city to live, the prices are almost the same, so I don't want to waste my time anymore in this boring city.

Conservatorio Manuel de Falla is your best bet IMO

http://www.buenosaires.gov.ar/areas/...p?menu_id=9236

It is free or almost free but a little difficult to get in, like 10 people or less each year for each instrument. I don't think it will be possible for you to apply for this year, as auditions are in late February or something like that.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:44 AM   #783
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Anyone organising the dinner this week. I could do it if no one else wants the job.
I'm down to eat dinner as long as its after 9...some other people expressed interest as well.
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:25 AM   #784
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Anyone organising the dinner this week. I could do it if no one else wants the job.
I think you've got the job this week.
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:34 AM   #785
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I'm down to eat dinner as long as its after 9...some other people expressed interest as well.
Okay so, how about a Mexican place Maria Felix for 9:30. PM me if you are going to be there.
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:49 PM   #786
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He was asking about flying from BA, it appears. And isn't flying out of BA always expensive too?
Yeah i am flying from ba

Like i said i am looking for best price. Does not have to be direct

Ba to frankfurt, amsterdam, madrid etc would all be cool as budget airlines can give me a cheap flight from there to london
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:52 PM   #787
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http://landingpadba.com/2009/04/inte...-poker-player/

Looks pretty relevant to internet pokers and BA.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:11 PM   #788
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Palin4Prez nickname since 2006? really?
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:21 AM   #789
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Palin4Prez nickname since 2006? really?
Hahaha good point!
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Old 04-22-2009, 04:12 PM   #790
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The Metetron posted links to two different language schools(interhispanica and Academy Recoleta). Any of you guys have experience with either of those or recommendations for any other language schools?
The girl who gives me lessons is great. Very prepared and whatnot. Let me know if anyone wants her email.
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:31 PM   #791
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The Metetron posted links to two different language schools(interhispanica and Academy Recoleta). Any of you guys have experience with either of those or recommendations for any other language schools?
I went to Ibero, it was a great school and well priced. Located in Recolleta down by 9 de Julio / Cordoba. I also tried the private tutor... My teacher was really great, came to my appt and was very cheap. She has now started a company with some friends and can be found here:
http://spanishlessonsba.com.ar/
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:59 PM   #792
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Great thread. I've gotten through about half of it so far and will get through the rest of it in the next few days.

Couple of questions:

1) Does everyone who posts in this thread that lives in BA play poker for their primary source of income? If not, what do you do?

2) I'm graduating with an MBA from a top tier b-school (United States) in December and I speak functional Spanish but not fluent (could probably get to basic-fluent within a few months with prep before I go). Has anyone explored high paying (around 6 figure USD) business jobs (finance, consulting, etc...) there with success?

3) Which US companies have large corporate presence there?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:58 PM   #793
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Great thread. I've gotten through about half of it so far and will get through the rest of it in the next few days.

Couple of questions:

1) Does everyone who posts in this thread that lives in BA play poker for their primary source of income? If not, what do you do?

2) I'm graduating with an MBA from a top tier b-school (United States) in December and I speak functional Spanish but not fluent (could probably get to basic-fluent within a few months with prep before I go). Has anyone explored high paying (around 6 figure USD) business jobs (finance, consulting, etc...) there with success?

3) Which US companies have large corporate presence there?

Thanks in advance.
I play poker for part-time income, but mainly I work from home as a consultant. I only work with US based companies however.
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Old 04-23-2009, 02:38 PM   #794
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Great thread. I've gotten through about half of it so far and will get through the rest of it in the next few days.

Couple of questions:

1) Does everyone who posts in this thread that lives in BA play poker for their primary source of income? If not, what do you do?

2) I'm graduating with an MBA from a top tier b-school (United States) in December and I speak functional Spanish but not fluent (could probably get to basic-fluent within a few months with prep before I go). Has anyone explored high paying (around 6 figure USD) business jobs (finance, consulting, etc...) there with success?

3) Which US companies have large corporate presence there?

Thanks in advance.
6-figure jobs would be very tough to come by. Chances are for jobs like that your primary location would be in North America but you would visit Argentina on a regular basis. I could be wrong, but the avg salaries down there are between $600 - $1000 USD/month. Your best bet would be to try and find a job based in the US that you can perform remotely online.

I do online marketing (playing poker part-time) so I go down there quite frequently and have the ability to work from there.
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Old 04-23-2009, 02:55 PM   #795
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

A question to the pros:

How do you manage to live from poker living abroad? Is this thing too stressful? I mean, you have little to go just in case of a sick downswing. However, I wish I could do the same, so let me ask you what stakes, how much time, how many tables, etc.
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:48 PM   #796
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Moving down here and finding a high paying (six figure) job with a multinational is basically impossible. First there are relatively few people in the city that are actually 'paid' 100k. My gf worked for AMEX down here and said the only person in the office that made over 100k was, in fact, the VP in charge of all of South America. She got transferred from NY and earned about 4 times less in BA. But she said she still saved more money here than in NY.

Sure, there are people that make bank, but they usually have their own business. You see a lot of expats move down here to start an internet business or do consulting that is not location specific.
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:03 PM   #797
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Great thread. I've gotten through about half of it so far and will get through the rest of it in the next few days.

Couple of questions:

1) Does everyone who posts in this thread that lives in BA play poker for their primary source of income? If not, what do you do?

2) I'm graduating with an MBA from a top tier b-school (United States) in December and I speak functional Spanish but not fluent (could probably get to basic-fluent within a few months with prep before I go). Has anyone explored high paying (around 6 figure USD) business jobs (finance, consulting, etc...) there with success?

3) Which US companies have large corporate presence there?

Thanks in advance.
I didn't meet a single expat who wasn't working for himself down in BA, and getting a 6 figure job fresh out of an MBA is probably a pipedream in America right now, let alone Argentina.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:53 PM   #798
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Thanks for all the info everyone. I couldn't find a cost of living multiplier anywhere online for BA, what would the ratio be compared to say...Chicago or DC?

It also makes sense regarding the lack of 6 figure income opportunities available down there compared to the cost of living.

Arturius, you're also right about the US post MBA market right now - NY losing eleventy-billion finance jobs doesn't help anything. Luckily I have a job I'm content with, but still am looking to move after graduation since the area I'm in isn't my favorite. (Obv I'm in a part time program).
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:17 PM   #799
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Thanks for all the info everyone. I couldn't find a cost of living multiplier anywhere online for BA, what would the ratio be compared to say...Chicago or DC?

It also makes sense regarding the lack of 6 figure income opportunities available down there compared to the cost of living.

Arturius, you're also right about the US post MBA market right now - NY losing eleventy-billion finance jobs doesn't help anything. Luckily I have a job I'm content with, but still am looking to move after graduation since the area I'm in isn't my favorite. (Obv I'm in a part time program).
just wondering, where did you go to B school?
you are not going to find a big time job down there, as others said.

but there are quite a few full time poker players down there.
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Old 04-25-2009, 02:17 PM   #800
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

hi
me and a buddy arrived in cordoba a week ago, but things didnt turn out that welll, so looks like tomorrow were gonna take abus to buenos aires, heading for palermo. can any of you guys tell me how chances are to find a nice place for 1-3 months and how the prices are. we would appreciate any tipps. maybe someone knows a good real estate agency?
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