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Old 05-18-2009, 03:18 AM   #851
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

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Hey guys,

I will re-spam this since I got around to taking some pics.

I will be leaving BA from June 19th to September 9th, so if anyone in town already or visiting during that period would like to rent my apartment, it will be available.

I will offer it for a very low price. I am not advertising it on craigslist or anywhere else, basically I want someone I can trust (most poker players) to take care of my place and pay my bills. It is a one bedroom duplex loft in palermo hollywood. There are tons of good bars and restaurants around. It is near a lot of transportation options as well. I just finished remodeling it, so it is pretty nice.

amenities include:
TV with cable
DVD
Broadband (1 Mg i think )
WiFi
20" and 24" monitors (with external video card usb adapter so you can run both on an average laptop)
Printer/scanner
Remote Controlled Blackout curtain covering the large two-story window that overlooks the street
Queen size bed

I am asking $400US + bills (not to exceed $150US). This is about a third of what I would charge on craigslist. I might ask to meet you/get references.

I would require a deposit of $2000. And I would prefer all transactions done through poker transfers.



Home office



Bed and closet



Downstairs



During the day, the curtain is up, providing a lot of light.



Stocked kitchen.
oh **** im pretty sure ive been stoned in that house
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:54 AM   #852
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

I'm in the process of booking an apartment. It's located on Paraguay and Ortiz in Palermo. Is that a decent neighbourhood? Basically, I just want to make sure it's not in the middle of some crime-ridden, crackwhore-infested area that I haven't read about.
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:40 PM   #853
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I'm in the process of booking an apartment. It's located on Paraguay and Ortiz in Palermo. Is that a decent neighbourhood? Basically, I just want to make sure it's not in the middle of some crime-ridden, crackwhore-infested area that I haven't read about.
You should be just fine.
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:41 PM   #854
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

hi
is anyone looking for a room or wants to get an appartment? my buddy is leaving in 10 days, kinda sucks to live alone
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:57 AM   #855
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Thanks for all the info... it's a bit of an adjustment to realize that there won't be any public courts available at all, but oh well.
There are public courts you can play in. This is the only place that comes to my mind right now http://www.buenosaires.gov.ar/areas/...3&menu_id=6225

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parque_..._(Buenos_Aires)
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:23 PM   #856
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Just an FYI:

Kayak.com is listing Orlando-BA-Orlando tickets on Delta for $880 or so (including taxes)
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:02 AM   #857
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I'm selling a few things if anyone is interested.

1. iHome iPod Dock. I bought it for $1200 pesos in December and am selling it for $800 pesos. It is in like new condition.

2. Montagne Travel Backpack. Excellent travel backpack that I only used once for a sidetrip to Colombia. Bought it for $600 pesos and am selling it for $300 pesos.

PM me if interested. I can provide pics and more info if necessary.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:53 PM   #858
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I'm in the process of booking an apartment. It's located on Paraguay and Ortiz in Palermo. Is that a decent neighbourhood? Basically, I just want to make sure it's not in the middle of some crime-ridden, crackwhore-infested area that I haven't read about.
Prejudice-free posts ITT.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:54 PM   #859
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Prejudice-free posts ITT.
Does areas like that not exist in BsAs at all? If they don't then I guess I'm prejudiced, because I was under the assumption that every large city in the world have areas like that. They do exist in the city I live in - Copenhagen, Denmark - which is supposedly one of the safest "major" cities in the world, and if I didn't know the city I could easily find a great apartment in that part of town without the slightest suspision that the area was in fact crime-ridden and filled with crack whores.
This is stupid anyway, because I was merely making sure that the apartment I was about to book wasn't in an area that had some unknown downside to it and then I used some hyperbole.

Sorry if I offended you.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:33 PM   #860
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Hello all, I'm moving to Buenos Aires on June 3rd and was wondering if anyone has played or does regularly play golf in Buenos Aires. Also wondering about how much of a hassle it would be to ship my clubs down. Thanks.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:13 PM   #861
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Does areas like that not exist in BsAs at all? If they don't then I guess I'm prejudiced, because I was under the assumption that every large city in the world have areas like that. They do exist in the city I live in - Copenhagen, Denmark - which is supposedly one of the safest "major" cities in the world, and if I didn't know the city I could easily find a great apartment in that part of town without the slightest suspision that the area was in fact crime-ridden and filled with crack whores.
This is stupid anyway, because I was merely making sure that the apartment I was about to book wasn't in an area that had some unknown downside to it and then I used some hyperbole.

Sorry if I offended you.
No offense taken! You'll be in a fine neighbourhood, so no worries.
Within BA there're of course a few questionable areas regarding general safety, none of which are promoted by the real estate agents though.
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:51 PM   #862
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Hello all, I'm moving to Buenos Aires on June 3rd and was wondering if anyone has played or does regularly play golf in Buenos Aires. Also wondering about how much of a hassle it would be to ship my clubs down. Thanks.
I haven't played golf here yet but I am thinking about finding some clubs down here and playing a bit if its feasible. Let me know if you want to play when you get here.
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:29 PM   #863
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Hey guys,

I will re-spam this since I got around to taking some pics.

I will be leaving BA from June 19th to September 9th, so if anyone in town already or visiting during that period would like to rent my apartment, it will be available.

I will offer it for a very low price. I am not advertising it on craigslist or anywhere else, basically I want someone I can trust (most poker players) to take care of my place and pay my bills. It is a one bedroom duplex loft in palermo hollywood. There are tons of good bars and restaurants around. It is near a lot of transportation options as well. I just finished remodeling it, so it is pretty nice.

amenities include:
TV with cable
DVD
Broadband (1 Mg i think )
WiFi
20" and 24" monitors (with external video card usb adapter so you can run both on an average laptop)
Printer/scanner
Remote Controlled Blackout curtain covering the large two-story window that overlooks the street
Queen size bed

I am asking $400US + bills (not to exceed $150US). This is about a third of what I would charge on craigslist. I might ask to meet you/get references.

I would require a deposit of $2000. And I would prefer all transactions done through poker transfers.



Home office



Bed and closet



Downstairs



During the day, the curtain is up, providing a lot of light.



Stocked kitchen.
A bump for a great guy, location, and a smoking deal.
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Old 05-23-2009, 07:54 PM   #864
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I will be leaving BA from June 19th to September 9th, so if anyone in town already or visiting during that period would like to rent my apartment, it will be available.
Is Daphne included? If so I'd be tempted :-)

+1 for great location.
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:36 PM   #865
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Hello all, I'm moving to Buenos Aires on June 3rd and was wondering if anyone has played or does regularly play golf in Buenos Aires. Also wondering about how much of a hassle it would be to ship my clubs down. Thanks.
im a big golfer, i've lived down there for 4 or 5 months total in my life and the thought to golf never occured to me, nor do i know of anyone who has golfed, or where one might play golf lol
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:18 PM   #866
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im a big golfer, i've lived down there for 4 or 5 months total in my life and the thought to golf never occured to me, nor do i know of anyone who has golfed, or where one might play golf lol
Well if your ever in town again maybe you, oopsipooped and I can go sometime. I see a course that's just north of Palermo on google maps. Not sure the deal though but I will investigate. I imagine that clubs are slightly more expensive or of less quality for the money because Buenos Aires is slightly isolated. I just need a golf fix every now and then anyway. I think I read in the original thread that renting clubs and a pull cart was like 30-40 pesos. I could have been dreaming about reading that and I'm not 100%. After the masters this year I kinda got the idea that golf was really big in Argentina.

Also, any of you guys that are still there doing the dining club or did it fade?
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:52 PM   #867
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Just read this whole thread--great info from everyone. Going to start in on the original thread soon. I am prob like 75% to come down for a month or two starting in July (I know it's winter but w/e I need to gtfo of dodge). Looks like you can find some pretty nice apartments--I've mostly been perusing Palermo and Recoleta apartments as those seemed too be the two areas recommended most.

Are there any essentials that you need for moving down that I won't be able to easily acquire there? I read to bring a router, will do that. The electric sockets are the same right?
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:16 PM   #868
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The electrical sockets are not the same but adapters are available in every hardware store, it won't be a problem.
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:55 PM   #869
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Is the fastest internet there still 1Mb? God that tilted me.

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Old 05-26-2009, 06:05 PM   #870
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Is the fastest internet there still 1Mb? God that tilted me.
Goes all the way to 3MB now. Welcome to the fast lane.
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:56 PM   #871
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Goes all the way to 3MB now. Welcome to the fast lane.
I have a 14MB Arnet ADSL connection and a 5MB Fibertel cable connection. Fiber optics is starting to become available but it is very expensive and I've heard it is difficult to get. The business quality lines (e.g. T1) are mostly only available in Centro.
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:33 PM   #872
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Have any of you tried the pub crawl at this site??

http://www.pubcrawlba.com/pub/index.php?lang=en

If so, how was it? How many people were in your group? Male/female ratio? What night do you think might be best?

Thanks.
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:15 AM   #873
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Have any of you tried the pub crawl at this site??

http://www.pubcrawlba.com/pub/index.php?lang=en

If so, how was it? How many people were in your group? Male/female ratio? What night do you think might be best?

Thanks.
Not done it myself but know many that have, good mix of like-minded people if getting drunk is your thing. Little ****-heavy I believe tho.

Tuesday seem to be the best night as you finish up at Hype with free entry.
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:53 PM   #874
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Just arrived in BA (soho) yesterday. Not sure about a bar crawl just yet but if anyone wants to meet up and have a beer sometime the first round is on me. PM me.
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Old 06-06-2009, 09:03 AM   #875
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Hello all, I'm moving to Buenos Aires on June 3rd and was wondering if anyone has played or does regularly play golf in Buenos Aires. Also wondering about how much of a hassle it would be to ship my clubs down. Thanks.
Inside Capital the best course is Palermo (http://www.aag.com.ar/clubinfo.asp?club=102).

Outside I'd recommend Buenos Aires Golf Club (http://www.aag.com.ar/clubinfo.asp?club=167 This is where the World Championship that the USA won with Tiger-Duval was played) and Nordelta (new course, heard great stuff about it. http://www.aag.com.ar/clubinfo.asp?club=188)
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