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Old 08-03-2008, 08:11 PM   #76
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Would not bother.

The are open WiFi connections everywhere. Jist find a cool cafe / bar kind of place near you that you like hanging out in and see if you can pick up a wifi signal.

Or get internet installed where you are living.
Can't pick up an open Wifi connection from my place unfortunately. Not practical for me to use a cafe/bar connection; I need something stable and secure in my room.

Do you know if they have mobile laptop internet here? Where can I find the mobile phone companies' shops here? is Calle Florida a good bet?
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:00 PM   #77
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Here's inspiration for people hoping to move there because it is easy to get chicks (damn good reason imo... the chicks are smokin'). The only problem is that you have to learn Spanish. Just get the basics down and then get one chick that doesn't speak English. By hooking up with her consistently your Spanish skills will go through the roof. The # of chicks you get will snowball from there.

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Old 08-03-2008, 11:18 PM   #78
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This week we're going to try Aire Creacocina

Bonpland 1577 in Palermo Hollywood. 9pm, Tuesday.
ill be there
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:36 AM   #79
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Looking at alot of apartments on bytargentina, quick question regarding internet, when they say that an apartment has High Speed internet, is that generally a v quick reliable and secureable wireless connection?
we got screwed over on this,apartment was listed as having wireless,we sent an email to confirm that there was internet and were told there was,when we got there there was some problem with it,multiple attempts to get it sorted always eventually ended in the guy who looks after the apartment's nephew,a "technic", arriving after not showing up as promised several times, and declaring the problem to be fixed,which of course it wasn't at all. we ended up using wireless in cafes which was a major pain in the hole.
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Old 08-04-2008, 07:29 PM   #80
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Here's inspiration for people hoping to move there because it is easy to get chicks (damn good reason imo... the chicks are smokin'). The only problem is that you have to learn Spanish. Just get the basics down and then get one chick that doesn't speak English. By hooking up with her consistently your Spanish skills will go through the roof. The # of chicks you get will snowball from there.
Is the blurriness of the picture supposed to obscure the fact that those girls are all really young and not exceptionally good looking. Portenas definitely require more work than American girls, and saying that they're "easy" (especially the upper echelon who are flaky and have five boyfriends) is inaccurate and not a great reason to move to BsAs. Aside from it being soulless and inefficient, I'm sure most girls would have no qualms with you pumping and dumping them to learn Spanish. Just find a good variety of resources and/or sack up for lessons.
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:22 PM   #81
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Wow, that picture probably halted my nascent plans to relocate.

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Old 08-05-2008, 01:32 AM   #82
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What about other places in South America? Impressions of Chile? Bolivia? Other cities in Argentina? Anyone have experience with a language school?
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:56 AM   #83
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Are Americans in BsAs able to successfully set up a bank account/Neteller account and play on non-American poker sites?
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:48 AM   #84
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JaBlue,

I stayed in Chile for three months in 2006 and I didn't like it much. It has some things going for it, like low crime rate, almost no corruption and a stable economy. However, the food is bad, the women are ugly and Santiago is the least livable city on planet earth. When I went over to BA for holiday I almost cried with happiness. I probably ran bad, but still.

From my limited experience Bolivia seems like a cool place, but not somewhere I would like to live for an extended period of time. The only other place I have been to is Cuba. I loooked into moving to Havana instead of BA, but it quite difficult/expensive. I love Havana though.

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Old 08-05-2008, 08:53 AM   #85
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Why is it so unlivable out of curiosity?
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:34 PM   #86
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Are Americans in BsAs able to successfully set up a bank account/Neteller account and play on non-American poker sites?

Neteller is super stringent with its requirements now and one of the necessary prerequisites is a residency visa (non-tourist). Setting up a bank account is essentially impossible if you do not know someone who already has an account and can vouch for you (even then it is not guaranteed).
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:03 PM   #87
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Is the blurriness of the picture supposed to obscure the fact that those girls are all really young and not exceptionally good looking. Portenas definitely require more work than American girls, and saying that they're "easy" (especially the upper echelon who are flaky and have five boyfriends) is inaccurate and not a great reason to move to BsAs. Aside from it being soulless and inefficient, I'm sure most girls would have no qualms with you pumping and dumping them to learn Spanish. Just find a good variety of resources and/or sack up for lessons.
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:42 AM   #88
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Are Americans in BsAs able to successfully set up a bank account/Neteller account and play on non-American poker sites?
I would suggest heading to Costa Rica for a few weeks and setting up a bank account there as it supposedly fairly easy.
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:55 PM   #89
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I would suggest heading to Costa Rica for a few weeks and setting up a bank account there as it supposedly fairly easy.
Please be prudent about posting information about the banking system of a foreign country if it is based on secondhand information. Prior to leaving the country I did research about starting foreign bank accounts in several different countries. The overwhelming majority of sources suggest that there is no country where it is "easy" to show up as a tourist, flash your passport, plop down a brick of hundos and instantaneously have a bank account ready to fund online gambling. At the very minimum you're going to need a utility bill with your name as local address verification along with your passport (which in some cases needs to be notarized etc.).

Different banks within a given country have unique standards for allowing non-residents to open accounts. Many banks may even require one or more recommendations of locals who currently have accounts with them as well as proof of income source (very common in countries like Panama). Also, some poker sites and e-wallets don't accept transfers from specific countries and it's something to look out for. Specific details of a bank where a tourist was able to open an account after a couple weeks would be much appreciated.
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:08 PM   #90
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Different banks within a given country have unique standards for allowing non-residents to open accounts. Many banks may even require one or more recommendations of locals who currently have accounts with them as well as proof of income source (very common in countries like Panama). Also, some poker sites and e-wallets don't accept transfers from specific countries and it's something to look out for. Specific details of a bank where a tourist was able to open an account after a couple weeks would be much appreciated.
I personally opened peso and dollar accounts in a Caribbean country when I lived there last year.

PM me if you want help in that regard.
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:14 PM   #91
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I know a great language teacher in BA. PM me if you want contact details .
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Old 08-08-2008, 11:02 AM   #92
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Hey guys,

I'm moving to BsAs on Sept 1st. Prob gonna stay at a hostel for a few days then move into an apartment in Palermo (heard its more fun/younger crowd then recoleta).

Anyways, I got 2 good buddies moving down with me in mid october but for the first 6 weeks i'll be going solo- which means i need to find some cool people who speak english. If you want to meet up- send me a pm with your email (i rarely go on 2p2 anymore)

Thanks,

Ian

ps. i play mid stakes nl on ub as care2tango
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Old 08-09-2008, 08:07 PM   #93
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anybody know if you need any shots when travelling to arg? I found this http://www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/publich...scamerica3.asp
which recommends a bunch
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Old 08-09-2008, 08:41 PM   #94
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Are Americans in BsAs able to successfully set up a bank account/Neteller account and play on non-American poker sites?
It's a little more difficult due to the fact that it's almost impossible to open up a bank account which you need for verifying moneybookers.

It's not impossible though. I was able to do it pretty easily.
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:49 AM   #95
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I don't know if I'd feel comfortable with an argie bank account anyway, is there really much of a downside to a Island nation bank account anyway?
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Old 08-10-2008, 08:25 PM   #96
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Alright for this Tuesday let's try Rio Alba, a parrilla in Palermo. I have had a few people recommend it to me. at 9:00 PM as usual.

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php?ID=448

PS. Not that this place is poorly rated, but I find the Guai Oleo rating less than useless.
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:34 PM   #97
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think i'll be there tonight
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:59 PM   #98
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Dammit, I wish I had read this thread before.

I'm an Argentine but don't live there although I'm on vacations here now.

Do you guys get together to have dinner every Tuesday?
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:08 AM   #99
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

A friend and I are planning to move to BsAs around the first of Sept. It was suggested in the "old" thread to look at Palermo, or Recoleta for living places in BsAs. I was wondering if anyone could provide some info regarding living in Palermo Viejo? Or what this area is like?

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Old 08-13-2008, 05:36 PM   #100
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Meh, so there's a guy in Buenos Aires who specializes in refinishing watch dials. I had his information but I was looking for it today and for the life of me, can't seem to find it.

His name is Ricardo and he works out of a place called "La Esfera" ("The Sphere?") in BsAs. I am assuming that "La Esfera" is related to watches, jewelry or the like.

$10 paypal shipped for whoever can get me contact information to a watch/jewelry shop in BsAs called "La Esfera"

$15 if you call them first, confirm if it's indeed the right guy and find out if he speaks English or not.
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