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Old 07-31-2009, 09:36 PM   #976
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I'm looking for a decent swimming pool in Palermo, a friend of mine likes to go swimming for an hour or so most days.
The Megatlon on the corner of Marcelo T. and Santa Fe has an olympic size, as do many of the clubs around.
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Old 08-01-2009, 02:34 PM   #977
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I need a new monitor. I'm right next to the apple store, but I'm sure its a huge ripoff. Any suggestions on where to go? Or should I get something shipped here and pay the taxes?

Also I want an office chair..theres a steelcase store that wants $1000 US for a leap chair. You can get them for ~$500 online.. can you ship things here reliably?

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Old 08-03-2009, 06:38 PM   #978
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Dinner tomorrow at El Manto. It's better than the last place, I promise. PM me if you're going to go.
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:06 PM   #979
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Dinner tomorrow at El Manto. It's better than the last place, I promise. PM me if you're going to go.
we need a new restaurant picker imo.
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:26 PM   #980
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we need a new restaurant picker imo.
You don't like Middle Eastern food??
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:42 PM   #981
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You don't like Middle Eastern food??
I like the middle eastern food. I'm in.
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:27 PM   #982
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we're in too.
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:50 PM   #983
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currently busto. i'll make the next one.
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:13 PM   #984
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:01 PM   #985
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I like the middle eastern food. I'm in.
I don´t know how elmanto is, but Sarkis is the best when it comes to middle eastern. http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php?ID=48

Show up early or there is a 40min line, no credit cards accepted.
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:39 PM   #986
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Quick question lads,

Anyone ever rented through waytobaway.com?
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:51 AM   #987
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Anyone ever rented through waytobaway.com?
Yes, and they stole our security deposit for no legitimate reason. I thought about pursuing legal action but I think dealing with the bureaucracy in Argentina would be very -EV. The two owners (Martin and Ignacio) are shameless thieves.
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:42 PM   #988
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I made it.
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:03 AM   #989
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So I bought a claro sim card (I brought a gsm phone with me). Card works fine and my phone is unlocked, etc-- but I need to get it activated and I have no clue how to do it. I've tried *611 which gets me into the claro customer service but don't know enough spanish to be able to follow the prompts very well and can't seem to get an actual person on the other end. any help would be appreciated

*ok- got it activated but i'm pretty sure that the number I was given was not a valid #!?

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Old 08-08-2009, 12:21 PM   #990
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Hey, I've been looking through some of the old posts for a restaurant that may have been visited more than once by the old dining club. I can't find it or remember anything about its name. I never went but I remember Loz Colbert saying something along the lines of him being tempted to pick the restaurant two weeks in a row. Also, everyone else that I talked to stated that it was a great restaurant. If I recall correctly the menu might have been standard Argentine meats and stuff but from the photos I saw, it didn't have the look of a standard parilla. Sorry, I guess that could be a lot of different ones but any hints or advice would be appreciated.
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:30 PM   #991
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So I bought a claro sim card (I brought a gsm phone with me). Card works fine and my phone is unlocked, etc-- but I need to get it activated and I have no clue how to do it. I've tried *611 which gets me into the claro customer service but don't know enough spanish to be able to follow the prompts very well and can't seem to get an actual person on the other end. any help would be appreciated

*ok- got it activated but i'm pretty sure that the number I was given was not a valid #!?
do you mean the like 20 pesos reload card? those numbers are def valid. i have movistar, but i can never figure out how to do it. i always give it to my spanish teacher.

my roommate has claro, i think you just text the code to the *611 (for movistar you call *444)
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Old 08-08-2009, 02:08 PM   #992
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Hey, I've been looking through some of the old posts for a restaurant that may have been visited more than once by the old dining club. I can't find it or remember anything about its name. I never went but I remember Loz Colbert saying something along the lines of him being tempted to pick the restaurant two weeks in a row. Also, everyone else that I talked to stated that it was a great restaurant. If I recall correctly the menu might have been standard Argentine meats and stuff but from the photos I saw, it didn't have the look of a standard parilla. Sorry, I guess that could be a lot of different ones but any hints or advice would be appreciated.
I think I said that about PuraTierra, which is over near Olleros subte. They've just added 6 and 8 course degustacion menus. i got the 8 about two weeks ago, I think it was 200 pesos. i've been more blown away by previous visits, but everytime i think "man, they have phenomenal desserts."
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Old 08-08-2009, 02:10 PM   #993
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So I bought a claro sim card (I brought a gsm phone with me). Card works fine and my phone is unlocked, etc-- but I need to get it activated and I have no clue how to do it. I've tried *611 which gets me into the claro customer service but don't know enough spanish to be able to follow the prompts very well and can't seem to get an actual person on the other end. any help would be appreciated

*ok- got it activated but i'm pretty sure that the number I was given was not a valid #!?
if i recall correctly, it usually takes 24 hours to activate a new number. so try just being patient with it. pm me tomorrow/monday if it still doesn't work and if i'm around i'll try to help.
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:05 PM   #994
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I think I said that about PuraTierra, which is over near Olleros subte. They've just added 6 and 8 course degustacion menus. i got the 8 about two weeks ago, I think it was 200 pesos. i've been more blown away by previous visits, but everytime i think "man, they have phenomenal desserts."
Thanks a lot LC. I'll check it out very soon. Any other recommendations concerning the menu? Like if you don't go for the tasting menu are there other standout dishes? Can you get a dessert tasting as well or do you have suggestions there as well?
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:32 AM   #995
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I think I said that about PuraTierra, which is over near Olleros subte. They've just added 6 and 8 course degustacion menus. i got the 8 about two weeks ago, I think it was 200 pesos. i've been more blown away by previous visits, but everytime i think "man, they have phenomenal desserts."
Was this the one I was at one time? If so yeah that place was awesome, good value to, 50 peso steaks, and 25 peso desserts that were amazing.
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Old 08-09-2009, 04:20 AM   #996
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Was this the one I was at one time? If so yeah that place was awesome, good value to, 50 peso steaks, and 25 peso desserts that were amazing.
i remember you saying that it was your favorite steak up to that point. i've liked quite a few of their appetizers. i remember the rabbit was good but not enough meat for my tastes. the bondiola is listed as their specialty on guiaoleo. i've had it and thought it was amazing, other times just good.

come to think of it, i haven't been exploring enough new restaurants recently.
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Old 08-09-2009, 08:19 PM   #997
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Yeah it was the best, and by the end it was definitely in the top 3 for value. If you splurge you can find better of course, but I have a certain satisfaction in eating something which is cheaper than what it should be, like when you buy heavily discounted but still stylish clothes
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Old 08-09-2009, 09:17 PM   #998
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I've heard great things about Cabrera and Siga La Vaca. Anyone have any thoughts about those or any other particuarly standout restaurants? In general, the 200 peso places are a bit out of my price range, but I'm ok with splurging every once in a while.
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Old 08-09-2009, 09:41 PM   #999
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:27 PM   #1000
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Booked my ticket, August 18th. I'll only be there til the 28th, main purpose of the visit to check up with a couple friends and try to find a good apartment/neighborhood for mid-October (when I'll be moving to BA for 3 months or so).

Look forward to meeting you guys and doing the dinner club at least once.
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