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Old 08-10-2009, 01:04 AM   #1001
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Hello LC,
Are you still living in Buenos Aires ?
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Old 08-10-2009, 03:49 AM   #1002
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Hello LC,
Are you still living in Buenos Aires ?
hi. yes i'm still here.
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Old 08-10-2009, 03:38 PM   #1003
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OK, thats great. What is the slot machine business like down there ? Are there slots only in the large casinos or are there slot machines in clubs, hotels, restraunts and other establishments ? Are there some smaller casinos that have only slots in them and no table games ?

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Old 08-10-2009, 07:33 PM   #1004
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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.
It's been a few months (been meaning to go back), but I thought Siga La Vaca was great and very reasonably priced (if memory serves).
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:45 PM   #1005
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

I read through the whole thread a long time ago so I don't recall.. but I don't need a pre-obtained visa or anything to spend 10 days in Argentina do I? I'm coming from Canada if it's any different then the US. I assume I can just get a 30 day one on arrival.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:08 AM   #1006
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You'll get 90 days on arrival for a tourist visa.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:51 AM   #1007
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no dinner tonight?
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:12 AM   #1008
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Hey guys,

I'll be in BA from Aug 22 - Sept 6, staying with some family down there. Would like to meet up/go out with some people if possible.

I'll be attending the Sial Mercosur Trade Show at Centro Costa Salguero for work Aug 26-28. My question is are people still worried about the Swine Flu in BA? I'm not really worried about it but i just don't want to show up at the show and have no one be there. Thanks
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:45 AM   #1009
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Ginger tonight at 9pm.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:48 AM   #1010
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

people are still worried about swine flu, but i seriously doubt it would affect a convention. the hysteria really peaked about 3 weeks ago when there was a run on hand sanitizer in the city. but that's pretty much over.

re: Visa run

Anyone want to go to Uruguay for a visa run this week?
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:05 AM   #1011
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Anybody know where to buy good coffee (to brew at home)? The stuff I bought at the grocery store, La Morenita, is barely palatable. I know that there is a Starbucks at the mall in Palermo-- just wondering if there are other options. The coffee that I've had in the cafes in fine but I don't like having to leave my apartment every morning to get my fix either.
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:12 AM   #1012
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This isn´t gourmet stuff but is a lot better than LaMorenita, 35$ for the 500gr package.

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Old 08-13-2009, 08:00 AM   #1013
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Anybody know where to buy good coffee (to brew at home)? The stuff I bought at the grocery store, La Morenita, is barely palatable. I know that there is a Starbucks at the mall in Palermo-- just wondering if there are other options. The coffee that I've had in the cafes in fine but I don't like having to leave my apartment every morning to get my fix either.
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:20 PM   #1014
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Would BsAs be recommended for a two week vacation starting in mid-December?

A few things to consider...
-Would be myself and a friend, two 22yo white Americans.
-Neither of us speak Spanish, but would be willing to study a bit once the trip was booked.
-Would have decent amount of money to spend for a vacation. Nothing too baller be we do alright.
-As this is vacation, we would def be looking to party hard and get women.

What would be some ideas of what to do when down there? Places to go, culture to see, etc.?

Thanks for the input
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:52 PM   #1015
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Does anyone have any experience obtaining ADD medication in Buenos Aires? I ran out of medicine last month and was just wondering if someone could point me in the right direction before I go out and randomly ask a bunch of Pharmacies.
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:25 PM   #1016
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randomly asking in Pharmacies will probably will, having a prescription is only a recommendation in alot of places not a requirement ;-)
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:30 AM   #1017
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While you would definitely have an awesome time here, I'd advise you to check out Brazil. I haven't been, but I hear the nightlife is about the same, and I've met a ton of Brazilian girls and talked to loads of people who can verify Brazilian girls are definitely a lot friendlier and easier to get in bed, and it sounds like that's a big part of what you're going for. Since you don't speaker Spanish or Portuguese yet, I'd check that out for sure. Rio and Porto Seguro seem to be 2 hot spots.

As for down here, as I said, if you come you'll definitely have a good time. There are tons of nightclubs that are packed every night and the women are every bit as beautiful as Brazil, maybe more, if a bit more difficult to land. Tons of activities going on all the time in the city, from live music to shows and whatever else you're looking for.
The tango shows are popular, but I think they're overpriced and definitely tourist-y. If you wanna see some real tango, just go grab a meal/coffee at Confiteria Ideal one evening; it's a big milonga (dance hall) that gets a good crowd on weekends.
Clubs aren't my thing too much, but Lost and Crobar are pretty good. Most of them are gonna be packed by 3 though, which is all that really matters.

Whatever you decide, hope it all goes well!


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Would BsAs be recommended for a two week vacation starting in mid-December?

A few things to consider...
-Would be myself and a friend, two 22yo white Americans.
-Neither of us speak Spanish, but would be willing to study a bit once the trip was booked.
-Would have decent amount of money to spend for a vacation. Nothing too baller be we do alright.
-As this is vacation, we would def be looking to party hard and get women.

What would be some ideas of what to do when down there? Places to go, culture to see, etc.?

Thanks for the input
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:48 AM   #1018
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Rio isn't exactly the greatest place to pick up girls. The nightlife is pretty crazy but more for the street parties and the anything goes dangerous vibe, its not a sophisticated scene by any stretch of the imagination. If you go to Rio to pick up girls in clubs you'll probably be very disappointed. The women in Brazil aren't that attractive in the major cities either, at least not at public bars, and the ones that are you're not going to score with.

Brazilian girls are much cooler than Argie girls, but BsAs nightlife is ten thousand times easier to 'get' than anywhere in Brazil; the clubs to go to are obvious, the scene is straight forward, and the women are around (even if they're hugely uptight game players).
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Old 08-14-2009, 09:48 AM   #1019
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Thanks for the info guys. Those are some good things to think about. I def have a few destinations in mind and I'm just trying to get a feel for each place. Another option my buddy really wants to go to is Sydney, but I kinda like the idea of being put out of my comfort zone in a place like BsAs or Rio.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:18 PM   #1020
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randomly asking in Pharmacies will probably will, having a prescription is only a recommendation in alot of places not a requirement ;-)
I am fairly confident that this is not true for amphetamines (ADD medications), which are going to be controlled in most countries. Drugs like valium and some painkillers will probably be sold by some smaller pharmacies without a prescription. Probably less liberally by the bigger/chain pharmacies.
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:06 PM   #1021
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Does anyone have any experience obtaining ADD medication in Buenos Aires? I ran out of medicine last month and was just wondering if someone could point me in the right direction before I go out and randomly ask a bunch of Pharmacies.
They don't have amphetamines (dexedrine, adderall, or their slow release varieties), but you can get ritalin. However you need a special prescription (and not all docs can write them), and it's not something pharmacies will just give out.

Best bet is to find a doc and go from there. I have some names if you want to PM me.
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Old 08-15-2009, 06:17 PM   #1022
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

iven been to cabrera few nights ago, its ***** good.
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Old 08-16-2009, 04:40 PM   #1023
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iven been to cabrera few nights ago, its ***** good.
agreed. they have kobe beef for like 90 pesos thats reaaal good.
also found a pretty bomb chinese place yesterday: XiMiN - Charcas 4311; in palermo hollywood. now lets see if i can pull off ordering delivery in spanish... had 3 weeks of lessons and doubt i can..afkljfljs
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Old 08-18-2009, 01:25 PM   #1024
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Old 08-18-2009, 02:03 PM   #1025
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dinner tonight?
I can't set it up tonight, have some stuff I have to get done.
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