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Old 08-24-2009, 10:35 PM   #1076
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nah, i'm pretty douchey in real life.
i suspect irony, but in ill bite: hard to pull off iwth your looks/weight/body no ?
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:11 PM   #1077
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i'm curious, why'd you choose to stay there? you aren't exactly in Touristville
Most of Av de los Incas is a very nice area, vey nice english style buildings, and pretty close to Palermo or wherever you wanto to go.
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:23 PM   #1078
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i'm curious, why'd you choose to stay there? you aren't exactly in Touristville, which isn't bad or anything, as you'll have a much more authentic experience than staying in Soho.
I'm actually staying with my cousin, he lives on Mariano Acha y avenido de los incas. Pretty nice over here and its free.
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:18 AM   #1079
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I am moving to BA in October and will be looking for an apartment for 3-6 months or so come November. I am renting an apartment in Palermo with two friends who are staying for a month and then going back to Canada.

Is anyone else interested in renting a house/apartment for that time period? I am flexible for the duration. I am a 23year old Canadian SNG grinder (I can hear you lol'ing at being Canadian and at being an SNG grinder). Anyways, shoot me a pm if anyone is interested.
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:22 PM   #1080
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I just got in town saturday, if its cool i'd like to possibly do dinner with you guys. I'll probably be with my cousin too, we are staying near avenida de los incas if anyone is close.
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i'm curious, why'd you choose to stay there? you aren't exactly in Touristville, which isn't bad or anything, as you'll have a much more authentic experience than staying in Soho.
avenida los incas is one of the best areas in buenos aires in my opinion
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:30 PM   #1081
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Sorry I couldn't make it to dinner, was wiped out from work. I'd like to do something this weekend if anyone is down to go out. I think I'm going to the game at River Plate on Sunday also
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:33 PM   #1082
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I'm going to go see a rugby match on Saturday is anyone else is interested. Which game doesn't really matter to me. I don't have a team down here yet.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:55 PM   #1083
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OK I've only been here a little while and still trying to figure **** out...

1. Can somebody explain lavaderos to me? Am I paying by load or by pound or by # of clothing pieces? How much can I expect to spend, how long does it take, etc...

2. Does anybody know how/where to get a criminal background check? I'm a N. American in S. America applying for a job in Asia and they want a certified (notarized?) police check or something so I'm a little lost.

3. OMFG avoid the subte during rush hours (ldo, but still...)
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:21 AM   #1084
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Its very strange for an potential employer to want you to do a background check. Usually they have an agency they pay to do that stuff. If they insist you do it all, that sounds fishy to me.
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:15 AM   #1085
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OK I've only been here a little while and still trying to figure **** out...

1. Can somebody explain lavaderos to me? Am I paying by load or by pound or by # of clothing pieces? How much can I expect to spend, how long does it take, etc...
Not sure how they charge but w/e its cheap. A week's worth of clothes costs around 30 pesos.
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:04 AM   #1086
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3. its always rush hour in BsAs :P
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:06 AM   #1087
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OK I've only been here a little while and still trying to figure **** out...

1. Can somebody explain lavaderos to me? Am I paying by load or by pound or by # of clothing pieces? How much can I expect to spend, how long does it take, etc...

2. Does anybody know how/where to get a criminal background check? I'm a N. American in S. America applying for a job in Asia and they want a certified (notarized?) police check or something so I'm a little lost.

3. OMFG avoid the subte during rush hours (ldo, but still...)
1.Usually lavaderos charge by number of loads. Expect 7-12 pesos per load depending on the place. How long it takes depends on the place but if need be I can usually send it in the morning and get it back in the afternoon.

2. I would ask your embassy but I imagine the answer would be going to the police station and giving them your information and then taking what you receive to an Escribano.
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Old 08-29-2009, 02:29 AM   #1088
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This isn´t gourmet stuff but is a lot better than LaMorenita, 35$ for the 500gr package.
So I bought a bag of the super cabrales tonight and it was pretty good and definitely 100x better than La Morenita. I said before that the La Morenita was barely palatable but that was probably an over-statement and I'm not quite sure how I managed to finish the bag of it that I bought, and it baffles me how roughly half of the coffee sections in the stores here can be filled with it. Most coffee that I don't like isn't actually bad its just lacking in strong flavor, whereas the Morenita is actually foul testing

....So thanks for the suggestion
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Old 08-29-2009, 02:36 AM   #1089
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Looking likely that I will be staying in Buenos Aires for 7-10 days in early January. Should be fun to hang out wit the 2+2ers and fawn over the hot latina ladies.

Advice required: Do I need to start learning Spanish asap in order to have a shot with any of the womenz or do many of them speak english?
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Old 08-29-2009, 03:15 AM   #1090
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Looking likely that I will be staying in Buenos Aires for 7-10 days in early January. Should be fun to hang out wit the 2+2ers and fawn over the hot latina ladies.

Advice required: Do I need to start learning Spanish asap in order to have a shot with any of the womenz or do many of them speak english?
If you are only going to be here for a week then I definitely wouldn't labor too hard to learn spanish-- although it probably depends on how much of a base you have.

English here isn't super widespread, but there are enough girls that can speak a little of it I think.

Oh- not latinas btw
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Old 08-29-2009, 04:17 AM   #1091
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Looking likely that I will be staying in Buenos Aires for 7-10 days in early January. Should be fun to hang out wit the 2+2ers and fawn over the hot latina ladies.

Advice required: Do I need to start learning Spanish asap in order to have a shot with any of the womenz or do many of them speak english?
with only 7-10 days to work with you'll have a low shot at the women even with spanish
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Old 08-29-2009, 03:10 PM   #1092
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with only 7-10 days to work with you'll have a low shot at the women even with spanish
Of course, for a price ...

http://www.argentinaprivate.com/forum/
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:56 PM   #1093
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with only 7-10 days to work with you'll have a low shot at the women even with spanish
your kiddin right ?
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:14 PM   #1094
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I guess it depends what you mean by shot.
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Old 08-30-2009, 04:38 PM   #1095
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I guess it depends what you mean by shot.
i mean holding hands ldo
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:22 PM   #1096
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Thanks for the help so far.

Next question: at some point somebody posted a story or link (maybe it was their blog?) to where they and their girlfriend went to the slums of BsAs and passed out food/water or something with a non-profit org. Does anybody have this link or know of other humanitarian orgs that I can volunteer with for a day in order to see the slums and help give back a little?
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:30 PM   #1097
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Would be these folks, right?

http://www.brenren.com/
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Old 08-30-2009, 10:26 PM   #1098
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I can't remember if that's them, but regardless through their blog I found LIFE Argentina. I've e-mailed them, but am still looking for any other good options.
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Old 08-30-2009, 10:45 PM   #1099
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yea i've did some searching as well and from the looks of it, life argentina is probably the most fit organization if you wanna do a some volunteering.
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Thanks for the help so far.

Next question: at some point somebody posted a story or link (maybe it was their blog?) to where they and their girlfriend went to the slums of BsAs and passed out food/water or something with a non-profit org. Does anybody have this link or know of other humanitarian orgs that I can volunteer with for a day in order to see the slums and help give back a little?
Two articles from our site that should give you some useful information:

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