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Old 09-24-2009, 08:05 AM   #1201
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

aside from making housewifes think they're terrorist hunters, what does that gym offer that others don't?
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Old 09-24-2009, 12:10 PM   #1202
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It's a sort of gym franchise, but with a specific type of workout in mind. From their website:

"CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.

Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.

The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.

The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. Our terrorist hunters, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen."
http://buenosairescrossfit.blogspot.com/
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:59 PM   #1203
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Any gym similar to Crossfit in Buenos Aires? I did Crossfit for 2 months before I moved from New Orleans and enjoyed it. According to the website, there isn't one, but I'd be happy if I could find something comparable. I'm looking for something that's a challenge and not boring. Getting bigger is not my main motivation since I'm sort of lanky anyways.

The nearer to my place the better. I live in Palermo Hollywood on Guatemala between 5800-5900. I'm willing to take a taxi if it's worth it.
as someone recommended earlier, always club is a good gym. when i lived in palermo viejo i went there. i am not completely familiar w/ crossfit but it has an area w/ crossfit'ish type stuff to do. it's the only gym i've seen that has anything outside of standard weights and machines.
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:01 PM   #1204
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does anyone know of a photo place in palermo that could take passport pictures?
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:32 AM   #1205
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

i know this won't be very helpful, but like any photo place will take your passport picture. when i needed one for my brazil visa, there were like 5 in the blocks around the consulate office.
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:33 AM   #1206
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Let's try Jangada, a place that specializes in fish. I think Evan chose this place before, but I'd like to try it. Tonight 9:00PM.
i think i told you that i'd been there, but i'd never chosen it for dinner club. what'd y'all think?
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:35 AM   #1207
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Re: i was bored, here's a semi-pointless list...

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For those of you still thinking about whether to move to BsAs or not, here are my thoughts re: food (obv important)...

BsAs is good if you like....
- espresso / cappuccino
- steak
- ice cream
- wine
- french fries
- mozzarella
- ham
- free bread with everything
- carbonated water
- croissants
- omelettes
- skimping on tips

BsAs is bad if you like....
- black coffee
- free water w/ lemon at restaurants
- lots of ice in your drinks
- caffeine-free softdrinks
- spicy food
- huge portions
- chunky peanut butter
- pepperoni pizza
- cheap candy
- free refills at restaurants
- mustard
- a super wide variety of beers

Just IMHO... obv the more $$$ you're willing to shell out, the more you can mitigate any lacks...
this post seemed to get a little bit of hate, but I thought it was pretty accurate. on the other hand, i think "would i have moved here if i'd seen this post?" and maybe it would've dissuaded me, which would have been a shame.
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Old 09-26-2009, 11:17 AM   #1208
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

I need some information about taxes:

If you live the whole year there do you have to pay taxes for onlinepokerwinnings?

Do you have to pay for capital gains?
If yes, how much and is there any exemption limit?
If yes, do you have to pay for all capital gains or only for interest and dividends?
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Old 09-26-2009, 11:22 AM   #1209
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a) no

b) no

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Old 09-26-2009, 01:40 PM   #1210
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i know this won't be very helpful, but like any photo place will take your passport picture. when i needed one for my brazil visa, there were like 5 in the blocks around the consulate office.
Also, if you need to make a copy of your passport, almost every one of those shops that sells candy/magazines/drinks or most locutorios seems to have a copy machine. I changed dollars to pesos at a bank and they wanted a photocopy of my passport, I thought it was going to be a big ordeal but I just walked outside and there was one of those places. It cost $1 to make 20 pages.

By the way, where would be the best place to print something off the Internet and fax something? I really need to do this.
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:58 PM   #1211
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aside from making housewifes think they're terrorist hunters, what does that gym offer that others don't?
You're right if you're saying that Crossfit has sort of a macho attitude. My brother made a blog post where he mentions that and talks about what he doesn't like about Crossfit:

http://boddickerperformance.com/?p=295

I'm not an expert, I've only been to a few gyms in my life, but if you're asking if Crossfit is different from those I would say there's no question about it. It's true, you can do some of the same kind of exercises in your average 24 Hour Fitness, but not really. For example, you won't find gymnastics rings in 24 Hour Fitness. Also, you won't find kettlebells. As far as the intensity of the exercises and the difficulty of the exercises, I don't think there is any doubt that Crossfit looks a lot tougher (intensity wise) if not downright strange to the average treadmill runner. The difference is there.

At most gyms you see guys doing some bicep curls and then standing around for three minutes. At Crossfit you literally never stop if something is for time, and since there are other people there doing the same thing, it is sort of motivating for you to not quit for fear of looking like a pansy. So that makes you work harder. There is more of an emphasis on exercises that incorporate more of your muscles, rather than focusing on a small group. And more focus on intensity.

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Old 09-26-2009, 02:06 PM   #1212
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Does anyone here own a motorcycle?

It turns out I live in the same building as imakefrush, and the building is not that big. And this thread probably contributed to my moving here 30%. Small world.
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:03 PM   #1213
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

hey amigos

what's the best place around palmero to buy a monitor?
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Old 09-26-2009, 04:16 PM   #1214
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Quick comment on the taxes situation. If you are a US citizen, you have to pay taxes no matter where you work. For example, if you play online poker in Argentina and the government of Argentina is not taxing you, then you have to pay taxes in the USA. Also, even if you renounce your US citizenship you have to pay taxes for like 5 years.

Do I have my information correct? I am not sure why anyone would leave the USA in order to not pay taxes on online poker winnings. Its my understanding, that you would still have to pay them. As far as just not reporting your winnings, that's a different story and obviously you can also do that living in the USA.

I would love to see information otherwise that states online winnings in Argentina are not taxable in USA if you are American citizen. But guys I would be really, really careful here. If online poker becomes legal, the pokersites will be forced to send over your information to the IRS. Just like that bank in Switzerland was forced to send over all its info to the IRS. Good luck when Pokerstars tells the government that you are up 250K the last two years and you stated you were backpacking and banging whores in Argentina.

Pay your American taxes no matter what country you live in. And if there really is a loophole to onine poker taxes if you live in a country outside the USA, then please share.
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:19 PM   #1215
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you still owe taxes but you get a ginormous exemption for living outside of the US
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:30 PM   #1216
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Hi everyone! I came across this forum and found this post... Im from Argentina, Buenos Aires.
I lived in Michigan for almost 5 years, went to high school there, and thats how I learned english...
I read that someone said that people here hardly speak english... well it was just bad luck, we have english as a second language since 4th grade in school, so basically most people DO speak english.
I dont have many chances to speak to someone in english besides my brother, but what I try to do when I watch a movie is take the subs off, so I get to just listen in english, or watch some english news channel on and stuff like that.
Well, what ever question you may have just go ahead and ask me xD, Ill be glad to assist you if I can
(did that sound as a customer service rep? xD )
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:57 PM   #1217
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for the ones that asked about a good gym, the one that I would recomend is this one, its all over the city

http://www.megatlon.com/sedes_almagro.html

and if you guys are looking for a good grill, open 24 huors, in belgrano, I would recomend Lo de Charly:

http://parrillalodecharly.com.ar/historia.htm
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Old 09-26-2009, 08:06 PM   #1218
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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.
Depending where in Av. de los Incas, its Belgrano, one of the nicest "barrios" in Buenos Aires, and it has the Subte, busses, and trains so it makes it really easy to move around, even easier than palermo soho, where you have to eather get a cab or a bus to a main avenue, or walk.
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:32 PM   #1219
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Sure, the beginning part of Av de los Incas is the border between Colegiales and Belgrano, but even that part isn't exactly Touristville. It's a fine place to be, but the only reason I could think that a poker player on this thread would be staying on this street when they first arrive would be because they have family there.

Georgina, you claim that people speak English, but have you actually spoken English with people here? It's pretty hit and miss.
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Old 09-27-2009, 01:20 AM   #1220
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Its kind of funny that you say most people speak English and in the next breathe say you dont have much chance to speak it apart from with your Brother
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Old 09-27-2009, 01:46 AM   #1221
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Its kind of funny that you say most people speak English and in the next breathe say you dont have much chance to speak it apart from with your Brother
well, actually i missed a part jejej I was thinking of native english
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Old 09-27-2009, 01:51 AM   #1222
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Sure, the beginning part of Av de los Incas is the border between Colegiales and Belgrano, but even that part isn't exactly Touristville. It's a fine place to be, but the only reason I could think that a poker player on this thread would be staying on this street when they first arrive would be because they have family there.

Georgina, you claim that people speak English, but have you actually spoken English with people here? It's pretty hit and miss.
well maybe you wont get a whole conversation, but you can manage to get to talk to someone, its not like some other countries where you wouldnt understand ANYTHING or thy wouldnt understand you at all!

Well my intention wasnt to say "oh no you guys are wrong and EVERYONE understands english and speaks it... i was just making "conversation"....lol
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Old 09-27-2009, 05:45 PM   #1223
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By the way, where would be the best place to print something off the Internet and fax something? I really need to do this.
Pretty much any Locutorio will do this for you.

If they don't have a fax machine look for a Kiosko that has phone booths/inet. They usually have a fax machine behind the counter.
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:23 PM   #1224
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que significa "tiene mucha noche"?

it was in a headline on C5N and there are google results that use it but I can't find a translation/explanation
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:40 PM   #1225
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it could refer to someone that goes out at night a lot, go to bars and stuff, more than avarage people would do, so it would be someone with a lot of -nightclubs pubs and stuff like that- experience.
I dont know what they were talking about, but it sounds like what I said before to me.
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