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Old 08-13-2008, 06:32 PM   #101
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

sapol -- yup, every Tuesday.

Kowboi -- Palermo is the largest barrio, so there are lots of different parts. Palermo Viejo is sorta the trendy place to be now. Pretty much the place to be if you are into restaurants. As to deciding between Palermo and Recoleta, it's pretty much a matter of taste. I'd say just find an apartment for a few weeks when you get here, then figure out where you want to live from there.
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Old 08-14-2008, 01:15 PM   #102
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If you guys get together next Tuesday I might stop by for a while.
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Old 08-17-2008, 10:33 PM   #103
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So what do ppl do for cell phones down there?

And I need to bring a desktop comp with me. Do ppl recomend checking it on plane or UPS, or some other shipping service?

Thanks
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Old 08-17-2008, 11:50 PM   #104
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Check it on the plane. I brought my computer and 2 Dell 2001s this way.

Down here, you buy a phone (or bring an unlocked one), buy a sim card (IIRC, they are 50 pesos) from Movistar, Claro, personal, etc. Then you buy credits from the kiosks, which are like convenience stores.
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Old 08-18-2008, 01:26 PM   #105
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For this week's installment of 2p2BADC we are doing Sushi. Irifune Japanese restaurant in centro. The place looks pretty small, so get there on time.

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php?ID=1386
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:34 PM   #106
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One of my goals after I graduate college is to get a job teaching English in a foreign country. Would BA be a good place to do this? Is the peso so weak that this wouldn't be worth doing, or would you be able to make a decent income?
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:01 PM   #107
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I assume that you would earn local currency wherever you go, so the weak peso shouldn't really be an issue.

I can't really answer your other questions. I do have a few friends/acquaintances who teach English and they don't live as big a lifestyle as I do (which isn't that big). I'm sure you can find a job teaching English, as everyone here wants to learn. Will you make a ton? Doubtful. Given that there are lots of Americans in BsAs, it wouldn't surprise me if other places paid English teachers more, given supply and demand.

Still, if you can play breakeven poker 8tabling you can make more in rakeback at NL200 on an hourly basis than you could teaching English, I am fairly certain.
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:47 PM   #108
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heading back to BsAs later this week! hope to see you guys again
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:22 PM   #109
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For this week's installment of 2p2BADC we are doing Sushi. Irifune Japanese restaurant in centro. The place looks pretty small, so get there on time.

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php?ID=1386
What time? Has 21:00 been an agreed upon time for all of these? Not sure I can make it.
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Old 08-21-2008, 03:21 PM   #110
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For anyone interested, I just got a massage at Spacio Urbano at Cabildo 501. I'd been intending to get a massage for a long time, but with language barriers, etc, I hadn't found a place. I'd also heard that massage therapists weren't that great here.

Anyway, 60 pesos ($20 USD) for an hour. She was probably one of the best masseuses I've ever had. This could become a weekly thing for me.
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:30 PM   #111
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For anyone interested, I just got a massage at Spacio Urbano at Cabildo 501. I'd been intending to get a massage for a long time, but with language barriers, etc, I hadn't found a place. I'd also heard that massage therapists weren't that great here.

Anyway, 60 pesos ($20 USD) for an hour. She was probably one of the best masseuses I've ever had. This could become a weekly thing for me.
Sounds good. Which part of town is that? Cabildo with which cross street?
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:35 PM   #112
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Travel related question for those who are already in BA.

Does anyone know of a good flexible multicountry air pass that can be bought here? I know a lot of them you need to be bought before you travel from Europe / N.America.

I am already here and want to travel extensively around S.America / Central America.
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:37 PM   #113
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Can anydody provide me with any information regarding the Las Canitas district of Palermo?

Thx
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:45 PM   #114
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Just got back from a very short visa run trip to Uruguay, so I thought I would do a TR. My GF and I stayed a night at the Four Seasons in Carmelo. I def recommend this trip.

http://www.fourseasons.com/carmelo/

Got the fast buquebus leaving at 8:45 AM (woke up at 7:00). Cost $250AR. Got to Colonia at 10:00. Got on a bus to the Four Seasons run by Berrutti at 10:25. Cost $16USD round trip. The people at the resort say the only way to get there is by taxi, which cost something like $60USD per passenger/per way. The bus took maybe half an hour longer. the bus station is right next to the port, so it is very easy.

So we head north up the River Plate. The countryside is very nice, especially after being in BA for so long. We arrive at the Four Seasons at 12:00 noon. The resort is actually set half a kilometer back from the road in the woods. On the other side of the road is the golf course. We get there and they take us in a van to the main building. They have porters waiting and some workers with this kick ass cinnamon tea. Check in took very little time. Since we went mid week in the winter, the place was pretty empty. It is basically a lot of bungalows spread throughout the woods, so even if it was booked, there would be a sense of isolation, which is nice.

They show us to our 'room', which is really a cabin. Nicest hotel room I have ever been in. Indoor lounge, outdoor lounge, king bed, entertainment center, dressing room.Huge bathroom. Espresso machine, shoe shine service, luxurious bath products (so says the gf), robes, slippers, Heated floors (!?). private rock garden and other stuff I am forgetting. Oh and this is also the most basic room. It was $250US a night and included breakfast (continental buffet and anything you want off the menu). Another great thing is throughout the room and the entire resort they have bottled water laying around.

So the place is kinda asian themed. It is on the River Plate and has sand beaches, but it was too cold. The outside pool looked awesome, but again too cold. We played tennis on one of the two courts. They gave us racquets and balls. About 5 minutes into playing a dude pulls up in a golf cart and leaves a cooler of bottled water and some towels for us. The gym/spa was all included (not massages) and was the nicest I have ever seen. A tea bar when you walk in with about 20 teas available. The locker room was actually like 5 different rooms of relaxation. You get robes and all the trimmings. Heated indoor pool. Whirlpool/jacuzzi, again with bottled water in every room. The gym was very solid with nautilus and free weights. Rain forest showers with chick body soap that left my skin feeling like what gay guy's skin probably feels like.

The food was the only less than superb part. The menu was in USDs, so a bife de lomo was like $26. I liked everything I got, but nothing blew me away. The gf got some fish that was pretty meh. Lunch and dinner both came out to about $100 US.

We only stayed one night since the main reason for the trip was a visa run, but I would recommend at least two. Door to door it took 5 hours there and 6 hours back. The whole trip set us back about $300 US each, which is pretty sick. The golf course there is supposed to be pretty sweet, so a dude trip would work as well.

Overall, though service was amazing, the room was excessive and the gym/spa was the best part. I am sure it is a lot more expensive in the summer, so I would recommend going in the winter/spring and mid week.
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:43 PM   #115
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Can anydody provide me with any information regarding the Las Canitas district of Palermo?

Thx
Las Canitas is not part of Palermo. It is close to Palermo though.

I used to live there. What would you like to know?
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Old 08-22-2008, 03:40 AM   #116
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Wow, that picture probably halted my nascent plans to relocate.

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lol agreed, that pic was less than impressive.

Would anyone recommend living in Punta Del Este, that place seems sick. Like the Monte Carlo of South America.
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:11 PM   #117
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Las Canitas is not part of Palermo. It is close to Palermo though.

I used to live there. What would you like to know?
How does it compare to Palermo Soho or Palermo Viejo for living? How are the buildings, the neighborhoods, the entertainment? How close am I to little eating establishments, subway, internet cafe's clubs etc? And lastly would you live there, or where would you prefer to live?
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:21 PM   #118
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Sounds good. Which part of town is that? Cabildo with which cross street?

SPAcio urbano (their name, not mine) is Cabildo y Maure. En Belgrano.
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:14 PM   #119
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Just found this in some article comparing Brazilian, Argentinian and American girls. I'm not happy imo


Brazilian: Gives you head
Argentine: Does not give you head
American: Gives you head if you imply / ask, but secretly hates it

Brazilian: Anal region exploration strongly encouraged
Argentine: Anal regions forbidden
American: Depends on level of intoxication
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:15 PM   #120
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Remember what Zarathustra said about girls being princesses?
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:07 PM   #121
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Cant say I do, enlighten me!
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:00 PM   #122
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lol, I didnt realise you were talking about a poster in this thread, I thought it was a reference to some famous quotation by the dead greek guy
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:17 PM   #123
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I am definitely in the "pizza sucks here" camp, but I have heard good things about El Cuartito, so lets give it a try. Tuesday 9:00 PM.

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/detail.php?ID=104

see you there
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:23 AM   #124
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Just found this in some article comparing Brazilian, Argentinian and American girls. I'm not happy imo


Brazilian: Gives you head
Argentine: Does not give you head
American: Gives you head if you imply / ask, but secretly hates it

Brazilian: Anal region exploration strongly encouraged
Argentine: Anal regions forbidden
American: Depends on level of intoxication
I live in the U.S. and have been hooking up with an Argentine for the last few months and she gives the most loving head I have ever had fwiw.
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Old 08-25-2008, 04:06 PM   #125
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How does it compare to Palermo Soho or Palermo Viejo for living? How are the buildings, the neighborhoods, the entertainment? How close am I to little eating establishments, subway, internet cafe's clubs etc? And lastly would you live there, or where would you prefer to live?
Pretty similar. There are tons of restaurants in Palermo Soho / Viejo but more spread out whereas in Las Canitas they are densely packed onto one main drag and the road parallel.

Nearest subte is Palermo subte so the same in that regard.

I used to live in Las Cantitas but prefer Palermo because it's livelier / more bars.
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