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Old 09-28-2009, 01:19 AM   #1226
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

it was something about a racecar driver that won a race, I think. I don't remember for sure.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:34 PM   #1227
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Just to clarify...is moving to BA for three months as simple as:
1) attain passport
2) fly to BA
3) get 3 month visa?
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:08 PM   #1228
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

yes
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:37 PM   #1229
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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

The truth is that besides having english classes from 4th grade, most people here really suck at speaking english, not being able to have a conversation longer than 10 min. This applies to people that went to private schools and studied english all through elementary and high school.
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:38 PM   #1230
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

veddy intersting. What's the skinny on health insurance? Will my US based policy be usable? What's the visa-acquisition procedure like?
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:38 PM   #1231
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hey amigos

what's the best place around palmero to buy a monitor?
Try at the third floor at alto palermo shopping center, I think it's a Garbarino store.
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:57 PM   #1232
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Sorry to ask all these questions that have no doubt been asked many times, but the two threads are so big and intimidating. Some others...

Obviously live comfortably means different things to different people, but from what I've been able to gather somewhere in the neighborhood of 2.5k USD/mo would allow one to live pretty well. Am I off here?

What is the banking situation likes? Are most large US banks represented in BA?

Is marijuana readily availiable?

From what I understand, once you are bodily in BA you are free to play on any poker site. However, getting a foreign bank account to fund the account is very difficult. Is that about right? Are there any P2P funds transfer scam going currently?

thanks for the info guys
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Old 09-28-2009, 04:29 PM   #1233
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Made it through front to back, answered some of my questions...

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Sorry to ask all these questions that have no doubt been asked many times, but the two threads are so big and intimidating. Some others...

Obviously live comfortably means different things to different people, but from what I've been able to gather somewhere in the neighborhood of 2.5k USD/mo would allow one to live pretty well. Am I off here?
It looks like 2k usd is enough to live pretty well, so I'll stay with the 2.5k number

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What is the banking situation likes? Are most large US banks represented in BA?
I gather that this is the case...is Citibank still the standard for ATM convenience?

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Is marijuana readily availiable?
Sounds like the answer is yes, provided you know the right people

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From what I understand, once you are bodily in BA you are free to play on any poker site. However, getting a foreign bank account to fund the account is very difficult. Is that about right? Are there any P2P funds transfer scam going currently?
is it as simple as doing a cash swap? Am I understanding correctly?
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:32 PM   #1234
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

aside from the obvious solution of moving into a more expensive apartment, I don't know if I'd be able to find a way to spend 2.5/month

Citibank

apparently so

it all seems like a pain in the ass; have not looked into it too much
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:14 PM   #1235
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does anyone know of a photo place in palermo that could take passport pictures?
there is a kodak store on the ground floor of the alto palermo shopping mall.
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:16 PM   #1236
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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.

I have friends that own motorcycles. What did you want to ask?
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:18 PM   #1237
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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 )
Out of curiosity, where in Michigan did you live? From when to when?
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:48 PM   #1238
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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.
What was your experience like in obtaining your Brazilian visa. I heard from someone I need bank statements, proof of employment, etc. Someone else told me they got one by just walking into the office and handing them their passport and photos. What did they require of you? How long did it take? Thanks.
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:09 PM   #1239
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The last time I went to Brazil, two years ago, they asked me to show a bank statement with at least 2K in it, the hotel I was going to stay at and some other stuff I don´t remember, but I was born in Mexico and moved here when I was two years old and never took the Argentinian citizenship, so it could be different in your case. And it took about two weeks.
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:52 PM   #1240
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Out of curiosity, where in Michigan did you live? From when to when?
I lived in Dearborn, from 1989 to 1993. Went to Edsel Ford High.
Why?
Now I live in Buenos Aires, in belgrano, and go visit my dad to Virginia, Williamsburg... I love that place..
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:42 AM   #1241
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can Argentines travel to Brazil with their DNI in lieu of a passport?
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Old 09-29-2009, 06:08 AM   #1242
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can Argentines travel to Brazil with their DNI in lieu of a passport?
yes we can, and to uruguay and paraguay as well, since we all are in something called Mercosur, it works like the european union.
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:41 AM   #1243
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Is marijuana readily availiable?
The law was recently changed in Argentina:

http://LandingPadBA.com/drugs-decriminalized-argentina/
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:50 AM   #1244
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Alright, tonight we are going to Liborio. It is a new parrilla-like place on the corner of Soler and Fitz Roy in Palermo Hollywood. I just did a search for it and I guess there is another one in Las Canitas.

WE ARE GOING TO THE ONE ON SOLER AND FITZ ROY.

See you there at 9:00.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:29 AM   #1245
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Ok. I have a friend that teaches Spanish to foreigners she has been doing that since 10 years. If anyone wants to contact her here I leave her phone number and email:

Ana Clara Fridman
Cell phone: (5411) 15-6113-4185
anaclara_fridman@yahoo.com.ar
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Old 09-29-2009, 12:15 PM   #1246
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Alright, tonight we are going to Liborio. It is a new parrilla-like place on the corner of Soler and Fitz Roy in Palermo Hollywood. I just did a search for it and I guess there is another one in Las Canitas.

WE ARE GOING TO THE ONE ON SOLER AND FITZ ROY.

See you there at 9:00.
Anyone can show up for this? Me and 2 friends arrived here a couple days ago and are up for meeting some 2p2'ers.
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:19 PM   #1247
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What was your experience like in obtaining your Brazilian visa. I heard from someone I need bank statements, proof of employment, etc. Someone else told me they got one by just walking into the office and handing them their passport and photos. What did they require of you? How long did it take? Thanks.
I would search for the brazilian consulate in Buenos Aires and there they should have all the necessary information. It sucks to go down there and be missing something small and stupid and then be told you have to come back another day. Also, if I remember correctly there are only specific hours when you can do this.

I believe I needed the following

Passport
passport photos
2-3 months of bank statements
credit card statements
photocopies of credit cards
receipt of a payment of about 125 U$D to some bank around the corner of the consulate
Flight or bus reservation
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:46 PM   #1248
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Anyone can show up for this? Me and 2 friends arrived here a couple days ago and are up for meeting some 2p2'ers.
Anyone but carnies. Definitely no carnies.
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:03 PM   #1249
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lol at all that **** you need to get a Brazil visa

thanks Georginar
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:07 PM   #1250
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I´ll be there, but I´ll probably be running a little late, like 9;30.
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