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Old 12-15-2009, 02:12 PM   #1601
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

hey guys, most likely, im also going to visit BA for 3 Month-ish...

looking through some appartments atm, and most of them have (only) Wifi...

any of you guys down there had any issues with internet, and what is the standard speed for up and download?
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:12 PM   #1602
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that shows how little you know about Buenos Aires
Tell someone that lives in San Isidro, Olivos, Belgrano R that and they`ll laugh at you :P.

You need to go out of palermo soho a little more :P
You really do at least want to live in the D line somewhere imo-- which would be Recoleta, Palermo, or Belgrano.

Plenty of other places seem like fine places to live-- but unless you're on the D subte line they aren't going to be as accessible and its going to be involve cab rides, buses, or multiple subte line changes to get to places

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any of you guys down there had any issues with internet, and what is the standard speed for up and download?
out for 12 hours once. out for 3 days last week. i think the line got cut somewhere down the street. download speeds are fine.
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:31 PM   #1603
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You really do at least want to live in the D line somewhere imo-- which would be Recoleta, Palermo, or Belgrano.

Plenty of other places seem like fine places to live-- but unless you're on the D subte line they aren't going to be as accessible and its going to be involve cab rides, buses, or multiple subte line changes to get to places
yeah, it would be better if you lived near de subte D line, but if you dont, that doesnt make you a hippie or a poor!! thats whats makes me angry.
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:34 PM   #1604
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seems fair

i'd rather live in Belgrano R than anywhere in Palermo or Recoleta fwiw
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:45 PM   #1605
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I'm not doing dinner, i think imakefrush plans anything either, so if the people that are still here wanna go, make plans and step up w your suggestion.

Woudln't expect a ton of ppl, it's getting quiet here since a ton of ppl are leaving..
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Old 12-15-2009, 04:00 PM   #1606
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yeah, it would be better if you lived near de subte D line, but if you dont, that doesnt make you a hippie or a poor!! thats whats makes me angry.
I don't imagine he was being super serious, as Puerto Madero for instance is neither hippy nor poor, but isn't a great place to live because of its non-central location and inflated prices. If he is serious, then it is kind of elitist to imply that anywhere outside of Palermo and Recoleta is poor and/or hippy. Recoleta and Palermo are just closest to the best bars and restaurants that most tourists will want to frequent.

There are nice residential areas in Belgrano but unless you live near the border to Palermo it's going to be a frequent long haul if you go out a lot. If you don't mind frequent 10+ minute cab rides then living outside of Palermo and Recoleta wouldn't be the end of the world and the big upside would be that most of the rentals rates would be less grossly inflated by the tourist market.
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Old 12-15-2009, 05:26 PM   #1607
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that shows how little you know about Buenos Aires
Tell someone that lives in San Isidro, Olivos, Belgrano R that and they`ll laugh at you :P.

You need to go out of palermo soho a little more :P
I was being sarcastic, but I stand by it. I would never recommend a visiting young poker player to stay in Belgrano, Olivos or San Isidro. Same for Puerto Madero, Colegiales and Micro Centro. San Telmo is for hippies (in a general sense) and anywhere else is for travelers on a budget.

I know, Boedo and Almagro are great neighborhoods with culture and history and romance, bla bla bla. It seems to annoy locals to no end that tourists with money and discretion tend to stay in the places with the highest concentration of amenities that appeal to them. So yes, I recommend Palermo, Recoleta and maybe Villa Crespo.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:35 PM   #1608
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I was being sarcastic, but I stand by it. I would never recommend a visiting young poker player to stay in Belgrano, Olivos or San Isidro. Same for Puerto Madero, Colegiales and Micro Centro. San Telmo is for hippies (in a general sense) and anywhere else is for travelers on a budget.

I know, Boedo and Almagro are great neighborhoods with culture and history and romance, bla bla bla. It seems to annoy locals to no end that tourists with money and discretion tend to stay in the places with the highest concentration of amenities that appeal to them. So yes, I recommend Palermo, Recoleta and maybe Villa Crespo.
Almagro Boedo and Villa Crespo???? well, maybe for a turist it´s "pintoresco" hahah.
Well as we say "sobre gustos....."
And I dont mind at all on what tourist prefer, its their money and their taste...
Would you say that I was telling the truth if I told someone that went to the States that Detroit is one of the most secure cities to live in, or that is one of the luxurious cities there are? xD i dont think so.
Anyways, you play poker, I better let you tell him whats right for poker players :P
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:46 PM   #1609
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Palermo is the best choice for the average poker player that comes here, zero doubt. There is a pretty defined profile of the average poker player, early twenties, male, party guy. So, Palermo is the best fit as it has a gigantic concentration of bars, restaurants, poker players which who he can socialize, and a location that is near everything and you get plenty of cabs and you can get in at most five blocks to an avenue that moves decently.
I think from the players that live in here, Palermo is the choice like for 90%.

Next I would say either Belgrano or Recoleta. Still great location, less concentration of bars and may be only one poker player.

San Isidro is too far away (it's even outside the city).

And altough my parents still live in Villa Crespo and I've lived there for the 20 first years of my life, it's a horrible choice, is not as nice as the previously listed places and the avenue that is close to it "Corrientes" is very slow.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:59 PM   #1610
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

super last minute call: at 10.30pm, Green Bamboo on Costa Rica 5802, dinner time!
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:15 AM   #1611
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I need your help:

I travel with a bigger group of players to Bueonos Aires from 23. February until 10. March. We are at least 6 people and at maximum 9.

My Job is to organize a flat for us.

We would like to spend at max. 60$ a person a night and we don´t want to share queen size beds.

A friend recommended Palermo and Recoleta. Are these areas good for us?

Also i plan to live in BA if i like the city, so it would be nice if i could stay at the same area for travelling like i would for living...


Thanks for help!
I don't think they will like the idea of renting to 9 guys...
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:35 PM   #1612
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Does anybody know where to find the normal 'college-ruled' notebooks like one finds in the U.S.? I went to Staples today and the line widths were much wider than I would like. Any other school supplies sort of place?

Anybody want to bring one of the big, 5 subject, mead, college-ruled notebooks for me from the U.S.?
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:47 PM   #1613
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Does anybody know where to find the normal 'college-ruled' notebooks like one finds in the U.S.? I went to Staples today and the line widths were much wider than I would like. Any other school supplies sort of place?

Anybody want to bring one of the big, 5 subject, mead, college-ruled notebooks for me from the U.S.?
If Staples doesn't carry it you're pretty much dead I think.
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:52 PM   #1614
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Hey guys,

Is anybody else going/want to go to Creamfields this Saturday. I'm definitely going but none of my non-poker friends are here/want/can afford to go. Send me a message if u are with ur number and we can meet up.
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Old 12-19-2009, 11:19 AM   #1615
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Probably at least 95% of foreigner poker players who visit here or move here should start by living in Palermo or Recoleta.

And I live in the provincia, ftw.
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Old 12-19-2009, 11:24 AM   #1616
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I don't think they will like the idea of renting to 9 guys...
i wouldn't tell them. besides, most of these places rent to foreigners for such a premium over what they would get in the domestic market that I doubt someone would have that much of a problem.
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:13 PM   #1617
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Where do you guys shop for clothes? I'm just looking for generic short-sleeve shirts. It seems like the places I've seen (mostly in malls, etc) are all higher end stuff.
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:29 PM   #1618
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palermo, like malabia/armenia/borges area between cordoba & soler

on sante fe u pbb can find smth as well, there are tons of clothing stores
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Old 12-19-2009, 06:50 PM   #1619
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Where do you guys shop for clothes? I'm just looking for generic short-sleeve shirts. It seems like the places I've seen (mostly in malls, etc) are all higher end stuff.
On Santa Fe outside the Alto Palermo towards the city there's a two level clothing store with generic kind of stuff.
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:26 PM   #1620
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I dont know if i should post this here. If i shouldnt just let me know.
I know of 2 people that rent 2 different rooms, here are their adds:

"320 U$S NICE ROOM IN FANTASTIC NEIBOURGHOOD BARRANCAS DE BELGRANO

THIS IS A GOOD ROOM FOR ONE PERSON (MAN OR WOMAN) WHO IS COMING TO BUENOS AIRES
TO VISIT US, STUDIYNG, OR FOR JOB DURING A SHORT PERIOD (1 TO 6 MONTHS OR MORE)

I OFFER:
1 BDRM SHARE IN 2 BDRM APT --AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY!!
GREAT LOCATION over Libertador Ave. w/ lot of buses/ Train Station/5 blocks from Subway Line D.
8 blocks from Belgrano University, near Liceo Franco Argentino “Jean Mermoz”, and Italian School (Cristóforo Colombo), 10 minutes by bus from Ciudad Universitaria (UBA).
1 block from Instituto Cardiovascular de Buenos Aires, 6 blocks from Sanatorio FLENI, and 5 from Centro de Rehabilitación del Lisiado (ALPI).
Bars and Restaurantes everywhere.
Owner is a Spanish Teacher for foreigners (adult woman).
APT FEATURES:
WI FI System
Washing machine
Apt is on top floor of 13 floor building, balcony with view of river.
Kitchen and drawing room w/TV to be shared
Audio System in room.
CONDITIONS:
U$S 320 (or= in Arg $) monthly.
PLEASE CONTACT MRS MABEL TEL 4-782-6460 / 15-3084-7562"

If anyone wants to see some pics PM me

here's the other one:

PALERMO SOHO available right now
1 BDRM SHARE IN 2 BDRM APT --AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY!!
1 bdrm available in charming 2 bdrm penthouse apt in Palermo Soho.
Great location -- 3 blocks from Subway, many bus lines, Plaza Italia,
Zoo, Jardin Botanico.
Owner is a 57 years old woman,
Apt features:
WI FI System
Washing machine
24 hour doorman
Apt is on top floor of 18 floor building, balcony with view of river.
Kitchen to be shared
TV
U$S 320 monthly, all bills included

PLEASE CONTACT: SRA, MARIA LUISA TEL 4-773-7437 / 15-5858-7437

A lot of foreign people have stayed in this last one I posted and everything turned out ok, but both are mostly for people that wont stay long... I think so at least.
Hope that this helps someone
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Old 12-19-2009, 11:03 PM   #1621
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Probably at least 95% of foreigner poker players who visit here or move here should start by living in Palermo or Recoleta.

And I live in the provincia, ftw.
Where do you live?
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:09 PM   #1622
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TUESDAY POKER DINNER - CAST YOUR VOTE
Tuesday 22 december 09 at 9pm.

So this time we are going to do something different. I choose 2 possible places where we can go and those who want to go pick their choice!

Voting is done in the SHIP IT BsAs group on facebook.
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:10 PM   #1623
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Will be last dinner i guess untill after new year, then it's back to imakefrush to choose all the place since i guess by then he'll have more time to arrange this? Amirite J. ?
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Old 12-22-2009, 03:55 AM   #1624
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How did you guys take your monitors with you (assuming you did)? Is it possible to just supercarefully wrap it and chuck it in your carry on (my 22" fits perfectly in my carry on), or is that not allowed?

Is it easier to just mail it?

FWIW either option makes me feel like a bit of a douche taking my nyeahea compuuuter screen with me
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:40 AM   #1625
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How did you guys take your monitors with you (assuming you did)? Is it possible to just supercarefully wrap it and chuck it in your carry on (my 22" fits perfectly in my carry on), or is that not allowed?

Is it easier to just mail it?

FWIW either option makes me feel like a bit of a douche taking my nyeahea compuuuter screen with me
Bringing it in your carry on is ideal because there's the least chance of it getting broken. I've never had a problem carrying monitors on the plane. Usually the only circumstance they try to charge electronics as imports is when things are in original boxes.
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