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Old 12-25-2009, 10:25 AM   #1651
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ive already started and read first 20some pages. rather than filter through 200+ pages of thread, posting my personal questions to be answered is much much easier
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Old 12-25-2009, 05:31 PM   #1652
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Excellent, it works now

I wonder if deleting the stuff was even necessary? I absolutely never turn my phone off and it had never even occurred to me to try it.
Turning it off and on without deleting everything didn't fix the problem for me.
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Old 12-25-2009, 05:39 PM   #1653
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ive already started and read first 20some pages. rather than filter through 200+ pages of thread, posting my personal questions to be answered is much much easier
A lot of people have spent their very valuable time trying to help each other out here with absolute no expectation of receiving anything in return. This information is already available due to the charity of 2+2'ers. It requires a lot of arrogance to ask for someone to waste his time repeating something just because you are lazy.
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Old 12-25-2009, 05:47 PM   #1654
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I read both of these threads in their entirety twice before deciding to move here. Actually more than that since I read the first one back when it was new as well.
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:28 PM   #1655
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A lot of people have spent their very valuable time trying to help each other out here with absolute no expectation of receiving anything in return. This information is already available due to the charity of 2+2'ers. It requires a lot of arrogance to ask for someone to waste his time repeating something just because you are lazy.
I agree totally, especially when called out on it. With that attitude, you should at least offer to pay someone if you're so lazy.
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Old 12-25-2009, 10:57 PM   #1656
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A lot of people have spent their very valuable time trying to help each other out here with absolute no expectation of receiving anything in return. This information is already available due to the charity of 2+2'ers. It requires a lot of arrogance to ask for someone to waste his time repeating something just because you are lazy.
[idiot]you're right. its much better for me to filter through 200 pages of posts that ive already read for non specific answers to questions i still have after reading both threads.[/youreanidiot]

the threads been an awesome read, and great to give me an idea of the atmosphere and amnt of 2p2community there is there which is cool, but my initial questions still remain, so for anyone whose experienced it well, and lived the night life thoroughly id really like to hear about it/here what you have to say regarding my questions i posted.

thanks alot


edit: just a q to those who live here/ have lived here.. Considering living here with some buddies and doing a poker house.

whats night life like? are basically all nights a go if you want to go out and party?

Ive heard the girls are prunes alot of the time. Is this legit, or just BS rumor kind of talk?

what are costs like? whats a reasonable monthly amount for someone who intends to party a decent amount 2-4x/week (predrinking mostly i.e not running up huge bills at clubs), eat out mostly always, live in a good location close to the good clubs and what not.. living in prob a 3-4 bedroom place splitting rent /3 or /4. also how much is blow there?


additionally, to anyone whos been to both BsAs aswell as Rio, which did you enjoy more? which had better night life etc
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:05 AM   #1657
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

I've searched the thread, and haven't been able to find a comparison in it.

What are the main differences between Buenos Aires and Cordoba? I know that Cordoba is a lot smaller(although still good sized), but I have been hearing that Cordoba also has better nightlife, as well as being a university city? It seems like lots of people swear by Cordoba, and lots of people do the same for Buenos Aires, so I'm wondering if someone can do a pro/con list?


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Old 12-26-2009, 01:27 AM   #1658
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I've searched the thread, and haven't been able to find a comparison in it.

What are the main differences between Buenos Aires and Cordoba? I know that Cordoba is a lot smaller(although still good sized), but I have been hearing that Cordoba also has better nightlife, as well as being a university city? It seems like lots of people swear by Cordoba, and lots of people do the same for Buenos Aires, so I'm wondering if someone can do a pro/con list?


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Cordoba is a cool city and there is a lot to explore on the outskirts. Yes, there are a ton of university students, but unless you are looking for an immersion experience, I would recommend BA. Either way, I would come to BA first and then take a trip to Cordoba to see if it is the right fit.

Though Cordoba is officially the second city of Argentina you won't find even close the same amount of nice restaurants and bars/clubs. For a tourist or even a young person, BA just wins hand down. I don't know what you are looking for, so w/e.
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Old 12-26-2009, 01:47 AM   #1659
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The only thing I liked better about Cordoba was the women... a lot less pretentious than the portenas.
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Old 12-26-2009, 10:40 AM   #1660
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:31 PM   #1661
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read the thread already. all your questions have been answered a million times.
edit: for 20$ ill answer your questions
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Old 12-26-2009, 08:10 PM   #1662
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[idiot]you're right. its much better for me to filter through 200 pages of posts that ive already read for non specific answers to questions i still have after reading both threads.[/youreanidiot]

the threads been an awesome read, and great to give me an idea of the atmosphere and amnt of 2p2community there is there which is cool, but my initial questions still remain, so for anyone whose experienced it well, and lived the night life thoroughly id really like to hear about it/here what you have to say regarding my questions i posted.

thanks alot


edit: just a q to those who live here/ have lived here.. Considering living here with some buddies and doing a poker house.

whats night life like? are basically all nights a go if you want to go out and party?

Ive heard the girls are prunes alot of the time. Is this legit, or just BS rumor kind of talk?

what are costs like? whats a reasonable monthly amount for someone who intends to party a decent amount 2-4x/week (predrinking mostly i.e not running up huge bills at clubs), eat out mostly always, live in a good location close to the good clubs and what not.. living in prob a 3-4 bedroom place splitting rent /3 or /4. also how much is blow there?


additionally, to anyone whos been to both BsAs aswell as Rio, which did you enjoy more? which had better night life etc

I now suggest that you do some exercises to improve your reading comprehension and then read the thread again. All of your questions have been answered several times with the exception of the one about blow. I'm pretty sure someone asked the question before but I'm not sure that it was answered. I wouldn't want my name publicly associated with it and probably others feel the same way

I also suggest that you learn some manners.
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Old 12-26-2009, 08:33 PM   #1663
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I now suggest that you do some exercises to improve your reading comprehension and then read the thread again. All of your questions have been answered several times with the exception of the one about blow. I'm pretty sure someone asked the question before but I'm not sure that it was answered. I wouldn't want my name publicly associated with it and probably others feel the same way

I also suggest that you learn some manners.
The BsAs vs Rio question hasn't been answered(just read through the thread). I am also interested in the answer to this.
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Old 12-26-2009, 08:50 PM   #1664
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The BsAs vs Rio question hasn't been answered(just read through the thread). I am also interested in the answer to this.
You can probably only live in Rio 6 months of the year. We all live in BA, so it's probable that we prefer BA. As to Rio, I just got back from a couple weeks there. It's a beautiful city, but I'm not planning on leaving BA.
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:50 AM   #1665
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Rio is much more intense, for better or worse. BA is a safe option if you want to live somewhere without first going, its European and relatively safe in the center, so you can spend a few months and decide if its for you.

Rio on the other hand is different to any other city anywhere. Its crazy, you have to constantly watch your back, the parties are out of control and everywhere, and the place isn't well designed but has different areas with an interesting mix of people, while BA on the other hand seems to be upper-mid class and that's it (for the parts we recommend).

There is no way you should plan to move to Rio without spending at least 2 weeks there first. I wouldn't even think about moving to Rio unless you tried it out, its needs a totally different mindset that far less people would have.
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Old 12-27-2009, 04:20 PM   #1666
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I am going to actually second his question about the girls. There was a few posts about it, but from what I could tell it was far from conclusive. Does everybody there agree with the viewpoints that were shared earlier about that?
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Old 12-27-2009, 04:33 PM   #1667
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is this the return of yoyo?

more seriously, why would you pick a fight with ChairmanWood? He's one of the people who's posted the most and best info on these threads and someone most of us are actually acquainted with.

and CxF, you're asking questions to which there is no definitive answer. Sometimes you have to just go visit the place. Personally I love Portenas, and though my travel experience is not terribly wide, i'd say that the attractiveness of the average girl has to be one of the best in the world.

also, as Art indicated, BA is a great city to come to first if you don't speak Spanish. of course, you'll learn to talk a bit distinct, but schmeh...
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:07 PM   #1668
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you should look into Bangkok
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:18 PM   #1669
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Hi Guys,

I'm contemplating moving over in February from Ireland. Just wondering if any of you living there offer live 1 to 1 coaching/sweating. I'm a 100nl 6max grinder looking to move up.

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Old 12-27-2009, 10:26 PM   #1670
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We help eachother out yea. There are enough 200nl - 400nl grinders that can help you. Myself i've been grindin 100 lately again but will move back up to 200nl soon. Cheers
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:39 PM   #1671
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Cool, that's good to know. It seems like you have a nice little community going for yourselves there. If everything goes well for me in the next couple of weeks, I hope to make it over.

Cheers.
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Old 12-28-2009, 02:00 AM   #1672
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Does anyone have any experience renewing their passport through the embassy here?

I know that I have to turn my old passport in, and I'm wondering how it works when I then try to leave the country to go to Uruguay or somewhere and they look for my entry stamp and see that I don't have one.
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:28 AM   #1673
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Does anyone have any experience renewing their passport through the embassy here?

I know that I have to turn my old passport in, and I'm wondering how it works when I then try to leave the country to go to Uruguay or somewhere and they look for my entry stamp and see that I don't have one.
There has to be some system in place where they transfer your current tourist visa. My concern, however, is that my passport is like 50 pages long and full of stamps and memories. It is the ultimate souvenir. I don't want to just hand it over. I thought about 'losing' it and going to get another, but who knows what the post 9/11 interrogation process for that is like.
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:46 AM   #1674
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There has to be some system in place where they transfer your current tourist visa. My concern, however, is that my passport is like 50 pages long and full of stamps and memories. It is the ultimate souvenir. I don't want to just hand it over. I thought about 'losing' it and going to get another, but who knows what the post 9/11 interrogation process for that is like.
You get your old passport back when they send you your new one.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:55 AM   #1675
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Does anyone have any experience renewing their passport through the embassy here?

I know that I have to turn my old passport in, and I'm wondering how it works when I then try to leave the country to go to Uruguay or somewhere and they look for my entry stamp and see that I don't have one.
An expat I met here said he went downtown to renew their passport and it took pretty much all day and was a huge pain in the ass. I think a poker player did the same sort of thing too but I don't remember who.

My girlfriend had a flight to the US and had an expired visa. She said she has to pay and run through some hoops at the airport. It took her about an hour.

Off topic -- I'm in Mendoza now, have been since the beginning of the month and will be until at least the end of Jan. I really like it here and suggest that anyone who likes Argentina but is a little sick of the big city give it a try.

We live right in front of an enormous park and about 2 blocks from Villanueva Aristides which is touristy strip with lots of bars and restaurants. Also, we've been doing lots of outdoor activities since it's so easy here. Riding horses, hiking, biking, etc.
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