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Old 01-03-2010, 08:05 PM   #1726
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So you ate there at lunch or in the evening?
Dinner=in the evening. Unless, I guess for Europeans it means the bigger meal of the day. I ate at night.
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:11 PM   #1727
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Looking at their website I don't see any options that include any meals.

Can you give more details / prices?
The Uca Valley tour is u$d150 and the Lujan de Cuyo and Maupu tours are $135. If you pay in cash they'll give you a 10% discount. Looking at the website now it just says "lunch included" but they are very nice 4 or 5 course meals with wine pairings. I have gone on the tour 3 times and eaten ate different wineries every time and was always very satisfied....got pretty drunk and the names are escaping me at the moment. If you have certain wineries you want to see I'm sure they will work with you, especially if you have 4-5 people.

You also get to taste a lot of their higher level wines.
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:24 PM   #1728
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don't just say "como estas", don't be boring, and don't seem desperate.
tried and failed with comó andas last night so don't use that either

next time I'll go with comó te va......
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:29 PM   #1729
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tried and failed with comó andas last night so don't use that either

next time I'll go with comó te va......
lol thats bad imo,formal and bored.
todo bien and smile works sometimes imo
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:56 PM   #1730
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or say todo bem (todo beng) brazilian style and get some laughs
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:01 PM   #1731
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this whole talking to girls before kissing them thing is weird.
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:23 AM   #1732
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yeah, for anyone in Mendoza or planing on going there, La Bourgogne was the best meal of my life. It is a classy traditional French place that is surrounded by vineyards. Ifirc, it is the sister restaurant of the La Bourgogne in the Alvear Palace, but at half the price. I had the Venison and whatever the somnelier recommended. I hope other people have similar experiences.
best meal of your life? that's something coming from someone who has eaten at as many good restaurants as you have. really, though?
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:20 AM   #1733
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this whole talking to girls before kissing them thing is weird.
lol
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:50 AM   #1734
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Over the weekend I came up with another question which I dont think has been adressed yet. How do you guys pay for your appartments? It seems like all the agencies prefer to be payed in cash, and I assume US Dollars. Do you withdraw your rent money from the ATM's which do give USD, or do you pay rent in pesos?

Just one of the practical things I was wondering about..
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:23 PM   #1735
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Robin, I think your question has actually been addressed, but it's at least a reasonable question. and asked politely...what a change!

There may be a few places that actually require dollars (in which case you go to the bank and change them) but most places will accept pesos in the amount of dollars. It's just something you should negotiate beforehand. In some contexts here, it's not uncommon to quote the price in dollars even if you pay in pesos. Most of these landlords are getting such a premium

There are some ATMs that say you can withdraw dollars, but I've never seen the dollar function actually work, so you take out pesos. Citibank is generally the best.
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:38 PM   #1736
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A lot of yall are asking about apartments, so allow me to spam a pretty baller place in a great location. A friend of mine is renting out her apt... She asked me to post this description...

Casa Joya, a brand-new triplex, is steps away from the hippest bars and restaurants on Fitz Roy Street in Buenos Aires. This 1.5 bedroom apt features amazing 360 degree views and abundant natural sunlight. Enjoy custom designer furniture in the media hub of Argentina. This apt is bursting with color, and was styled by a highly acclaimed up and coming British designer.

The apartment also includes a private Moroccan-style terrace with a dipping pool, hammock and BBQ for the ultimate escape.

Experience the comforts of home with a modern bathroom and a high-pressure overhead shower. This property also features a flat screen TV with Direct TV, an iPod docking station, stereo, VCR, and high speed internet. Every amenity has been provided to deliver maximum style and comfort. For more details and photos see:

http://www.vrbo.com/147905

The price is listed at $2,400/month, but significant discounts can be negotiated for anyone staying for longer. Contact her directly at annamecagni@gmail.com.
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:47 AM   #1737
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Hey,

am leaving Chicago for a while in a couple of days. Should I consider Buenos Aires? How good is the English there? How easy is it to make friends? Can I find a good Spanish school for beginners? I'm sure those qs were answered earlier in the thread, but I am super busy with moving stuff and just thought about moving to Buenos Aires, so please humour me.
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:51 AM   #1738
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

yes-good-ez-yes



btw, not doing dinnerclub, it's back to John (imkaefrush) to organize that since he started the initiative and he knows BA better then me, so ye, go ahead for tonight.
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:59 AM   #1739
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yes-good-ez-yes



btw, not doing dinnerclub, it's back to John (imkaefrush) to organize that since he started the initiative and he knows BA better then me, so ye, go ahead for tonight.
Sorry, I won't be doing dinner, I already have plans for tonight. It seems like there are always a few people game for dinner, so someone should just post 'hey I am going here tonight, who's coming with me?' whenever they feel.
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:07 AM   #1740
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Yea i agree, already have plans for tonight too.
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:08 PM   #1741
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Is there anyone located in BA that can look after a monitor for me for a day? I wanna buy the one 2oops2 is selling. But he is leaving the day we arrive. So we cant rly meet up.
Would be great if anyone could help me out a bit. Send me a PM
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:04 PM   #1742
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yes, i think u misunderstood me, el cilindro is like south of boca, by lanús....and as to the weather, its quite funny actually because for me "hot and humid" is not exactly baires in the summertime, but yes, to many it is "hot and humid"....but i live in south texas , so i guess i may be an exception.
Today is as hot and humid as you can get here, only possible things to do is being inside with air conditioner or at a swimming pool, fkn disgusting weather today.
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Old 01-05-2010, 02:11 PM   #1743
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dude, it's 82 right now. The humidity is absolutely disgusting but this is not hot at all.
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Old 01-05-2010, 02:46 PM   #1744
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Is there anyone located in BA that can look after a monitor for me for a day? I wanna buy the one 2oops2 is selling. But he is leaving the day we arrive. So we cant rly meet up.
Would be great if anyone could help me out a bit. Send me a PM
Tyty
i feel lazy to send pms,but today im going to stay here all the day,so arrangue with the seller so he can bring it here to my appartment.
going to pm you my adress now,yea im a bit stupid.
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Today is as hot and humid as you can get here, only possible things to do is being inside with air conditioner or at a swimming pool, fkn disgusting weather today.
yea i agree, now i want to hear everione who said they liked ba summer
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:11 PM   #1745
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i feel lazy to send pms,but today im going to stay here all the day,so arrangue with the seller so he can bring it here to my appartment.
going to pm you my adress now,yea im a bit stupid.


yea i agree, now i want to hear everione who said they liked ba summer
I like it..... but it is ****ing hot and humid.... I could do without the humidity but I like it. I also have an AC though.
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:06 PM   #1746
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dude, it's 82 right now. The humidity is absolutely disgusting but this is not hot at all.
How humid is 'normal' weather around this time of year?
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:13 PM   #1747
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dude, it's 82 right now. The humidity is absolutely disgusting but this is not hot at all.
it was about 30 degrees celcius today. I consider that pretty hot. Fairly normal for here during the summer
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:41 PM   #1748
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:43 PM   #1749
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How humid is 'normal' weather around this time of year?
it's pretty humid most days. And my definition of that is that when I go outside, I get drenched in sweat that does not evaporate at all. After having lived in Las Vegas it's hard for me to take anyone seriously when they say it is hot here. =p But I really do hate the effects of humidity.
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:47 PM   #1750
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That's pretty close actually.
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