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Old 01-10-2010, 06:11 PM   #1776
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Went to Parque Norte for a swim for the first time ever today. If I ever have a daughter I am insta-giving her up for adoption....

hahaha i feel so exactly the same
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:23 PM   #1777
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Can't really tell you. If one of those places has some special seasonal activities or some festival I would try to plan the trip so that you are there at the right time but I don't think one way is better or easier than the other. I think almost always for every one bus trip going from X to Y there is another one going Y to X. I can't say for sure but I think it is that way. While there I've done mostly the classic touristy things and really enjoyed them. All are beautiful places although I wasn't too impressed with Tierra del Fuego ( I was only in Ushuia and the parts around it though). I didn't see it in your plans above but I wouldn't miss Torre del Paine in Chile. I have limited hiking experience (the alps and a few places in the western US) but it was my favorite place in the world to hike thus far. A few posts up some people also had some restaurant recommendations for Mendoza.
Thanks I had not looked at Torres del Paine but will definitely be checking that out after a little research. I just booked my ticket, will arrive on the 3rd of February and plan on staying a week or so in BA before beginning my trek--I will be down for any Super Bowl shenanigans that are going on.
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Old 01-10-2010, 09:54 PM   #1778
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Thanks I had not looked at Torres del Paine but will definitely be checking that out after a little research. I just booked my ticket, will arrive on the 3rd of February and plan on staying a week or so in BA before beginning my trek--I will be down for any Super Bowl shenanigans that are going on.
I know you already have your plans made, but still:

Visiting the south is best either in late november/early december or in middle-late march/early april. Reasons mainly are: 1) weather is much more pleasant and suitable for outdoors experiences and 2) tourism dies down during those dates leading to cheaper everything, more availability in general and (for me most importantly) it allows you to see the real nature of the cities, with locals not being stressed out by the swarm of tourists and regionality comming more to the surface.

That said, I think you've planned a great trip anyways. Make sure not to miss out on both Parque Nacional Los Alerces and Villa La Angostura and surroundings.

Cheers!
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:38 AM   #1779
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Dinner:
Dan is cravin for a good steak, so we are going back to the in my opinion most solid steak house in Palermo..

Calden del Soho
Honduras 4001 (y malabia)
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If John or any of you guys wanna go somewhere else since we've been there already, just post where YOU'll be going and then people can decide which place they want to go to.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:48 AM   #1780
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Hi,

Myself and another 2p2er moneynoob are trying to recruit for a poker house in BA. Just putting it out there to see if there is any interest from people browsing the thread or from some of you who are already living there that might fancy a change. The rough dates we are looking at are from mid February to mid June so pm me if you are interested. We are both low stakes grinders looking to improve and have a laugh at the same time. If we get 2 more people, we'll definitely be able to get a sweet place for cheap.

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Old 01-12-2010, 04:41 PM   #1781
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Dinner:
Dan is cravin for a good steak, so we are going back to the in my opinion most solid steak house in Palermo..

Calden del Soho
Honduras 4001 (y malabia)
9pm

If John or any of you guys wanna go somewhere else since we've been there already, just post where YOU'll be going and then people can decide which place they want to go to.
its Honduras 4701, sry for the mess up
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:04 PM   #1782
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me(scott) and my brother nick will be going to the dinner tonight
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:44 PM   #1783
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Hey, I'm in BA for the next week+ and have a couple of questions for any folks with knowledge thereof:

(1) I'm day-tripping to Colonia tomorrow (already have my Buquebus tix). Probably only have about ~4 hours there factoring in immigration on the way back - should I just stick to the old town, or would it still be worth it to rent a scooter/golf cart and cruise around a bit?

(2) Can anyone recommend an good expat-ish bar in/near Palermo for watching the NFL playoffs this weekend?

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Old 01-13-2010, 02:15 PM   #1784
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Can't answer your Colonia questions but I need to go there too soon....

As far as bars: The Alamo, and Casa bar. Both are in Recoleta though. The Alamo will be insanely crowded and smokey and you should get there pretty early. Not sure about casabar
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:43 PM   #1785
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Hey, I'm in BA for the next week+ and have a couple of questions for any folks with knowledge thereof:

(1) I'm day-tripping to Colonia tomorrow (already have my Buquebus tix). Probably only have about ~4 hours there factoring in immigration on the way back - should I just stick to the old town, or would it still be worth it to rent a scooter/golf cart and cruise around a bit?
def get a scooter and head over to the bullfighting ruins and through the hills.

immigration on the way back took me a grand total of 10 seconds.

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(2) Can anyone recommend an good expat-ish bar in/near Palermo for watching the NFL playoffs this weekend?
I'd go to Casa bar which is Santa Fe and Montevideo if I remember right. Or maybe that's Alamo. Schmeh.
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:47 PM   #1786
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Was at the Alamo last Saturday for the Cowboys Eagles game. Wasn't very crowded but started filling up during the 3rd quarter around midnight.
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:22 PM   #1787
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Apparently Sugar will be showing the NFL games this weekend
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:58 AM   #1788
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Casa bar is santa fe y rodriguez pena i think
Alamo is santa fe y uruguay
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:20 PM   #1789
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not making any guarantees, but if you guys are lucky, you might see the return of davesafe.
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:45 PM   #1790
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Go go and make Ben return as well!
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:28 AM   #1791
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chairman, can you explain? tons of hotties or what?
yeah, but just young.... really young... way illegally young.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:02 PM   #1792
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A friend of mine is renting furnished apartments for temporary rental in Buenos Aires
i give you guys her e mail so you can contact her and ask for pics and more info

johislu@gmail.com
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:35 PM   #1793
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yeah, but just young.... really young... way illegally young.
So you would instantly give your daughter up for adoption because you don't want the chairman woods of the world to creepily fantasize about her at the public pool? How about not taking her to places where pedophiles might be hanging out?
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:30 PM   #1794
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Going with a friend on January 22/23 If someone has a known one that rents 2bdr aparments please PM ME.

Thanks
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:54 PM   #1795
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check previous pages, someone posted 10+ links to rental sites
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:13 AM   #1796
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So you would instantly give your daughter up for adoption because you don't want the chairman woods of the world to creepily fantasize about her at the public pool? How about not taking her to places where pedophiles might be hanging out?
Yeah exactly, I'll be sure to PM you when I actually do have children to inquire about your other parenting tips.
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:07 AM   #1797
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you guys dont understand that once you get as old as Chairman Wood, you start thinking up strange things while checking out women
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:20 AM   #1798
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you guys dont understand that once you get as old as Chairman Wood, you start thinking up strange things while checking out women
I feel a lot better now know that is my problem. whew.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:35 PM   #1799
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So you would instantly give your daughter up for adoption because you don't want the chairman woods of the world to creepily fantasize about her at the public pool? How about not taking her to places where pedophiles might be hanging out?
lol regged Nov 2008. Best first post ever.
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:47 AM   #1800
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Does he sound like your average abc degen? He didn't even mention gambling once ffs. Very disappointed in his first post.
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