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Old 02-23-2010, 03:53 PM   #1951
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Some of the cafes are pretty stable from my experience but who knows.
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:25 PM   #1952
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If you can get an internet place to let you use your laptop, should be fine.

Hostel: I stayed at the Milhouse, many moons ago. It's a lively party place, and the new premsies they opened has hotel quality accomodation. Downside is it's a bit pricey and is a huge money making monster.

Places to go (I'm sure your friends know all this): Foz do Iguazu (waterfalls), El Calafate (glacier), Bariloche (trekking), Mendoza (wine and Andes), Salta (trekking). Loads of other places in between. Or just do what everyone else does and get stuck in BsAs having fun for the duration.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:00 PM   #1953
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I'm in Hostel Soho in Palermo right now, and the internet is great. Power was out because of the rain for most of the weekend so the internet was dead, but it's been fine the past two days. Prices are reasonable ($27 per night for a private bed/bath, maybe $15 for a shared room). The family running the hostel is really nice too. Only downside is it's really quiet, definitely not a party hostel - it feels like I'm the only one here. So overall I'd recommend it - I'll still be here on thursday so let me know if you decide to stay here.
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:18 AM   #1954
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

oh thanks for the replies guys, ive already booked my hostel for thursday night where i'll meet my friends, theyve told me we'll take a bus tour for ten days to Puerto Iguazu, Cordoba, Mendoza, and then Santiago, Chile.
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:01 PM   #1955
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If you attempt to do that in 10 days by bus, you will have about 6 days to actually see anything. Don't do this.

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oh thanks for the replies guys, ive already booked my hostel for thursday night where i'll meet my friends, theyve told me we'll take a bus tour for ten days to Puerto Iguazu, Cordoba, Mendoza, and then Santiago, Chile.
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:24 AM   #1956
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If you attempt to do that in 10 days by bus, you will have about 6 days to actually see anything. Don't do this.
too late already boooked it :/.. i'll let ya guys kno next time im in buenos aires.. i will have to come back sometimes soon, 2 days here is just dumb, but my friends are being my tourguide so o well.
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:40 PM   #1957
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need some fast advice. We are 6 guys here making vakation in BA and we need some outgoing advice. Noone of us speaks spanish, last night we were in club 69, nice atmosphere but hard to learn some people to know without speaking spanish.

We need a club where the girls are speaking english or where are lot´s of tourists.

thanks!
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Old 02-26-2010, 02:27 PM   #1958
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The Alamo Bar at Uruguay y Sante Fe

Kika in Palermo near Plaza Serrano on Tuesday nights have like an "international party"

Sugar at Plaza Armenia [ a bar ]

Any hostel thats having an event

At most clubs you will struggle to find the English speakers
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:05 PM   #1959
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The Alamo Bar at Uruguay y Sante Fe

Kika in Palermo near Plaza Serrano on Tuesday nights have like an "international party"

Sugar at Plaza Armenia [ a bar ]

Any hostel thats having an event

At most clubs you will struggle to find the English speakers
El Alamo is your best shot but I wouldn't call it a club exactly. It's more of a bar I'd say.
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:48 PM   #1960
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Hey is Nicolas Cardyn one of the guys on the BA thread? Played with him for a bit during Punta Del Este, if he is, got to compliment him on the best play I've seen in a live tourney so far:

Crazy hand:
2 chip leaders of the table, about 70k each.
player 1(a swiss pro) opens
player 2 (Cardyn), 3 bets to 9k
player 1, 4 bets to about 22k
player 2 calls
player 1 opens for about 25 on 338 flop. Into a 50k pot.
player 2 goes all in
player 1, folds
player 2, shows a 9.

Ivey-esque.
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:07 PM   #1961
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Hey guys, in case somebody wants to join. Lukas and myself (we´re the taaango crew yay!) go there tonight.

Whoever wants to join, we meet around 21:30 tonight for the show. Tickets are like 50ish USD. link should be self explanatory.

(will leave right now, so sry if i cant answer questions).

Laters

http://www.viejoalmacen.com/alem/tangueria.html


; also posted in FB group.
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:14 AM   #1962
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we were in palermo today and sugar was completly empty (sunday).

Any recommendation for during the week except the kika on tuesday?

We were on saturday in the caix, amazing club, ambience was one of the best i have ever seen but the average age was perhaps 19.
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:31 AM   #1963
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Maluca Belleza is good fun Sundays, Lost is good on Thursdays
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:13 AM   #1964
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we were in palermo today and sugar was completly empty (sunday).

Any recommendation for during the week except the kika on tuesday?

We were on saturday in the caix, amazing club, ambience was one of the best i have ever seen but the average age was perhaps 19.
Rumi and don't miss the after office on Wednesdays at Terrazas del Este (might be the best club right now)
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:14 AM   #1965
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Some of the cafes are pretty stable from my experience but who knows.
iPlan is the best ISP, but you can only get it it the Centro ares.

After that I'd say Fibertel but again it depends. Arnet is cheaper but extremely unreliable, don't even bother.

Bottom line is that internet in BA sucks.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:13 AM   #1966
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got myself 5Mbit now (had 3 before).

living in Palermo (maybe quality changes due to better infrastructure in diff parts of city?!).

I NEVER got disconnected, although i was told by owners etc etc that it could happen.

yeah, they dont have great quality, but i´ve seen worse.
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:43 PM   #1967
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iPlan is the best ISP, but you can only get it it the Centro ares.

After that I'd say Fibertel but again it depends. Arnet is cheaper but extremely unreliable, don't even bother.

Bottom line is that internet in BA sucks.
I used to have Ciudad ADSL and now have Fibertel (Cablemodem) and I'll take ADSL over any other crap every day.
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:04 PM   #1968
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Hey is Nicolas Cardyn one of the guys on the BA thread? Played with him for a bit during Punta Del Este, if he is, got to compliment him on the best play I've seen in a live tourney so far:

Crazy hand:
2 chip leaders of the table, about 70k each.
player 1(a swiss pro) opens
player 2 (Cardyn), 3 bets to 9k
player 1, 4 bets to about 22k
player 2 calls
player 1 opens for about 25 on 338 flop. Into a 50k pot.
player 2 goes all in
player 1, folds
player 2, shows a 9.

Ivey-esque.
Hi thanks for your compliment. What is your name? I actually had J9 And only showed the 9 lol people assumed i had a9 but I didn't.. Oh and he folded qq when i talked to him after the tourney..
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:08 PM   #1969
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are ppl going out tonight? about to fly back from mendoza in like 30 minutes, prob gonna stay somewhere in palermo i guess when i get there. would be down to go out/drink if other ppl are doing stuff
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:14 AM   #1970
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are ppl going out tonight? about to fly back from mendoza in like 30 minutes, prob gonna stay somewhere in palermo i guess when i get there. would be down to go out/drink if other ppl are doing stuff
What about Wednesday? (can't do it tomorrow because Racing has a home game)
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:17 AM   #1971
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What about Wednesday? (can't do it tomorrow because Racing has a home game)
yea id def be down wed night, thats my last night here actually flying home on thurs night.

funny u said racing has a game--i keep seeing the argentina racing jerseys but i had been thinking for some reason that maybe argentina was big into formula1 or some type of car racing and that the jerseys were sort of just soccerish looking lol. guess not.
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:08 AM   #1972
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yea id def be down wed night, thats my last night here actually flying home on thurs night.

funny u said racing has a game--i keep seeing the argentina racing jerseys but i had been thinking for some reason that maybe argentina was big into formula1 or some type of car racing and that the jerseys were sort of just soccerish looking lol. guess not.
You weren't that off. Car racing is the 2nd most important sport in Argentina (check out Turismo Carretera which is the most important car racing competition).

Are you traveling by yourself or with a group?
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:51 AM   #1973
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Here is a question that hasn't been asked yet. Whats it like for a vegetarian down there? Will restaurants generally have SOMETHING that isn't meat? I obviously don't expect restaurants to have multiple choices, but will I generally be able to order something? Meal, appetizers, whatever.

If restaurants don't have meals like this on the menu, can I explain my preference and offer a big tip to the waiter/chef to throw something together?

I'll be mostly getting my food from grocery stores, but I still like going out to eat as a social thing or whatever, and it would be nice to be able to eat.


Thanks for any responses.

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Old 03-02-2010, 08:34 AM   #1974
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I don't think it is too tough here. You have to mainly stick with omelets, milanesa de soya (like a breaded veal cutlet made of soy), woks, pizza, salads (popular here) and grilled vegetable plates (very good here). There are more and more veggie/organic restaurants sprouting up, mainly in palermo. You migh tbe out of luck in an old-time parrilla, but overall I would guess BA is the most veggie friendly city in South America. Maybe Sao Paulo or Lima with all their Asian influences?
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:40 AM   #1975
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Try this site to find veggie restaurants in BA.

http://www.guiaoleo.com.ar/
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