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Old 03-20-2010, 04:50 PM   #2076
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

"vibe" is pretty subjective and obviously not everyone will share your opinion of that... but from objective standards, it's old and decayed and located immediately adjacent to some of the worst parts of the city
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Old 03-20-2010, 05:04 PM   #2077
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nathe and maggy are leaving tomorrow, goodbye dinner plans for tonight will be posted on facebook.
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Old 03-20-2010, 05:19 PM   #2078
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"vibe" is pretty subjective and obviously not everyone will share your opinion of that... but from objective standards, it's old and decayed and located immediately adjacent to some of the worst parts of the city
This is correct. Nowadays it's more of a touristic stop than anything else.
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:40 PM   #2079
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Chori & Wine
Godoy Cruz esq. Costa Rica. Palermo Soho.
At 21 hrs (please be there on time).
They don't accept creddit card so please bring cash.
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:59 PM   #2080
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Also - I've been kind of lazy with learning spanish. Will I be okay just doing part 1 - 30(out of 90) of pimsleur, then taking a couple hours of spanish a day once I get out there? or should I cram all 90 lessons into the next month? Level of fluency required = enough to order food and talk to girls in bars/clubs.

I've kind of heard both things - on one hand, people saying that they wish they learned more spanish before they went there, but on the other, people saying that you should just learn the very basics then go out there and do a ton of lessons and talk to everybody you can.
Any views on this?
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:24 AM   #2081
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To order food you need to know the regional food vocabulary and not much else, and no amount of practice you do now is going to get you to the point where you can carry any conversation with someone that goes much deeper than "hi how are you, where are you from, how old are you?" But obviously, the more practice you do, the better off you will be in various spots that might come up. It's not like there's any specific point at which it suddenly becomes "enough".
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:29 AM   #2082
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Either way I'm going to do a couple hours a day of lessons once I'm there, I'm just not sure if I should be doing 1 pimsleur lesson a day until I go(may 1st), or just cram and do 3 a day to finish all 90.
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Old 03-21-2010, 10:57 AM   #2083
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Stop worrying so much sir! Most of your spanish, you'll pick up here during the first weeks of your stay. Keep working on your spanish but don't rush things. U'll do fine with a good knowledge of english and it's not hard at all to pick up spanish if you try.
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:16 AM   #2084
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how come is san telmo not getting more love ITT? such a cool place to hangout, would be very happy living there, has a much nicer vibe than recoleta imo. am i missing something?
yeah, i agree. I live here now and it's sweet. It has an original scene, great food, architecture, and it's cheaper.
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:06 AM   #2085
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i think for some people san telmo would be the place to live, but for someone coming here for the first time, I would never recommend San Telmo as the first place. That's why folks in this thread always say people should get their first apartment for just a month or two.
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:31 PM   #2086
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I don't see why you would want to live in san telmo when you could live in recoleta or palermo. Especially as a poker player who shouldn't be that short of cash. Its not that expensive to live here anyway compared to where most of us are coming from.
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:37 PM   #2087
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Especially as a poker player who shouldn't be that short of cash. Its not that expensive to live here anyway compared to where most of us are coming from.
WTF do you know about expenses? You never pay for your own dinner anyway.
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:53 PM   #2088
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yeah i should have known better than to ccr with drmagic at kansas



is anyone from the US coming over to BA soon? If you are, please pm me.
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Old 03-25-2010, 04:48 PM   #2089
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yeah i should have known better than to ccr with drmagic at kansas
How much was that?
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:31 PM   #2090
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How much was that?
free?
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:26 PM   #2091
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free?
Haven't been to Kansas in a while, just wanted to know if prices skyrocketed there o not. I remember the times when you could eat there for 25 pesos per person.
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:29 PM   #2092
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How much was that?
only 500, but still hugely -ev when dm is at the table
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:52 PM   #2093
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Haven't been to Kansas in a while, just wanted to know if prices skyrocketed there o not. I remember the times when you could eat there for 25 pesos per person.
I think the mains were 50-60 pesos fwiw.
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:43 AM   #2094
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I think the mains were 50-60 pesos fwiw.
Arizona Pasta, all the chickens and the salmon with bread and tartare sauce are excellent imo.
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:03 AM   #2095
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All the food there is excellent when free imo.
Actually thought the ribs were pretty awesome
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:46 AM   #2096
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Cant imagine not ordering the Ribs at Kansas, sounds like a terrible idea
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:27 PM   #2097
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john had the salmon, dish is apt for his persona
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:01 PM   #2098
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Cant imagine not ordering the Ribs at Kansas, sounds like a terrible idea
Having ribs on summer for lunch isn't the best idea.
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Old 03-27-2010, 02:15 AM   #2099
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Having ribs on summer for lunch isn't the best idea.
Never had the ribs at Kansas but I strongly disagree with that statement.
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Old 03-27-2010, 04:13 AM   #2100
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Having ribs on summer for lunch isn't the best idea.
Less silliness in this thread please. Ribs are good anytime obviously
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