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Old 05-09-2017, 10:20 AM   #1726
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Re: Official Playa Del Carmen Thread

Is summer a bad time to move to PDC? Would think rental prices would shoot way up and there'd be scarcity, but maybe not?

How easy is it to get a bank account there?
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Old 07-01-2017, 05:19 PM   #1727
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Hey guys, I'm moving to Playa del carmen July 30, just putting up a flag to see who I know down there.
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Old 07-05-2017, 12:09 AM   #1728
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Is summer a bad time to move to PDC? Would think rental prices would shoot way up and there'd be scarcity, but maybe not?

How easy is it to get a bank account there?
It's low season until November/1st of December. Prices should be down currently. Bank accounts should be easy. Mine was, but it has been a while, so YMMV.
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Old 08-13-2017, 04:02 PM   #1729
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Re: Official Playa Del Carmen Thread

If anybody knows any grindhouse or rooms available hit me up. Looking to move in the near future for 3-6 months depending on whats available.

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Not sure whats going on with the group, but would also appreciate an add.
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:09 PM   #1730
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Re: Official Playa Del Carmen Thread

Can anyone tell me the odds of GGG to beat Canelo in the upcoming fight and what sort of volume you can bet? I heard there were arbs around on hyped mexican fighters historically...
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Old 09-23-2017, 07:27 PM   #1731
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Re: Official Playa Del Carmen Thread

Moved to Playa last week and loving it here so far, if anyone wants to hang out/chat about poker (atm I am SSPLO grinder) then hmu, whatsapp +447781444809, skype jonathan.spicer

Also if anyone is thinking about moving here and has questions shoot me a message too, I am still pretty new here but will do my best to answer anyway.

Currently using Nest coworking space on 10th Ave to play, would recommend it if anyone is interested in that kinda thing, $250 usd/month for fairly nice office including standing desks, AC, free coffee/cereal/biscuits, good internet, probably some more benefits I can't think of. At least me and two other poker guys there atm.
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Old 09-25-2017, 04:42 AM   #1732
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that's pretty cool, a grind space with good internet.
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Old 10-23-2017, 11:48 PM   #1733
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Re: Official Playa Del Carmen Thread

Considering moving to Playa in 3 weeks for a few months, if anyone knows of a grind house or an area with lots of grinders please let me know. If theres a skype group I would also appreciate an add.

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Old 10-26-2017, 11:04 AM   #1734
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Moved to Playa last week and loving it here so far, if anyone wants to hang out/chat about poker (atm I am SSPLO grinder) then hmu, whatsapp +447781444809, skype jonathan.spicer

Also if anyone is thinking about moving here and has questions shoot me a message too, I am still pretty new here but will do my best to answer anyway.

Currently using Nest coworking space on 10th Ave to play, would recommend it if anyone is interested in that kinda thing, $250 usd/month for fairly nice office including standing desks, AC, free coffee/cereal/biscuits, good internet, probably some more benefits I can't think of. At least me and two other poker guys there atm.
First time I've heard of a co-degen setup lol
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Old 10-26-2017, 12:01 PM   #1735
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Btw could I get an add to the skype group? Thanks
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:03 PM   #1736
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nest coworking space is closed on sundays?
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:55 PM   #1737
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nest coworking space is closed on sundays?
I'm not entirely sure if it's officially open on Sundays, but once you have access, you can get in on a Sunday, however for the last few Sundays I have been the only one here (:
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Old 10-29-2017, 10:20 AM   #1738
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hey man I'll be coming down to playa in about a week, I've talked with real estate agents and housing is really tough to get in right now...do you know anyone looking for a room mate? thanks in advance. -colin
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Old 10-29-2017, 10:23 AM   #1739
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Hello everyone! I have talked to a couple realestate agents and housing is pretty tough to come by right now apparently. I'll be in playa november 8th...if anyone knows of someone looking for a room mate please let me know!
I mainly play omaha/8
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Old 10-29-2017, 07:06 PM   #1740
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is mexico city a decent place to stay? id only go as a backup if I cant find a decent apartment / playa doesn't work out for whatever reason.
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Old 10-30-2017, 05:59 AM   #1741
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Hello everyone! I have talked to a couple realestate agents and housing is pretty tough to come by right now apparently. I'll be in playa november 8th...if anyone knows of someone looking for a room mate please let me know!
I mainly play omaha/8
Airbnb didn't look too expensive to me for one month - decent discounts going if you do a full month.

Btw how is the crime scene in Playa? Has the atmosphere around there been affected in any way? Just concerned that the murder rate is up quite a bit this year :P
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Old 10-30-2017, 02:24 PM   #1742
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is mexico city a decent place to stay? id only go as a backup if I cant find a decent apartment / playa doesn't work out for whatever reason.
Pre-earthquake, I'd say the La Condesa neighborhood (and some around it) are very nice/liveable/grindable places. You do probably need some Spanish, or at least be comfortable making your way around in a place where there's not a whole lot of English. Was very walkable, Uber was great to get around, etc.

Don't know what shape everything is in this far out post-disaster.
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Old 10-30-2017, 02:47 PM   #1743
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is mexico city a decent place to stay? id only go as a backup if I cant find a decent apartment / playa doesn't work out for whatever reason.
How's your Spanish? You're going to need at least above-average Spanish for living in most parts of DF.
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Old 10-30-2017, 06:37 PM   #1744
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How's your Spanish? You're going to need at least above-average Spanish for living in most parts of DF.
good to know, because my spanish is no good
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Old 10-30-2017, 06:46 PM   #1745
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good to know, because my spanish is no good
Then I wouldn't recommend DF. It's a decent place and I've enjoyed my time there but it's really impossible without functional Spanish.
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Old 11-09-2017, 03:20 PM   #1746
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any recommendations for a place to run? other than the beach

any place to rent an ok mountain bike / hybrid with gears?

any facebook groups / expat forums that have english speaking people posting rentals?
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:43 AM   #1747
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Not much fun finding an apartment here, especially while not speaking spanish. My best options are coming from facebook groups, not through air bnb. It seems like an easy way to get scammed tho...Has scamming been a problem here?

I suppose if they can show me the unit, have a full facebook profile, appear to be an agent would reduce the risk. anything else I should look out for?
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:45 PM   #1748
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Not much fun finding an apartment here, especially while not speaking spanish. My best options are coming from facebook groups, not through air bnb. It seems like an easy way to get scammed tho...Has scamming been a problem here?

I suppose if they can show me the unit, have a full facebook profile, appear to be an agent would reduce the risk. anything else I should look out for?
Use FB to find a translator to walk the streets with you and find a place. That cost is negligible compared to being ripped off
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Old 11-12-2017, 05:46 PM   #1749
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Would agree with above, if you get an airbnb with an english speaking host they might help you too. If you check out http://www.andale.mx and https://www.vivanuncios.com.mx/ you might be able to find emails or numbers you can whatsapp and use google translate.

For running I see a lot of people running along the bike path on 10th but that might be busy depending on what time you go.
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Old 11-12-2017, 06:19 PM   #1750
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any recommendations for a place to run? other than the beach
Looping around Playacar is what I did and probably your best play. Nice neighborhood, kind of green, limited traffic.

Pro tip: Always check Strava's global heatmap to look for running spots in unfamiliar territory:

https://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#12.....62353/hot/all

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