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    Infographic About Expat Life -- It's Not Always Smooth!

    That is definitely true and something I admittedly overlook sometimes. I projected it as being a bit more simplified than it actually is and it only stems from my own experiences. Another major cause is, in my reason, that most (just generalizing here) people grow more cynical as they age. Only...
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    Infographic About Expat Life -- It's Not Always Smooth!

    I've lived in various countries too, where I always had to learn a new language and integrate with no help from friends, family or a partner. I've never had problems myself and I completely agree that more travelling experience definitely helps with this process. However I firmly believe it's...
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    Where To Sell Euros At The Euroblue Rate?

    I was wondering the same thing. Moving to BsAs this week and not sure if I should take euros in cash or not... But I guess it's better to just take the easy way out and get them changed at a bank? :/
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    Who Is An "american?"

    It's not something they do out of disrespect - it is, from what I gather, mostly due to historical and linguistic reasons. "United States of America" is hard to pronounce for most other languages, hence they call it differently in their languages. As a matter of fact, I can't think of any...
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    Senatgreen Light To Bomb Syria....!!

    I'm saying "what if" arguments on history are ridiculous, as I'm sure you could agree with. What if the American Revolutionary War ended differently? What if the American civil war ended differently? What if the treaty of Versailles would have looked differently, which could quite possibly mean...
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    Senatgreen Light To Bomb Syria....!!

    I understand you get worked up over the troll posts, but this comment is just as ridiculous. I thought people gave up on believing this a long time ago; it's a really, really ignorant thing to say. On a related note, it's interesting how Godwin's law keeps establishing itself so quickly on this...
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    Senatgreen Light To Bomb Syria....!!

    I've had debate after debate about this with people from many different nationalities, and most seem to agree that there's absolutely nothing to gain from a military intervention. No lives will be saved in the actual conflict but, worse even, the ultimate, long-term outcome could prove to be...
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    Need To Change My Euros Into Usd Before Returning?

    Well if you only have the euros right now, I definitely think that's the best option since you'll lose quite a lot of money exchanging to USD. So I *think* it would work out better in the long run if you trade EUR for AR$... But I'm hoping someone else can answer your question, since I'm really...
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    Need To Change My Euros Into Usd Before Returning?

    Well, comparing to exactly one year ago... 3 Sep 2012: 1 EUR = 5,85 ARS 3 Sep 2013: 1 EUR = 7,49 ARS 3 Sep 2012: 1 USD = 4,63 ARS 3 Sep 2013: 1 USD = 5,62 ARS The euro seem to be recovering, but it's probably still harder to trade them for AR$. But to answer the original question: I'm...
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    Unbeleivable

    Haha, I find quite a few things in that video unbelievable. That's the first time I heard this about Catholics though. Groups like the Westboro Baptist Church, sure, they are scary as hell.
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    World Politics & Argentineans

    Ah true, it definitely depends who you compare it with. I've lived in Belgium, Germany and Sweden, and in all 3 of those countries it's pretty much frowned upon to be patriotic (in fact, the term is almost never used, choosing instead to use the more negatively loaded "nationalism"). Not...
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    World Politics & Argentineans

    What is the media's role in all this? I have no idea what the Argentine/South American media landscape looks like, but keep in mind they shape a large portion of our perception of the outside world. This holds especially true for foreign news; if the media chooses not to cover foreign news very...
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    Argentine Movies--Reviews In English

    Sounds good, thanks for the advice!
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    Argentine Movies--Reviews In English

    Ahh great blog, just what I was looking for in fact! It's a great way for me to train my Spanish, and one of my favourite things about relocating to other countries is getting to know the local cinema. Haven't had time to thoroughly read all articles yet, but I found some reviews very helpful...
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    Belgian Moving To Ba

    I figured as much, and being a beer aficionado myself, it pains me to miss out on my great Belgian beers. Then again, one of the first things I googled (go figure) was Belgian beer availability in BA, and I did immediately find a pub where they sell several of my favourite beverages. So I guess...
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