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    Dating in Argentina vs Dating in US/UK....

    Dating here rocks. You'll have a built in advantage as a yanqui. Argentine dudes are notoriously forward and scummy (dont shoot the messenger, that's what all my argentine girl friends tell me!) and there's tons of girls here that like to say they exclusively date foreigners.You'll get more...
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    26M UK -> Argentina

    Great idea if you can earn in pounds/euros and live here. bad idea if you're gonna be earning in pesos. though you could perhaps find some high-paying work in petroleum here!
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    Why Argentina over other countries?

    You'd be hard pressed to find anywhere with a higher quality of life and more exciting cultural offerings on less than $2k/mo. Buenos Aires beats on Colombia, Mexico, and SE Asia in it's European-ness, imo. Mexico is still pretty deeply culturally conservative. Southeast Asia is, well, East...
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    Debate Trump Vs. Biden Tonite 20.00 hrs

    The responsibilities of being the president of the u.s. are brutally taxing, and the job has a history of visibly aging it's holders. the better the president's physical and mental fitness, the more prepared they are to do the job. that doesn't seem like a controversial statement. Cognitive...
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    Debate Trump Vs. Biden Tonite 20.00 hrs

    though apparently not smart enough to retire when the democrats had the white house and the senate :/
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    30 year old couple moving to $2,000 a month realistic?

    Right, i think you'll be able to really experience Buenos Aires and save money at that budget. Other people have mentioned that you should buy electronics beforehand. That's true, and I'd add that you should bring any clothing you foresee yourself wanting ahead of time too. It's easy to say...
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    30 year old couple moving to $2,000 a month realistic?

    You'll be fine, especially if you don't experience lifestyle creep. I spend $800-$1000/mo living very well here. that includes rent, monthly bills, eating out most days of the week, very good wine (1500-2000/bottle, as opposed to the 300 peso swill found in chinos), walking everywhere, a new...
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    Lack of seafood in Argentina

    If anyone is within their delivery radius, i had some excellent sushi from Comedor Nikkai in San Telmo. The nigiri and sashimi were salmon and lenguado, both were very fresh, akin to the quality of sushi at a mid-tier joint in NYC. We paid $1800 for 45 pieces.
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    Buenos Aires adapts to post-pandemic urban living

    Lol. I'm from New York, which also has a very long way to go in terms of modern urbanist policy.
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    Buenos Aires adapts to post-pandemic urban living

    I'm a relatively recent arrival here, but it's been disheartening to see the lack of progressive policy around mobility and urbanism in CABA. Most of Palermo SoHo should be pedestrianized, or at least have it's streets narrowed significantly/street parking removed and have pedestrians given 24/7...
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    Looking for a safe neighborhood with local experience

    Check out Chacarita and Villa Crespo. Lots to do, vibrant street life, working class. Some nice restaurants and bars, but not as boutique-y as Palermo. Chacarita is at least a couple years away from development. They're both close enough to Palermo for all your bougie needs.
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    Argentina’s men’s size

    If you'd like to order your friend some nikes I'd recommend buying from their official shop on Mercadolibre and sending them to their home - they'll ship from within Argentina and you'll avoid the customs headache
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    shipping to argentina

    Hey folks, restarting this thread for a quick opinion check. If i have some visibly worn clothes and old prescription sunglasses shipped from the US in an obviously home-packed package (no retail receipts, etc) do you think they'll make it through customs without steep taxes? I'd been intending...
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    OverStaying in argentina due to COVID-19

    Any ideas on when visa runs will be viable again, or when tourists will be stamped back into the country? October? My student visa expired on August 15th and the extension will only last me until september 15th
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    High Quality Argentina Products

    Thanks Frank! I'm specifically looking for linen (i sleep super warm and would like to be comfortable this summer) but i'll keep those in mind if i can't find what I'm looking for