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    What do American expats miss the most about living in America?

    I don’t miss much from USA. However, the sidewalks here are terrible. They’re made of tiles and they’re not holding up well, even in nice neighborhoods. You have to watch your step a lot more. They have economic issues so that may be the reason and not necessarily lack of good judgement...
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    Are portenos disproportionately beautiful/handsome?

    I think there’s some truth to what you say. This has been my impression as well. Some of it probably has to do with the walking nature of the city. Getting overweight can make people unattractive. I think lots of people would be good looking if they weren’t overweight and worked out. Having...
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    When I move here what special things should I bring that are hard to get?

    There’s a supermarket called Jumbo, in Recoleta, and maybe other locations. Seems like a Whole Foods like place. Nice and clean place. It has some Twinings teas and other imported stuff, sauces. Though may be relatively more expensive. I got a 10 pack of Earl Grey for 478 ARS.
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    When I move here what special things should I bring that are hard to get?

    Instead of microfiber cloth I may just use pocket tissue paper and the solution. Tried wetting one as a test the other day and held up well. I carry tissue for my running nose so that will be good. By the way, what not to bring, pocket size tissue paper. Here they have some superior tissue...
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    What’s a good umbrella brand here?

    Haha. Yes, the other day I ran into a nearby cafe to wait out the rain, and that's where I wrote this thread.
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    What’s a good umbrella brand here?

    Totes is what I brought with me. Yes, indeed, seems to be very good. Has lasted for years and seems to expand wide for its size.
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    What’s a good umbrella brand here?

    Looking for a good quality umbrella that I can pick up here that’s small enough to put in a backpack on rainy days. What’s the idea size they use here? I brought a good one with me from USA but I think it’s too heavy.
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    When I move here what special things should I bring that are hard to get?

    They didn't have it. Lots of palaces have lens cleaning solutions, but not disposable lens wipes.
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    When I move here what special things should I bring that are hard to get?

    I’m having a hard time finding disposable lens wipes. Found an Eyeglass store chain that sells them in packs of 10 and at a much higher price than what I was getting in USA. If anybody knows where I can get a bigger package of them for a good price let me know. I use 2 lens wipes per day, 1...
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    Has anyone had any luck getting their Covid test results from La Rural?

    What are the rules for isolation and mask wearing if you test positive here?
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    Has anyone had any luck getting their Covid test results from La Rural?

    Are you sure? I thought as well that may have been the issue and so I changed my Whatsapp # from my USA # to my Argentina # which I had given to them as my phone number. But this didn’t work with the bot either. Also, there’s a bot on their website that claims to be able to get your results...
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    Xiaomi to start production of smartphones in Argentina

    Is this maybe related to the improved relations between Argentina and China? I know very little about Argentina’s international relations, but saw a video yesterday regarding the increasing ties between Argentina and China. This video was actually uploaded yesterday I believe, so it seems to...
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    Has anyone had any luck getting their Covid test results from La Rural?

    I had a similar issue. There’s also a robot chat on their site that seems to do the same as the Whatsapp chat. After some attempts the robo chat said to fill out an online form, which I did but I still didn’t get any results. I know one other person on the forum who reported not getting their...
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    Paying for foreign purchases with Arg debit card

    Are there maybe tax consequences to doing this, for example, it being counted as a foreign currency trade, profit?
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    Current Dental Prices

    Interesting. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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