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    Found: Donuts

    80 pesos for a dozen doughnuts is a little crazy. The glazed doughnut I tried was comparable to the US version. The filled doughnut fell apart after the first bite. The coffee con leche was not good. Overall a one time trip for me and not worth a return trip.
  2. J

    36-hour Subte strike to start today

    From the Buenos Aires Herald Workers demands a 28 percent wage It is going to be a very interesting couple of days in the city. Taxi drivers must be loving almost everyone else NOT!
  3. J

    Uruguay tax deal blocks Argentina’s path to dollar exodus

    "Presidents José Mujica and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner are keen to reduce capital flight from Argentina to Uruguay. New agreement expected to encourage further black market currency moves Argentina’s push to share more banking data with Uruguay is sparking concern that the move will make it...
  4. J

    Buying dollars legally gets even harder now

    Normal in Buenos Aires is it takes 45 minutes to take 10,000 pesos out of the bank and you pray that you will make it home without being robbed at gun point.
  5. J

    Buying dollars legally gets even harder now

    Yeah, it is not like it is your money anyway.
  6. J

    Saw my first crime

    This could be good news to me depending if the guys were running after him or running with him. In my limited experience with witnessing crimes is that no one does anything besides grab their belongings and thanks Christina, I mean God, that it was not them.
  7. J

    Would love to meet creative types that are really putting down roots here.

    I would like to talk about photography and web design. :) johnbsas@gmail.com. Antares in Las Canitas is a great location and if you get there early 2 for 1 happy hour!
  8. J

    Phisically carrying USD

    I suggest big cargo pants and put equal amounts in each of the side pockets.
  9. J

    Going rate for electronics

    Need more info to give you quotes for those items. Most importantly the capacity of the Ipads and the Iphone and the size of the Macbook pro.
  10. J

    Young adults to meet up :)

    Although people can take this as negative news, I think it is positive that they actually caught some people.
  11. J

    Attempted mugging near the Abasto

    The sad fact is that you need to be careful all the time here and getting angry is not going to help you stay safe. There are more and more cases being reported of people being shot for resisting a robbery. Even though you know you can defend yourself I doubt if they would think twice about...
  12. J

    Hi Everyone!! New American to BAires!

    I love it when a Porteno dumps into you on the street because they are not looking where they are going and act like you dared to touch royalty. There is no "excuse me" or "sorry". Just this look like you know you are supposed to look where I am going. It happens to me at least once a week...
  13. J

    CFK to start limping soon?

    It is amusing to me that the people as a whole do not trust anyone yet they are taking the word of these politicians that are habitual liars and thieves that they are doing the right thing for the people.
  14. J

    Large Selection of Quality Office Chairs

    I finished the last few days looking at various stores in the area for a decent office chair and the place that had the largest selection and best quality was at Belgrano 1928. The chair adjustable heights and the back rest is lockable. It has a mesh back and chrome legs. It was 1250 pesos...
  15. J

    More Kirchner News

    Kirchner in the foreign news more since her re-election than she has in the last 3 years. The latest is from the Wallstreet Journal columnist MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY. "Last month the Kirchner-controlled Congress delivered what could be the coup de grace for the Argentine economy: a reform of...
  16. J

    Knife fight on the train

    I understand what you are talking about. It seems that I have seen more crazy things in this city in the 3.5 years that I have been here than my wife in her 40 years living here. You have to love this city that requires that we live our lives with our eyes wide open. You did the right thing...
  17. J

    Foreigners Complaining about Higher Prices

    That is one reason that I try to make some sort of connection with the vendors that I do business with on a regular basis. But I have developed the DTA (Dont Trust Anyone) attitude in my interactions with those vendors that I do not know. It is necessary to ask the price of things to catch the...
  18. J

    No more books or magazines

    I would prefer a youtube video so we can reference in the future when we need to go to the airport to obtain our magazines and books.
  19. J

    Dell Computer Crapped Out...

    Dell has some good computers but their lower end stuff has some low end components. It is great that you were able to get it serviced here. That is not something that is easily done. Although many people have had good experiences with Apple repairs in the local stores here, they have never...
  20. J

    Home Brewing

    I am in, give me a date and time and I will be there. I would like to take the first steps in making my own brew.
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