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    Personal Chef or Private Catering / Any Demand

    Greetings all... Wow, it's been a long while since i've sought the collective eyes/ears of this forum. Long story short, I will be moving BACK to Buenos Aires this coming summer to live with my girlfriend (hopefully fiance). I am a professionally trained chef with more than ten years...
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    Understandin the Farmers' Strike

    I was thinking the same thing. I'm all for the freedom of speach, but interfering with commerce is held in another regard in the states. I joked with a buddy on the phone last night: "If this was attempted in the U.S. , shotguns and bulldozers would create a quick path." On the other hand, I...
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    Getting USD?

    The A.T.M which I alway's use near Plaza Italia always offers the option to withdraw dollars as well as pesos. I know I have a $300 a.r / draw limit but regarding dollard, I don't know. Most 'Link' and 'Visa Plus' sites will allow dollars. You shouldn't have a problem.. Last resort.. Bring...
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    Jeep Cherokee

    Jeep Cherokee Sport (s)... Let's see.. I drove both a -92 V-6 (2 wheel drive) and a-95 V-6 4x4.. I have never seen a cherokee with a 4 cyl. engine. The wrangler is offered in a 4 cyl. (this is in the U.S., however) I do see the ocasional cherokee on the streets down here / not often. Now...
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    Immigration office in Buenos Aires

    True.. that would be easier for someone else to do the work for me... But help me out here, because i'm a bit confused... Does this "fascilitation service" actually retrieve all applicable documents one would need from country of origin, and then go wait in line while you sleep in ?? I tried to...
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    Starbucks is opening tomorrow at Alto Palermo

    I was shocked to hear of the Starbucks opening. My initial reaction was something like, "wouldn't that be like selling ice to an eskimo?" obviously i'm thinking of the seemingly endless supply of cafe's / coffee vendors / in the city. Personally, I love the style of cofee here, and don't...
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    Immigration office in Buenos Aires

    Good subject, one I'm sure many of us have fended for ourselves via. trial and error... usually leading to needless frustration. The 'migraciones' website won't help you as it doesn't provide any useful info for foreigners. ( I know right, "shocking".. this is Argentina after all and they could...
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    Future expatriate from Colorado

    Greetings and good luck with the transition. From one Coloradoan (not sure about the spelling of that term) to another, be sure to bring your patience and all the electronic equipment you think you will need. I moved to BA in Nov. 07 to experience the life, culture, language, family of my...
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    Who's For Whom ? Obama, Hillary, McCain

    One interesting aspect (and just plain reality) is how democratic voters are siding so completely with their candidate, that they would actually vote republican if 'said' candiditate were not to win the primary race. It is bad enough that our country is divided in half, now into thirds. I have...
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    Baseball

    I'm suddenly wishing I had packed my glove (you know how long it takes to properly break one in). I would love to get back into baseball. It is something I miss most about home (in addition to peanut butter). I would greatly appreciate any info about gatherings.. Even if someone has two...
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    U.S..Citizens - why did you move to Buenos Aires?

    It's all relative and subjective. If you are acustomed to life in large metro areas of the U.S., then life would seem fairly laid-back and the people congenial. If you are from 'small town America', then not so much. Truth is, it is nobody's right to 'burst someone's bubble'. If you're...
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    New York Style Pizza

    I am 'all for it'. Starting up a specialty operation like this is a great idea. Especially seeing as how many u.s. tourists travel here (and then live here). Besides that, variety is the spice of life (or one would hope). Firmly quoting Napoleon, "Argentines are not keen on change". The...
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    Mexican Food

    I also share this craving for fiery - authentic Mexican cuisine. I have visited the fore-mentioned spots in Palermo, and for what it's worth, they are not that bad. Not to say they are any where near authentic, or picante. The best bet is, in fact, go on the hunt for ingredients and prepare...
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    Anyone for a Volcano Field Trip??

    Anyone else interested in experiencing the eruption of Michimahueda up close and personal?? I truly would love the opportunity to travel to Esquel and take a 4x4 to capture some great shots of the mountain. Not just for pictures, but how many times in a lifetime does one get the opportunity...
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    Why all the smoke in the air?

    OK, that's it...I'm sick of this attitude of "eso es asi", (that's just the way it is) When lightening ignites a forrest fire, when earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, and volvanos erupt....THAT is the "way it is". When fires are set by man, with the end motivation of gaining more...
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    Expat drinks night/meetup?

    Que Tal !!! I was just curious as to the details of the conversation session you spoke of (on Charcas). I live on the 4,400 block of Charcas and would love something that close. I am currently taking some private lessons but would love to supplement with a gathering to talk and get to know...
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    Why all the smoke in the air?

    I completely concur that the gov. is ignoring the severity of prolonged exposure to this smoke. You're right, it does go hand in hand with widespread disregard for public health. The fact is, without adequate "fire snuffing" airdrops via. plane / helicopter, all we can hope for is decreased...
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    Where can I go to escape the smoke?

    I completely agree that the obvious health risks from this incident have been down-played far too much. It seems that the only main concern is that traffic has been interrupted. Personally, I was a bit "under the weather" before the smoke started spreading: Now I really feel like s**t...
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    Residency in Argentina

    Are there any stiff penalties if you are discovered to be, "working en negro" (without proper documentation), or would it just be the employer to pay the price??? I haven't the freedom of any income from the U.S, so I have to do whatever I can. Just thought someone would have some feedback for...
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    Residency in Argentina

    Excellent topic to open for Q & A... I'm sure there are those of you whom have paid their dues, waited in all the lines, and now are set for residency and work; Others who could really care less; And some inbetween, like me, who are working out the details right now. From what i've been...
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