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    Medical recommendations

    Hi everyone, I thought it would be helpful to pool our experience with doctors here in Buenos Aires. In my case I’m looking for an orthopedic surgeon specializing in knee replacement. I’ve interviewed a few but I didn’t feel that they had my best interest in view. So I continue to look. But...
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    Book club meet this Sunday

    last chance for those not on the mailing list--drop me a private message if interested and I'll send you the details and I still have two copies of this weeks story by F. Hernandez, Las hortencias. first come first serve. see you Sunday.
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    Book club: some copies of Las Hortencias

    I have some copies of the short story (50 pages!) for our next book club meeting if anyone out there is interested. let me know. remember the meeting is Dec 6 at 5pm at Chistophe's place. Mike
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    ExPats to picket on 9 de julio

    Okay you guys, forget tangos and coffee shops and backpacking around the place. In Argentina the new in thing is to picket on the 9 de julio, Callao, the Congress, Plaza de Mayo, where ever. So to get into the spirit of things I propose organizing a organizing committee, to organize our next...
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    short stories in Spanish

    If you like recorded books or if you've never tried them before nows the time and in this case in Spanish. I just found this from Clarin, it's free and I love recorded books. You can even download a story from this month's book club author Felisberto Hernández, unfortunately not the one for...
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    Next meeting Spanish book club December 6th

    Hi everyone, the next meeting will be on December 6th at the home of Christophe Cung. If you're interested in joining us please send me an email to The book is by the Uruguayan Felisberto Hernandez and is called "Las Hortensias y otros relatos." We've decided on the...
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    Book club news Clarin Premio to Más Su obra "Más" fue elegida ganadora entre 682 originales. Considerado uno de los autores más singulares de la literatura argentina, se llevará un premio de $ 100 mil. La novela será editada por Clarín/Alfaguara. you just know what the...
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    Sunday Nov 1 book club meet

    hi everyone, Hi everyone, hope you have read some or all of La ciudad y los perros by Mario Vargas Llosa. We're going to meet at a member's apartment on Sunday, Nov 1--that's this coming Sunday. Please let me know who will be attending so I can let our host know. send me an email to...
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    Next Spanish book club meeting Nov 1

    Hi everyone, I received a few comments back and the favorite was the Peruvian writer, Vargas Llosa's La ciudad y los perros It's an excellent if depressing book and was made into a movie. It's his first novel and you should be able to find it cheaply and easily. Allison will search Mercado...
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    Book Club in Spanish start-up

    Hi everyone, I would like test your interest in a book club here in Buenos Aires, to read books in Spanish to both improve our Spanish--both conversational and formal, our Hispanic culture and enjoy ourselves at the same time. I have an excelent teacher who could guide us, a suggested first...
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    where to get new iphone battery

    Hi everyone, aside from the Apple store does anyone know where one can get a replacement battery for the iphone. The Apple store quoted me over a USD 100 last time I checked. thanks Mike
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    Argentine Driver License

    My US license is going to expire before I return and I'm wondering if anyone has obtained one here in Buenos Aires. I know you can get one with a DNI; but what about without a DNI. thanks for your input. Mike
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    Food Dehydrators where to buy

    does anyone know where I can get one here in Buenos Aires thanks Mike
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    tourist visa renewal

    I've overstayed my 90 tourist visa by 10 days and I believe I need to leave the country to get it renewed. I've heard that I will be fined when leaving. Does anyone know the rules; how much is the fine--is it per day or month? Can I just cross to Uruguay on the ferry and return the same day...
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    Buying a dog//kennels

    Hi everyone, I'm going to move into a house in a not so upscale neighborhood in a couple of months and I want to get a couple of dogs -- both because I like them and because they offer the best security. Dog buying here is a bit of a hit and miss operation. Anyone know of a good reliable breeder...
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    Bolichas (holes in the wall) Parrilla

    I enjoy a good piece of meat in a good restaurant, but in Buenos Aires I particularly like those "que se yo" sort of holes in the wall located on side street in the less touristy areas. So I'll mention two here that I particularly enjoy. One's located on Charcas between the Arroz St and...
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    Rental Experiences Poll

    Hi everyone: My wife and I are fixing up an apartment to rent here in BA and want to ask you about your experiences, how did you find your apartment rental, did you pay commissions, what is it really costing you, what problems you've had when things go bang in the night, location preferences...
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    Buying and Selling

    Lots of us are buying an apartment, and the costs are not too bad. However do any of you have experience selling one? I'm considering buying one now and my Escribano (sort of notary public) says that the costs of selling are rather high. Might be worth hearing of your experiences or those of...