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    A Wonderful Walpurgisnacht to you all :)

    What can I say gang? :) It was a wonderful Walpurgisnacht - home made mead and a good night - but at 3am I'm thinking its time for me to head off to sleep :) A good night to all :)
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    A belated topic that would have been better on ANZAC DAY...

    I just got this from one of the email lists I am on - I'm not sure what things are like for ex-servicemen in the US/Canada/etc. but this is an example from Australia... The wording shows that the writer is fairly angry - but I think I would be too...
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    Weird one really :) lol

    What can I say guys? We are now 90 minutes into ANZAC DAY and when I logged into BAExpats the only new thread I spotted was one for ''gay fun clubs'' or something... :( Um - for all the Aussies out there - IS there any plan for celebrating ANZAC DAY? (i.e. remembering our war heroes/etc...)...
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    Private English Tutoring/Editing/Proofing of Texts etc.

    I am British/Australian and now based here in Belgrano, Buenos Aires. I hold Bachelors/Honours/Masters degrees in Education - specialising in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)/Applied Linguistics/CALL (Computer Aided Language Learning). My last academic post was as a...
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    Long shot....

    Okay guys - here it is... I've just realized its a long weekend - and that most shops will be closed... NOW - birthday for my girlfriend is tomorrow and what I need to still manage is this: 1. Present (main one) is still not bought (hoping to get her some really good boots) 2. Need shisha...
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    Expert cook wanting to work from home or in a private home...

    Greetings all, My girlfriend/future wife who now lives with me in Belgrano is looking at getting back into business doing what she used to do in the past: - making cakes/pastries, - catering for small/private dinners, - making wedding cakes, - etc. One idea I had - knowing that she has so...
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    March 17th celebration anyone ? :)

    Hi all, Since my dad was born in Ireland and I have irish relatives all over the place I thought it would probably make sense that I suggest a bit of a get together for drinks tomorrow night... I'm thinking Kilkenny myself - both the bar - and the drink (if its on tap)... If anyone is...
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    Spanish Classes in Belgrano ?

    Hey all, I know I've asked about this before - but does anyone have recommendations for a good place for Spanish lessons in Belgrano ? At the moment my shifts are pretty good - I have all my nights free now so somewhere with early evening classes would be good :) Johnno. PS I am an absolute...
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    Looking for everything near Belgrano :)

    Hi all, Not really looking for ''everything'' - but to start somewhere I can buy a good small computer desk and chair and other household stuff like that would be good... Hoping to get out shopping shortly and find a few bits and pieces I can bring back by taxi if possible (i.e. do it...
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    Elliptical cross trainer ?

    Hey all, I'll be down next week - and I'm wondering if anyone has an elliptical cross trainer they are no longer using and would be prepared to sell? Once I get down I'd like to get on my health kick again and for me this machine just seems to get the best results... I'll be in Belgrano and...
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    Iaido/Iaijutsu ?

    Okay guys, I'll be down there in two weeks and one of the first things I think I need to do as sort of a new year's resolution (although I don't believe in them) is to get back into some sort of training again... Apart from the x trainer the only other thing I ever really stuck at was...
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    URGENTLY need DESPACHANTE DE ADUANA (Customs Handler)

    Hey all, I urgently need a Despachante de Aduana to help me with boxes of mine being held in eseiza - on the paperwork I sent I put the name of my girlfriend and I put that the contents are ''personal effects'' - and the problem now is that my girlfriend went to the airport and they refused to...
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    Skype problem - heeeeeelp :)

    Hi all, I hope someone out there who is super tech savvy can help me out here... I have a simple problem - but I'm not sure if the solution will be easy... Basically - I'll be down in BA in a couple of months - I have my portable skype phone number and the boss here in Oz is happy for me to...
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    Spanish lessons in Belgrano ?

    Hey all, I will be living in Belgrano as of February and although I have made a few half hearted attempts to work on my Spanish over the last few months I know I need to push myself to get into a night time Spanish class or something like that as soon as I get there... Is there anything...
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    Stupid question :)

    Greetings all, Here I am with yet another stupid question :) I spent 2 weeks in Recoleta earlier in the year and now I can't for the life of me REMEMBER if I used an AC adaptor convertor for my Australian laptop/mobile phone/etc or not - I took a powerboard down with me (with Australian...
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    Skype call quality in BA ?

    Okay guys - yet another question :) I now have an Aussie phone number associated with my skype account - and an unlimited account for calling back to Oz as much as I want - IF the call quality from BA is good enough I will be able to do my job here (Perth) from Buenos Aires - and basically...
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    Firearms Import ?

    Hi all, In a few months I'll be catching the plane back down to BA and I am still way behind with everything :) lol One thing I need to get organised now is the firearms I want to export out of Australia and bring with me to Argentina... Does anyone on the board have any experience with the...
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    A strange question...

    Okay guys, I have a bit of a strange question for you here :) IS there such a thing as an English language psychic helpline (phone based service) in Buenos Aires ? Okay - there is a second question here too - how do you think a service like this would do ? (i.e. is there a demand for it?)...
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    San Telmo ? :)

    Okay guys - a quick question for those of you living in (or who have lived in) San Telmo... How did you find it ? Overall feedback and particular pros and cons would be good... Myself and my lady (who is down there) have our hearts set on an apartment in this area - I know its very 'touristy'...
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    Mead ?

    Okay gang - a subject near and dear to my heart :) I will be back down in BA early next year - making the permanent move - and I *do* enjoy my mead - in Australia we get the real stuff - but the closest thing to it I have found down there so far is this Hidromiel - which really isn't the same...
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