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    Domaine Bousquet Chardonnay Grande Reserve

    Hi all On the off chance: anyone happen to come across Domain Bousquet grande reserve chardonnay in their (local) travels? Had it in Mendoza and thought it great. Would like to pick up a few bottles. Haven't had any luck in stores so far, though haven't searched high and low. The only place...
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    Xmas Gifts For Building Staff

    Hello all K and I are planning to give a small Christmas gift to the doormen and cleaners in our building. Any cultural issues to consider? Wouldn't want to make people feel obliged to reciprocate. We're thinking a bottle of wine and a box of chocolates. Or would money be more...
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    South American Sparkling Wine Rec's?

    Hello all Christmas approaching, what have you got in the way of sparkling wine recommendations? Anything dry and domestic that's worth a try? Failing that, best spot for imports? Or are they all prohibitively expensive?
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    Carrying Guitar On Aerolineas Flights?

    Hi all Anyone had experience taking a guitar as carry on with Aerolineas? Their website's ambiguous - may or may not be allowed in a soft case. The guitar's only a cheapie, so prepared to take my chances at the airport. Any tips (bribe the check in staff?) welcome. I don't even have a case for...
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    Apartment Recommendations In Lima?

    Hi all K and I are heading up to Lima for a couple of weeks. The prices for apartments on AirBnB are much higher than BA, which seems peculiar. Anyone have ideas about finding furnished short-term rentals? I found a peru expats board but they only seemed to have professional listings. We're...
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    All Blacks Tickets?

    Hola/Kia ora Anyone know if tickets for All Blacks v Pumas can be bought in person somewhere in BA? Thanks Steve PS: On the subject of rugby, Chiefs going to be riding some ponies this weekend.
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    Doctor's Letter Needed For Gym?

    Hi all, Quick query on gym-going: my guidebook says BA gyms may require a doctor's letter saying you're fit and healthy before they'll let you work out. Anyone encountered this? If relevant, I'm inclined towards grimy old-school gyms with a bunch of free weights rather than brightly-lit, sauna...
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    Wearing A Suit In Ba?

    Hola! I've been enjoying and learning from the forum; thanks all for your contributions. My girlfriend and I'll be spending a few months in BA (arriving mid-April). We're keen on arts and culture: concerts, art galleries, museums etc... The forum seems to have some contradictory reports...