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    I Went To See A Band...

    Since Usina Del Arte has opened up, the area around there has changed a lot. I am sure its still La Boca, and you must be cautious, but its not the same as it was even 5 years ago. There are new businesses, and many artists have their studios there. Barro, which is a huge modern gallery showing...
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    I Went To See A Band...

    Hip Hop is also a big influence on native people from Greenland- Da Bartali Crew, from Greenland, performed a CCR a couple of times last week.
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    I Went To See A Band...

    In my first week in Buenos Aires, I attended art openings, (quadro galeria in la boca- interesting show of 4 woman artists) I went to the closing party for the Grupo Bondi exhibit at Museo Artes Decorativos, I went to Mercado Las Pulgas and the Sunday Feria in San Telmo, and not much music. I...
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    I Went To See A Band...

    The dancer was part of the La Grande show, not Alerta. So I dont think she will be at Siranush. I dont know who the guests will be next week, but its always somebody good. I was there one time when Julieta Vinega dropped in, no advance notice. Juana Molina is often there. There will only be two...
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    I Went To See A Band...

    I am back in the Southern Hemisphere, and happy to be here. I arrived early Tuesday morning, and, Tuesday, of course, is La Grande. Which I never miss if I can avoid it. An interesting evening- First, a modern version of Boladera, the Gaucho dance with Bolos- danced by a woman, whose name I...
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    Guests coming to BA for three days...top things to do?

    we will never agree about Puerto Madero... But- I would heartily recommend a tour of the CCK. Unfortunately, I dont think there will be any live music in late december- at least, its not on their website right now- which is too bad, because seeing music in the Ballena Azul is amazing. But...
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    Should I ride a bike in BA?

    I use the free Eco- Bici , but the problems I have with them are the relatively short time you are allowed one- 1 hour per ride on weekdays- and the fact that, often, the stand nearest me is empty. They are kind of clunky, but most of Buenos Aires is pretty flat. If you buy your own bike, you...
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    Guests coming to BA for three days...top things to do?

    I cant imagine what anyone would see in Puerto Madero beyond the relatively modest restored dikes- a few antique cranes. Everything beyond that is either old brick buildings with restaurants, which you could see in pretty much every city in North America and Europe, or mundane Miami Vice style...
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    Guests coming to BA for three days...top things to do?

    the toilet museum is always a hit- https://turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/en/atractivo/palacio-de-aguas-corrientes-water-palace Bomba Del Tiempo Monday nights at Konex- its all ages, although there will definitely be some wacky tabacky fumes blowing by. A drum based, early outdoor concert that has...
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    Buying a property with a self directed IRA

    I believe the OP is asking if the IRA can buy the property, not if they can cash in the IRA, pay the taxes, and buy the property. I am not a tax attorney or a CPA, but a quick google tells you that the laws about buying property with self directed IRA's are pretty clear that you can do it, as...
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    Is BA safe for women ?

    My wife finds BA safer than any given american city, at night. She is quite a bit older than you are, and will often go out, on her own, after midnight to dance, and come home at 3 or 4, walking, taking buses, and not be concerned. She does not have expensive watches or jewelry, or carry...
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    Vegan Activists Attack Pizzeria Guerin and Parrilla La Churrasquita

    I like both. (Siam Nel Forno and Guerin) however, to compare Guerin to Pizza Hut is not only wrong, its sacrilege.
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    Vegan Activists Attack Pizzeria Guerin and Parrilla La Churrasquita

    I am more shocked that someone who lives in BsAs has never been to Guerin, myself.
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    Top 50 restaurants of Latin America

    Eretz is Israeli street food- which is a very different cuisine than Mishigeune. I love Israeli street food- I used to eat it weekly when I lived in LA, which has a big Israeli expat population, and there are great outdoor stands selling it. Its a mediterranean style that draws heavily on...
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    Top 50 restaurants of Latin America

    Interesting selections. I am not a hoity toity type of guy, so I havent been to Don Julio or Tegui, the two top argentine picks. I am a fan of both proper and gran dabang, which made the list, and have been meaning to try Narda soon, as well as being intrigued by seeing Anthony Bourdain eat...
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    Best Carne Restaurants

    I enjoyed my meal at Somos Asados, but I will return and try it at dinner, and see if I agree with your critiques or not. Certainly, I could have gotten just the right thing the first time, and missed the "low quality meat". I will check it out and see.
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    Know Your BA Expats

    While I dont agree with everything he says, he is absolutely dead on about Creedence Clearwater Revival- every argentine knows the songs, every band could play a cover version of a creedence song with no rehearsal right now. But they have never heard of any of the 100 other better bands from...
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    Know Your BA Expats

    Funny- I have never met anyone in categories 1 or 2. I have seen a few of category 5, but usually they leave after a few years, when they realize that the easy money is somewhere else. The vast majority of expats I have met fall in 4 categories- A- a combination of 4 and 7- that is, usually an...
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    Know Your BA Expats

    not even close to any of those. and I dont dance tango, or have an argentine partner, either. How about the "appreciates argentina for what it really is" expat?
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    I Went To See A Band...

    Last night out on this brief trip. I basically came down to see the opening of the Grupo Bondi exhibition at Museo de Artes Decorativos, as they are my good friends. Also had to change a few lightbulbs at my house here, keep up on the maintenance. I am coming back for my regular 3 months in...