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  1. Alicia karr

    (Yet Another) Moving Sale, Saturday Oct. 15 14-18:00!

    Hi All! Well after eight years of full time BA living I find myself needing to be closer to my (adult) kids and missing many old friends so I will be leaving shortly. I am having a moving sale that includes some furniture, electronics,clothes (including tango dresses and shoes), small...
  2. Alicia karr

    Not So Friendly Flying Wednesday May 4

    Just a heads up that Argentina never ceases to amaze with union disrespect for common citizens..tonight starting at midnight (unpleasant)history will be made with the first ever national strike of ALL Argentine airports. The strike will last 24 hours. That's right, everywhere in Argentina... My...
  3. Alicia karr

    First It Was Easy Taxi, Now Uber Doa?!

    I was dismayed earlier this year when the wonderful taxi dispatching app "easy taxi" was pushed out by a force of collective radio taxi strength with support from city hall. For those who were uninitiated,, easy taxi app allowed you to request a taxi and get one that was nearby, along with the...
  4. Alicia karr

    Anyone Else Sin Luz?!

    BASTA! Even for BA this is very disappointing. No longer extreme heat (typical excuse) and here we go again without power. (Well at least I'm prepared now with all my recent experience.) From my Recoleta balcony it looks like this goes from Libertador to Las Heras. I had friends yesterday and...
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    On Line Bill Pay Service? Pago Mis Facturas?

    Hi folks. I vaguely remember hearing about a site here in Argentina that allows you to pay all your local bills electronically. I thought it was called something like "Pago mis facturas" but at the time I didn't pay any attention (probably three or four years ago.) Anyone know about this or...
  6. Alicia karr

    Allergist?

    Anyone have a good allergist they can recommend? I have OSDE and am in Recoleta but also have many doctors in Belgrano. Thank you all in advance
  7. Alicia karr

    Us Bank To Local Arg Bank Transfers

    REALLY GREAT NEWS if it is accurate. Just returned from my local branch of HSBC where I asked if I can now transfer money from my US account to my account with them here and the answer was "it seems that now you should be able to"...of course technically you always could but at a huge loss...
  8. Alicia karr

    Book Club News;tuesday 12/1 G. Brooks"the Secret Chord"

    The next book club meeting/pot luck (really our NOVEMBER meeting) will be TUESDAY, December 1. Come join us in our discussion of the November selection "The Secret Chord" by Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks. Reminiscent of one of our earliest book club picks "The Song of...
  9. Alicia karr

    All In One Day

    Threats of terrorist attacks at Abasto and Unicenter shopping centers....warning letter from the embassy about an (unrelated?) protest March by Quebracho to the Israeli embassy.. And now all prices for foreign travel are going to rise because there's almost no dollars in the Reserves coffers. So...
  10. Alicia karr

    Visa To Brazil And New Scanning Requirement

    Hi forum members. I'm going a bit crazy. I'm trying to get a tourist visa as a us citizen.but it says that you have to have all the documents SCANNED into the application (as of August of this year). I don't have a scanner. Anyone have any recent experience (since September) with this or know...
  11. Alicia karr

    Book Club Potluck Wednesday Oct 28, 2015

    Greetings readers! The monthly book club and pot luck has resurrected and the next meeting is WEDNESDAY Oct.28 at 7:00pm in Recoleta. We are reading Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" which has been on the NYTIMES list for several months. The book has been deemed very controversial...let's...
  12. Alicia karr

    Book Club Pot Luck Meeting Wednesday October 28

    Greetings readers! The monthly book club and pot luck has resurrected and the next meeting is WEDNESDAY Oct.28 at 7:00pm in Recoleta. We are reading Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" which has been on the NYTIMES list for several months. The book has been deemed very controversial...let's...
  13. Alicia karr

    El Clan

    I don't watch a lot of Argentine film because watching movies for me has always been synonymous with relax and escape and needing to translate seemed too much like needing to work mentally.. However I strongly recommend the movie El Clan for any of you with a decent level of Spanish. It's...
  14. Alicia karr

    Bargain Airfare Ny-Eze-Ny $800

    Just wanted to let folks know that my friend just booked a nonstop round trip flight on American Airlines from NYC to BA On American Airlines flying Thanksgiving week for only $800 rt.! I'm wondering if the fare would be the same or close if it originates here?...anyway just letting you all know...
  15. Alicia karr

    Hola Jacoba! Something Quite Different In Ba

    While everyone is drinking at Magdalena's Party, try sneaking across the street for some sufficiently authentic and really home made Israeli-Jewish food at Hola Jacoba. Recently brunched there with some friends and we were all pleasantly surprised (although this might have been influenced by our...
  16. Alicia karr

    May Baexpatsbook:"defending Jacob"tuesday 5/26 7:00 Recoleta

    Six months a NYT bestseller. "Stunning" Huffington Post "Gripping" People "The hype is justified" Washington Post A notable book of the year 2012 by The Boston Globr, Entertainment Weekly, Kansas City Star Is the hype justified? Let's talk about this and more at the BAExpat Book Club monthly...
  17. Alicia karr

    "defending Jacob" May 26 Book Club Pot Luck 7:00

    Six months a NYT bestseller. "Stunning" Huffington Post "Gripping" People "The hype is justified" Washington Post A notable book of the year 2012 by The Boston Globr, Entertainment Weekly, Kansas City Star Is the hype justified? Let's talk about this and more at the BAExpat Book Club monthly...
  18. Alicia karr

    Book Club Meets Tuesday At 7, All Welcome

    I've received some RSVPs privately but would appreciate the posts here to keep the thread alive! If you've never been and are curious you are welcome to come! We have about an hour of themed discussion that all can join in even if one hasn't read the book. Then a pot luck and totally...
  19. Alicia karr

    4/28 Book Club Meeting, Welcomes Newcomers!

    Hi all! The BAExpat book club/pot luck meets the last Tueday of every month and invites your participation, whether you've been able to read the book or not. We are a friendly, diverse group who love to give opinions and exchange thoughts and resources. Our meetings are from 7-10 and include...
  20. Alicia karr

    Bookclub Will Be Last Tuedays As Of 4/28 And More!

    Hello EVERYONE! I am happy to announce that the book club will change its monthly pot luck dinner meetings from the last Wednesday (where it conflicted with coffee chats) to the last Tuesday of every month. What isn't changing is the great food,drink,company and conversation you'll find at the...
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