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John.St

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estoy el chico reciente en la calle.

Elegí este foro porque está el mejor que encontré, aunque no vivo en BsAs pero en Mendoza (cuidad).

Me llamo John Stahle, viudo, soy ingeniero de telecomunicaciónes, especialista de infraestructuras travajando en todo en mundo.

My Spanish is improving day by day, but I prefer to continue in English.

This is my eleventh stay in Argentina, adding up to total of about one and a half year: BsAs 5-6 months, 7 months in Mendoza (this time since the beginning of March), the rest of the time spent visiting some 15 other towns between Corrientes and Bariloche in the years 2002-2008.

In Latinoamerica I have also been living in Chile for more than a year, a month in Uruguay, 5 months in Mexico and a month in Cuba .

Buen suerte, amigos
 

erindanelle

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Hi John! Welcome to the forum. My name is Erin and I am Australian. I live with my Argentine boyfriend in Buenos Aires. I have no businesses here, I have no stash of dollars, I don't own property. Just living the average middle class argentine life!

We often talk about leaving Bs As and moving to Mendoza, despite the fact neither of us have ever been there! I hope to visit in October whist we're in San Juan.
We are both happy here, and his family are here.. but the city is extemely fast paced... and it bothers me that I can't seem to stop walking at ridiculous speeds like im constantly racing to get to the subte!

What has you living in Mendoza? Do you enjoy it there, or are you there for business reasons? (if you don't mind me asking!)
 

BlahBlah

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Rent something in Vincente Lopez, San Isidro, Tigre, Malvinas Argentinas, San Miguel, or San Martin

You would still have the hazzle with the train, but life would be a lot more quiet
 

John.St

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erindanelle said:
Hi John! Welcome to the forum. My name is Erin and I am Australian.
Thanks a lot Erin, fair dinkum and that sort of stuff!

erindanelle said:
We often talk about leaving Bs As and moving to Mendoza, despite the fact neither of us have ever been there! I hope to visit in October whist we're in San Juan. ...

What has you living in Mendoza? Do you enjoy it there, or are you there for business reasons? (if you don't mind me asking!)
If you had been staying in Mendoza for a week, you would know why - not to forget the 1,200 bodegas in the province :D

Given the "I live with my Argentine boyfriend" I can guess why you are living in BsAs and not Down Under.

How is it to live permanently in that (CENSORED) and (CENSORED) city?

Do NOT miss the opportunity to visit Mendoza while in San Juan! Expect to feel a strong desire to move here after your visit.

BTW: If you decide to stay for a week or so, take a look at this (about $550 a week, same as a 1* or 2* hotel, and worth every centavo + if you cook yourself you save a bunch) - my first departamento in MDZ en pleno microcentro: http://www.mendozatravel.com/departamentos_peatonalindependencia.asp

I have travelled a lot for ages (mostly as part of my job), and the towns I have come to really, really like are Morelia (Mexico, but too much drug related crime these days), Kiruna (Sweden, beautiful but 14 months of winter/year - allright, only 10), Mendoza, Corrientes (scorching hot during summer), Urfa (Turkey, makes Corrientes feel like a fridge), La Serena (Chile, and my second option, cloudy coastal town, thus even at midsummer cool until noon), Valbonne (near Nice, France), Barcelona and Valparaíso during the day time (restaurants close at 21:30 - in a Latin American town!!) - (and loathe: BsAs, Tehran, Riyad (Saudi) + a couple more).

I was originally introduced to Mendoza by my ex-girlfriend (Mendocina) who was then working in Valparaíso (now in BsAs I am told, poor girl), drove over to meet her family, fell in love with the city, forgot the girl, and have returned time and again, because of the very friendly people who have made this feel like home, and have decided to live here for the rest of my life.

None of the horrror stories I read on the expat site from BsAs occur here - will tell more of the experiencias contrarias from MDZ in another thread.

I can do 95% of my bussiness over the internet using video conference and connecting to customers' sites, and the few times I need to be present in person on site I take a plane from MDZ via Santiago de Chile to anywhere, including 4 daily departures via somewhere to Danmark and my family.

I guess that's about it - jeez it is Saturday night and we ought to be somewhere around town instead of me writing long postings, but then on the other hand I have become adapted to the siesta and the leaned back life style (we do siestas 13-17 here in MDZ), and I guess we'll skip it tonight and instead I am going to start cooking some Espaghetti Especiale Bolognesa for Vanina (or is it Ines?) --- escopeta abaja, chica! -- oough that hurt -- I knew I never should have tought her to read English :eek: --- & self real soon now, so ...

Greatings from John and the ol' gal (who isn't reading this or my life would be in danger - I once said "mujer" instead of "chica", uuuuf!).

-- Oh, no spaghetti today, Der Fuehrer's Headquarter just informed me that it is to be Estancia la Florencia.
 
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erindanelle

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BlahBlah said:
Rent something in Vincente Lopez, San Isidro, Tigre, Malvinas Argentinas, San Miguel, or San Martin

You would still have the hazzle with the train, but life would be a lot more quiet
it's not my barrio that is the problem... its CF. I work in CF so the hustle and bustle will be a part of daily life no matter where I come in from..

I also doubt that I can afford to live in an apartment like I have now (one bedroom, decent size living, good kitchen, balcony AND patio) in San Isidro!
Mendoza just seems like more of an adventure being far away from Bs As. If we stay here, we prefer to be in this area as my boyfriend's family are only 2 barrios away also.
 

erindanelle

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Thanks John.
I don't loathe Bs As at all, I've always been a city girl as much as my boyfriend is a born and raised porteño. But this city is much bigger that my home city, and the amount of people and the speed at which they live just makes it all so hectic.

We're just looking for an adventure. It is certainly something we will research a bit more. I want to visit whilst we're in San Juan in October... it will just be a matter of getting away from the relo's!! Thanks for the link of that apartment, I will check it out.

I bet the air is much cleaner and fresher over there! And as for the bodegas..... hmm dangerous!! :)
 

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erindanelle said:
it's not my barrio that is the problem... its CF. I work in CF so the hustle and bustle will be a part of daily life no matter where I come in from..

I also doubt that I can afford to live in an apartment like I have now (one bedroom, decent size living, good kitchen, balcony AND patio) in San Isidro!
Mendoza just seems like more of an adventure being far away from Bs As. If we stay here, we prefer to be in this area as my boyfriend's family are only 2 barrios away also.
Zona Norte in general is cheaper then CF

And how would you work in CF if you live in Mendoza?
 
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