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Anybody been to Buenos Aires Argentina ?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by ysr_racer, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. ysr_racer

    ysr_racer

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    I'm going down next May to go dove hunting in Cordoba, and just looking for a little info about BA.

    I'm staying at this place in Cordoba. Posta Del Norta

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  2. Detectorist

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    Been there in the 1970s. Lots of hot chicks. Great food. You can't miss the shopping on Calle Florida.
     

  3. MulletLoad

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    Yup. Slight step down from Europe, but still nice in some areas. Some crapholes like any city. Keep heads up. Have hotel/restaurants call reputable cabs. Take a throw down wallet out. Watch out for any diversions for pickpockets like squirting mustard on you, help to clean it then rob you. Got two skinny guys attempting to 'roll' you? Watch out for the third guy that may be the shooter. Are you single? Have fun. Somewhat married? Have even more fun. Happily married? Have your single buddies buy your drinks while in love (even more fun;) )

    Check out the old cemetary. Crypts and above ground where Peron is buried. Waterfront area has nice restaurants with awesome steaks. The places would fit it in Manhattan or Rodeo drive at 1/3 cost. Didn't get out of town.

    If you like leather jackets and clothing, get measurements for wifey/girfriend and have custom made stuff while your there. They will roll out the hide for you to pick (not living like a lobster house or anything).
     
  4. ca survivor

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    nope, can't stand the people arrogance.
     
  5. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

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    FerFal is from there and occasionally haunts GT S&P. The funny thing is things were so bad there between the economy and the socialist change in political leadership, he bugged out of Argentina and moved his family to Northern Ireland because it was safer.

    Like every other country, stay in the tourist areas, relax but don't let your guard down, and if things get squirrely for Americans get your butt out of there quick.

    Other than that, its a beautiful country.
     
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  6. gatorboy

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    I'm sure your host's at the hunt camp will give you the current low-down. The closer you get to Chile, the bigger the mountains. I'd plan a couple days to check out the Andes. It's winter, all the ski resorts should be open. Good hunting to you.
     
  7. airmotive

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    I was there for a week last year. The waterfront/packing district is beautiful. It's a post-industrial restaurant district now, with dozens of giant cranes that have been retired in place, painted all different colors and have become pieces of art. The warehouses have become steak houses. Beef of the Gods to be had there.

    The bad neighborhoods are very bad. The rich neighborhoods are very rich. Mostly densly-packed middle-class.

    One thing to look for...if you see a car with a plastic jug on the roof...that means the car is for sale. That took me a few days to figure out.
     
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  8. FullClip

    FullClip NRA Benefactor CLM

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    Worked in Bs. As. for a couple years..1999 & 2000, plus have been back a few times for vacation. It's not as nice and a little more dangerous since the economy tanked, but still a great place if you use common sense and don't stray too far off the beaten path.
    For me, it has the best looking women in the world. Nice genetic mix that seems to bring out the best of features, plus the women take pride in their appearance.

    Best steaks in the world and wicked good wine from the Mendoza area.

    Have fun!
     
  9. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

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    There is an Argentine steakhouse in Aruba and I can definately vouch for this. The South American Gaucho is there equivalent of a cowboy, and they have a long tradition of Cattle herding.

    Its very similar to a good steakhouse in Texas, just with a south american flare and without all the steriods and drugs in the meat. One the best steaks I ever ate.
     
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    You take great vacations ysr. :thumbsup:
     
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    aplcr0331 Compulsory Collectivisim

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  12. ysr_racer

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    Thanks for the info guys.

    Great steaks and wine? I'm in !!!

    Do most people speak a little English, or do I need to brush up on my Spanish? Will they take American dollars, or do I need to get AR pesos?

    Thanks again.
     
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    Doogie Howser to the rescue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. airmotive

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    Like most countries, you'll find English spoken more in major cities (such as BA) and more often in places that cater to foreigners (hotels, airports, upscale restaurants). Don't expect the local gas station attendant to speak english.
    No matter where you go, be able to ask for a hotel, train, taxi, beer and police in the local language, the rest you can wing it.

    You'll need Argentine pesos. I usually hit an ATM machine at the airport.

    YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY AN ENTRY FEE AT CUSTOMS!! When I was last there, it was $131. It is the suck. They take all major credit cards.
     
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