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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Buenos Aires Hash House Harriers Dec 19th 2010 xmas run

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Calling all Festive Hashers,




Give your turkey a good stuffing, polish your ballballs, lay a log by the fire and clean your sack - its almost Christmas and the Xmas Hash is here!!!!!!!!!! Get ready for a fat old man to break into your house and sneak into your bedroom saying he wants to give you one - yes Pedro, aka Shrinking Dick, is back in town and might show up at the Hash - you have been warned!!!!!



Date - Sunday 19th December

Time 4.00pm - prompt run at 4.30

Venue - San Isidro, Jose Penna 1028



Bring: mug, plate, knife, fork, Christmas hat or clothing



Cost: $25



Extra News: the new official 2011 Hash t-shirt will be available for the first time on Sunday!!!!!!!!!







Directions

Train

From Retiro on Mitre line towards Tigre.

Get off at San Isidro, cross tracks and head up Calle Belgrano. After 3 blocks at the mastil fork off left, on 9 de Julio, walking 4 blocks and crossing 25 de Mayo until you come to Plaza in front of cathedral. Cross plaza and down hill to calle Lasalle. Turn left, 1 1/2 blocks to Primera Junta, turn right and cross Tren de la Costa tracks. Three blocks to Caseros. Turn left, 3 block to Jose Penna, right half block, house on left.



Car

From Centro head up Libertador for northern suburbs. Through Olivos, Martinez, Acasuso, to San Isidro. Pass cathderal and plaza on your right. Two more blocks to T juntion on Primera Junta, turn right, cross rail tracks. Three blocks to Caseros. Turn left, 3 block to Jose Penna, right half block, house on left.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Shock As Tevez Demands City Exit

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Manchester City consider options as Tevez insists on leaving


Argentina Star

Monday 13th December, 2010

(IANS)

Tevez Says he wishes to return to Argentina, But no club in Argentina could afford to buy him or pay his wages.
Man City will not srite off their huge investment in him ,so the stand off is about to begin.







Manchester City were pondering their next move Monday morning after their Argentine forward Carlos Tevez insisted he would leave the club.



The 26-year-old, who has been one of City's best players this season, handed in a transfer request, saying that relations with 'certain executives' at the club have 'broken down beyond repair'.



The big-spending club has rejected the request, saying that he should fulfil his contract, which still has three-and-a-half years to run.



But Tevez, who is reportedly determined to return to Argentina to be closer to his family, said he had no problem with manager Roberto Mancini but that he has to leave.



'It is something I have felt for some time and have spent many hours thinking this through,' he said in a statement.



'I hugely resent suggestions that I have been unduly influenced by others. I wanted to leave in the summer, but was convinced to return.



'Sadly, my feelings have not changed,' Tevez said.



'I am disappointed that the management should now see fit to try to portray the situation in another light.



'My relationship with certain executives and individuals at the club has broken down and is now beyond repair. I do not wish to expand on this at this stage. They know, because I have told them,' Tevez added.



In a separate statement, City said they were disappointed by Tevez's actions and that the transfer request had immediately been rejected.



'This is both an unfortunate and unwelcome distraction, and the club will remain focused on the games ahead in what is turning out to be a very promising season,' the club said.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Buenos Aires One of the Cheapest citys in the World

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http://www.mercer.com/costoflivingpr#Americas

NYC is 27, Rio is 29, LA is 55, Buenos Aires is 161 in ranking of 2010 cost of living with US$. Back out domestico electronicos and BA would drop further. BA is cheaper than the cheapest survey city in Canada (Ottawa at 135) and only slightly more expensive than the cheapest survey city in the US (Winston Salem, N.C. at 197).

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Buenos Aires Subte Map

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Whether you're visiting Buenos Aires on vacation or a current resident, here's a Buenos Aires map tool you won't want to miss. Buenos Aires is an easy city to get around in thanks to all the convenient subway lines. Below you will find an easy to use map showing all the Buenos Aires Subte stations for all Buenos Aires subway lines in a Google map style. Feel free to link to it from your own website!






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Saturday, November 6, 2010

A visistors view of Buenos Aires

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

The latest new apartment from MySpaceBA

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Airport chaos on the first day of sharing EZE Airport with AEP

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IS ANYONE REALLY SUPRISED???????

AEP has long been the most useless airport in Latin America but today their staff excelled themselves.
AEP closed yesterday NOV 3rd for one month in order to renew and extend the runway.
Most of their flights and staff were transferred to EZE international Airport. And many people wonder wondered if the efficient EZE Airport would pay a high price for taking on the inbred halfwits of AEP.
Well suprise suprise one day in and thay have already gone on strike. God help us if we have to put up with an entire month of these gangster tatics.

Buenos Aires as we love her

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

CENSUS ARGENTINA 26/OCT/2010

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Tomorrow is census day in Argentina which means it is a bank holiday. Albeit a bank holiday where everything will be closed. Hence i reccommend a trip to the supermarket today.
Under Argentine law all households are obliged to have at least one person in the house allday to answer the questions for the census.
If you are there when they call you will need to answer all of their questions as best you can. Even through a closed door if you feel the need.
The questions are along the lines of
Name
Country of origin
Do you have a plasma tv.
Do you own or rent your abode.
Are you a native Indian ect ect ect.
The person is unlikely to speak English so it should be a great chance to test your Spanish.
Usful answers Soy Turista no entiendo =i am a tourist i don't understand.
Kind Regards
John and Clara Boyle

Misiones: over 200 children dead due to malnourishment in 2010

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Misiones: over 200 children dead due to malnourishment in 2010
In a country that produces enough food to feed 500 million people per year. How the hell is this possible



Misiones Province Governor Maurice Closs announced that more than 200 children have died thus far this year in the province due to malnutrition, but defended the "Zero Hunger" administrative project that, he said, has allowed for a 20-percent reduction rate in these types of deaths.

"In the 90's, 33 out of 1000 children died as a result of malnutrition. In 2009, 329 children died and this year, 206 deaths were registered," said Closs.

Closs went on to claim that, in accordance with administrative plans, "there has been a reduction of 20 percent."

The governor praised and defended the plan that detects and assists malnourished and underweight children and said that "we will continue working to reach our maximum potential." Closs threw in another statistic: "In the United States, the rate is at six percent."

In the past few days, authorities in Misiones have come under fire after the death of a two-year-old boy in ApĆ³stoles, Misiones and the death of a 15-month-old baby girl, both malnourished.

The baby had been receiving assistance from the "Zero Hunger" programme.

Closs responded to criticisms: "The boy from ApĆ³stoles did not die from malnutrition, he had a health problem, hydrocephalus. The baby girl, before receiving assistance, didn't even had a national identity document. Social workers took her to the hospital for the first time, and she didn't die because of malnutrition, she didn't die because of the programme, she died because of extreme poverty."

"This programme is necessary and these deaths prove that," he said.

In all of Argentina, deaths due to malnourishment are registered at 13.8 out of 1,000, according to official data

Monday, October 25, 2010

Beware of this rental scam

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Land Locked Bolivia to gain access to the ocean again

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

MySpaceBA.com Blog: Furnished Apartments in Buenos Aires: Frinks Friday 22nd OCT 2010 Friday night drinks fo...

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Frinks Friday 22nd OCT 2010 Friday night drinks for the EXPAT comunity

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Time Friday at 8:00pm - Saturday at 4:00am

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Location Krakow Bar
Venezuela 474
San Telmo, Argentina

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Created By Frinking

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More Info Yep, another new Frinking Venue! Molly Malones was a great night, but in the interests of getting around the place and trying new places out, we thought that Krakow might be fun, so lets see for ourselves. It's on Venezuela, just off Bolivar, and a block from Belgrano. They even have a web site so you can check it out for yourself - http://www.krakow-cafe.com.ar/index-ingles.html

So, from 8 this Friday, the usual gang plus hopefully many more interesting people, will come along and join in the fun. Again, this bar is close to the centre of town, and very handy for the subte and collectivos, with taxi's always an easy option in BsAs.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Buenos AIres Hash House Harriers Sun Oct 24th 2010

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Yes, another two weeks go by and here we are for Hash Number 524. So for all those planning to head to Carilo for the Big Bash, here is the perfect excuse for possibly the Last Urban Hash of the year, before the summer fun commences. What better place to hold an Urban Hash than in Wonderful San Telmo - The heart of Bohemian Buenos Aires and home to Tango Tango Tango.....

And for all those who can't make Carilo over halloween weekend, then here's your Hash Fix for October.

So .....

Announcing HASH #524
The Urban Dash

Hares: Inspect Her Assets, Tongue y Lingus, Just Joanne & Just Luciano.

Date: Sunday 24th October 2010


Weather: Should be fine but check the latest forecast here.


Time: Meet 11:00 Run 11:30


Hash Fee: Arg$20.00


To Bring: Beer Mug, Plate, Fork, BAHHH T-Shirt.


Location: San Telmo - The home of Joanne and Luciano, on Defensa 889, Apt 2b (Meeting outside of course), close to Estados Unidos corner with Defensa.

We will have a Walkers route, a Runners route, plenty of beer (I hope), and after the hash, Joanne and Lucano are inviting us back to their apartment for excellent food, and copious amounts of beer and plesant company.

WARNING: On sundays, Defensa hosts a street market, and cannot be used by cars, but there are plenty of car parks and on street parking nearby. Bags etc., can be left at the apartment.

If in doubt contact Inspect Her Assets on 15 5809 4939 (Liam).

(If somebdy with ten minutes to spare could translate the relevant details into Castellano I would be grateful).... On On


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Monday, October 18, 2010

MySpaceBA.com Blog: Furnished Apartments in Buenos Aires: FAQ Apartment Rentals Buenos Aires

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FAQ Apartment Rentals Buenos Aires

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27/08/2010 - FAQ about Furnished Apartment buenos airesUseful information for anyone moving to Buenos Aires



Buenos aires apartment rental faq
Buenos Aires Apartment Rental FAQ By David Burg Relocating to another country is never easy. It involves countless hours of research, phone time, and seemingly endless amounts of paperwork. Despite the hassles, thousands of expatriates make the decision make the move to Buenos Aires, Argentina every year. It might be the "buzz" of the city, the cost of living, or perhaps the beautiful people and culture, yet most agree: It's worth it. Whether you can afford a luxurious Buenos Aires apartment, or you're seeking something more economical - the city seems to offer something for everybody. There are many things to keep in mind though as you begin to navigate the exciting process of moving abroad. This article will address several common questions - and hopefully make the move easier.Do I need a visa to rent an apartment in Buenos Aires? No. Although some expatriates do have long-term visas, many foreigners live in BsAs without one. The requirements are different for each country, but if you're from the UK, EU, United States or Australia/New Zealand, you'll automatically be granted a 90-day visa upon entry. This can be extended to 6 months by visiting the immigration office. If you want to stay longer, you can travel to nearby Uruguay (a two hour boat ride), and re-enter Argentina with a new visa.Do I need a co-signer or credit to rent an apartment? Most foreigners do not rent apartments in the same way the Argentine citizens would. The easiest way to rent Buenos Aires apartments is through an apartment agency that works specifically with foreigners. They can usually offer a variety of furnished and temporary apartments without any co-signer or additional paperwork requirements. If you choose not to work through this kind of agency, you'll need a garantia. Basically, this is an Argentine citizen presently living (preferably owning property) in Buenos Aires who will vouch for you.What ID do I need in Argentina? Most foreigners find that a copy of their passport and perhaps a Driver License suffice for using credit cards, and renting in BA. Most businesses are used to dealing with foreigners. If you want to open a bank account or sign contracts though, you'll need a DNI (Documento Nacional de Identidad) and/or a CUIT (similar to a tax ID number). Both these require a lot of work to get, including a new visa status.Where are the best areas to live in Buenos Aires? You can find many luxury apartments all over the city, and every neighborhood has its own charm and character. Many foreigners choose to live in the popular neighborhoods of Palermo, Belgrano, or Recoleta - but you'll find expats in wonderful places all over the city. Furnished apartments in Buenos Aires can usually be found easiest in the aforementioned neighborhoods, though.Who can I contact to begin arranging my move to Argentina? There are many agencies that can help with arranging accommodation, but a select few have developed a well-deserved reputation for working with English-speaking clientele, and only working with dedicated apartment owners. Working with a reputable firm will make your move easier, and save you money in the long run.By David Burg, MySpaceBA.comEspecially if you're interested in renting luxury apartments in Buenos Aires, it's important to work with an agency that has contacts with the best buildings in the city. With the right agent, you can secure beautiful units your preferred neighborhood, including some apartments with pools in Buenos Aires. MySpaceBA has experience working with expatriates of all nationalities, and can provide a wide range of support to those relocating

Friday, October 8, 2010

Chile Miners Rescue within Hours

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Chile miners should be reached 'within hours'
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Rescuers hope to reach the 33 miners trapped underground in Chile within 24 hours, the mining minister says.

Laurence Golborne said drilling equipment was being changed in preparation for the final push, but he said it would be three to eight days before the rescue mission would begin.

Engineers said the shaft was now just 34m (112ft) from the chamber.

The miners were trapped 700m underground when part of the San Jose mine collapsed on 5 August.

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The miners have now been underground longer than any other group.

Andre Sougarret, the engineer in charge of the drilling, said the final part of the operation would have to be handled very carefully.

"There are dangers - that we break through the hard rock, and when we break that, someone might get injured," he said.

"That's why we need to send a camera down the shaft to make sure they're not going to be in danger."

Mr Golborne said the camera would help determine if the miners could be winched up through the exposed rock, or if they would have to wait for the shaft to be encased with steel piping.

He said the casing would take three to eight more days, and a decision would be made on Saturday.

Huge cranes have been brought in to lower the metal casing if it is needed.

Officials say everything needed for the rescue is now in place.

It is expected to take an hour to winch each man to safety.

They will be given a pair of sunglasses to protect their eyes when they emerge into the sunlight.

Their relatives, many of whom have been camping at the site for the past two months, are preparing a party to celebrate their rescue.

Hundreds of journalists from around the world are expected to cover the event.

The men were trapped by a rockfall at the gold and copper mine near Copiapo, about 725km (450 miles) north of the capital Santiago.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

FRINKS= FRIDAY NIGHT DRINKS

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Frinks - October 8th 2010 - Back to San Telmo -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After last weeks less than succesful attempt to try another pub, the committee (OK, that's Jo and myself decided!) to re-group back on safer ground, and head back to The Gibraltar, at 895 Peru, (Estados Unidos), San Telmo, this Friday night for Frinks. For new readers, Frinks are FRIday Night drinKS, and is simply an open invitation to join like minded souls for a beer, a chat, and generally meet new and old friends alike. We meet up from around 8 o'clock till they throw us out. The Gibraltar has good beer, good food, and although it's usually busy on a Friday night, unlike other places (see last week) there is no cover charge to get into the bar, and it's generally easy to find us. If in doubt PM me. Look forward to seeing folk this week for Frinking!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Gathering investors to get in at the beginning of the boom

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Dubliner Denis Fahy, a 12-year veteran of Buenos Aires, is putting together a fund of Irish investors and local banks to buy high-end residential properties in the city.

Using as a base the Coldwell Banker international price index, widely used for international price comparisons by companies relocating executives, he calculates that high-end residential properties of around 200sq m (2,152sq ft) in size cost on average US$1,907 a square metre in Buenos Aires compared to US$6,965 in Dublin.

The aim will be to let the fund's properties to relocating executives on two to three-year leases with an average rental yield of 8.5 per cent a year before taking advantage of the rise in values by selling out within five years.

For Fahy the attractions for Irish investors are obvious: "It is like investing in Ireland 10 or 12 years ago. We are just at the beginning of the property and credit cycle."

After more than a decade's experience developing property here, Jack Murphy knows the ropes in Argentina and says that despite its reputation for bureaucracy and corruption, it is a country where you can do business.

"Argentina is full of pitfalls. The problem here is that everyone wants to shortcut and, once you start taking shortcuts, you've had it because you'll say to a guy 'fix this for me' and you pay him some money and then it never ends.

"We go the straight way and it takes you longer but in some respects it doesn't take you that much longer. Just that here everything has to be instant. Nobody plans for next week and, if they want it, they want it now. My attitude with planning is that it is a painful process but listening to people I know involved in construction in Ireland it is the same there."

Another boon to the property market is the sudden influx of massive numbers of tourists. When its peso was pegged at one-to-one with the dollar in the 1990s, Argentina was South America's most expensive country. But following devaluation it has become very cheap, sparking a tourism boom.

Over four million tourists are expected to visit the country this year with projected growth in the sector of 10 per cent a year.

There is a massive shortage of hotels in the country and 200 are under construction or ready to break ground.

To fill the gap there is a huge short-to-medium term apartment rental market in Buenos Aires. Many of the smaller foreign investors who have bought into the local property market in recent years are involved in this sector, among them John Boyle of Mayo.

He and his Argentine wife Clara sold their house in Ireland in 2004 and bought a four-bedroom detached house in the swank northern suburb of Martinez for US$82,000 as well as two apartments in the city which they rent through their website www.myspaceba.com, along with 140 properties for other investors, 30 of whom are foreign.

Boyle has recently moved into sales with his sites www.argentinapropertysales.com and www.buytorentargentina.com.ar helping foreigners buy into the market and then managing their properties for them.

A typical €50,000 investment will yield around 9 per cent per annum based on 10 months occupancy, after management fees.

"The strength of the euro means property is cheaper now for Irish investors as the local market is in dollars, but any future appreciation of the dollar will benefit the investor," says Boyle.

"Prices are dirt cheap and the tourist boom is forecast to double visitors within the decade. The risks are offset by the investment opportunity."

Rooneys Boutique Hotel Buenos Aires

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The Irish Times - Tuesday, October 5, 2010Taking a risk that paid off
'I had no experience whatsoever, but you learn as you go along, and I delegate a lot. I think I was never cut out to be a chartered accountant,' says Kieran Rooney.In this section »
Putting a price on our healthMake the most of your chemistDoes it work? Can butterbur help relieve migraine?A call to actionNo need to get in a panic, it's only a breastHow Kieran Rooney ignored the roar of the the Celtic Tiger era to establish a business in a country that was on the brink of financial ruin, writes ISABEL CONWAY

PICTURE THIS. Ireland’s Celtic Tiger is roaring for all it’s worth. Jobs for chartered accountants and other young professionals are there for the picking. As colleagues rush to acquire overpriced luxury apartments and top-of-the-range cars, financed with whopping loans and fat pay increases, Kieran Rooney is taking off to a place where the economy is on the verge of collapse. By the time he settles into Buenos Aires, Argentina is in chaos: unemployment is spiralling, there’s a nationwide strike, the banking system has all but shut down and the middle classes are rioting.

Back in Dublin in 2001, while working on contract for the HJ Heinz Company, Rooney could have had it all, and he was to be later recruited to work for Kerry Group in Brazil. But the lure of Buenos Aires and, significantly, love – a year earlier he had met his future partner, a law graduate, in an Irish bar – changed his life.

Abandoning the security of chartered accountancy to the astonishment of family and friends, he set out to make good in a city where people were taking to the streets, banging pots and pans in protest amid the economic ruins, having lost all their bank account savings, and without any prospects for the future.

There were no jobs, and inflation was running at nearly 30 per cent. But he took his Belfast father’s advice: “Whatever you do, do something.” Rooney, one of six born and bred in Andersonstown, by now teaching English in Buenos Aires for wages that did not even pay his rent, and barely fed him, saw a niche abroad for Argentine-crafted ladies’ designer shoes.

“My friends and brothers christened me Al Bundy” – after the hard-luck shoe salesman in the TV series Married with Children – “and some people, especially accountant friends, thought I was completely mad. There was an element of snobbishness too, people turning up their noses at what I was doing: selling shoes.”

Over the next four years Rooney spent months at a time footslogging across Ireland and England, visiting upscale boutiques. Once back in Buenos Aires he would rush out to the shoe design shop and factory with his orders.

His glamorous line in shoes was called Gabriela Castro (Gabriela is his wife’s name), remembered by Irish shoe lovers as the Jimmy Choos of the provinces, sure head-turners at a wedding, the races or a big night out.

“Not having a regular salary makes people fall back on their entrepreneurial side. Having had good jobs in Australia and Ireland in chartered accountancy, and plenty of job offers then, I was brought back to basics,” he says. “People can be too proud and believe jobs are below them, and limit themselves by thinking that.”

With the profits from the shoe business, Rooney hatched a plan “to do something in tourism”, as Buenos Aires was becoming a popular long-haul destination. He began hunting for a building to start a hostel or small hotel, but prices were high in the right locations. As luck would have it, the property he identified as a perfect potential boutique hotel – a large chunk of a turn-of-the-century building in an up-and-coming part of the city centre – was going cheap.

Gabriela takes up the story: “It was full of potential, but it was also full of squatters. The owner could not get them out, and the place was completely dilapidated; it was in a terrible condition.”

Close to Avenue Corrientes, Buenos Aires theatre and a bookshop precinct on the corner with Avenue Callao, the 18-room third floor on Sarmiento 1775 was once a well-known boarding house for bachelor writers and musicians, including Leopoldo Lugones, a famous 19th-century poet.

Today the building again echoes that era of elegance and refinement, with restored granite and marble floors, lead-glass windows and art-nouveau furniture, as well as photographic copies from the national archives of Buenos Aires’s life and times and its love affair with tango. A couple of times a week tango classes are held for guests, along with bespoke tours of the city and cultural outings.

In the early days the project was “mega-stressful”, say the couple. No bank credit was available in Argentina, and Irish banks did not want to know either, so they had to borrow from family and friends. Rooney even had to sell his car to pay bills and become project manager because he could not afford to pay the architect.

Now the business has broken even at last and loans have been repaid, so “that pressure is off”.

But first there was the difficulty of removing squatters, red tape and supervision of a huge renovation project before Rooney’s boutique hotel could open for business, two and a half years ago.

“We paid and bribed some squatters to leave, relocated a few and took more to court. Being a lawyer, Gabriela knew the ropes. As a last resort I turned off the hot water and took some doors off the hinges,” he says.

“At that stage my office was in the former drawing room; I was like a dog marking its territory, surrounded by squatters.

“I remember having palpitations – it felt like a heart attack – going to the city council offices almost daily. In the end attrition won out.”

Bribes were never requested, possibly because he was a foreigner. Officials, used to the “brown envelope” culture to move things along, may have been embarrassed or afraid to ask.

The couple have two sons, Ignacio (three) and Ruairi (one), and Rooney says he loves being a father and a hotelier with a relatively short working day, from 10am to 4pm.

“I had no experience whatsoever, but you learn as you go along, and I delegate a lot. I think I was never cut out to be a chartered accountant,” he says.

“I don’t miss Ireland, except for contact with my large family and friends. Buenos Aires is a friendly city; the people are big survivors. Like us Irish, they don’t take themselves too seriously and enjoy life no matter what.”

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Friday, August 27, 2010

The cost of living in Argentina

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THE COST OF LIVING IN BUENOS AIRESWe have a lot of inflation in argentina so by the time you read this it will probably be out of date.1)i will try to help as best i can with the expat list.FOOD AND BERVERAGES Supermarkets are very cheap espcially for beers and wines. They also offer big discounts on certain days if you pay by credit card. 2)ACCOMMODATION. The cheapest way to stay in buenos aires is to rent an apartment.you can rent a fully furnished apartment from about U$S700 to u$s4000 per month depending on your budget.All bills included. I would reccomend www.myspaceba.com but there are many others.3) PUBLIC TRANSport is very cheap. The subway is 30cents u$s for a journey of any distance.Buses are equally as cheap but a little bit dificult if you don´t know the city too well.A return train ticket to tigre is less than u$s1 for a journey of more than 20miles each way.If staying in the city you really won´t need a car. The public transport is that good. Plus finding a place to park a car is a bloody nightmare and becomes expensive.4)UTILITYS BILLS if you rent a furnished apartment all the bills will be included. Sometimes the owner puts a limit on the bills just to remind the tenant to turn off the ac when they go out.But most bills are inexpensive in comparison to the US and Europe.5) INCOME TAX now thats a grey area. Argentina is the biggest black economy i have ever seen.So people are paid a certain amount in cash some in vouchers and some is taxed, it really is a different answer for every person.MEDICAL INSURANCE We are a family of four and pay u$s300 per month for very good quality medical insurance.SCHOOLS Public education is not great here so its best to pay and go private. Buenos aires is awash with bilingual fee paying schools and they are very cheap in comparison to europe or the states. Starting prices are from about u$s200 amonth but can go much higher.NURSERYS care is about u$s200 for 3 hrs per day per month.6) ENTERTAINMENT AND RESTAURANTS IN BUENOS AIRES are as good as any place you will ever visit.Very affordable with loads of choice.many tango shows theatres and operas and thousands of great restuarants.


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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Travel To Buenos Aires by www.myspaceba.com

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» Links to this article Sunday, April 23, 2006
GETTING THERE: Numerous airlines fly from the D.C. area to Buenos Aires. Nonstop service is available from Dulles on United, but prices are high, starting at about $1,375 round trip. Connecting service is cheaper, with fares from about $960 on Continental from BWI. Delta, American and the Brazilian airline Varig also offer connecting service.
WHERE TO STAY: Short-term apartment rentals are available for as low as $150 a week for studios. Long-term sublets start at about $500 a month for one-bedrooms. My Space BA (011-54-11-4793-3496, http://www.myspaceba.com/ ) lists long- and short-term apartment sublets. ByT Argentina (011-54-11-4821-6057, http://www.bytargentina.com/ ), an Internet-based agency, offers apartments with pre-installed Internet phones that provide tenants with a U.S. phone number that rings in Argentina and free calls home: A large one-bedroom in trendy Palermo Viejo goes for $1,200 a month.
Buenos Aires has a wide range of hostels and B&Bs. A fun, inexpensive place to stay near the Recoleta Cemetery is Milonga Hostel (011-5411-4815-1827, http://www.milongahostel.com.ar/ ). Dorm beds are $7 and include breakfast and free Internet. In Palermo Soho, 1555 Malabia House (011-5411-4833-2410, http://www.malabiahouse.com.ar/ ) is a chic and airy B&B with rooms from $105 to $140.
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EXPAT ADVICE:
· Two companies offering information for expats on buying property in Buenos Aires are Escape to Argentina (215-825-5352, http://www.escapetoargentina.com/ ) and Argentina Homes (011-54-11-4801-9291, http://www.argentinahomes.com/ ).
· For information on obtaining a work visa, contact the Argentine Consulate in Washington, 202-238-6400, or consult the New York consulate's Web site, http://www.consarny.com/ .
· The Young Expatriates' Society of Buenos Aires (011-54-11- 5353-6414, http://www.yesba.org/ ) has monthly gatherings and a newsletter listing apartment vacancies, jobs, sports clubs and Spanish tutors.
· To learn about the parts of Buenos Aires that few visitors see, consider joining one of the charity programs organized by Insight Argentina (866-491-5639, http://www.insightargentina.org/ ).
· The Buenos Aires Herald ( http://www.buenosairesherald.com/ ), an excellent English-language newspaper, is a good source for expat activities and resources.
· For broader expat information, American Citizens Abroad (1051 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington, http://www.aca.ch/ ) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association for U.S. citizens living worldwide. The Association of Americans Resident Overseas in Paris (011-33-1-47-20-24-15, http://www.aaro.org/ ) represents more than 4.1 million Americans living and working abroad.
TANGO: Many foreign women arrive in B.A. wanting to tango but worry about language and social barriers that might prevent them from finding dance partners. A small industry has developed in which dashing young male dancers rent themselves out -- chastely -- as dance partners. Laura Chummers of Tanguera Tours can help make arrangements: 011-54-11-4953-2775, http://www.tangueratours.com/ .
INFO: City of Buenos Aires Tourism , http://www.bue.gov.ar/ . Argentina Tourism Office , 212-603-0443, http://www.turismo.gov.ar/ .
-- Allen Salkin

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Bilingual Airport Transfers Buenos Aires

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My name is John Boyle and I moved to Buenos Aires from Ireland in 2003. I first came to Buenos Aires in Feb 2002 and even though Argentina was in a deep economic crises i fell in love immediately with this vibrant city. My hobbies are running and Tennis and watching footbal. I also love the Argentine barbques as the beef is clearly the worlds best, and Argentine wines are to die for.English is my first language but I am finally fluent in Spanish as well. I am married to an argentine Clara and we have twin daughters Sofia and Paula.I offer a private driver service taking people to and from Buenos Aires international airport. We also arrange city tours.I started this business so as to offer newcomers to Buenos Aires the chance to choose an English speaking private driver to take them to their Hotel or Apartment.
All our drivers are Bilingual so even the journey in from the airport will be an education in the wonderful city of Buenos Aires.
So if you choose to book with us send us your complete flight details and we will track your flight by internet and be waiting for you as you clear customs holding a board with your name.
Myself or one of my colleagues will then take you direct to your Apartment or Hotel or Hostel. We can also assist you in looking for Furnished Apartments or a Hotel.Please fill in the booking form stating your needs and we will get right back to you.


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Buenos Aires Hash House Harriers

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Buenos Aires Hash House Harriers
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An excellent way to make friends and meet with the ex pat community in Buenos Aires is to join The Buenos Aires Hash House Harriers which is a drinking club with a running problem, they meet every second Sunday always in different parts of city.There are always 2 trails marked in flour one for machos is about 10km and the other is for wimps and walkers usually about 6km, refreshments (beer) are served on the run and afterwards there is more beer and food all for only 15 pesos $4us, £3 or 3 euros, there are many other social events connected with the Hash.For details of the next Hash ask John or Clara, and we can forward you the email complete with directions and contact numbers.

Furnished apartments buenos aires

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Buenos aires apartment rental faq
Buenos Aires Apartment Rental FAQ By David Burg Relocating to another country is never easy. It involves countless hours of research, phone time, and seemingly endless amounts of paperwork. Despite the hassles, thousands of expatriates make the decision make the move to Buenos Aires, Argentina every year. It might be the "buzz" of the city, the cost of living, or perhaps the beautiful people and culture, yet most agree: It's worth it. Whether you can afford a luxurious Buenos Aires apartment, or you're seeking something more economical - the city seems to offer something for everybody. There are many things to keep in mind though as you begin to navigate the exciting process of moving abroad. This article will address several common questions - and hopefully make the move easier.Do I need a visa to rent an apartment in Buenos Aires? No. Although some expatriates do have long-term visas, many foreigners live in BsAs without one. The requirements are different for each country, but if you're from the UK, EU, United States or Australia/New Zealand, you'll automatically be granted a 90-day visa upon entry. This can be extended to 6 months by visiting the immigration office. If you want to stay longer, you can travel to nearby Uruguay (a two hour boat ride), and re-enter Argentina with a new visa.Do I need a co-signer or credit to rent an apartment? Most foreigners do not rent apartments in the same way the Argentine citizens would. The easiest way to rent Buenos Aires apartments is through an apartment agency that works specifically with foreigners. They can usually offer a variety of furnished and temporary apartments without any co-signer or additional paperwork requirements. If you choose not to work through this kind of agency, you'll need a garantia. Basically, this is an Argentine citizen presently living (preferably owning property) in Buenos Aires who will vouch for you.What ID do I need in Argentina? Most foreigners find that a copy of their passport and perhaps a Driver License suffice for using credit cards, and renting in BA. Most businesses are used to dealing with foreigners. If you want to open a bank account or sign contracts though, you'll need a DNI (Documento Nacional de Identidad) and/or a CUIT (similar to a tax ID number). Both these require a lot of work to get, including a new visa status.Where are the best areas to live in Buenos Aires? You can find many luxury apartments all over the city, and every neighborhood has its own charm and character. Many foreigners choose to live in the popular neighborhoods of Palermo, Belgrano, or Recoleta - but you'll find expats in wonderful places all over the city. Furnished apartments in Buenos Aires can usually be found easiest in the aforementioned neighborhoods, though.Who can I contact to begin arranging my move to Argentina? There are many agencies that can help with arranging accommodation, but a select few have developed a well-deserved reputation for working with English-speaking clientele, and only working with dedicated apartment owners. Working with a reputable firm will make your move easier, and save you money in the long run.By David Burg, MySpaceBA.comEspecially if you're interested in renting luxury apartments in Buenos Aires, it's important to work with an agency that has contacts with the best buildings in the city. With the right agent, you can secure beautiful units your preferred neighborhood, including some apartments with pools in Buenos Aires. MySpaceBA has experience working with expatriates of all nationalities, and can provide a wide range of support to those relocating to Buenos Aires.

About John And Clara Boyle

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Allow us to introduce ourselves. We are Mr. and Mrs. John and Clara Boyle. We met in Buenos Aires but married and lived in the Republic of Ireland where we ran a Bed & Breakfast in Ballina County Mayo, a lovely small tourist city on the Atlantic West coast. Using the experiance we had gained working in tourism in Ireland, we made the decision that we should go and live in my beautiful Argentina and continue to do the same there.
In december of 2003 we moved to Buenos Aires from Ireland and we started our business named My Space BA. In this case we offer to the tourists, bussiness people and students temporary accommodations in furnished apartments in the principle areas right in the heart of the city of Buenos Aires. We have inspected every one of the apartments. They all meet the conditions and requirements to make your stay a pleasant one. So if you are looking for a studio or apartment just to rest your head, or a luxury downtown pad, we are the people you want to have a word with.We love what we are doing and are both totally committed to our business.
We speak English and Spanish fluently and we are waiting to help you make the most of your visit to the great city of Buenos Aires.Kind Regards,Clara Boyle
  • MY SPACE BA: Clara and John Boyle
  • Phone: (54-11) 4793-3496
  • Cel: (54-9-11) 3261-8904
  • E-mail: info@myspaceba.com
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