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Warning: Buenos Aires apartment scam

5 November 2010

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If you're new here, you may want to start with Our Consulting Problem and maybe our FAQ and if you like what you see you should totally subscribe to receive new posts via RSS or email in the box on the top right. Thanks for visiting!UPDATE 1/9/2013:  To avoid any confusion, this article/warning is NOT [...]

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Kayak.com does more than you might think

2 August 2010

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You may have noticed that in the last couple of weeks we added a Kayak.com flight search box to our sidebar (over on the right).  You may have wondered why.  ”Why would they do this?” you might have said to yourself.  You may be saying it to yourself even now.  Fear not, I am here [...]

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How to learn Spanish (Part 1)

10 July 2010

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How to learn Spanish (Part 1)

When we arrived in Buenos Aires, Ryan knew a fair amount of Spanish from studying in high school and college but hadn’t spoken in ages, and I didn’t know more than what’s on a Mexican restaurant menu.  Now, after ~3 months of class, we both speak decently and can get around just fine.  Our conversations [...]

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World Cup Game 6: #&%**##@ @@#$)!

3 July 2010

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Germany is good

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Game 3: Argentina 2, Greece 0

23 June 2010

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Game 3:  Argentina 2, Greece 0

We’re relatively new to this, but as far as we can tell, Argentina always wins.  This is probably a good thing as it’s usually much better to hang out in crowded places with very passionate drunk people that are happy rather than angry.  We watched this game (which was thankfully at 3:30pm rather than early [...]

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Game 2: Argentina 4, Korea 1

21 June 2010

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Game 2:  Argentina 4, Korea 1

Game 2 was pretty sweet.  It was at 8:30am on a Thursday, but that didn’t stop us from getting a gang together (including our spanish classes and teachers!) to watch it at a packed cafe.  We decided to stay sober this time given how early it was, but suffice to say, not everyone in the [...]

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The 5 major food groups of Argentina

8 June 2010

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The 5 major food groups of Argentina

In the US, we have a food pyramid with recommendations on what we should eat; it looks something like this: In Argentina, they have a similar system, though it looks a little bit different.  From what we can tell, this is a relatively accurate depiction: People rave about the food in Argentina, especially the beef, [...]

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Our trip to the Northwest of Argentina (the NOA) in summary

3 June 2010

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Our trip to the Northwest of Argentina (the NOA) in summary

In case you haven’t caught every post over the last couple of weeks, I wanted to put a quick summary of all of the posts related to our one-week trip to the Northwest of Argentina.  As a reminder, we went to Salta, Cafayate, (through the the valle de Calchaquies) and then up north to the [...]

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Our 10 favorite things about our life in Buenos Aires right now

30 May 2010

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Our 10 favorite things about our life in Buenos Aires right now

A quick reflection about our 10 favorite things about our life in Buenos Aires right now (in no particular order): Dogs: We’ve told you about this before – they’re everywhere.  It’s a little strange that they don’t seem to have the slightest interest in talking to us or being pet by us, but just seeing [...]

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Trip report on Salta and northwest Argentina

25 May 2010

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Trip report on Salta and northwest Argentina

We just got back from a weeklong trip to Salta and northwest Argentina, and let’s just say that we’re very appreciative of all that Buenos Aires has to offer. We’ve heard that the rest of the country thinks porteños are snobby and that, in reverse, porteños think people from the provinces are unsophisticated and that [...]

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