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Forum: Argentina
Jun 20, 09, 6:37 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 2,949
Posted By syzygy8

Just a note to recommend that anyone in BA on...

Just a note to recommend that anyone in BA on this day should REALLY consider going to this dinner. My wife and I loved our meal at Pura Tierra a few weeks ago. I wrote about it in the EZE mini-DO...
Forum: Argentina
Jun 20, 09, 6:28 pm
Replies: 925
Views: 162,022
Posted By syzygy8

Some quick notes about some of the places I dined...

Some quick notes about some of the places I dined during my last 2-week visit to BA. Some of this is a bit more thorough in the post I just made about the EZE mini-Do scheduled for later this week....
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jun 20, 09, 5:56 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,931
Posted By syzygy8

Get ready for a GREAT meal!

The Mrs. and I returned from EZE 2 weeks ago, so we unfortunately can't join in on this mini-DO but I can tell you from our experience at Pura Tierra you are going to LOVE IT!

I'll need to put...
Forum: Argentina
Jun 3, 09, 10:10 am
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By syzygy8

The writer of the first article, for The...

The writer of the first article, for The Atlantic, is a close friend of mine. My wife and I are probably mostly responsible for encouraging him and his wife into spending about 3+ months living and...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Jan 11, 07, 1:31 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 6,027
Posted By syzygy8

The American History museum currently has an...

The American History museum currently has an exhibition going on now in a spot at the Air and Space museum. It's a "Best Of" exhibition so people can see items while the museum is being renovated. ...
Forum: Argentina
Dec 21, 06, 9:23 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,161
Posted By syzygy8

:D

:D
Forum: Argentina
Dec 14, 06, 7:16 am
Replies: 3,651
Views: 549,267
Posted By syzygy8

Well, she shook hands with the president. And...

Well, she shook hands with the president. And Argentina's first lady's no political slouch! :D
Forum: Argentina
Dec 14, 06, 6:51 am
Replies: 3,651
Views: 549,267
Posted By syzygy8

Speaking of Shakira, I was fascinated watching...

Speaking of Shakira, I was fascinated watching television coverage of her visit. It was almost non-stop on some channels. And then a meeting with the president! She's the next Bono! :)
Forum: Argentina
Dec 3, 06, 8:24 am
Replies: 43
Views: 4,216
Posted By syzygy8

Thanks for the tips. Im thinking, though, that...

Thanks for the tips. Im thinking, though, that Ill probably pay extra at duty free for my booze than something cheaper in town. The premium is, I think, a small price to pay for allowing me to...
Forum: Argentina
Dec 2, 06, 8:17 am
Replies: 43
Views: 4,216
Posted By syzygy8

Oi. Im not liking the sound of this. Any ideas...

Oi. Im not liking the sound of this. Any ideas on the LAN flight EZE-MIA? Im on it on Tuesday night. AND Im trying to request bulkhead because my wife is on crutches. They were VERY good...
Forum: Argentina
Dec 1, 06, 7:36 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By syzygy8

It has been funny watching the local press cover...

It has been funny watching the local press cover their visit. They interviewed staff at Jangada, asking all sorts of questions about what they ate, how much they tipped, etc. Then, on the news last...
Forum: Argentina
Nov 22, 06, 10:32 pm
Replies: 3,651
Views: 549,267
Posted By syzygy8

Yeah, surprised me too. One of my other faves,...

Yeah, surprised me too. One of my other faves, the NH Latino has gone from approx. $70/night to over $100. It's been a year and a half since I was in Argentina, so even with a slightly better...
Forum: Argentina
Nov 22, 06, 9:33 pm
Replies: 3,651
Views: 549,267
Posted By syzygy8

Two years ago it was US$27/night. Prices are now...

Two years ago it was US$27/night. Prices are now at US$47/night IIRC. An incredible bargain. The rooms are kind of small and the walls are kind of thin, but they're quite clean and quite...
Forum: Argentina
Nov 20, 06, 10:37 am
Replies: 3,651
Views: 549,267
Posted By syzygy8

Easy. Stay at the Ibis. I've done it. Cheap,...

Easy. Stay at the Ibis. I've done it. Cheap, clean, safe and convenient.
Forum: Argentina
Nov 16, 06, 10:00 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,674
Posted By syzygy8

I've been that area only once. But if you're...

I've been that area only once. But if you're willing to invest time, I'd scratch Punto Tomba from your itinerary. Prices have gone up since I was here two years ago but........
Forum: Argentina
Nov 12, 06, 9:05 am
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By syzygy8

Quick Jaunts Out of BA

For my upcoming, two-week (almost) trip to BA, I have no plans whatsoever but to arrive in town and get to the apartment I rented. Outside of that, I'm just planning to take it as it comes by...
Forum: Argentina
Nov 4, 06, 5:30 pm
Replies: 3,651
Views: 549,267
Posted By syzygy8

If you need that much money right off the bat,...

If you need that much money right off the bat, I'd contact the estancia and see if they'll accept US Dollars. I'd be shocked if they wouldn't. Then just travel with the cash.
Forum: Argentina
Nov 2, 06, 5:41 am
Replies: 614
Views: 78,156
Posted By syzygy8

Tikal

Gaucho, what's your take on the Tikal series of wines? Although I've yet to purchase it retail, when I see a bottle of Patriota on a wine list here in DC I usually go right for it. Aside from...
Forum: Argentina
Oct 18, 06, 8:21 am
Replies: 1
Views: 812
Posted By syzygy8

I stayed at Santa Rita in March 2005. A...

I stayed at Santa Rita in March 2005. A beautiful setting. Peaceful getaway. It is by no means luxurious, but definitely not rustic. That's not to say it's not worth going to. If luxury means...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Sep 26, 06, 12:00 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 4,200
Posted By syzygy8

Doubtful. MLB shifts around the interleague...

Doubtful. MLB shifts around the interleague divisional matchups year to year. The only exception is the "natural rivalry" which will have the same interleague matchups each year. Mets vs. Yanks,...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Sep 22, 06, 1:27 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,384
Posted By syzygy8

There is no etiquette with DC cabs. Don't even...

There is no etiquette with DC cabs. Don't even try. Your wait time charge is issued by law as noted below. Don't be surprised if the driver also tries to charge you an additional dollar or two for...
Forum: Argentina
Sep 18, 06, 1:44 pm
Replies: 3,651
Views: 549,267
Posted By syzygy8

Polo question

Is there any online resource regarding polo matches in BA? I'm planning to be there late Nov/early Dec and would like to take in a match. Any site showing dates of matches, ticketing info, etc? ...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Sep 18, 06, 1:21 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 4,200
Posted By syzygy8

I agree fully with this. If you end up at a...

I agree fully with this. If you end up at a hotel in DC, my recommendation would be to discuss with the concierge your destination and have them outline for you how many zones you'll be passing and...
Forum: Argentina
Aug 25, 06, 9:57 pm
Replies: 3,651
Views: 549,267
Posted By syzygy8

My recollection of the neighborhood is....eh. I...

My recollection of the neighborhood is....eh. I agree it looks pretty hip. Perhaps I'm wrong but I can't understand the AR$36 for a bottle of Trumpeter. It's barely US$9 here.
Forum: Argentina
Aug 25, 06, 12:15 pm
Replies: 925
Views: 162,022
Posted By syzygy8

Gaucho, Nectarine definitely sounds like one of...

Gaucho, Nectarine definitely sounds like one of the places I need to hit for the first time on my next visit. Does that AR$170 include any wine pairings?
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