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Bahram
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Username: Barry

Post Number: 1
Registered: 2-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 8:43 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello. Very informative forum.
My wife and I are coming to BA on Feb 17th and have 9 days.
I have few questions:

1- Where should we rent an apartment? Palermo or Recoleta?

2-Want to watch Boca Jrs on Feb 18th. Should we get tickets in advance? How much is the ticket? Which section is recommended?
Would like to do the same for River on Feb 25th at Monumental.

3-We also would like to do 1 or 2 day excursion (preferably beach thing). Where do you recommend? Punta Del Este? Are there pacakges from BA to there?

I alreday have picked up lots of useful info by redaing other posts. Thank you in advance!
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Julieta Durante
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Username: Just_ba

Post Number: 4
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 10:53 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

1. I recommend Palermo, but that its such a subjetive thing: both neighbourhoods are great and quite diffrents. Recoleta it's like high society place. The most of the rich people of Argentina lives there.
Palermo ut's a trendy area, full of art, design faires and culture. At this point if you wish a great apartment i can help you- contact@justba.com.ar
2. If you want tickets i know someone who can help you to find tickets and lives you at the stadium and go back with them.
3. Punta del Este would be an excellent choice, its quite expensive since its an exclusive beach, but its fantastic!

Hope you find this information usefull!!!
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florencia
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Username: Flopy26

Post Number: 53
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 1:10 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

julieta I am agree with you,palermo is a very very nice place! I recommend palermo too
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florencia
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Username: Flopy26

Post Number: 54
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 1:15 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

bahram,

I have friend that he has apartments in palermo,but I need the permission robert to say the name or the web site.

best regards!
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Geoff Pearson
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Username: Gpearson

Post Number: 16
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 1:41 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello Barham,

We just had 5-weeks in Palermo & it's great. Sort of, upper middle class, plenty of amenities & you can walk around at 2.00am without any problems. Do yourself a big favour though & find somewhere within easy reach of the Subte. That way you will be able to reach just about anywhere in BA & save yourself heaps on taxi fares.

HTH

Geoff Pearson
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Roberto
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 991
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 2:35 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

florencia, just go ahead...
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florencia
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Username: Flopy26

Post Number: 55
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 5:34 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

bahram,

I send you the website:
http://www.barts.com.ar

thanks robert for your permission! wow travelsur is a big family LOL
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Bahram
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Username: Barry

Post Number: 2
Registered: 2-2007
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 1:25 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thank you all for your help and comments.
It seems Palermo, due to approximty to Subte is preferable.
I will look for something near Subte in that area.
I did check the barts site, but did not find anything close to Subte and little pricey.
I see an average of $200/wk for 1 week on other sites.

Another question:

Is it safe to walk from El Caminito to La Bombonera on Sunday afternoon? I understand there should be no issue at Monumental.
Thanks!
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florencia
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Username: Flopy26

Post Number: 56
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 1:38 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

bahram,
yes in las canitas you have near the line D,ministro carranza station.
now we have new apartment in recoleta.
thanks and thanks for you roberto
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Geoff Pearson
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Username: Gpearson

Post Number: 17
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 1:48 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Bahram,

El Subte runs underneath Avenida Sante Fe if that's any help... so anywhere with walking distance either side of Santa Fe is a safe bet.

We stayed on Araoz (cnr. of French) & it was less than a 10-minute walk to either Bulnes or Oritz stations.

HTH

Geoff Pearson
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Roberto
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 995
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 4:24 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

> Is it safe to walk from El Caminito to La Bombonera on Sunday afternoon?

Mmmhh. This should be done at your own risk. Specially if you decide to wear a River Plate soccer shirt (the traditional contender team). I don't think anyone can tell how safe or unsafe this is if there is a game going on.
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Bahram
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Username: Barry

Post Number: 3
Registered: 2-2007
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 4:33 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Roberto,

I am a football fan, but I am not stupid to wear River's shirt at a Boca's game at Bombonera. I just want to go watch each of these two BA giants while I am there, at their own Stadiums. I am not a fan of any particular club over there.
It is just I've read in so many of these travel books to be careful with La Boca and don't wonder around. I don't know what to expect.
I want to go to El Caminito on Sunday and then walk to the stadium, with my wife, to watch a game. I understand we are getting good seats. "La Platea". If we don't do anything crazy, should we be concerned?
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florencia
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Username: Flopy26

Post Number: 57
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 5:21 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

roberto,
yesturday I sent you e-mail
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Roberto
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 997
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 5:32 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Bahram, that was meant as a joke. Nobody will actually do this unless crazy. I heard reports that Buenos Aires safety is more of an issue at present. Coupled with the fact that soccer games are always ground for violence, then the unexpected can happen.

I would personally do that walk, attend the game (yes, platea is a good option) and enjoy my day. But I will be looking over my shoulders too. I actually do this when I walk through Florida street on a weekday!! Briefly, better to be alert than to be concerned.

@ Florencia. I answered today.
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Michael Teryazos
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Username: Mteryazos

Post Number: 3
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 6:37 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Does anybody know how to get tickets to Boca Jrs on March 23rd??
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Roberto
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 1031
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 8:58 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

In addition to other suggestions/offers that members may post, you can also contact Erna at 4322-8147 and ask her to arrange this for you. It will include picking you up at your place of stay and back. So it's like a little package that includes good seating (platea). I am unabashedly promoting my mother as you may know... she owns the agency and this website.

BTW, a few weeks ago there was an incident in "el monumental" where there were many wounded. Games (pre and post game) are somewhat dangerous -take into account this is an election year and someone out there would love to create chaos- so if you were thinking on taking your child to the game I will give this some thought.

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