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  • Splinter

    Replied to the thread Booze is cheap down here.
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    Good point mate, but this stuff is definitely the real McCoy as is the Cpt Morgan.
    These I do not recommend though...

  • Semigoodlooking

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    I don't know about Jameson, but there are other whiskey brands that are developed on license, typically in Brazil. This might explain why it is cheaper here. My understanding is the quality is lacking too. Again, I am not sure if this is the case for…
  • Splinter

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    It also occurred to me that I've received the odd comment when opening a bottle of beer at 6pm. Like, "Don't you think it's a bit early?"
    Many Argentines won't even consider a drink before 9pm, however if the sun has fallen way beyond the yard arm, it's…
  • Rice

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    (Quote from Splinter)

    This visual image is hard to shake.
  • Our crops are saved! Just had a personal email from my new BFF, Melinda Gates. I must say I’m surprised that her grammar and spelling are so lacking, but this is probably just because she is so overwhelmed with joy at recovering her investment. I…
  • Splinter

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    Mainly the hard stuff.
    The wedding we went to recently had two or three free bars. One for wine and beer and the other two for cocktails, which were the busiest.
    They were round those like herds of Wildebeest at a watering hole during a drought.
  • Rice

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    (Quote from Splinter)

    Hard liquor, not just beer & wine?
  • Splinter

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    Yes it's true that Argentines are not big drinkers, publicly at least and if you walk past a cafeteria even at around 1800, most people are drinking coffee or soft drinks.
    But...get them together at a wedding or similar event and it's a different…
  • Rice

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    Could it be that liquor is more rarely consumed here, so stores (especially the small ones) could still be selling the stock they purchased at the 16-20 pesos/USD rate?

    Quick! Run out and stock up before they read argentinaexpats.org and correct this…
  • serafina

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    This makes me want to go out for a Negroni. I haven't had one in ages. Overall, I have noticed that here they do not consume alcoholics to the same rate we do in Europe. Actually, I have never seen people having an alcoholic drink in a cafè, unless it…
  • serafina

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    I'll give that a try tomorrow, so thanks serafina
  • Splinter

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    The other day I needed to replenish our stock of Jameson Irish Whiskey (750ml) and whilst it's true that many prices have increased since devaluation and also that prices vary quite wildly depending on where you go, many brands are still considerably…
  • Splinter

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    I'll give that a try tomorrow, so thanks serafina
  • Splinter

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    Since it is produced by Amazon, it is available also here and included with Prime.


    As for the credit card, usually they ask for your card details but you will be charged only once the paid period starts. However, I have no direct experience with…
  • serafina

    Replied to the thread Dust off your AppleTV.
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    Since it is produced by Amazon, it is available also here and included with Prime.


    As for the credit card, usually they ask for your card details but you will be charged only once the paid period starts. However, I have no direct experience with…
  • Splinter

    Replied to the thread Dust off your AppleTV.
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    (Quote from GlasgowJohn)

    Sorry mate only just saw your question. Been looking for this one for ages:
    Also The Man in the High Castle.
  • Splinter

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    My daughter lives on Amazon and does all her shopping online, rarely even going to the supermarket or shops, so when were over in the UK, I'd ask her to order stuff for me (because she loves it) on her iPhone X and I'd give her the cash. Besides, we…
  • serafina

    Replied to the thread Dust off your AppleTV.
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    I still check it out now and then. I have watched The good doctor and This is us.
    However, since Amazon Prime is a bundle where you have free next day delivery of amazon products plus their movie offering, it makes sense only if you live in a country…
  • Rice

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    Jeez, you are going up the ranks!!!
    And you are even on informal 'you' terms. ^^
  • Rice

    Replied to the thread So you think English is easy?.
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    This is why childhood is the best time to learn a language! Children simply accept these wild linguistic anomalies without questioning, in the same way that they are unselfconscious mimics of foreign sounds.

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  • Splinter

    Replied to the thread Booze is cheap down here.
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    Good point mate, but this stuff is definitely the real McCoy as is the Cpt Morgan.
    These I do not recommend though...

  • Semigoodlooking

    Replied to the thread Booze is cheap down here.
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    I don't know about Jameson, but there are other whiskey brands that are developed on license, typically in Brazil. This might explain why it is cheaper here. My understanding is the quality is lacking too. Again, I am not sure if this is the case for…
  • Splinter

    Replied to the thread Booze is cheap down here.
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    It also occurred to me that I've received the odd comment when opening a bottle of beer at 6pm. Like, "Don't you think it's a bit early?"
    Many Argentines won't even consider a drink before 9pm, however if the sun has fallen way beyond the yard arm, it's…
  • Rice

    Replied to the thread Booze is cheap down here.
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    (Quote from Splinter)

    This visual image is hard to shake.
  • Our crops are saved! Just had a personal email from my new BFF, Melinda Gates. I must say I’m surprised that her grammar and spelling are so lacking, but this is probably just because she is so overwhelmed with joy at recovering her investment. I…