Buenos Aires is a lot of things, to a lot of different people. In this series of articles, each member of the LandingPadBA.com team takes their turns at sharing their Buenos Aires with all of you!
Name: Simon Taylor
Hometown: Guildford, UK
Profession: LPBA Web monkey and poker player
How long have you been in Buenos Aires?
Which barrio do you call home? Why did you decide that this was the place for you?
Las Cañitas. I didn’t, my friends had already chosen it when I arrived.
What brought you here? What keeps you here?
Fun and good place to live on dollars. Same thing keeps me here (and a certain website, and a certain girlfriend)
What’s one thing you wish you would have known before arriving in Buenos Aires? Please explain.
That the the internet poker bubble would burst, I would have bought an apartment.
Have you ever experienced a re gringo moment? I know you have. Please, do tell.
Probably loads in the first year without even realizing. Ummm, lots of Spanish fail moments.
Buenos Aires teaches us all that life is about the simple pleasures. What is your favorite Buenos Aires simple pleasure? and why?
Bife de chorizo from Don Hugos (the parrilla on Dorrego and Luis Maria Campos in Las Canitas) with a bottle of house red.
What’s your favorite free (or bargain) activity here in Buenos Aires?
Lagos de Palermo.
Buenos Aires is also full of hidden gems. Name a few of your favorite off-the-beaten track restaurants, activities or night spots here in Buenos Aires. Please include addresses if applicable, and a brief review.
Don Hugos, and Primavera Trujillana. Loose lips sink ships!
Life in Buenos Aires isn’t always perfect, so if you had to mention something that bothers you here what would it be?
Internet not working, it has cost me literally thousands.
Which would cause you the most frustration?
A. One of those days when you just can’t seem to communicate (Spanish-Fail)
B. Landing on multiple dog mines
C. Only having hundred peso bills all day long, and not being able to find a business with change
D. Having to renew your visa for the first time with the new $130 USD law
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