I’m writing this post from somewhere in the air above Bolivia. I’m a few hours into my melancholy journey back to the United States now, and have had time to think about my entire trip to Argentina at this point. The ending of the program, with everyone was fairly somber, we knew that this day … Continue reading Going home
We just got back from a trip to the city of Tigre, two hours north of Buenos Aires, though the time spent in the city itself was less than 10 minutes. Our program organized a scheduled voyage to the closest city to Buenos Aires, a simple day trip. However, while it was simple it was … Continue reading Trip on the River Tigre
My remaining time in this wonderful country is winding down, only three weeks left, and I still have a large list of things to do. Recently I’ve been getting nostalgic for home, but quickly realized that my desire to be back stateside is because of the world series going on. After about five months in … Continue reading Winding down
I recently got back from a long weekend trip to the glorious, skinny, mountainous country of Chile. My roommate and I were discussing possible travel plans the days leading up to the long weekend on Columbus Day, but hadn’t made any conclusive plans the day before it was about to start. Most everyone from our … Continue reading Long weekend in Chile!
I went to my first milonga the other day, and it was quite an adventure. A milonga is an event that takes place at any one of many theaters or other large buildings around Buenos Aires, where people gather to watch and dance tango until the wee hours of the morning. I went with two … Continue reading Milonga!
I have never been to Niagara so I can’t rightly diss it, but cannot imagine that it is as amazingly kick-ass as Iguazú. The eight students in my program met at 6am at the airport last weekend to catch a flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazú falls, a set of waterfalls tucked in the rainforest … Continue reading Iguazú falls
I think it is time to briefly discuss my host family, of which I have failed to elaborate. There is the other boy from my program from College of Charleston in South Carolina, who lives in the room above me. Then there is Bay, short for Bianca, the 22 year old daughter who comes home … Continue reading Monika and the Host Family Experience
Living in Argentina for any length of time, you quickly learn that there are a select few Argentine heros who are valued more than the one’s own spouse. Every other famous person is considered second class, regardless of any circumstance you could imagine. These heroes are featured in artwork, songs, and the hearts of Argentina—for … Continue reading Argentine Heroes