Of Birthdays and Elections

Birthdays in other countries can be either pretty great or pretty depressing. Sometimes, birthdays can trigger all sorts of feelings of culture shock and homesickness when you have to celebrate your birthday thousands of miles away from the friends and family you usually celebrate with.  In order to avoid that experience, I planned an epicContinue reading “Of Birthdays and Elections”

The One Where We’re #cultured

Austin and I finally remembered to head out to the cemetery when it was open and were surprised by exactly how big it was! While the cemetery in Recoleta in Buenos Aires was very touristy due to the presence of the tombs of a few famous Argentines, the cemetery here in Trujillo is designed forContinue reading “The One Where We’re #cultured”

Deja Que Comience la Magia

And we’re back! A little over a year ago I published my last blog post from Argentina and returned from Cuba (and promptly forgot to post my Cuban blogs, forgive me). I spent the past year enjoying my final year of university, solidifying friendships, setting off fire alarms, and learning a thing or two. UnableContinue reading “Deja Que Comience la Magia”

The One With All the Goodbyes

For my last week in Buenos Aires I flew the coop and headed to Igazu again!!!! Whoo!!!!! Just kidding… In downtown Buenos Aires there’s a “Monument to Igazú” but it’s actually just a mock Igazú Falls for all the tourists who won’t be able to make it up to Igazú. I mean come on, that’sContinue reading “The One With All the Goodbyes”

The One Before the Last One

I finally made it to the National Library (getting sick seriously ruins everything) and found this statue that I’d last seen on our first week here during the city tour. The library itself is somewhat cool with a design somewhat like the UC San Diego library, just slightly less pyramid-y and more boxy. The statueContinue reading “The One Before the Last One”

The One With More Public Transportation Stories

We’re down to the last two weeks in Buenos Aires and boy has it been quite the adventure! So much so, that all of these photos are old (like one week) and out of order because I’ve been backlogged from all of the adventures I have around the city each weekend. The cultural director personContinue reading “The One With More Public Transportation Stories”

The One With the Asados

Continuing our favorite tradition of heading to the cultural festivals on the weekends, we headed to the Mexico Cultural Festival! Despite all of the misleading dates and confusion about when the festival was actually occurring, we finally made it and I finally got my burrito. I gotta say, it wasn’t as good as my CaliforniaContinue reading “The One With the Asados”

The One With the End of the World

So the southern most tip of Argentina is actually an island, but we pretend it’s attached to the continent for fun. The whole area is called Tierra del Fuego and at the southern part of it, there’s a small city called Ushuaia. It is the southernmost city in the world (not including the stations onContinue reading “The One With the End of the World”