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 statue […]Read more "The One Before the Last One"
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 person […]Read more "The One With More Public Transportation Stories"
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 California […]Read more "The One With the Asados"
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 on […]Read more "The One With the End of the World"
One of the fun things to do around Buenos Aires is try to understand what some of the street signs here mean. Because what is obvious to the porteños, is not so obvious to the students studying here. A few we’ve managed to understand: “leave seats for people with disabilities” or “unload and load quickly.” But […]Read more "The One With the Wrong Cultural Festival"
The cool thing about having no class on Friday is that my friends and I can all go do cool things together. The cool thing about having no class on Thursday while my friends do, is that I can go do cool things that interest me (but maybe not them). So one fine Thursday afternoon, I […]Read more "The One With the Museums"
In my spare time I signed up for an extra “short course” at the university on Urban Photography. The class held promises of exploring the city while learning to take photos. Thus far, we haven’t explored the city. Rather, we’ve taken photos and examined them in class. The teacher has promised that we’ll meet […]Read more "The One With the Air Conditioning Units"
As is wont to happen when you spend enough time in one place, I finally have my own favorite places to hang out, cafes to get lunch at, and routes to take to school. My favorite cafe to have lunch at, is a little French cafe right next to school called Mon Ame (pronounced similarly […]Read more "The One With the Translation Errors"
I’m going to chat more about the exercise equipment in Buenos Aires next week, but we got to the airport waaay too early (we expected the colectivo to take half an hour to show up and, of course, two appeared within five minutes of our arrival at the stop). So we walked along the riverbank […]Read more "The One With the Waterfalls"
“We have not quite determined how far it shall carry us,” said Mrs Gardiner, “but perhaps to the Lakes.” No scheme could have been more agreeable to Elizabeth, and her acceptance of the invitation was most ready and grateful. “My dear, dear aunt,” she rapturously cried, “what delight! what felicity! You give me fresh life […]Read more "The One With the Lakes"