Adios Buenos Aires, Te Extraño Más De Lo Que Pensé

It was with a heavy heart that I left Buenos Aires 10 days ago. And even today, I still find myself comparing everything here in California to how things are done in Buenos Aires. Of course I miss the friends I made, the food, the Spanish classes…but I also somehow miss many of the mundane…

Iguazu

No trip to Argentina is complete without a visit to the stunning Iguazu falls at the border of Argentina and Brazil. So during the third weekend of my stay, I took an 18hr overnight bus with my Australian roommate to see what all the fuss was about. The thought of an 18hr bus ride was…

Exploring the Streets of Buenos Aires – Palermo

Palermo is the biggest barrio and also the one in which both my school and accommodation were located. Broadly divided into Palermo Viejo and Palermo Moderno by the bustling Avenida Santa Fe, the barrio has many subdivisions such as Las Cañitas (where I lived for most of my stay), Alto Palermo (where Vamos school is…

Exploring the Streets of Buenos Aires – San Telmo & La Boca

Two barrios always on the tourist list are San Telmo & La Boca. They are located right next to each other and can both be explored in a day. San Telmo A cute neighborhood of low rise buildings and cobblestone streets, San Telmo is the kind of barrio you picture when you think of Buenos…

Exploring the Streets of Buenos Aires – Abasto & Recoleta

Buenos Aires is huge, and most tourist maps actually leave out more than half of the city, focusing only on the touristy areas. Even after one month, I was constantly discovering new barrios, and though I didn’t actually get to exploring non-tourist-map areas, the next couple posts provide an overview of some of the better…

Music and Dance in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires always conjures up images of handsome couples dancing to melancholic tango tunes, but tango is only one part of the music scene here. If looking to explore more, read on for my discoveries and recommendations on music and dance here! Tango: As the birthplace of tango, Buenos Aires has no shortage of places…

Choosing a Spanish School in Buenos Aires

You only have to google “Spanish School in Buenos Aires” to realize how popular the concept of learning Spanish here is. Despite the very distinct castellano of Argentina, Buenos Aires manages to lure multitudes of foreigners who flock here to experience life in this latin city while brushing up on their español. Choosing a school…

La Comida de Buenos Aires…

This one month in Buenos Aires has been deliciously unhealthy. Here I share some photos of my daily diet… Argentines love their meat. Though they are most famous for their beef (carne de vacuna), they do also enjoy their pollo (chicken), chorizo and cerdo (pork). In the picture above, I’m enjoying a milanesa de pollo…

A Birthday in a Foreign Land…

Quite a few friends had told me that they felt older when they turned 24. They knew it sounded silly, they had said, but somehow, they turned 24 and felt like they needed to get their lives together – they felt they were getting older and needed to be taking steps towards growing up and…

Ay, Buenos Aires, ¡Me Enamoré De Ti!

I am not sure how or where to start with my thoughts on Buenos Aires. Before I came here, if there was one word that could describe my feelings about the city, it would be ‘confused’. I had read so many contradicting things about Buenos Aires from the Internet, I really didn’t know what to…