First thought on Buenos Aires (BA)… amazing! I’ve wandered the streets, watched the local futbol (or soccer) team beat up on Brazil, attended probably one of the best live band performances I’ve ever seen and helped rally the locals at a laid back demonstration against a few new government policies.
[Here’s a quick slide show of local wall art… or graffiti.]
After arriving Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. (16 hours and 7,000 miles) you would think that I’d succumb to a hardcore case of jet lag. However, this was not the case. My curiosity, two new roommates from Denmark and one from Ireland would not allow it.
Walking the streets of BA is amazing. BA is a huge metropolis with a lot of Argentinians sipping on Mate or Cafe con Leche (coffee with milk) or eating a couple medialunas (croissants) during their siesta, a mandatory three-hour break between work hours. It’s a tough life!
It is a vibrant city with an even more vibrant culture… and I’ve been here less than 48 hours. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for me over the next month!
Visiting an international destination is an experience like no other. The different food, culture and people you meet is like no other. Each country, each state and each city have an individualism all their own. For instance, a double “L” in Spanish in Argentina is pronounced like “jo” while in Spain it is “yo.”
These little details are what make traveling so adventurous.
My roommates Bjorka, Karston and Shey are all around my age (28) and have traveled to Venezuela, Belize, Chile and Brazil. The stories they’ve told me are amazing and, of course, are making me want see them for myself, but discover different trails, restaurants, people, etc. and be able to tell my own story.
At the end of my life, I want to have a bag filled to the brim with stories of distance lands, crazy futbol games and eating bugs (gross! but someone has to try it!)