Buenos Aires Futbol, Musica y Demonstraciones

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!)


9 responses to “Buenos Aires Futbol, Musica y Demonstraciones

  1. Eating bugs… ugh. Make sure, if you must, have them chocolate covered.
    P.S. Brazil is my dream place to visit one of these days…. In January they have quite the street party going on…(a friend from Brazil here in town tells me so).

  2. Pingback: Futbol Argentino Mexicano y espanol » Buenos Aires Futbol, Musica y Demonstraciones

  3. Was awesome to hear you are having fun so far. If you eat a bug, I want video coverage! love yah.

  4. Wow, mandatory 3 hour siestas! I must have been working in the wrong industry or at the wrong time in BsAs life. The siestas were kept to the more rural areas when I lived there — 3/2004 – 9/2006. Too bad there’s no way to turn back time.

    Keep your eyes out for the “dancing empanadas.” They seem to roam the streets at different times and will bring a smile to your face.

    Enjoy the “winter” weather,

  5. sup brother from the same mother? sounds like ur havin a good time sweet. nuthn new hear worth talkin bout. i’m swamped with work so i’ll be ready for another ride by the time you get back, assuming u make it back. dude lovin the roomate situation! lata

  6. I’ll be sending you some pics, maybe you can post some here. Also a video clip of something to add to your “must do” list. Coming soon…. love yah, T.

  7. Good morning from Yakima!!! Couldn’t wait to get to work this morning to get your update!! Sounds like in just a few short days you’ve covered a lot, so no need to worry that you won’t be coming home in a month ;o) Miss you tons and happy to hear you are enjoying this latest adventure of yours. Love you!! XOXO

  8. Already sounds like you’re finding your groove pretty quickly. Careful on getting too involved in the political demonstrations – Americans aren’t exactly popular on the world political scene at the moment.

    When you get outside the city, I want some good photos of monkeys. Monkeys rule!

  9. Pingback: Pages tagged "musica"

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s