A week (or two) in BA

It’s been about two and a half weeks since I landed in Buenos Aires and I’m finally writing something about it.

In my defense, it’s been a very busy two-and-a-half-weeks. I have toured (with SOL Education, with groups of new friends, and on my own) the city at large, with specific visits to el Jardín japonés, el Expo Rural 2019, el Cemetario de la Recoleta, la Feria de Recoleta, Palermo Soho, el Ecoparque, and el Jardín botánico.

First day, first shot.

I’ve enjoyed empanadas (de carne, por favor), churros con dulce de leche (a great idea until you eat enough to make yourself sick), and mate (gross lukewarm, delicious hot).

I’ve also bought a whole lot of tchotchkes, both for others and for myself; you know my motto – its never too early to start thinking about Christmas.

Blossoms at el Jardín japonés.

All in all, it’s been a good time here on the other side of the world. I’ve had brief moments of terror – getting lost in a foreign country at night with your phone about to die is no fun – and, of course, there’s been some homesickness. (Skype does wonders for that, though.)

An angel at el Cemetario de la Recoleta.

Buenos Aires is such a strange, deeply foreign city in many ways, but in many other ways it’s quite beautiful and lovely. I think that I’m going to enjoy my stay here more than a little – and not only because they put dulce de leche on everything.

xo Marie | instagram

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