Now that I'm in my 40s, paying for bougie vacations is apparently a thing I do. Now that I pay for bougie vacations, I realize that they are totally worth the money. The two months that I spent in Buenos Aires were all a precursor to a running vacation across Patagonia that I booked a … Continue reading Why I Really Went to Argentina
The Totally Random Let's kick off this post with random observations I've had while in Argentina. People here love to clap. Put a few Argentinians together in a group and they will find something to applaud.I appreciate being somewhere air conditioning is used to a normal level and not to turn indoors into winter. I'm … Continue reading Un Poquito de Todo (Argentina)
Argentina is enormous and has many different climates and landscapes and geographical features. You need at least a month to see it all, which is, of course, not feasible for most people. I've been based in Buenos Aires and have had a few three-day weekends off work that I took full advantage of to hop … Continue reading Oh the Places You Can Go!
I knew Argentinian Spanish was going to be different and when my driver picked me up at the airport and one of the first things I heard him say was "ay-zhair" instead of "a-yer" for "yesterday", I knew it had begun. Since then, sometimes "a-yer" is ay-shair. The "Y" changes, the "LL" changes, and the … Continue reading No, Seriously. ¿Cómo Se Dice…?
During North American winter, Buenos Aires is two hours ahead of New York time. (It's only one hour ahead the rest of the year because Argentina doesn't observe daylight savings) Except for this eight-week blip, I'm living in New York time from the end of September '21-mid-June '22, so I decided to work 10:30am - … Continue reading In the City of Good Airs
You can't really travel at the moment without talking about COVID. I know people who still won't travel, partly out of fear of getting COVID itself but largely out of the fear of COVID disruptions. That is, having to change flights and hotels if they get sick, losing money on reservations, needing to be hospitalized … Continue reading Obligatory COVID (and General Safety) Post
Ecuador Earlier this year I went to Croatia, which is part of the EU but doesn't use the Euro, and Montenegro, which is not part of the EU but does use the Euro. Slightly annoying. Not the Euro part - I don't mind if I have leftover Euros because I'll use them eventually. But having … Continue reading The All-Mighty Dollar