After 19 hours and 56 minutes in the air I’ve finally arrived in Buenos Aires! So far the city has been quite the adventure and the people have been both welcoming and patient. I actually had a sprawling 2 hour long conversation while roaming the streets of BA with a man named Frederico (he’s a medical student who works at the hostel) that covered topics from where we’re both from to my knee and its current medical status to whether or not the 9/11 attacks were a conspiracy. He speaks almost no English and I, as you all well know, speak little to no Spanish. I left dazed, confused, slightly better informed about Frederico and with an arsenal of seemingly useless Spanish medical vocab.
I’ve already managed to find the botanical garden as well as the shopping district and was lucky enough to be in town for a futbol clasico match between 2 rival Argentine teams. I wasn’t really sure who to root for(and stay safe at the same time) so I just lurked at the bar and tried to stay neutral while enjoying the beautiful game for what it was.
The weather is truly lovely here, summery and hot with blue skies peeking out from amongst the skyscrapers. I’m off to go work on my Seattle pale and assault the poor citizens of BA with my ‘Spanish’ but we’ll be in touch!