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Published: September 13th 2011
I'm in my second week of school in Argentina. Since my last blog post I've taken the colectivo to school everyday and I like it so much more than the subte. I'm really enjoying all of my clases and am trying to absorb all of the information about Argentina that I can. I'm a little frustrated by the language barrier because I feel like i know Spanish but can't understand what anyone is saying and can't get my point across. urgh. but i successfully went grocery shopping yesterday and made sandwiches to take to school because i realized how expensive it's going to be to buy lunch at school everyday and i want to save as much money as possible so i can travel. i've put machu pichu out of my plans because i just don't think that i have enough time or money to get go. but on a more exciting note i booked my ticket to salta today. i'm leaving tuesday night of next week because i don't have class on wednesday (dia de la estudiante) and i'm going to miss class on thursday. i'm really excited to start traveling and get out of the cd. as much as
i like the city, there's constantly noise, people, no nature, and i always feel like i'm going to get hit by a car...
other trips i have planned: cordoba for oktoberfest, patagonia, iguazu, colonia, tigre. Can't wait for october!
Since my last post, i went to the leather factory...but i didn't buy anything because i wasn't expecting everything to be so expensive and i'm not a huge leather fan anyway. i went out to some bars with a girl that lives across the street. went to a party at a friends house...in a super sketchy area :/ but all was well because we decided to take a taxi home rather than colectivo. i went to la feria de mataderos...which was really cool. there was a ton of souvenirs, shows, and food and it wasn't touristy at all. i really felt like i got to experience the culture of Argentina. I also went to puerto madero and walked around the Ecological reserve. So far so good. i can't say i love it yet because the language barrier is frustrating and i'm still trying to strike a balance between living here and being a tourist. i still feel like i'm
on a vacation so i feel like i have to go places and do stuff all of the time. also i haven't really gone out that much because i'm afraid of being out that late and getting robbed. a lot of kids in our problem have had things stolen at clubs or bars. which does not sound fun to me. its not that i don't want to go out...its just hard. especially because people go out all night here and you're pretty much in bed all day the next day. maybe i just need to feel more comfortable.
this week should be exciting though because i'm going to a gay tango club tomorrow night for my gay buenos aires class, i'm going to the plaza de mayo with cea on thursday, and tigre with cea on saturday. i think its supposed to rain this weekend. but i feel like there are so many things to do in the city that i won't run out of things to do.
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