Here are a few things that you might want to read about:
- I love Buenos Aires, I love the huge city, I love the ridiculously efficient Subte that runs throughout the city. I do not love that my spanish is apparently foreign here because I do not speak in "castellano" (which means that 'll' and 'y' are pronounced as 'j', also, everyone here speaks in 'vos', which is the form every spanish teacher I ever had skipped over because it is a form 'they only use in Argentina'). Curses. I'm getting the hang of it, but I am much better at Spanish than I appear.
- I love la familia Orquera, who we are staying with in the city. The wife is a designer and I'm obsessed with all the magazines and books I find all over the enormous apartment. Also, her apartment is immaculate and I guarantee she is OCD (and has a maid), so I am right at home.
- We went to the Argentine equivalent of Farmer's Market yesterday which was, to say the least, awesome. Becca got a beautiful ring to wear in lieu of her actual wedding ring (so it doesn't get stolen) and I got some fun leather flats with cool designs on them.
- We went to the Buenos Aires the other day for 15 pesos...that's 5 dollars...and we got to fead sea lions little anchovies. I don't know, I guess I just think the US zoos are pretty lame now.
- Last night after the farmer's market we were wandering around and went into this mall that is, esentially, a giant showplace for multiple interior designers. Um. Why don't we have those in the US?
- The Orquera's dog, Roco, stole my little travel pillow thing and tore it apart. He did so in the process of returning to his little den. Um. There were styrafoam (sp?) microbeads all over everything. Really funny but really sad. I felt dumb.
- Finally, I'm thinking of starting a petition in the US to incorporate foreign yogurts into the food pyramid. Turns out that the yogurt is tastier (mostly because they use hardly any preservatives) in every place BUT the US (Kefir, I still love you).
I am done with this post. Today we are going to the gardens and the Buenos Aires MOA. Can't wait!
PS - Pictures coming soon.