10 Things I Now Know about Buenos Aires: July 12, 2013

    A street artist paints a mural in San Telmo, Bs. As. 10.) Watch your step.Most of the sidewalks in Buenos Aires are a cracked, disheveled, stumble-prone mess. A friend told me that sidewalks are not public property, but belong to the shops and businesses behind them. Thus, their care is in the hands…

Lost in Transportation: June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013 By Jammie   Getting lost can be quite fun. I’ve always rather enjoyed wandering around, finding surprises down small streets, relishing the discovery of a new place for a tasty treat. When the weather is right, the shoes comfortable and the destination undefined (yet physically encompassed in an area easily explored within…

Language Barriers: June 14, 2013

With my two years of high school Spanish (yes, you may snort with derision) and Bjorn’s proficiency in it, I foolishly thought I would be fine in Buenos Aires. But oddly, knowing a little bit of a language seems to be worse than knowing nothing about it. The phonemes and structures of Spanish feel familiar…

Dance Revolution: June 7, 2013

This post is about service; but it’s not about anything that I have done. Rather, it is about the amazing work my friend D is doing. What he is doing not only benefits others, but is mind-opening and beautiful as well.  D is a music therapist, and also teaches a class called “Corporal Expressions” at…

A bent towards Boca: June 3, 2013

I’ve heard plenty of stories of Boca. “It’s the Compton of Buenos Aires”; “You don’t want to be there after dark”; “It’s rough”; “It’s dangerous”; “The vendors are pushy and get in your face”; “The taxi drivers scam you”; “It’s a really poor area of town.”  It’s also quite picturesque.  We went to El Obrero,…