Category Archives: Pre-departure

Bye!

Miracle of miracles: I have successfully condensed 6-months worth of stuff into two suitcases that weigh under 50 lbs. So I’m off this afternoon to ATL, and fly down to BA at around 10:30 tonight. ¡ Hasta luego! 18-hour update: … Continue reading

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HP in BA?

Current challenge: Still on the lookout for a source that will provide information about the chances that I will be able to locate other Harry Potter fans to attend the (obviously midnight) premiere of the last HP movie. Questions I … Continue reading

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“I Like to Party all the Time”

Buenos Aires is known to be Latin America’s “hottest clubbing destination,” a reputation that is both exciting and intimidating. Coming from a small town in Vermont, I expect the glitz and glamour of the BA social scene will be a … Continue reading

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More expectations on society/culture

Some other interesting tidbits, again mostly drawn from Adams’ book (I should be getting paid for all these free adverts, Fiona…): Fact #1: BA plays host to the second largest population of Jewish people outside of Israel (after New York … Continue reading

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Interacting with porteños

Ok, so now that I’ve got these porteños on lockdown, I’ll investigate some helpful hints that may improve my chances of having positive social interactions with them using my same trusty texts. Fact #1: “Unlike the stereotypical Parisian, who simply … Continue reading

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Figuring out porteños

I depart in 10 days, so for the next week and a half, I’ll be jotting down some expectations derived from my study of a few Argentina travel guides. I’ll quote from my two favorites, Time Out’s Buenos Aires guide, … Continue reading

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