Topic: argentina

Chasing Thirty: Leaving Argentina

Chasing Thirty: Leaving Argentina

Why is vacation so much better than real life?Maybe ‘better’ is the wrong word; but why is it so much more enjoyable than real life? What is it I love so much about being abroad? How can I make my real life more like it? These are the questions I’m left with after and amazing, life-altering month in Argentina. More »

Chasing Thirty: Alone In Argentina

Chasing Thirty: Alone In Argentina

From the day I arrived in Argentina, there was a line of questioning I came to expect. I blend in pretty seamlessly in down there because of my dark hair and olive skin, but the moment I opened my mouth it was clear I wasn’t a native. So people asked where I was from, followed by wondering if I was I traveling alone, followed by wondering why was I traveling alone. I got this from everyone: taxis drivers, waiters, baristas. A woman alone in a foreign country provokes a variety of reactions from curiosity to concern to suspicion. I learned that the simplest way to answer this question, given my bad Spanish was to say “for an adventure” and leave it at that. More »