Oh Flavio. I’m glad it was you. You were commanding yet gentle; firm but kind. I was afraid but you showed me what to do. We had a moment you and I. We laughed. We cried. Well, I cried on the inside anyway for my disastrous amateur tango. Yes, tango. What did you think I was talking about? More
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
Andrea Dunlop is on a quest to check off a bucket list of adventures in her 29th year.
#1. Spend a month in a foreign country
Welcome to a new column, Chasing Thirty by Andrea Dunlop. Throughout she’ll share her attempts to check off the items in her pre-30 bucket list in this, her 29th year. More