Hola from Argentina!

Day 1

Saturday. Sept 12, 2009

CLICK HERE to see a map of where I am living!

So this morning at 7:30am I arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina! I had an amazing plane ride enjoying all the 1st class amenities and watching the sunrise from above the clouds just before we landed. Overall, the trip over here was very nice.

After arriving at the airport I was unsure of where I was staying but after getting the taxi driver to make a few phone calls we were able to find my new address. I am staying with a couple young couple and their kids that are in college. They are very nice and helpful! They seem young and fun and know a good amount of English. I have my own room with a bathroom and a rooftop patio to hang out on. The entire house is amazing! I would love to have a place like this some day! On Tuesday there will be another student staying here with us. One great feature about the house is that they have WiFi and it moves fast. The internet is faster here then back home in Texas! Here are a few photos of where I am staying:

Main Living Area

Main Living Area

Main Patio

Main Patio

My Bedroom

My Bedroom

So after arriving I went out to the Recoleta area. I walked around through the market in the streets, visited the Basillica de Nuestra Señora de Pilar, and then went to the Cementerio de La Recoleta in the city where Eva Peron (Evita) was buried. I got to see her tomb even though it turns out she is buried in a different cemetery nearby or something like that.

Basillica de Nuestra Señora de Pilar

Basillica de Nuestra Señora de Pilar

Cementerio de La Recoleta

Cementerio de La Recoleta

Eva Perón's (Evita) Tomb

Eva Perón's (Evita) Tomb

We just had a family dinner. It was a home made meal by the daughter of the house. She went to school to learn how to cook and speak English. All I know is that she has done very well in both areas!

For the first night I don’t think I am going to make it out. I am just too tired with all my traveling in the last few days. I will definately make it out to go dancing one of these nights sometime soon though. Who knows…maybe I will actually learn how to dance for the first time! Tango, anyone??

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3 responses to “Hola from Argentina!

  1. Shaun, So happy you arrived well and are enjoying the first impressions! It makes me want to go there, the weather looks great. When I do, you better be teaching me some Tango.
    Take Care and APRENDA ESPANOL! Besos, tu Tia Alicia

  2. What up Shaun….hope all is well! Make sure you keep us all up to date. Get your ass back to Texas!! No but seriously, enjoy yourself, have fun, but don’t have too much fun, that way you’ll come back home!

    Talk to you soon! Boomer sooner!!

    Casey

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