I live here now.

Trip Start Oct 08, 2007
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Trip End Dec 16, 2008


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Flag of Argentina  , Capital Federal District,
Monday, September 8, 2008

I like Buenos Aires. The guys are hot. What's up with the face?! Do you need more to like a place? Okay then. I like Buenos Aires because it's a real city. There are people of every age are strolling the streets. There are kindergardens, and schools, and parks filled with strollers and joggers, and shopping streets and quiet residential areas. There is the busy city center and the Sunday antique market. It does look like Europe, but it feels like South America - somewhat friendlier and flirtier. Can it get any better?
 
So in the city with the highest number of hot guys per capita, I'm staying in the hood with the highest number of yoga studios, coffee shops, and cute restaurants and boutiques per sq. m.  Jealous yet? It's of course Palermo.
 
Everything goes to place really fast:
 
Day 1. I find a Spanish school, a yoga studio a block away from it and a running track in the near by park.
 
Day 2. I find a shared apartment a few blocks from the park and the school. I go to yoga and later to salsa with a girl I meet in the school.
 
Day 3. I move into my new apartment, and meet for a coffee with a guy from couchserfing.com who I'd emailed with questions about Buenos Aires when I first arrived here. He gives me lots of good tips and a SIM card. All I'm missing now is a mobile phone.
 
Day 4. Time for shopping - running shoes (I have 4 pairs now, scattered around the world), knee-brace (right knee is still hurting a bit from the last trek), a hair conditioner, an anti-freeze styling hair cream, a make-up remover (I can ware a make up now) and an electrical converter for my laptop.  I'm all set. I go shopping for food, and ... check this out - I cook a veggie soup for dinner. It is edible!
 
Day 5. I go to school and buy a mobile phone on the way home.
 
So I have a home, a phone, a yoga studio, a running rout, a salsa place, and I know a few people. I think, officially, I live in Buenos Aires now.  Eso es. 

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dennisb2008
dennisb2008 on

Living Abroad
I too am looking into the pros and cons of an American living abroad, especially temporarily in various places and moving around. I love your article!

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