Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Good Airs

From The Trip, pt. 6: Argentina
Wow after a 20 hour long bus ride up the Atlantic coast we have finally arrived in Buenos Aires. It is unexpectedly hot and humid and ironically smoggy here, but it was great to ride our first subway (or subte, as they call it) in awhile. We still need to explore, but I was distracted by my unofficial acceptance to Berkeley´s Master of Landscape Architecture in Environmental Planning program (long title). Hooray! Hopefully John and I will find out about more schools over the course of the next month, but golden bear is not too shabby of a start.

From The Trip, pt. 6: Argentina

Ps. In case you didn´t know John and I applied to graduate schools this winter and are waiting to hear back.

From The Trip, pt. 6: Argentina

Update: What they say about Buenos Aires is true; it is truly an amazing city. Yesterday we wandered around the historic district of San Telmo, enjoyed ´tea time´ with beers and crackers in the park, found ourselves in Plaza de Mayo, walked down Avenida Florida´s pedestrian mall, saw some street tango, ate a Uruguayan chivito, drank some Uruguayan clericó ( a white wine ´fruit salad´ as our waiter called it, which prompted me to say, Weird, alcoholic fruit salad? and he said, No it´s not weird, it´s actually very popular.)

From The Trip, pt. 6: Argentina
Today we planned to try to walk all around the city from the working class neighborhood of La Boca, home to the Boca Juniors, all the way up to Recoleta, home of Evita´s grave, and beyond to the expansive parks of Palermo. They have neighborhoods here called Palermo Hollywood, Palermo SoHo and Barrio Chino (Chinatown), which all make me very curious, but it is very rainy... hopefully it will let up soon.

From The Trip, pt. 6: Argentina

2 comments:

  1. Congrats, Shannon! It'd be great to have you guys stay around in the Bay Area.

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  2. That's awesome, Shanu! Congratulations. T+M

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