One of the places most people want to see when coming to Buenos Aires, touristy or not, is La Boca. It’s beautifully colorful. I recommend going on a weekday, as early in the morning as you can. It’s cooler and the crowds aren’t bad. In fact, by the time I had walked around a few hours, the crowds were just getting started. Of course, I’m … Continue reading La Boca
(Wow, it’s been crazy the last week or so. First my computer died. They told me it was the hard drive but it’s just a cable …..which they don’t have …..and it’s going to take a week to get. Also, I caught a cold and am now developing a lung infection. I’m going to the hospital today. I’ve been in Buenos Aires and will continue … Continue reading Palacio Barolo
I went for a walk this morning to look for the ‘old town’ section of Montevideo. I’m not sure I found it. I did find a lot of old buildings, though. Couldn’t resist the kitty cat. Notice anything similar in all these pictures? Hardly any people. There are cars here and there, but there’s no one around. Most of the businesses … Continue reading Museo Arte Precolombino Indigena
I’m heading off to Uruguay tomorrow, so today I’m trying to do a little catching up. I’m getting behind in my photo to blog ratio, if you catch my meaning. So, just a quick post. I haven’t shown you any pictures of the school I went to last month which has helped me to become fluent in Spanish….. Ha ha ha! Yeah, that was a … Continue reading Vita & la Escuela
I’ll be on my way to Iguazú Cataratas (Waterfalls) tomorrow. It’s an 18 hour bus ride. Yes – 18 hours. But, it’ll be an overnight journey on a ‘sleeper’ bus, so it’ll be a breeze. Anyway, I thought before I go I’d like to finish up a few thoughts that had begun with my last post. First, I wanted to post a couple more … Continue reading A couple things more…. and Tango
I’m in trouble. I’m in serious danger of falling in love with Buenos Aires. This is getting dire. And I still haven’t actually seen any live tango yet. Last weekend I walked down to San Telmo. The weather was beautifully dark and cloudy and foreboding of rain – my kind of day. I set out early in the morning, as I am wont to do. … Continue reading Mercado de San Telmo
My weekdays are spent going to class from morning to early afternoon. After class, I’m fried – well, my brain is, anyway – plus I have homework, so I don’t have a lot of energy to go out and see any sights. I save that for the weekend. Today I took a long walk. My three goals were Teatro Colón, El Ateneo Grand Splendid and … Continue reading Out and About in Buenos Aires
It started……it started…..when did it start? I could say it all started when Mike said ‘Hey..’…but that’s another story for another time….. This particular chapter of that story started somewhere around November 2011. After 10 years of self-employment, Mike sold his landscape business – he’d had enough….but that, of course, meant he needed a new source of income. He’d been a teacher years before and … Continue reading Welcome to ZiggyTraveler!