Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Short Post => Pictures

Okay, so I'm too lazy to put up pictures here on every blog entry BUT I have put them online on facebook and here (=click on here!)

Monday, June 23, 2008

Days 2-3

The last couple of days have been fun. Yesterday I went to the Centro with Kendra, Nate, Clarke, and their brothers Tomas and Tomas. The center is huge, we just saw the CBD (gcse term for central business district), la Playa de Mayo, and a bunch of places along the way since we walked there from the train station. Then today we took the placement test and I placed into the advanced level which means that I'll be studying literature (yay!) I'm so tired of studying grammar! And then we went out to get lunch. And then I managed to get home without getting lost too much and by asking directions just twice. I'm kind of proud of myself actually, haha.

PS I was only able to upload the pictures to my facebook, I might here some later, it depends on my mood.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Day 1

So today I arrived in Argentina, after approx. 24 hours of travel and I met my Argentinian family. They're really nice! They have two daughters, a son, and a very old dog. And my room is really nice, with internet access and a beautiful wood ceiling with beams. My Italian/Argentinian cell phone is still not entirely working, I can call others and I can receive local calls but don't try to call me from the US because it won't work. My calling card also doesn't work, which using my boyfriend's terminology, kinda sucks...haha. Fortunately I can use facebook/messenger/skype to keep in touch with people.
This morning I struggled with a door, and eventually lost. Essentially I was home alone and this lady came by to deliver some vegetables but I couldn't get the door to open, even though the keys were right next to it. The main reason was that the hole for the key was much larger than the key itself so I thought that it couldn't possibly be the right one. I suppose a crosscultural analysis of keys is rather dull as a subject, but I will write about it anyways because I don't want to go to bed at 8PM. From my experience, American keys tend to be small and simple, the kind of keys that Italians would almost use for "secret" diaries (which by the way almost always use the same key, they're probably all made in China anyways) and maybe for mailboxes. Italian keys are either long and quite complicated or short and very complicated (in terms of holes and cuts and stuff). Argentinian keys (at least the oens for my house) look even smaller and more simple than the American ones...strange.
Then I went to Christy's house, met her family, and the cute little puppies (awww!) and then we all went down to the center of the town where I would have taken pictures if I hadn't forgotten my camera at home.
So yeah, I think I'll go to bed soon because I'm tired.
Tomorrow: trip to the center of Buenos Aires (yay!)

Monday, June 9, 2008



Bienvenidos a mi blog! Aqui voy a escribir sobre mis aventuras en Argentina. To introduce myself, I'm an Italian citizen/US permanent resident studying something at the University of Washington... and this summer [or is it winter?] I'm going to be studying in Argentina for five weeks (yay!) To clarify that "something" that I'm studying: I am technically in the business school, but I'm planning to change my major to informatics...and of course continue taking Spanish courses and start studying Russian.
Anyways, I'll update this blog throughout my journey...just don't expect it to be written in English all the time....Per adesso vi saluto e vi lascio con un bel filmato di Pablo Argentino to keep you entertained (or confused if you don't speak Italian) =D