Argentina: Part I

January 28th, 2009


Wow! I can’t believe that we have been back from Argentina for three weeks. Where has the time gone? I was thrown back into real life so quickly. A few hours after returning, I was already reading cases and prepping for my first day of class. Now as I trudge through the snow to get to school, spend hours in the library studying and stress about finding a summer job, I remember something J said to me, “We will always have BA!”

How true he was! And I can’t wait to return. Our trip to Argentina was everything that we needed. After a stressful first semester, I needed to relax and that I did. Most days I slept until at least noon. When I would wake up, J and I would go in search of food…delicious food…Now, if Ginny is hungry, she starts to get grouchy. This happens to be a family trait. My mother is one of ten. Eight of which are girls. There are a few common traits among these girls, one of which being that they like their vittles. When my aunt was getting married, my mother drove up to DC with my aunt’s fiance (the groom). My mom hates to stop on a long car ride because she likes to get there quickly. My uncle, however, made her stop and get some food. My mom was slightly annoyed but he responded “You need to feed L’s girls!”

How true he was! We need to be fed! J has learned and he made sure I was very, very, well fed. I gorged myself on yummy dulce de leche desserts, tried crocodile (see above picture), ate steak, sampled every type of empanadas, found the best alfajores, fell in love with croissants filled with melted cheese and ham…everything was excellent…

Not only did we catch up on sleeping and eat a ton, we also explored Buenos Aires.  It was strangely familiar and yet completely new to me at the same time.  J and I walk a lot.  We explored many of the little neighborhoods on foot.  My favorite place in the city was the Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo. J and I went there at night when people spilled out of the bars into the Plaza, listening to musicians and dancing.  I also loved the art. Even the graffiti was art.  Sigh!  Can I go back now?

P.S. Check out my pictures here. Stay tuned for more about Argentina…including recipes…  Also, crocodile is yummy!  Tastes like fish!


5 Responses to “Argentina: Part I”

  1. VeggieGirl on January 28, 2009 7:41 pm

    INCREDIBLE!!

  2. Manggy on January 28, 2009 7:49 pm

    Oh, you mean you’re not liking the Chicago weather? Lol. Can’t wait to see the rest of the pics! :)

  3. Kevin on January 29, 2009 7:36 pm

    Argentina is sounding like fun and the food is looking good!

  4. Emily on January 30, 2009 4:25 am

    Welcome back! I’m sooo jealous of your trip.
    Also, I want to gnaw on that piece of meat. Oh boy.

  5. admin on January 31, 2009 1:10 pm

    Veggie girl- :)

    Manggy- yea, this weather is awful! :)

    Kevin- it was great! everything was amazing!

    Emily- hehe! the meat is amazing! i ate so much of it…

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