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“Here come your first clients,” Alan, my Peruvian street vendor mentor said as he pointed at two Bolivian girls walking towards us. “What? Really?” I asked nervously. I imagined myself as one of the Bolivian bus vendors, standing on the side of the road yelling in a really irritating sing songy voice “Buses to Po-to-si POH TO Siiiiiii !!!” Oh man, how do I, this blond foreigner who they probably think eats cash for dessert, approach these people with my gringa cake? They walked past us. Ahh opportunity lost. “Let’s wait til we get to the plaza,” I said, trying to build up my confidence.
“Anything that walks is a client,” said Alan with his super mellow smile. “You’ll get it, and be sure to cut up one of those cakes to give out as samples! People will like that.”
So we marched through More >
11 months ago
Today I officially leave Argentina, and head off on my next adventure…to Bolivia! The land of high altitudes, the most dangerous road in the world and living like a queen becasuse everything is so CHEAP!
As I leave Argentina, I keep thinking about all the good times Ive had here and all the incredible people Ive met. I can only hope I made, even slightly, the kind of impact on them that they made on me…..
Then! I got this picture, and I felt like maybe I had
This was probably the worst peice of clothing I have ever been forced to wear in my WHOLE LIFE! (Chinese bartending work dress) Its so unflattering and I left it in the trash when I moved out…but, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure and our beloved, sweetest lady in the whole world, house keeper found a treasure in this bright pink atrocity. Whatever makes you happy I’ll miss you Argentina, its been an amazing experience!
Week 3. I really need to get better about writing more often! This is suppose to be like a diary for me, but better because I can attach pictures and fun videos! Wtf mate. Ok starting this week, Im going to be on it or Ill regret it in a year from now
SO! Basically, as soon as Matt and I decided we were going to stay we set off to find jobs. Matt sent out his resume to teach English and I printed out my restaurant resume and hit the streets. I hit up smokey Irish bars and secret rock bars (there is no sign and you have to look for the “red door” and ring the bell to be allowed entrance, so cool). I checked craigslist here and there too and sent out my resume to a few places where I thought I might stand a chance. One was a chinese restaurant. Hmm, I can do asian…
Done. Job accepted. But More >
Buenos Aires is incredible.
There are no doubts about that. The city pulsates with music, beauty and delicious food. I can walk down the street and wander into a corridor filled with cheap antiques or stroll into an open plaza where Tango dancers step around tables stacked with cheap wine and juicy steaks. Everyone is beautiful. Whether you are into bohemian hippies, smart trendsetters or Maxim center folds, this city has it all.
Matt and I arrived here A WEEK AGO already and it feels like..well…actually, Ive pretty much forgotten about time…THATS HOW AWESOME IT IS HERE!
I dont really remember what days we did what, but we just started doing things and the days flew by…
Getting to know the culture…
Sight More >
Today I fell in love. It was fantastic. My heart felt light, I giggled a bunch, tasted a sweet taste on my lips and felt urges I couldn’t resist…
I think I knew it as I walked through the artesanal fair, eating empanads rich in buttery dough, fresh spinach and dripping the suculent juices of tomato.. I knew temptation was all around me. I should have known then. El Bolson is the kind of town that can have this effect on you. (Did you think I was talking about falling in love with a place? bwahaha)
We wanted to go biking today, but all the stores were closed for siesta. It must have been fate. Instead, Matt and I decided to go hiking and save bicycling for tomorrow. Starting up a dry country road, we soon found ourselves leaving the comforts More >