29 March 2009


Have been back for 1 week. Still sick. Should go to doctor.

Pictures/recap soon!

20 March 2009


Ah Rio. So hot. And green. But mostly hot.

Tummy is grumpy. Cheer up, tummy!

Saw Jeebus and Pão de Açúcar. Brasil not cheap like Argentina, and taxi drivers not as nice. Wallet is sad. About to get sadder when I spend all my money on souvenirs at market tonight. Rio still pretty, and I sometimes understand Portuguese a little. This makes me happy.

I like juice. Ate açaí on Ipanema beach. Felt pretty touristy.

Don´t make me leeeaaaveeeeeee. :(

17 March 2009

Adiós, Buenos Aires!

Lunch with Peruvian/Argentinian family was best meal of trip. Good Spanish practice.

Tango show was fun. Ate too much again. Eat too much every day. Food too cheap. All that working out for Brazil wasted.

Bought lots of things. Probably too many. Hard to resist though. Everything so cheap, including taxis. I like being driven around. Have been told that my Spanish is good. Each time has been followed by me messing up next verb. Maybe these are just attempts to get me to buy more things. It´s working.

Fútbol was intense. Took picture with Maradona look-alike, though only part that looked alike was hair. Lost sister at one point and was forced to spend 1st half thinking of best way to tell Mom and Dad that I lost their daughter at South American soccer match. Found her at half time. Boca won 3-0.

Gaucho day was fun, though the four of us were only ones there. Was hoping to meet people. Managed to lose camera in the yerba, but our guide searched and found it. Thanks, Alex. Never galloped on a horse before. Have video. V. sore.

Pub crawl after gaucho day probably not best idea, but fun anyway. Slept in sort of. Lunch at burrito place that was suspiciously like Chipotle. Tasty.

Last meal at Los Inmortales. Best thing about most meals is dessert. Why is ice cream so good here?

Love BA. :D Everyone so nice.

Rio tomorrow. Why am I awake? Must sleep.

13 March 2009

24-hour time.

We really must remember about 24-hour time.

In other news, had steak. Mmm steak.

Tomorrow = city tour, lunch with real live Argentinian family, shopping, tango show?
Sunday = Market, Boca fútbol
Monday = Horsie riding, pub crawl with people from hostel
Tuesday = ?
Wed = flight to Rio

Bienvenidos a Argentina!

Have made it to hostel and successfully made reservations for Boca Juniors football match on Sunday. Hope we don´t die in football riot.

V. tired. Never can sleep on planes.

Hostel Suites Florida v. nice. Lots of people but no hand soap. Don´t know why.

Pizza everywhere. Also, loving how "llaves" now begins with shhhh. Hoping my Spanish skills shape up pretty quickly, although did teach Lex new word to describe how she feels today(cansada). Going on night walking tour now. More soon.


12 March 2009

Departure Day

It has arrived! Leaving to get Potbelly mmm sandwich and then off to the airport. Ta ta for now.


05 March 2009

Boa noite.

Leaving in one week. OMGWTF.

Have been trying to learn some Portuguese phrases for Brazil.

Oi, como vai você? Onde fica o banheiro?

Es más difícil que el español.

packing list (so far):
omg shoes
bathing suit
travel journal
bathroom things
address book (to send you a postcard)

What's missing? Comment. Now. Do it.

Days until departure: 8

02 March 2009

I still need to...

camera battery
at least 6 rolls of film (Yes, I still have a film camera. I love it. So shut up.)
rain coat
suitcase locks
flippy floppies
travel-sized everything
...a new dress? :x

Dad's digital camera
200 more dollars

my thesis

Days until departure: 10

01 March 2009


Woo. Visas in hand. Glad to report that passport was not lost in the abyss. Am v. excited about tiny holographic Brazil.

Days until departure: 11