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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Recoleta Walking Tour

After I arrived, one of the first things we did was take a walking tour of the neighborhood surrounding our new apartment. I recommend the company we used, BA Walking-Tours. Don't be fooled by their chaotic website, they offer a really great tour for relatively little cost. The tour we took was US$25 per person and for a 2.5 - 3 hour tour. They offer a number of destinations, including Wild or Mild Tango tours. We chose the Recoleta-Palermo afternoon walk. This covers Recoleta cemetery, the surrounding restaurants and shops, Embassy row in Palermo and a stop for coffee and a snack. Our guide, Carlos, was knowledgeable, funny and gave us great insight about Argentine history and culture in addition to the tour stopping points. Another plus - he spoke flawless English - a HUGE bonus for our first couple of days here.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Welcome to Buenos Aires!

Much to my surprise, in May 2009 my husband and I found out that we were moving to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Six months and a mass of paperwork later, I boarded a plane to meet Jon in Bs. As. Though living far from family and friends has it's difficult moments, our new home has been good to us in many ways. We have begun to settle into our new neighborhood, so now is a great time to start tracking our life together in a foreign country.

I hope that some of the information I provide is helpful to anyone who wants to visit Argentina or just wants to keep up with Jon and I. Enjoy!