Spanish word of the day: VAMOS

Translation: LET’S GO!

Wow. I am in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I keep on having little moments where I realize that I’m here. Walking to the park, sitting at a bar, watching the sun rise in a sky scraper. I’m here! But it hasn’t sunk in that I’ll be staying for five months just yet.

These last few days have been a blur, to say the least. Every day has been a packed schedule. And when I say that, think of packing a suitcase that is so condensed that all you can do is pray that it isn’t over the weight limit. My first week has been filled with orientation meetings, figuring out class schedules, a tango show and class, a cooking class, and doing oh so much walking.

Buenos Aires is HUGE. From Palermo to La Boca, Microcentro to Puerto Madero, there’s so SO many neighborhoods to explore, and we had our own tour guides to tell us all about where we were. There’s so much to see in every single neighborhood (or barrio, for those who want the lingo). We walked through at least seven of them, and each one has a completely different environment. The scenery change from neighborhood to neighborhood is really interesting and is unlike anything I’ve ever seen in a city. Each one is so distinctly different that you feel that you’ve stepped into another place. I’ll be sure to talk about this more another time.

While I’ve only been here for a week, I now have a better sense of the city and where things are. Next comes figuring out the bus system, wish me luck.

Until next time, from the lovely Buenos Aires 🙂

Published by Maggie Gillich

Class of 2023 Psychology and Spanish Double Major IES Buenos Aires, Argentina

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