Posts tagged "Buenos Aires"

My photo album of Argentina and Peru

I’m back in Chicago now and on this overcast day I am thinking back on my three- week trip in Argentina and Peru. I miss the architecture, from colonial to baroque, the colors, which are vibrant, and the landscape from the Pacific Ocean in Lima to the lush green mountains outside Cusco, Peru. So this... Read more »

!Feliz año nuevo!

Happy New Year! I spent New Year’s Eve in Buenos Aires. A popular thing for locals and tourists to do is watch the fireworks along their port area called Puerto Madero. The original port is where European immigrants arrived when they came to Buenos Aires in the late 1800s. The area was revitalized in the... Read more »

The Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires is a place of contrasts

I visited the Recoleta Cemetery to see Eva Peron‘s grave. She is buried in a family plot marked by a simple plaque. (You can read more about Evita in another blog post I wrote.) But her grave marker in a black granite vault marked Duarte for her family actually was the least interesting of the... Read more »

Tango dancing in Buenos Aires

I know how to salsa, merengue, cha cha cha, bachata, and more. But the tango, ah, is the most beautiful and the most difficult dance of all. I learned this first hand in a tango class I took in Buenos Aires last night. They say it takes two to tango. I went to the class... Read more »

San Telmo is like Buenos Aires' Wicker Park

I’ve arrived in Buenos Aires and I’m staying in a neighborhood called San Telmo.Imagine cobble stone streets with run-down art nouveau buildings filled with cafes, shops and parillas (where you can eat grilled meat). Some locals consider the neighborhood kind of edgy and it’s a bohemian hipster zone, which is under going a gentrification sort of... Read more »

Off to South America

I’m waiting at the airport this afternoon to board a flight for South America. I will spend the next week in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on my own and then two weeks in Peru with a group of my students and a fellow teacher from Columbia College Chicago. I was in Peru once before when I... Read more »