Husband J and I are back from Argentina, and all I can say is that I probably will never be hungry again. I still think I am full from all of the food we ate the last nine or so days. I can say that Argentina is a country of so many contrasts and delicious (heavy) food. I also didn’t have a bad glass of wine the entire time there.
This trip also made me realize how much I miss speaking Spanish. I studied the language for seven years including a semester of conversational Spanish in college. I didn’t keep up my studies in college because I didn’t want to take the advanced classes, which were all literature courses (nothing against Latin American and Spanish lit. I just would have preferred history or other subjects that would let me practice Spanish).
I really enjoyed getting to speak with locals, many of whom I believe appreciated my language efforts. You can get by without Spanish in the tourist areas of Argentina, but it sure does help. It’s made me motivated to try to continue practicing through a local Meet Up group or something similar starting this summer.
I thought I’d share some snippets of our trip through pictures.
Statue of Manuel Belgrano at the Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires
Pizza from Guerrin in Buenos Aires
Perito Moreno Glacier
National Congress building in Buenos Aires
Meat (and lots of it)! Sirloin at Don Julio, a parilla in Buenos Aires
Trekking on Perito Moreno Glacier
High Tea at the Alvear Palace Hotel in Buenos Aires
Looking forward to sharing more in the coming weeks. If you’ve got any questions for me, please let me know in the comments section!