Day 1: Buenos Aires Arrival

Buenos Aires! Here at last!

After several long layovers and a 2.5 hour late start in Dallas, I finally touched ground here in Argentina. One of the first things I did was go to the bank, walk around the hotel’s surrounding area to get a lay of the land, and treat myself to a cappuccino. After all of the traveling and constant stimulation, I needed some down time. This was the perfect thing to do after a long two days, operating on less than six hours of sleep.

Here are a few things that struck me initially:

  1. Argentina, although a bit more cosmopolitan and advanced economically, reminds me so much of the other Latin countries that I’ve visited. Similar in ways like how people do banking, how streets and buildings are maintained, people’s expectations of each other while walking down the street, etc. It’s kind of nice to already be acclimated to that, so those small things didn’t seem new or unfamiliar to me.
  2. I’m definitely noticing some similarities to Paris here in Buenos Aires. Lots of beautiful buildings and grand squares/monuments, dog poop filling the streets (and the expected aroma), and not-so-nice traffic.

I am so proud of myself for choosing to take this adventure and then throwing myself into it head first. Instead of wondering, “What should I be doing right now?” I’m going to instead ask myself, “What do I feel like doing right now?” Getting rid of the “should” in our lives makes decision-making much easier!

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