Long story short, the semester ended, I moved out of my apartment in Buenos Aires and spent a week traveling through Còrdoba and Salta (northewestern argentina) with my friend Des, was back in Buenos Aires for 3 days, then embarked again on a long bus ride to Viña del Mar, Chile, to visit my old host family from the time I studied abroad in high school, and now I’m volunteering at an organic farm for a month in the province of Mendoza back in Argentina near a town called Tunuyàn.
Phew! So much has happened and hundreds of photos have been taken, unfortunately I suck at keeping this blog updated and have left the cable for my camera in buenos aires, so these updates will be brief and imageless, but better than nothing I hope.
So to begin, our time at the University of Belgrano came to a close with final exams and remarkably generous grading standards. One by one our departed from dear Argentina to return to the states. I think this is the first time in my life I’ve had to say goodbye to good friends I really might never see again, and let me tell you, it completely sucks.
Moving out of my apartment was a sad experience too, and kind of weird in the sense that packing is generally associated with leaving a place for good but I’m not technically “leaving” buenos aires until August 4th, but I no longer have I place I can really call home there anymore. I lugged my far too heavy bags to my friend Vina’s place in San Telmo where she kindly let me crash for a couple of nights before we left for our trip.
We arrived in Còrdoba by overnight bus on thursday June 24th and the adventures began, but more on that to come…