Buenos Aires is HUGE. I'm not kidding you. It's crowded and busy, and not at all what I expected. To be honest, I'm not sure what I was expecting... However, I don't feel as if I have a full understanding of the city, so here are some stray observations:
- Traffic signs - and clearly marked lanes - are of no consequence.
- It takes forever to get anything done (ie standing in line at the grocery store for 30 minutes at a slow time is very normal)
- The food is really really good.
- You should know Spanish before going.
- You may just see a dead woman on the street, and it may not be a big deal.
- The weather changes at the drop of a hat.
- The street art is beautiful and plentiful.
- Argentines are very passionate about their politics.
My experiences here have been wonderful, and I will be adding pictures and posts soon.
Today, I ventured to La Plata, where I will be participating in the residency. Today featured a bit of a drive around the city, a short trip to the grocery store, and much much shivering. Old buildings + space heaters = cold places in the winter. So hello MN winter skills, get me some lard and blankets.