Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Chau Argentina

We are winding down our time in Argentina. We have airline tickets and are packing up our gear. However, it does not feel real yet. When will it feel real? I suppose it feels surreal as I am not sure what to expect. I am happy my husband and I can live together in the USA as we always planned. I am sad about saying goodbye to the friends I have made here.

I have become accustomed to being an "expat" neither a resident of either country I am inhabiting. Its not that I like living in limbo because I now crave some routine and knowing that I am no longer in a temporary living situation. Many people tell me its exciting to live in Argentina and why bother returning? I actually enjoy living in the USA with all its contradictions. On the other hand, Argentina is also a place of contradiction but I am still an outsider.

Friday, January 4, 2008

New Year's Eve Blackout

The year ended with a blackout. It was a hot and soupy night with air conditioner blasting, cooling off our dog guest Nico. When, bam, the elcetricity went out. Its not an unusal thing here, the power goes out from time to time. It was 10:00 pm and it was time to get out of the house. The traffic lights were out, as were other buildings.

We hailed a cab and zipped over to Recoleta to a friend's house. For midnight, we were on the roof of my friends building with a spectacular panormaic view of the city. Fireworks were going off from all parts of the city, in Puerto Madero, centro, and Palermo. As everything is in Buenos Aires, midnight was still early and people were just starting out.

We arrived into 2008 with light in our apartment, the cold air whipping out of the air-con.

Viaje a Nueva York

Viaje a Nueva York