Wednesday, December 31, 2008


So after some snow, ok lots of snow, in Toronto (yes, I flew to Toronto from RDU to get to South America), I´ve landed in Buenos Aires. I took a cab from the airport to my new apartment.

Random cars parked on the side of highway, like off the highway 20-40 feet, just hanging out. Odd.

Arrived and met my new roommate, Ivan. He speaks a tad of English. Luckily for me, we can talk. And make sense to one another, for the most part.

I tried to get to the bus station in time to make it to Villa Gesell, but hey, so was everyone else. So the buses were full. Very full. But!, Ivan invited me to his family´s place for dinner and a NYE hang. It´s nice. My first Argentine meal. GREAT WINE! Different meat. But yum!

So far ...impressions. It´s not clean here. At least not the places I´ve been, but heck, I haven´t been to a lot of places yet! There are random, sick, poor little puppies (dogs, really), all over the place. I feel really bad for them. Quite sad.

It´s hard to find the ¨at¨ symbol on this keyboard. Well, I mean, I found it, but I couldn´t figure out how to make it happen. It´s on the 2 key, but beside the 2, not above it. CTRL-ALT-2. That´s how you do it.

Okay, we´re going out now. I´m not sure where, but it´s with my local roommate, so I think it´s all good.

I plan on trying for another one of those buses to the beach early, early in the morning.

and..... HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008


So I don't have many plans for my trip.  But now I have two.  One, as soon as I get to BsAs, I'll drop my bag/bass off at the place I'm staying; which happens to be with a young, local professional bassist, two of them actually.  

Then I'm off to stay at this hostel, at this beach: Villa Gesell, via bus.  I'll be there for a few days before I start some intensive Spanish classes.

At least, this is what I think will happen.  Who knows 'til I'm there.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Jae at Xmas

I spent Christmas at my grandparents' house in Hilton Head Island, SC.  Many folks hangin', laughin', and relaxin'.  Here's my niece, Jae.  She's something else.

Monday, December 15, 2008

And off we/I go.

This, my friends, is the beginning to an adventure I intend to share with all of you. Check back, subscribe, read along. I plan to post pictures, videos, and thoughts here to let you know where I am; physically, mentally and emotionally. It should be, at the very least, entertaining, but maybe insightful as well. Maybe not. Regardless, tag along, won't ya?
living in Buenos Aires