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March 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Are Those Clouds, No It's The Andes

This weekend was my first adventure using the omnibuses. My friend Zoe and I went to Menodoza. It is about 14 hours west of Buenos Aires. We decide to take the train into Retiro (this is where the train and omnibus station is located). We gave ourselves lots of extra time, because we just get lost and confused quite frequently and we rather be safe then sorry.


We arrived at Retiro no problems and then had no idea where the omnibus station was. I asked a man and he just moved…


Added by Mary Zoe Forster on March 28, 2011 at 6:46pm — No Comments

Cuando Recibí Limónes, Haz Lemonada

Last weekend the program took at trip to Colonia, Uruguay.


It was suppose to start with a 3 hour Buqubus ride from Buenos Aires to Uruguay. However, our boat trip was delayed and we were transferred to a faster boat which two hours. However, Zoe (friend in the program) ran into another US student in Buenos Aires at the Subte station and we had some time to get to know her. She is a medical student at a University in Connecticut and is doing a Medical round in Buenos Aires.…


Added by Mary Zoe Forster on March 24, 2011 at 9:40am — No Comments

Feel the Rhythm, Don't Force It

In three more days I will have been in Buenos Aires for a month. It is pretty incredible that a month had gone by. It is also weird that I am still figuring out my classes. It had been an interesting process so far. Some days are better than others. There are things that I am starting to miss, like hugs. They kiss a lot, but some days a hug would be nice. It is also really had to talk and understand things when I don’t sleep well. It almost like someone just blanked my…


Added by Mary Zoe Forster on March 17, 2011 at 6:07pm — No Comments

How??? Where??? What??? Challenges in BA

So I have been in BA for a little over 2 weeks. So what does that mean? Lol... dirty laundry. It works a little different here. There are place called Llavadero that wash and dry your clothes for you. So I wasn't really sure how to go about this or what to say, so when I went into the llavadero I told the man I had dirty clothes. He then nodded and said ya you do. I then was surprised to find out he needed three days to wash them. Being a little hesitant to go in the first place waited a…


Added by Mary Zoe Forster on March 8, 2011 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Besame and Cover Me in Dulce de Leche


On Monday, I completed my first week living in Buenos Aires. Here are some things I have learned in my first week here.


1. When you greet someone you place your right check to there right check and kiss the air. You do this for everyone. Some noted points, checks must be touching and the kiss is usually very loud. 


2. Dulce de leche is amazing. It is sweet and sticky and they make these cookies called alfajores. They are two cookies kinda like…


Added by Mary Zoe Forster on March 2, 2011 at 9:59pm — No Comments

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