Monday, April 16, 2012

Hola!


Hey, everyone!

Husband J and I are back from Argentina, and all I can say is that I probably will never be hungry again. I still think I am full from all of the food we ate the last nine or so days. I can say that Argentina is a country of so many contrasts and delicious (heavy) food. I also didn't have a bad glass of wine the entire time there.

This trip also made me realize how much I miss speaking Spanish. I studied the language for seven years including a semester of conversational Spanish in college. I didn't keep up my studies in college because I didn't want to take the advanced classes, which were all literature courses (nothing against Latin American and Spanish lit. I just would have preferred history or other subjects that would let me practice Spanish).

I really enjoyed getting to speak with locals, many of whom I believe appreciated my language efforts. You can get by without Spanish in the tourist areas of Argentina, but it sure does help. It's made me motivated to try to continue practicing through a local Meet Up group or something similar starting this summer.

I thought I'd share some snippets of our trip through pictures.


Statue of Manuel Belgrano at the Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires


Pizza from Guerrin in Buenos Aires


Perito Moreno Glacier


National Congress building in Buenos Aires


Meat (and lots of it)! Sirloin at Don Julio, a parilla in Buenos Aires


Trekking on Perito Moreno Glacier


High Tea at the Alvear Palace Hotel in Buenos Aires

Looking forward to sharing more in the coming weeks. If you've got any questions for me, please let me know in the comments section!

9 comments:

April D. Thompson said...

Great photos. Especially of the food porn! Glad you and the hubby had a great time in Argentina! I feel like I had steak, wine and empanadas for every single meal there...no complaints for me!

Rick said...

Saw this posting (I'm a random follower :D) and it reminded me of my trip to Argentina! The food and wine were fantastic. I also never had a bad glass of wine. I think I want to trek on that glacier. Hope you saw a tango show too :)

Try Anything Once Terri said...

@April D. Thompson - So much steak, lots of empanadas, lots of wine. It's nice yo indulge though. I'll have lots of posts about that.

@Rick - Thanks for the comment, Rick! I'm glad you got to relive your trip through mine., I hope you'll comment on the upcoming Argentina posts.

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

My adopted country!!! So glad you had the most amazing time. Beautiful pics.

Daphne said...

Welcome back! Looking forward to your posts on the trip.

The pizza looks so yummy! I love a good pizza.

Those glacier photos look amazing. Saw my first glacier during an Alaska cruise - didn't get up close and personal like you two did, though!

TheThreeLLLs said...

This teaser of your trip looks amazing! Can't wait for your recaps. I haven't seen a glacier up close, but it is definitely on my list.

Micah and Catherine said...

I am SO excited to read about your trip!!

Anonymous said...

Hola Honey!

Los photos son bellas y parecen yummy! Any possibility you brought some of those alfajors back for friends to try? Okay not friends plural, just me... Beautiful to see pieces of your travels.

Miss you, BIG Mitz

Sugar said...

This trip looks freakin amazing!!

 

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