This blog post is just an update on what I’ve been up to here in Buenos Aires. Check it out!
Oktoberfest and Hiking in Cordoba, Argentina
I traveled to the Córdoba, the capital city in the province of Córdoba, last weekend with my girlfriend Stacey and a few friends. We originally planned on visiting that weekend because we didn’t have school on Monday AND it was the last weekend of Oktoberfest. We went to Oktoberfest on Friday but of course with our luck, it rained and they shutdown the festival about an hour after we arrived.
Thankfully, the next day we had better luck with our adventure. We decided to go hiking in a small city called Cuesta Blanca, about an hour and a half from Córdoba.
The bus dropped us off in what appeared to be the middle of nowhere. We found the path to the river with the help of a group of high school kids. The river and mountains were a pleasant escape from the city. We relaxed by the water and even made a new friend with a dog that was obsessed with finding rocks in the river and dunking his head under to get them.
Pedal Boating in Lago Palermo
Stacey and I ran to Lago Palermo(about 2-3 miles from her house) and spontaneously decided to do the pedal boating! It was 90 pesos(about $11) for a half an hour and it was definitely worth it! My favorite part was passing the geese in the lake:
“Joe…joe! JOE! I don’t like being this close to the geese.”
“Stace, they’re not going to come near us.”
“Joe, please. I’m scared of them.”
“Quack, quack, quack! Come here, geese!” I said jokingly as we passed the geese(even though geese *honk*).
“JOE! STOP! Get them away from me!” Stacey yelled at me as we passed them.
Needless to say, we both had a fantastic time pedal boating in the lake 🙂
2 Kilos of Ice Cream for $13!
A few nights ago, Stacey and I had a coupon for 2×1 kilos of ice cream from and Italian ice cream shop called Freddo. The texture of the ice cream here is smoother than back home and it gives it a richer taste. It’s absolultely delectable.
Dustin Luke Fiesta
Friday night, I finally met Dustin Luke in person. He lived in Buenos Aires for four years and now makes YouTube videos in Spanish. If you haven’t seen any of his videos but speak Spanish, you should check out this video.
The coolest part was meeting him in person after having interviewed him back in February for a Spanish project. It’s crazy to think that I randomly heard about him from an Argentine friend, interviewed him for my project and then actually met him in person.
That’s it for this post! Hope you enjoyed reading it! Feel free to leave any thoughts or comments below 🙂