In March of last year I had the pleasure of exchanging 20 bucks (I shit you not) and 110,000 frequent flier miles for a plane ticket and spent a couple of weeks in Buenos Aires with James and Kristin of The Found Gen. Now either fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, this here blog was born at the very end of that little visit. It’s bad ass that James and Kristin helped me get this thing off the ground; it’s less bad-ass that I didn’t get started at the beginning of this little adventure.
I’ve mentioned this trip in passing a few times, but have never really gone into much detail. Last night I started looking through the better than 700 pictures I took during my time down there, and came to the conclusion that there was no way I could sum everything up in a single post. Instead, I thinned the herd a little bit leaving 280 pictures I thought were worth a shit. So for the next 21 days I’ll be posting the pictures, 10 or 15 at a time, in chronological order. Don’t worry, I’ll still be posting my normal crap when the fancy strikes me.
Going to Buenos Aires was quite the eye-opening experience. At that point the only places I’d been outside of the U.S. were Puerto Vallarta for a few days, and Germany for a couple of weeks. That almost doesn’t count. Resort towns in Mexico are just American drinking outposts on the beach, and Germany is probably the second-strongest economy in the world to our own. It’s quite western and many people speak English, so the only culture shock I really endured was having to learn to drive 130 mph, and struggling with pushing on pull doors and vice-versa.
Argentina was different. During my visit their government was relatively nice and stable; I wasn’t worried about being kidnapped or stabbed, but the manana attitude, the palm trees, and the bags of trash that occupied every street corner was a far cry from my meager experience outside the states. But I suppose the pictures will tell the tale pretty aptly. Unfortunately, this trip went down before I got my big boy camera, but the pictures are still worth seeing. If you have any questions feel free to ask them, and I’ll do my best (call James) to answer them.
That’s all for today. 10 more pictures, and perhaps some insights about beautiful rural Pennsylvania coming tomorrow.