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Videos, too!

September 2, 2007

Things just keep getting better! I’ve been having trouble uploading videos to my site recently so haven’t been able to share the sounds and movements of some of the things I’ve seen, like folkloric music and dance, and paragliding! I just signed up with a cool site, Vimeo, to be able to share my videos with y’all. I haven’t uploaded them all yet, but this paragliding video will get you started. There’s a link to all my videos (as they are uploaded) in this blog’s sidebar, under Nomad Chronicles.

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Photos Galore

August 30, 2007



Luckily work hasn’t been very busy this week, because it was high time I got my photos back in order. After a quick chat with Mia about the virtues of various ways to post photos online, I bit the bullet and signed up with Flickr—which was actually super-easy now that Yahoo’s taking over the world and I was able to use the same log-in on Flickr. I’m loving it already.

So there are a ton of new photos up (including paragliding!)—enjoy. There will always be a link to my pictures in the sidebar of this blog, and when there’s something new and noteworthy I’ll make a post like this (wherein the photo is a link).

The old (pre–Buenos Aires) photos are staying put… It’s just too much work to move everything yet again, though a few favorites may make an appearance at some point. And I suspect a simple site redesign is just around the corner…

Travel Bug Bites Again

August 12, 2007

After almost three months here, it was high time to get the heck out of the city, the provincia, and even the country! First, a visa run to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, founded by the Portuguese in the mid-1700s and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bidding my fair city farewell:

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Three hours later, we disembarked in Colonia. It was a beautiful day, and Brian, Virginia, and I had a great time wandering around, and a fabulous lunch outside in the sun (I told them I always eat well when we’re together—a good sign!). Some other friends who’ve been to Colonia during my time here didn’t seem to think much of the town, but we really liked it. The good weather helped, I’m sure, but it was such a welcome getaway from the city—so quiet and tranquilo—and much prettier than I expected.

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I’d definitely go back to spend more time there; we found some information about horseback riding and other excursions in the area. Staying overnight would be nice—it was a really long day trip. Left home at 8:15 this morning, didn’t get home until 11 pm!

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I took a lot more pictures, but these will have to do for now—the pictures section of my website is still down (my own fault) and there’s no time to fix it, because I’m off again tomorrow! This time to Córdoba Province for a week with my friend Carolynn. We’ll start in the city of Córdoba—about 9 hours west of Buenos Aires—then venture off to some smaller towns for relaxation, hiking, etc. Can’t wait to get on the road!

Action-Packed

July 3, 2007

My blog hasn’t been very active lately, but I have! Since I wrote last, the winter (not a typo!) solstice has come and gone, and I’ve gone out for tasty regional Argentine food (from the northwest) and Mexican (spicy, tasty, but expensive); done laundry in my new apartment; spent SAE volunteer day painting a family activity center in the province; won the SAE pub quiz night (it was in English) with my teammates from Italy, England, and Ireland (rematch next week); went to a party sponsored by Club Europeo at the beautiful Palacio Paz at Círculo Militar (the room with this beautiful domed ceiling was the dark, smoky, disco ball–decorated dance floor and bar); started and finished knitting a pair of fingerless gloves for myself; stayed out late; worked about 70 hours; and went away for the weekend. The weekend probably makes for the most interesting (or at least most current) story. (more…)

Just Like Home

June 21, 2007

I’ve been in my new apartment for a week now, completely distracted by other things and not posting. But really, things haven’t changed that much. I’m chillin’ at home, feeling like I should be working instead of playing around with pictures and blogging. I also want to go for a walk and get to the bank, but can’t—I’m waiting for the cable guy. Seriously.

But at least I get to do it here:

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La Choza

June 11, 2007

Okay, you smart asses, I didn’t spend last weekend at church, or at the mall. I was at Fundación La Choza, an organic farm about 40 km from the city that’s connected to the Waldorf schools in the area. The previous weekend, I was at the clubhouse for a movie, and a middle-aged Argentine man saw the sign out front and stopped in, then stayed for the movie. Turns out Bernardo is the director (?) of the farm, and we spent quite a bit of time talking to him about it. And it turns out Virginia, the Argentine girlfriend of one of the guys who volunteers at the clubhouse, even used to work in a Waldorf school, and had been to the farm before—the students visit the farm as part of their education. Mia, who’s in charge of volunteer opportunities for club members, also wondered if it might be possible for SAE people to help out there and wanted to check it out.

Bernardo invited us to come visit anytime, saying they have a huge old house with plenty of beds, five dollars a person a night, etc. We were sold—and immediately started planning a trip out there for the next weekend. Virginia offered the use of her car, and the five of us (me, Mia, Virginia’s boyfriend Brian, and James, who was also at the clubhouse that day) met in San Telmo to head off for el campo. (more…)

Pictures

May 27, 2007

By popular demand (of at least two people), here are some pictures of where I’m staying.

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my room

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Also, a few spring pictures of Philly and a few from Portland are on my website, here.

Which Are My Best Photos?

April 7, 2007

I just found out from a friend of mine about Conde Nast Traveler’s Dream Trip Travel Contest, which is really convenient since #85 on The List is “Enter a photo in a photography contest.” Of course, this is the busiest month I’ve had in a long time, and it might be more satisfying to enter a more local contest with fewer contestants, but I’d still like to do it. A few photos come to mind, but I don’t have a lot of time to spend looking through all the photos from my travels for the best ones to enter. Anyone have any suggestions?

Knitting Extravaganza

February 23, 2007

My knitting endeavors now have their very own photo gallery, where you can see some of the projects I’ve been working on. Taking pictures of them is often tricky, and unfortunately they rarely do the finished product justice, but it’s nice to be able to keep a record in some way.

New Pictures

November 6, 2006

Click on over here for some pix celebrating my first East Coast autumn in years, and featuring some of the crazy cats I hung out with over the summer, recent knitting projects, my cousin’s new baby, and my new room in Philly (more apartment pix to be added soon).

I can just tell Zoe loves her new blanket.

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