I’m sitting here at our second of three airbnbs we will have had in Buenos Aires (lots of hopping in and out of the city!) and am extremely grateful we have finally had one day here in Buenos Aires when I’m not immediately engulfed by suppressing humidity upon walking out the door. (I realize it seems rude to complain about the heat as my friends back in Chicago just said it was painful to take one breath outside, but humidity is gross.) We’ve now had more than a week total in Argentina’s capital, and while there are things I’ve really enjoyed about this city (mostly its delicious and relatively cheap food), I haven’t completely bought into the BA hype.
As Dom and I were walking to brunch this morning I brainstormed the different reasons this city has not resonated with me: it’s extremely large, which makes it hard to digest in a short amount of time; there are many annoyingly wide roads (think more than 12 lanes in one direction) that make areas feel less walkable; many of the bus stops are poorly marked and drivers seem to decide on a whim whether they’d like to stop for you; and, most of all, it is so freakin hot and humid!
All complaining aside, however, Buenos Aires is undeniably a bustling metropolitan hub with lots to offer. I’m struggling to write a narrative about our time here, so if you want that I kindly redirect you to Dom’s blog. If you normally just view the pictures on my blog anyway, then you can ignore all of this rambling and just continue to do as you always do 😉
We’re off to Montevideo, Uruguay in the morning for our final South American country before one final night in Buenos Aires and our 36 hours of travel to Singapore!