Yep! I’m going back!
This will be my fourth time visiting Buenos Aires. Long before I had a blog (or ever read a blog), and long before the plan to quit my job and travel was created, I came to Buenos Aires for a 2-week vacation with friends.
I not only loved the city, I felt like I could live there.
I was a pseudo-expat.
And I loved it!
I made a life in BA. I had a routine. I had an apartment. I made good friends.
In order to avoid the miserable winter here, I went back to visit friends and family in Ohio for a few weeks.
What was supposed to be only a couple more weeks back in Buenos Aires turned into another 2 months because I started doing remote work and needed to be stationary for a while.
Buenos Aires: Take 4
There are quite a few reasons to go back.
Although some friends have left Buenos Aires (read Rease’s amusing post about breaking up with the city), I still have friends I would like to visit. And I get to do some of those things that were “on the list” that I never got to before such as the San Telmo Art Walk, a steak dinner at La Brigada, and a visit to the Costanera Sur.
My next stop after Argentina is Bolivia, so I want to soak up as much city life, good food, and fun wine events as possible before I start roughing it in a country known for terrible long-distance bus rides, not-so-great food, and the worst internet connectivity in South America.
I do not mean to paint a bad picture of Bolivia.
I am excited to go and see some amazing landscapes, discover a new culture, and meet great people. It is just going to be different from what I have experienced the last several months.
The Big News: I Am Writing a Buenos Aires City Guidebook
The BIG reason to come back to Buenos Aires is that I am the author of Indie Travel Media’s Buenos Aires City Guidebook.
Their new city guidebook series is being released in the third quarter this year with Auckland, New Zealand; Las Vegas, USA; and Buenos Aires, Argentina. The book will be released worldwide in paperback as well as several digital formats including iPhone, iPad, Amazing, Kindle, Nook, PDF, and more.
If you are planning a trip to Buenos Aires later this year or next year, you know where to get your travel guide.
I am really excited for this opportunity to share my knowledge about a city I love and help other travelers have a great experience in Buenos Aires. This guide will be written for all types of travelers and for every travel budget.
What I find special about these guidebooks (and the reason I signed up as an author) is that they improve upon the traditional guidebook format AND they are being published within months of the research.
Readers will get timely, accurate information and be able to quickly find the information they need.