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A Foreigner’s Perspective on Argentina Elections

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I’m taking a break from the Odd Jobs series to write a short post about the Argentina presidential election that happened yesterday.  Being from the US, I found a few things odd about “the rules” and thought I’d share a foreigner’s perspective.

Odd Rules for Argentina Elections 1.  Voting is More >
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Buenos Aires Odd Jobs: The Tour Guide Part 1

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We’ve covered the dog walkers and the human billboards.  Now I present an odd job for expats.

The Tour Guide

Buenos Aires is such a huge, exciting city with lots of history, grand architecture, diverse artwork, high-end fashion, and much more.  Because of all of this, there are a lot of tour guides More >

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Buenos Aires Odd Jobs: Advertising

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Advertising is done differently in this part of the world.

Sure, we have people dress up in silly costumes and hold signs to draw in customers in the US.

But this is different.  This seems much worse. Human Billboards

This is on Avenida Santa Fe at Plaza Italia, one of the busiest parts of the More >

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Buenos Aires Odd Jobs: The Dog Walker

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I decided to do a series on odd jobs in Buenos Aires because ,well, I find some of the jobs I’ve seen people doing here quite interesting.

If you travel to Buenos Aires on one of those cheap holiday offers, you will definitely notice the first odd job featured in this post.

The first odd job More >
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Spring is Here!

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My first week back in Buenos Aires included a great wine event and a food expo at La Rural.  What more could a girl want?

How about amazing weather.

Part of my decision to visit home was related to the weather.  It was the middle of Winter in Buenos Aires, and it was Summer in Ohio.  I knew I was More >

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3 Strategies to Taste the Best Wines at a Wine Expo

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If you’ve read my previous posts, you know that much of my time here has revolved around drinking wine and eating food.

So guess what I did my first week back in Buenos Aires.

My first weekend here, there were two events that I HAD TO ATTEND!! 

It is as if the La Rural exposition center scheduled More >

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Buenos Aires Sucks You In

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I have lived in Buenos Aires for four months.

I have met many expats who have come here for a long-term visit to “try out” the city…

And they never leave

After living here for four months, I totally get it.

Buenos Aires sucks you in.

You always feel as if there is so much more to see and so More >

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Gallery Nights in Buenos Aires

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I have written before about the great art in Buenos Aires.  I have visited quite a few galleries and attended multiple art events.  There are so many options to choose from in this city, and most are free.

The importance and accessibility of art is one of the reasons I love this city.

When I heard More >

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Are the Stereotypes about Porteñas True?

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A few weeks ago, I learned a stereotype in Buenos Aires that women cannot drive when I got in my first taxi accident.  (I think this may be a stereotype around the world.)

This reminded me of something funny I read several months ago.

When I first arrived in Buenos Aires, I grabbed some of the More >

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Tango Is Not for Me

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Remember how I learned to salsa dance in Quito and Nicaragua?  Remember how much I loved it and even made a video because I was so proud of myself?

I wanted to learn to tango in Buenos Aires.

Well, I did try.  But I suck.  Tango is really hard.  I do not enjoy it nearly as much as salsa. 

So I More >
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