Posts Tagged ‘Buenos Aires’

July summary

July was a pretty hectic month over here.
I wonder how it happened that I started working at an infectious diseases clinic and only two months later a pandemic hits the country and radically changes our daily routine.

It was pretty crazy. Schools and universities were closed for over 4 weeks (longest winter holidays I could have ever dreamed of), people went out a lot less due to fear if catching the flu, pregnant women and other risk groups were given compulsory leave from work. And here’s where I come in. I replaced my boss’ secretary for a whole month because she is pregnant. It was fun but tiring.

I’m sorry for this long absence!


Postcards of the city #7 // Conventillo

Postcards of the city #6 // Futuristic park

These pictures were taken at a park called “Micaela Bastidas” or “Parque de las mujeres”. It is at a very exclusive part of the Buenos Aires called Puerto Madero (which, ironically, is officially not a part of the city but territory of the state).

We were mesmerized by this park… and the nicest thing was that we visited it at night and it felt like we were in a scene from “The Stepford Wives”; it looked unusually perfect.

Postcards of the city #5 // Promoting tourism

Postcards of the city #4 // Demonstrations

Why people should visit Buenos Aires

by Dechi

Why come to Buenos Aires? Well, let’s see… there’s a Museum of Pathology were you can see a two-headed cow; there’s a Canadian totem pole and a Mesopotamian column (which incidentally also has two heads); there’s a giant mechanical flower that stays open during the day and closes it’s petals at night; there are two intersections that feature streets with the same name (there’s also a street that goes in a circle and intersects itself); there’s a little house built on top of a ten-story building (the owner had it made so he could take a nap there and not have to drive home during siesta hours); there’s a theatre turned into a bookstore (with a lovely café where the stage used to be); there are restaurants built inside train wagons, ones where you can eat while you’re blindfolded, ones where you can draw on the tables and ones with really weird themes (like the one with all the Peron memorabilia or the one with the opera singers); the Museum of Photography is actually a café with glass tables that hold really antique cameras; there’s a shopping mall with the most beautiful paintings on the ceiling; there’s a subway line with carts that are probably form 1913; there’s an Olympic-size swimming pool inside University of Buenos Aires’ Law School (not on campus but inside the actual building – there’s also a basketball court but I think the pool sounds way more impressive); there are lots and lots of trees (which I think is something really important for a city to have) and quite a large number of parks and squares; there’s a lot of chaos and a lot of silence and a lot of garbage and a lot of flowers; there’s a lot of everything and a long list of things that are missing; there’s a lot of room for improvement but we are still optimistic.

Postcards of the city #3 // Okinawa Festival in Buenos Aires