Taking the Subte in Buenos Aires

One of the hardest things about living in Buenos Aires has been getting around the city. Although I (thankfully) have had some experience with public transportation while living in Pittsburgh for the past three years. Before that, in Danville, I never had the chance because it was such a small town. Figuring out the bus…

Transportation in Buenos Aires

There’s a many different modes of transportation! I recommend learning to use a combination of all of them.   Taxi – Great for when you’re running late for something, for when you can split a ride with your friends, or for when you’re going out a night. Taxis are generally more cheaper to use in…

Ship Now

Working at Ship Now was one of the hardest and best experiences I had during my stay in Buenos Aires.   The start-up is doing a really cool thing that hasn’t existed in Buenos Aires previous to its emergence—creating specialized e-commerce software for small business fulfillment—picking up from customers, storing, repackaging, and delivering! It was…

4 Months Later: A Letter to My Old Self

Harly,   In four months, you’re not going to be an entirely different person. You’re still going to be very much yourself. You’re still going to mess up your order when you’re getting coffee. You’re going to be a lot better at understanding what people are saying, but you’re not going to be in any…

Local Life???

Buenos Aires is a beautiful city—bustling, exciting, and unpretentious—and being a permanent resident here would be really amazing.   If I lived here, I would love to have a hip little apartment in Palermo Soho. It’s full of coffee shops, cafes, bars, and tons of shopping—all my favorite things. The walls are painted with art…

Daily Life in the Megacity

Wow, time sure does fly when you are abroad. I can finally sit down and write about my time here in Buenos Aires, and how I have developed a life and purpose here in my new city. It took a little while for me to get comfortable with this new way of life, but now…

My Argentinian Abuelas

I’ve been living in Buenos Aires for four weeks now, and it feels like it has been much longer. I live with my roommate Juli and our host moms Celua and Alba in an apartment in the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires. It wasn’t very difficult to find on our first day as we just…

Life with Grandmothers in Buenos Aires

My first weeks in Buenos Aires have already been incredible, and as I sit down to reflect on some of the great memories I’ve already made, it is crazy to see how much time flies when you are having fun! One of my favorite things to do so far has been having nightly dinners and…

The Commuter Lifestyle in Buenos Aires

Now that I am halfway done with my program here in Buenos Aires, I am just now starting to get the hang of commuting around the city to travel to work or school. Luckily, though, what a lot of people say is right–they really do have great public transportation here in Buenos Aires, as long…