Hitting Home!

I’ve ran the bases around Buenos Aires. Now, I’m so happy to be home! It’s been a few weeks since I returned to the United States   I celebrated my arrival with a baseball game in my hometown––is there anything more iconic than American baseball? Seeing my parents and my dog was the best. Then,…

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…

Don’t Miss This

After living here for a number of months, I have curated a list of my favorite places to visit, eat, and drink coffee. If you have the chance to visit Buenos Aires, you absolutely have to go to these places.   MALBA This museum reminds me of a tiny version of the MOMA, but almost…

Aloe! Is it me you’re looking for?

Recently, I spent a long weekend in Uruguay. It was an amazing, refreshing adventure with a bunch of other Pitt students from my program and only a little bit of sun burn.   Our destination was Punta del Este––a fashionable beach town on the coast. To get there we took the ferry from Buenos Aires…

A New Normal

So I’ve been in Buenos Aires for a little over one month.   Sometimes it feels like I can’t possibly be 5,000 miles away from home. Queen is playing on the speakers all the time––the Hollywood movie was a big hit in Argentina. McDonalds Bic Mac combos still taste exactly the same. The other Pitt…

Arrival Survival

Arriving in Buenos Aires was a bit of a trick. A flight from Pittsburgh to Miami to Buenos Aires. The latter was my first overnight flight and the largest plane I had ever been on. A boeing 777—I almost didn’t believe it was going to fly. I sat in the very last row of the…