Sunday, November 30, 2008

Family visit in Buenos Aires

Hola gente!

Three weeks ago my dad and my sister Britta came over to visit me. They spent two weeks here and and I think we've seen everything that should be seen in Buenos Aires. Luckily they didn't come at this time, because last week the weather was crazy: here in Buenos Aires the temperature was up to 38 degress Celsius during the day, and about 30 during the night! You can't imagine how much we suffered here in the city!
Anyway, when my family was here, the weather was really nice, about 25 degrees, so nice weather. Al least for me because for my sister coming from Toronto and my dad coming from good old Germany where it's winter now the weather was kind of "hot" for them. So they hide all the time in any given shadow that was available :-).
We went to all the parks of Palermo and Recoleta, went to see "la boca", saw a tango show, ate Argentinian beef almost everyday combined with lot of "helado" (ice cream). See here the pics of Buenos Aires.

But during these two weeks we also went to a trip to Tigre, a small town of the "Provincia Buenos Aires". This place is famous for its little rivers and houses next to them. It is placed at the Delta of the big river "Rio de la Plata" which seperated Argentina y Uruguay more or less. See all pics of Tigre here.

One day we took a 4 hours ride to the city "Rosario". It's the third biggest city in Buenos Aires (after Buenos Aires and Córdoba) and has about one million inhabitants. It's famous for beeing the birth place of Che Guevara. See all pics of Rosario here.

Here in Buenos Aires everything es pretty relaxed. My courses at the UBA are over but I had to write an assignment of 15 pages and all in Spanisch. I was dying, I finished it today and it was really hard for me write so much text in Spanish. The hard thing is not only because it's all in Spanish but also because it should be academical Spanish and I didn't come so far with my Spanish. I really hope that I will pass the course, no matter what kind of mark I will get of it. Next week I also have one more test to pass, it's oral and really don't know how to prepare me. The same as before: I just hope to pass, nothing more. When I'm finally done with all the UBA stuff I can finally concentrate on my travel plans. I've made many plans, booked flights but I also have to leave this country for some days before my "real" trip to renew my tourist visa. I thought about going to Chile for a week or so as the bus ride already takes about a day to get there, so that's worth the trip. I might go to Santiago de Chile and Valparaíso, a city at the beach and I may stop by at Mendoza (Argentina) for one day to see the city. Then I will only have a few days left to get all my stuff together and to pack all my stuff and to role up with my university here as I will only come back for one day to Buenos Aires after my big trip. My big trip? Where will it go? I will tell you soon enough :-)

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Hey there!

Some weeks ago we took a 22 hours busride from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn, Patagonia. Close to that small city is the national park "Península Valdés", a little island full of animals like sealions, but especially famous for whalewatching. I've already been whalewhatching in Boston, but this was nothing compared to Boston! I've never seen so many whales on one spot before. Really cool!

The day after we took a ride to Punta Tombo, which is also a national park and is famous for the biggest colony of Magalan-pinguins on a continent side.

On our third day we rented a bike to go to "Punta Loma", where a lot of sea lions are settled. All in all it was a really nice trip and a good way to get out of the city Buenos Aires for some days.

Click here to see the whole album of Patagonia.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

SIM has been to Buenos Aires!!!

I have to add something: I made it to the first page of Annik Ruben's page! see her entry here:
click on this link for more information.

Many of you may not know my favorite German podcast "schlaflos in München" (SIM), but I just wanted to let you know that SIM on worldtour finally has arrived in Buenos Aires, too :-) (to those of you know what I'm talking about).

Here the pics: (click on them to see them bigger).