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Breaking My Personal Space Bubble In Argentina

By Kristance Harlow | November 26, 2013 | 1 Comment
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First off, I need to apologize for the lack of blog posts. A lot has been happening and I simply have not had the time to write anything lately. Here is my return to blogging after a two week hiatus! Argentina is all about people. Social connections are, without a doubt, one of the most…

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Street Art in Buenos Aires Argentina

By Kristance Harlow | November 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
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The sunny disposition of Buenos Aires, Argentina — where there is literally constant sunshine, parties until 6 am, and every greeting includes a kiss — can blind visitors to the country’s darker chapters. There is a dramatic layered history of homelessness, poverty, missing people, and untimely deaths. Street art exploded on the scene when Argentina’s Dirty…

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Foto Friday: Statues Around the World

By Kristance Harlow | November 8, 2013 | 2 Comments
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Statues exist all over the world, we encounter them so often that sometimes we simply pass them by. In my travels the one constant that I’ve witnessed in every country are the existence of statues. Here I share a few, but with few words because that is what you get when you walk past statues…

The Silent City of the Dead – La Recoleta Cemetery

By Kristance Harlow | November 5, 2013 | 2 Comments
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The silent city of the dead, it sounds like the title to the newest horror flick, it may be the title to a scary movie actually. The sunny city of Buenos Aires doesn’t conjure up images of eerie ghosts and creepy foggy mornings, but there is a city of the dead here and it is…

Foto Friday: Joy To The World

By Kristance Harlow | November 2, 2013 | 2 Comments
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Having relived some painful memories in my last post, today’s Foto Friday post is all about joy. Capturing true moments of happiness, few words are needed as the pictures truly speak for themselves. Take a moment and think about how your smile can bring joy to others. I find myself smiling just looking at these…

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Foto Friday: Halloween Edition Cemeteries and Spooks

By Kristance Harlow | October 26, 2013 | 4 Comments
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Not every country celebrates Halloween, and not every country celebrates the way the United States does. Here in Argentina you can find the odd Halloween display in the supermarket selling a few special candies and a creepy mask or two, but Halloween is not something people do here. I’m missing out on some of my…

25 Little Things I’ve Learned About Argentina

By Kristance Harlow | October 23, 2013 | 4 Comments
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It’s always the little things isn’t it? The little things that make your day like someone holding the elevator door for you, a kind word from the bus driver, or finding a dollar on the sidewalk. It’s also the little things that drive you nuts, the way your coworker won’t stop clicking her pen, when…

Best Birthday Ever – Argentina Knows How To Celebrate

By Kristance Harlow | October 7, 2013 | 3 Comments
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I’ve had my fair share of crappy birthdays. In my second year of college, a friend and I had planned on a dual baking party for our birthdays, which were only a couple days apart. At the last minute she told me she didn’t want to have a party anymore and the plans fell through.…

My Argentine Emergency Room Visit

By Kristance Harlow | September 28, 2013 | 8 Comments
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I’ve been here for barely a month and already I’ve had to take a trip to the emergency room. I live life in a very yes or don’t-know fashion, once I make a decision I stick to it but I am the most annoying person when trying to decide between two options. It drives my…

Foto Friday: Beautifully Diverse Sidewalks in Buenos Aires

By Kristance Harlow | September 27, 2013 | 2 Comments
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Walking around my current barrio, Olivos, one of the things I noticed first was the sidewalk. You constantly need to be looking down because around here everyone has dogs and takes them out for walks and they are all really well behaved, but they let their dogs do their business in the middle of the sidewalk…

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