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Christmas in Summer

By Kristance Harlow | December 21, 2018 | 1 Comment
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In Argentina, and I’m sure many other places, Christmas festivities are in full swing on Christmas Eve. A moment of Christmas traditions.

Argentine Resort – Posada Itaca

By Kristance Harlow | December 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Argentine Resort – Posada Itaca
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The sun soaks through the curtains, slowly flooding the room with soft morning light. You are gently roused from a truly restful sleep that was uninterrupted by the sounds of impatient traffic or insomniac neighbors. Opening your eyes, you look up at the natural wooden beams and whitewashed ceiling. You slip out of bed and…

Street Art in Buenos Aires

By Kristance Harlow | December 7, 2018 | 2 Comments
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  Arte Callejero en Ciudad de Buenos Aires A little over a month ago, I was back in Buenos Aires for my sister-in-law’s wedding. It was a bit of a whirlwind because I was not well for most of the trip. I was so sick I had to go to urgent care and get x-rays…

subway train

I Woke Up Happy, Now I Am Not

By Kristance Harlow | December 18, 2017 | 1 Comment
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Standing on the platform, I try to ignore the thoughts about what I look like and focus on something else. Anything else. At least I know that the reality is, I don’t know these people and they don’t care about me.

Breakfast dishes from eagle eye view

Most Delicious Breakfasts Around the World

By Kristance Harlow | December 12, 2016 | 1 Comment
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If you skip too many time zones, it can throw off your entire circadian rhythm and mess with your meal schedule. But, if you want to get moving and see what you came to see, you need to power through and get some breakfast in your belly.

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Buenos Aires: Bus, Taxis, or Subway?

By Kristance Harlow | March 22, 2016 | 2 Comments
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Tourists and newcomers often wonder, “Should I take taxis everywhere in Buenos Aires?” If I had a dollar for every time I heard that, well, depending on the exchange rate that day…I’d have more than that in pesos. Finding your bearings in a big city is rarely easy. It’s more challenging when you don’t know the language, but even if you do speak Spanish, you’ll find that Buenos Aires has a special dialect and accent.

Puppy Adoption in Buenos Aires

By Kristance Harlow | January 30, 2016 | 1 Comment
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Where have I been since 2015?  I’ll update you all soon, but this video will give you a hint as to why I’ve been more or less MIA on the interwebs. We adopted a PUPPY! I’ll post a separate article just about puppy adoption in Buenos Aires and what the process was like for us.…

Poverty and Homelessness in Argentina

By Kristance Harlow | December 5, 2015 | 1 Comment
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“How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points?” Pope Francis

Red car

Exploring Colonia Uruguay

By Kristance Harlow | November 30, 2015 | 1 Comment
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Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay moves at a slower pace and is a much needed sanctuary from the never ending commotion of Buenos Aires, across the river in Argentina.

Sky Reflections Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires: City Without a Filter

By Kristance Harlow | October 16, 2015 | 2 Comments
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The air. The air is always different. Buenos Aires air is heavy. It’s a city without a filter. Loud noises. Chaotic sidewalks. And a brilliantly blue sky.

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