Travelers Are Heading to Buenos Aires for the Culture -- and Staying for the $250 Rent
Sunday, April 23, 2006; Page P01
Meghan Curry starts her day with a walk to the river. The former real estate agent from Denver, who is 26, holds hands with her fiance, Patricio de Vasconcellos, 31, a wavy-haired Argentine with dark eyes, as they gaze over the coffee-colored waters of the Rio de la Plata. Around midday, when de Vasconcellos heads to work at the wine shop where the two met a year ago, Curry settles into her two-bedroom apartment to work on her travel memoir and a collection of poetry. Then she might nap or head downtown for café con leche with friends at one of the city's thousands of outdoor cafes. Later, much later, it's time for a slow dinner on Buenos Aires time, where many restaurants don't open until 10 p.m.
Expatriate Games... this is the latest ink from the Washington Post about Buenos Aires. It seems that everyone wants to come here now. The secret is out. I feel that at least this article is more realistic about living here unlike some other articles that have been published recently. Although it is wonderful living here, there are the drawbacks, but so far the good outweighs the bad. We've begun making friends, and are hard at work integrating ourselves into the culture here. Of course that is the key word for us...integrating. Because I do feel that it's important to learn about the people here and not just drop in the for the inexpensive food and living. We're doing just that and are finding that we are much happier for it.
I hope that the article will stimulate plenty of comments!!!!