I felt like I needed to add a little color and start things off with a picture, so this is an image of the Avenida 9 de julio--the largest street in the world and one of the more famous symbols of Buenos Aires.
I've never really tried the blog thing before. Technology isn't really my friend, so in spite of promptings from friends I told myself I would stay well inside of my comfort zone and just communicate with my friends and family via e-mail. However, as a result of two pretty low key weeks in Houston (all of my friends have jobs, so I've been sleeping until 2:00 PM or 3:00 PM before migrating to the couch to watch trashy television), I decided to go ahead and take a shot at the blogging world.
I leave for Buenos Aires, Argentina a week from today and will be there for a little over five months. A month ago I was pretty apprehensive about leaving my comfortable life at Stanford and all of my close friends there, but as summer has progressed I couldn't be more ready to head south. This will be my second time to study abroad (I spend nine months living in Zaragoza, Spain four years ago), but this will be my first time to spend more than a week in a Latin American country. I am so looking forward to getting to know Argentina. Everything I know about it tells me I'm going to fall in love with the place. And who knows, maybe I'll love it so much that I find myself relocating to Buenos Aires post-graduating (shhhhh don't tell my parents).