Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay is an hour (50km) by ferry from downtown Buenos Aires. This makes it a great day trip destination for Argentinians and for weary travellers to spend a long weekend.
I realised I was in need of a break after walking around Buenos Aires, and feeling slightly teary about everything. So much to buy! So many choices! A classic sign of reverse culture shock. Luckily my plans already pointed to Uruguay; all I needed to do now was upgrade my hostel bunk bed for a large fluffy hotel bed with plenty of pillows, housekeeping and a view. Read more
It’s Sunday night and I should be doing my homework but instead I am lying on my bed watching the final episode of the Sherlock (BBC) series on my iPad as my curtains blow in the wind, signalling the day has finally cooled down.
I have completed my third week of Spanish classes and I am stuck constructing sentences in Spanish containing both definite and indefinite articles. Bizarrely enough, learning Spanish, I am introducing myself to more English grammar now than I ever did at school, when I did learn English! Read more
It’s taken me a while to get this blog post organised – Oaxaca so far has been a total immersion of experiences, colours, foods, people and Spanish – and to actually try to transcribe my last week into words has seemed too difficult to do everything justice. Where would I start?
So, my plan is to write about Oaxaca de Juárez piece by piece and then you will get some idea of the intricacies and layers in Oaxaca Read more