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Monday, July 25, 2011

Cupid Gets Cunning Cupid Gets Cunning by Angelina@fb

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Today being Marisa's birthday,  I knew that this blog had to be extra special. Not just because this is her first birthday with me as her child but also because with my departure back to Canada is a week away, I'm using this cartoon I created to help gear up for the season finale.

If I had to find a way to sum up all that happened this season, I would have to say that I entered into this country as a friend and am leaving as her daughter.  This twist in the plot makes things on this blog especially interesting because now my leaving Argentina hasn't resulted in the end of a season but rather as spinoff.

Next Tuesday when I land in Canada is the beginning of this spinoff as both mother and cub come to terms with living apart on two different continents.  Anyone of you who was around last season when I departed Argentinas knows that this part of our relationship was not easy for Marisa or I to cope with. With the realization and revelation that I'm her brood, how will our relationship play out this time?  Our relationship drama begins 12pm PST next Tuesday when my plane touches down in the Vancouver airport......

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Chili Experts and Chilly Expats

photography shown here is by Amelia McGoldrick and have been used with permission.

As I sat in The Office listening to owner Alan Epstein buzz about the new chili burger that he's gonna put out just for the 4th of July, the thought struck me to how much the expat community is blossoming and how diverse it truly is.

Just so that we're all ont the same page, an "expat" stands for "expatriate". An expatriate is someone who is living in another country that isn't his own native land.  And BA's 1st annual chili cookoff on July 3rd was a real eye opener to the city's budding expat community. Over 300 people from different walks of life and backgrounds to celebrate their own version of American Independence Day.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Winter Windsurfing

Quaint little coffee shops, sitting out in the sun on the deck enjoying a beer, windsurfing, lying on the beach lost in a book.....

The first thought that may have flashed into your head is that I am describing Victoria, B.C. Nope, the place in question is Peru Beach in San Isidro, Argentina.....a 40 min trainride away from Buenos Aires.  BsAs may not have much in the way for those of us who grew up near the ocean or the culture of surf but the good news is that excursions outside the city to places like Tigre or San Isidro are dirt cheap as they get.

Monday, July 04, 2011


Cafes along Boedo Avenue, Buenos Aires.Image via Wikipedia

So have my novel and my blog inspired wanderlust in anybody? LOL  My hope is that my blog and novel paints a picture of travelling and living abroad that is inspiring but realistic at the same time.  There are an incredible amount of benefits to doing something nobody has done before as long as you aren't living a fantasy about your expectations to what it's actually going to be like. Today, I'm gonna dish out one of my greatest secrets to my success not only in living abroad but as a person.

Amorous Alpacas

Amorous Alpacas