Posts Tagged ‘Recoleta’

Running Around Buenos Aires

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Just a brief note to say I posted a story on my running blog about Morgan and me running the Buenos Aires Marathon last Sunday — check it out if you’d like to see additional Buenos Aires scenes and read about our experience running as tourists.

Also, I uploaded a batch of snapshots from our first week here to the flickr photostream (not including the pics already published on the blogs). If you’d like to view this slide show below, simply click the “play” button on it — but if you also want to see the captions that go with it, do the following:

  • click play
  • move the cursor to the bottom right-hand corner of slide show screen and push the button that takes it to full-screen mode
  • move the cursor to the upper right-hand corner and click “show info” to see the captions
  • go to “options” in the upper right-hand corner and click “slow” so it scrolls through the photos slowly enough to read the captions (or scroll manually through the pics by moving the cursor over the thumbnails along the bottom of the screen).

Sorry it’s so complicated! One of these days we’ll put our rudimentary multimedia skills to use to make a nice audio slideshow in a better interface, but until then, I hope you enjoy this.

Buenos Dias Buenos Aires

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

We are really here, living abroad in an apartment in a foreign-speaking country. It’s the morning of our third day, and I’m still getting used to the concept that this is not a vacation, this is not a transition in preparation for something else — this is it! Eight weeks after we left home, ten months after we committed to this outlandish odyssey, twenty-five years to the day after Morgan first reached out to touch my hand and pull me close, this trip felt as though it started for real when we left California on Monday morning and arrived in Buenos Aires nearly 24 hours later. (more…)