Settling in

In case you’re wondering, the flight was long, but uneventful.  We arrived late in the afternoon yesterday, and met up with the owner of our departamento, Ceferina de Jesus Ortiza.  It’s a really cool, traditional apartment in the Palermo neighbourhood.  High ceilings, tiny cage-style elevator, that sort of thing.  Here’s a couple of shots of the exterior.

We are starting to settle in; found the grocery store 3 blocks away and picked up some basic supplies.  By 8 pm we were hungry and ventured to the parrilla across the street.  Of course, at that time the place was deserted.  But we had a nice meal, although we weren’t exactly sure what we had ordered till it arrived.  There is lingo associated with ordering meals that we haven’t covered yet in our Sheridan College Spanish lessons.

I am interested in comparing the feeling we have now where everything is new and uncertain, with the feeling we will have when we leave.

This afternoon, we are taking a walking tour of the downtown area with our guide, Ceri, who has an interesting bio:

Ceri first came to Buenos Aires on impulse with his wife in 2007 and after several hours, decided to move here. Born in Canada to English parents, he studied post-Freudian psychoanalysis in Vancouver before heading to Spain to be a flamenco dancer (as one does). He then went on to study acting in London when he decided Argentina was lacking a bit of Shakespeare and most, most fortunately, the wife agreed.

When he’s not guiding, he spends his time acting, teaching acting, DJing, working on his century-old house and enjoying a gin and tonic while watching his two adopted street dogs sit on each other. Old cars, outstanding architecture and great people are what keeps him smiling in Buenos Aires

This morning I wandered through the neighbourhood, and took some snaps.  See below…

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3 thoughts on “Settling in

  1. Such lovely colourful photos. Looking forward to more. Maybe Ceri can teach you guys some flamenco dancing? 🙂

  2. Yes we were wondering and are so glad to hear from you.The apartment building looks quite grand,
    we trust that the inside is as impressive. It’s still very cold here definately not cafe patio weather.
    Keep in touch ,ENJOY! Amy B.

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