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“Latins are tenderly enthusiastic. In Brazil, they throw flowers at you. In Argentina, they throw themselves." -- Marlene Dietrich

Live From Buenos Aires

This is my second day in Buenos Aires and so far, this is what I have learned about my native city:

There are lots of bats (murcielagos) in the city, which is why it´s good to shut the windows at night.

Pregnant women here like to show off their bellies by wearing short shirts, kind of like the fat, old Salvadorean men in Mount Pleasant do. Only not as gross.

My 85-year-old abuela saved all the underwear that my best friend Blue left here accidentally when we visited four years ago. In between my fits of laughter, I managed to ask her why she kept his underwear and didn't just throw them away, and she said, "Why would I throw them away?" My grandma is crazy.

According to my aunt and uncle, every person on the street is a drug-dealing, cracked-out immoral criminal who wants to rob you of your shoes in broad daylight. For this reason, everyone should be avoided. My entire family is crazy.

My accent is slowly coming back. Emphasis on SLOWLY.

There might be nothing better in the world than spending December in 85-degree weather and watching the sun set after 8pm. Not missing the Northern Hemisphere right now.
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