The world is bigger than we could ever possibly imagine, and it’s scary to think we will never even scratch the surface in this lifetime. Even if we do travel to the same places, we see the world through different eyes, creating a unique experience. As I dive head first into travel, I am inspired by each of your adventures and am starting Sonderlust Secrets as a series showcasing this. Interested in being featured?How many of us take years of Spanish classes in high school or college but then never have a reason to speak it? Almost a decade after high school, I wanted the chance to try out my español in South America. Upon arrival, I soon learned Argentinian accents make the language sound vastly different.After saving up for a few years, my husband and I took a two-week trip through Argentina and loved (almost) every minute of it. That first day? You know, when you feel you might hate everything, feel like throwing up and just want your bed after 18 hours of travel? Yeah, that was rough. Past that, the rest of the trip made it clear that Argentina was the perfect place to visit.Buenos Aires is an incredibly artistic place, especially known for the tango. You can find a class almost any night of the week and often can find dancers performing on the streets as well as the theater.There’s definitely a Latin culture, but there’s also a ton of Italian and European influence, especially in Buenos Aires. For lunch I’d eat steak and empanadas and for dinner–ravioli!If you love music, La Bomba del Tiempo is the group to hear. Every Monday night, this drum corps performs to hundreds of people, and you can’t help but jump around and dance the whole time. For a more formal setting, El Teatro Colón is the opera house that is absolutely beautiful and has some of the best acoustics in the world.
Notable spots to see in the city include La Recoleta Cemetery, La Casa Rosada (The Pink House – the government building) and the countless parks and fountains.There are markets scattered about the city at different times throughout the week, but the biggest one by far is the antique market on Sundays in San Telmo. The neighborhood of San Telmo is already known for being more bohemian and eclectic, but the market makes sure you see it all right there on the street.Buenos Aires is a big city with so much to see, it’s incredible. But, I’m just not a big city girl for more than a week. We spent the rest of our time visiting Iguazu Falls (the most amazing waterfalls you’ll ever see) and Mendoza (mountains + wine country). I could go on and on for hours about our time there and my love for the country, but how about a video to sum it all up?
Samantha writes at Moving Peaces, a blog about moving from place to place, one decade to the next and finding peace in it all. She loves traveling because it often opens up all sorts of new hopes and dreams along the way. Samantha lives in Raleigh, NC where she’s in a band with her husband, writes as much as possible and tries to invest in her community and friendships daily. Follow her adventures on twitter, instagram, and facebook!