Thursday, October 6, 2011
Welcome to my beautiful Buenos Aires loft, located in the middle of Palermo Hollywood, a vibrant barrio that is evidently home to lots of international kids (of whom I've yet to spot a single one.)
I rented the apartment sight-unseen from one of the big rental agencies here in town, and I was very nervous that I would arrive and find myself living in a slum rather than the modern-style flat shown in the advertisements.
However, I was pleased to discover the apartment was exactly what I'd hoped for: modern, clean, pretty darn spacious and right in the middle of town.
See those roman shades? Those are concealing one of two balconies I have overlooking the streets below. Now if I could only figure out how to tie the shades up, I might even venture out onto a balcony one of these days...
The main level of the loft includes a cocinita, living room, toilette (just the crapper) and dining room table, which I've converted into my very own remote office.
You might be able to tell from the above picture that the second level holds the bedroom (with new flatscreen TV I've yet to turn on) plus a full bathroom. And when I say full bathroom, I mean it is fully-equipped.
And by fully-equipped, I mean it has a bidet. Things are about to get weird in Argentina.
Or maybe I'll save that for another blog post.
In less awkward news, I brought something that would remind me of home. No, not pictures of family and friends, not my favorite books and definitely not my blankie (damn, knew I forgot something!)
I brought something much more practical: Sriracha.
If you've read this blog for any length of time, you've probably stumbled across my undying affection for Sriracha.While I squirt it on any and every foodstuff back in the States, I plan on using it more sparingly in Buenos Aires. Maybe I can make the bottle last three months, but I'm not making any promises.
The next couple of days, I hope to muster up enough courage to bring my camera out with me, so I can share some of the sights of the city, but for now I hope these few shots of my apartment can tide you over.
Posted by Patrick at 10/06/2011