Hey Twitfam, I wish the radio silence here was because I was just so busy and immersed and ocupada but in fact it is because I’m sick. I apparently ate some produce that had been poorly washed (my bet is on the market I went to Sunday but it also could have been salad I made in a hurry) and have been in bed for … Continue reading The Week of Sick
This post title is a slight misnomer because this weekend was not that warm at all, but the porteños were excited! So many stores had “Feliz Primavera” signs up and there were lots of flowers sold on the streets. On Friday, I went to the gym, talked to my dad on facetime and then schlepped all the way to DiTella to pick up photocopies for … Continue reading Spring Weekends
Hey twitfam, I’ve been here for over two months, I realized today and that is 100% crazy. It also means that I’m about to experience my second Argentine season: spring officially starts saturday. This week has been pretty normal with some fun events peppered in. Monday was not so fun because it rained all day and was really cold. As they do in BA, people … Continue reading Welcome Spring!
Hey twitfam, Happy to report that I survived the very long fast (it wound up being over 26 hours). Kol Nidre started at 6:30 and was okay. It’s the tradition at their temple to wear white for Yom Kippur. I didn’t know and showed up in all black. Oops. It ended around 9 and I enjoyed a quiet friday night with the OC (just kidding … Continue reading Solo Para Dos
Hey twitfam, I’m writing this post for all of you and also as a reminder to myself that my longest days at Penn are nothing. You hear that second semester thesis writing really busy Abigail? YOU CAN DO IT Today I left the house at 7 am and headed to Barracas, a “bad” neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Last night the entire family came over minutes … Continue reading Long Days and a Week in the Life
Hey twitfam, I’m back with a way shorter post and want to say thanks to everyone who read about my family time! It was really special and I’m happy I got to share it with you. Let’s talk about the weekend. On friday night, I went to a jazz show at a closed door “puerto cerrado” bar in Palermo. It was totally the type of … Continue reading Lions and Tigers and Spring, oh my!
(title comes from the Argentine chocolate brand Cofler, which my name always gets mistaken for.) My family left Argentina last Monday after 8 crazy days. We covered a lot of ground and I had a wonderful time. As my mom noted, the lack of wifi/smartphones/a super on the go culture in Argentina meant long meals, 7 pm afternoon coffee stops and lots of real conversation. … Continue reading #socofler and so much more
I hope everyone had a sweet start to the new year! Holidays with Rita were really nice and really different! This week is this crazy mix of my second week of regular school, the jewish holidays, and my family having just left. It’s really a lot to process at the same time but I’m doing my best. Let’s see what happened this week. Monday: After … Continue reading New Year in a New City
My epic post about my family’s visit is forthcoming but I just wanted to wish everyone a Shana Tova. I’m going to services with my host mom tonight and tomorrow morning (I may have to leave early for class) and to dinner tonight at her middle son’s house. There is challah and honey cake waiting and I saw lots of apples in the fridge. I’m … Continue reading Shana Tova
My family is on a plane back to the states after 8 days of exploring Buenos Aires and traveling to Mendoza with me. So thankful for every moment, glass of wine, gelato cone, and hug. I miss them already. More to come. Continue reading Living la vida vineyard