There are so many stray cats in Buenos Aires.
I first noticed it at the Recoleta Cemetery. Today, I went roaming around the Jardin Botanico in Palermo with my suitemate. I saw 5 in maybe 10 minutes, and we were walking a very short distance. I’ve decided that I’m now going to take photos of every stray cat I see - just because I can.
Above: Gato Numero Uno.
Otherwise, the Jardin Botanico was quite pretty. Although I have to be honest: plants are really not my thing. I’ve also figured out that the ‘cold’ that has been keeping me in all weekend is actually allergies. Good news: I’m not sick! :) Bad news: The hunt for allergy medicine begins…
After the Jardin Botanico, Rosie and I headed off to Cafe Martinez. It’s a small chain here - like Starbucks, but far cuter. I got tea to go the other day and the staff gave me really strange looks. To-go is not a thing here, as our orientation leaders explained multiple times this past week. So today we did it Argentinian style and hung out for two hours. I got la sopa de arvejas y panceta, and un capucino frio de frappe. I’m still not sure exactly what I ordered, but it was delicious (and cheap!) I’m going to have to force myself to step into other cafes here. There’s so many of them, but I’m always dragged towards what’s most familiar.
School starts tomorrow. I’ve been in abroad-vacation mode, so this is going to be weird. But most of my classes are in Spanish, so I’m actually pretty excited :) I need to start speaking it if I’m going to be fluent by the end of this year (or even December - that would be awesome!) Lucky for me, my first class doesn’t start until 1:45 tomorrow. College rocks!
Until next time (how do I say that in Spanish?)