It’s the Final Countdown

Wow! I cannot believe my time in Argentina is almost over. I feel like I have so much left to do in so little time. My time in Argentina has been such an incredible experience I know for a fact that I am going to miss it, the culture, my internship, my home, and most importantly the people I have and continue to meet along my trip, in this amazing country.

Since my time is almost over here, I have been trying to do as much as I can with my very good friend from Switzerland, who I met here in Argentina.

Monday, we went to the Café Tortoni where we were able to see some wonderful tango performances while we ate some delicious food.

A few pictures from el Cafe Tortoni with my sweet Switzerland friend.

A few pictures from el Cafe Tortoni with my sweet Switzerland friend.

The next day, Tuesday due to the weather we unfortunately were stuck at home, however; Wednesday we made up for it by meeting up after my internship to go visit the MALBA museum where we saw some incredible art and photography, and due to the cold weather we ended our day with some Havanna coffee.

Some pictures from el museo (museum) MALBA.

Some pictures from el museo (museum) MALBA.

Thursday, I joined some of my friends from the BAC residence to a restaurant to talk and listen to some live rock Argentinian music.

A picture from the restaurant. It was nice being able to listen to live music from Argentina.

A picture from the restaurant. It was nice being able to listen to live music from Argentina.

Friday, I met my friend from Switzerland to take her to learn some tango by going to La Viruta, which we fell so much in love with that we planned to go two more times before I leave.

A picture of the basic tango steps found in front of La Viruta.

A picture of the basic tango steps found in front of La Viruta.

A picture we took before we started our tango classes.

A picture we took before we started our tango classes.

 

Saturday, we decided to take a trip to another town in Buenos Aires province in Argentina, Tigre. Since it is far we had to take a colectivo and then a train to arrive. The first thing we did was take a boat ride through el Rio de Tigre, where we had the boat stop at one of the islands where we ate and walked along a trail to enjoy our surroundings. Then we walked around where we got to see the casino of Tigre, amusement park, and el Puerto de Frutos. We literally spent our entire day and night en Tigre, it is definitely a great place to visit.

Some pictures from Tigre.

Some pictures from Tigre.

This is a picture of us ending our day in Tigre.

This is a picture of us ending our day in Tigre.

Sunday, we planned to visit La Boca, a neighborhood or barrio in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In La Boca we were able to enjoy some European flavor. We were able to walk along the colorful houses and streets full of tango artists, art, food, and so much more. Then, we decided to join the rest of Buenos Aires by going to la Plaza de Mayo where everyone was gathered around to celebrate el 25 de Mayo, the Revolution of Argentina. I was glad to be able to be part of that; there was a concert, good food, markets, and performances all night. I got to admit; I had a busy busy week, but it was so worth it.

Some pictures of us in el caminito de La Boca. It was incredible being in such a colorful area.

Some pictures of us in el caminito de La Boca. It was incredible being in such a colorful area.

A picture from el 25 de Mayo. A huge celebration of the Revolution in la Plaza de Mayo.

A picture from el 25 de Mayo. A huge celebration of the Revolution in la Plaza de Mayo.

In my internship this past week I was so fortunate to be able to work in the obstetrical floor where I was able to learn all about the security, regulations, and procedures they have. Additionally, I got to be part of one of the best type of surgeries, birth delivery! I got to say that being able to be part of that was amazing, especially getting to connect with the parents. I was so welcomed in that floor that I was given a surprise my last day on the floor, Friday where all the nurses surprised me with a poster wishing me a safe flight back.

The amazing OB nurses I got to be around with this past week.

The amazing OB nurses I got to be around with this past week.

 

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About Marlen

Hello.
You are probably wondering who I am and what I am all about. Well, for starters my name is Marlen, I am currently a student at Western Oregon University majoring in Community Health with a minor in Human Biology and for the rest, you will have to see.

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