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Nos Vemos

In The Art of Travel Fall 2017, 15. Farewells, Buenos Aires by Kiana1 Comment

In the last few days leading up to a big move, often times we’ll find that we have already emotionally left. Bags are packed, airport transportation arrangements are made, and images of our destinations play like movie trailers in our minds. It’s odd, isn’t it, that in our precious and dwindling time in a place, we are in a rush …

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Never Too Old to be a Brat

In The Art of Travel Fall 2017, 11. Travails, Buenos Aires by Kiana1 Comment

In the three months I’ve been in Buenos Aires, there have have been many mishaps. Whether it’s a lost wallet, a phone that won’t work, or miscalculated directions, I’ve experienced it all. These occurrences are annoyingly inconvenient when traveling internationally, but magically, they haven’t affected me much. There’s always been a silver lining to these mistrials. Without a bank card, …

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Argentina’s Silhouette

In The Art of Travel Fall 2017, 10. Books (2), Buenos Aires by Kiana1 Comment

I recently read Long After Midnight at the Niño Bien, a novel by Brian Winter about his Argentina experience when he unknowingly thrusts himself into the deep culture of tango. I was initially attracted to the book because Brian introduces himself as a recent college graduate, looking for an adventure in Argentina. Brian describes a feeling I related to- “seeking …

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Where Restlessness Goes

In The Art of Travel Fall 2017, 6. Book #1, Buenos Aires by KianaLeave a Comment

Yesterday, I returned from a trip through Patagonia, which I appropriately accompanied with the novel In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin. The novel is a first-person account of Chatwin’s journey through Patagonia to find the old skin of a sloth, a piece reminiscent of his grandmother and his childhood. In Chatwin’s words, “Patagonia is the farthest place to which man walked …

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Dónde Está Santiago Maldonado

In The Art of Travel Fall 2017, 5. Politics, Buenos Aires by Kiana1 Comment

“History has a way of repeating itself.” No. The progression of time doesn’t make the same mistakes, people do. Governments do. An increasing gap in understanding between opaque leadership and a furious public perpetuates itself, but the day the inflictors take responsibility is the day these patterns are broken. Today, we find Argentina in the midst of this blame game. …