So, I have been here for almost a week in Buenos Aires, this huge sprawling city of cities. Each neighborhood here has a distinct feel, character and population, connected by a complex web of bus lines and underground “subte” trains. I’m excited to know everything I can about this place, but for now I am exploring my neighborhood of San Telmo and all it’s cobblestoned streets, beautiful street murals and iron fenced balconies. Most of my photos this week have come from my walks in and around San Telmo – but there is some grafitti from the center commemorating the passing of Chavéz – what an interesting time to be living in Latin America!
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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">I'm Emma Pulido and I am spending my semester abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina! I've been waiting to go to Buenos Aires since a high school trip to Valparaiso, Chile got me interested in the Southern Cone countries and I couldn't be more excited to finally be here. I'm from New York City, but am currently living in Saint Paul Minnesota, where I study International Studies, Anthropology and Political Science at Macalester College. I've been focusing my studies on identity politics and tourism, so living abroad in one of South America's most mixed and dynamic cities is perfect for me! I hope to continue to study identity politics and nation building in post conflict nations post graduation, but for now I keep busy with school, Model United Nations, watching movies, exploring new places, making DIY craft projects with my roomates and my job as the student photographer for Macalester.</span></p>