Spoiler alert: If you’re a prospective student who wants to go to Iguazu and doesn’t want to see everything before going, don’t watch the video below.
Sorry it has taken me so long to get a blog posting out. There is reason for this I assure you. I have had midterms, I traveled to Iguazu and a bunch of places in Patagonia (those videos to come), my internship at the hospital is getting busier, I’m meeting more people, etc. Everything has been absolutely incredible. I just found out I have the opportunity to conduct research at the hospital I’m interning at, I’m going to watch an Argentine friend’s band play tonight and celebrate another’s birthday, going to Peru may be happening in late November, and I could potentially be going to the greatest soccer rivalry in the world (as rated by CNN and others). For those planning to go abroad, no matter where but especially in Buenos Aires, I have a tip: If you want to do something, you really have to take initiative and just get it done. This may take repeated persistence and bugging the same people, but as a result, you can really accomplish a lot and if you have an idea of what you’d like to do in your mind, you can probably do it if you just take steps to getting there. I know that sounds kind of theoretical/not tangible/doesn’t make sense, but you will see when you come haha. If you want to do something, like getting to know Argentines, you just have to work out of your comfort zone and go for it. Also, you’re gonna have to spend money if you want to do cool stuff unfortunately. Plus side, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and an emptier bucket list with about 200 pages of awesome (and some not so awesome) stories to tell! These stories will make me into that classic old man who can’t stop talking hahaha.
Anyways, about a month ago I went to Iguazu Falls with my friend Noah! It was a blast, and here is the footage I took! I trimmed it up a bit but left it in the order of how it happened, so you could see how our day went. As with any natural wonder, the video does not do it (or the large amount of tourists) justice. It was so so beautiful. I was diagnosed with pneumonia the night before and was just well enough to go. Being there was so awesome that I hardly noticed I was sick!! So, if you’re ever in Argentina, you gotta check it out!