March 19, 2011

A Bit of Me(Me) - Where in the World?

We all leave our “footprint” on the world, in one way or another. We each, individually, do something or are someone that makes the world a little better just by being here. There's a Book created this weekly meme to get to know the blogging community she loves just a bit better. To know what makes them tick, outside of books, that is. Each week she will post a question to be answered in the following week’s “A Bit of Me(Me).” Check back on her site each Saturday to get the info for next week’s post and link up your post.

This week's question: If you had, an option to choose a place anywhere in the world where you could live for an entire year, where would it be and why?

I would choose Argentina! Here's why. In the summer of 2006, I spent six weeks traveling around South America and learning about culture and language with a professor and small group of students from my college. I was earning a Spanish minor and jumped at the chance to get some college credit while traveling! We spent time in three different countries: Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay. I absolutely fell in love with Argentina and vowed I would return some day. I love the people, the language, the culture, the landscape, the food, the wine, the music...pretty much everything! Plus the exchange rate is favorable for Americans - I was able to purchase so many souvenirs and shop in stores I normally couldn't afford. :) 

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the summer of 2006: 

Andes Mountains
Flag near the border in the Andes
More mountains
Vineyard in Mendoza
San Rafael
San Rafael
Buenos Aires - Love the tree canopy!
Buenos Aires
Ok, I'll have to stop posting pictures now or I'll be here all afternoon. I hope I get to go back to Argentina someday! 


LibrarySnake said...

I was born in Uruguay and being neighbors with Argentina, we share the same countryside. I can assure you it is quite beautiful :)

Here's mine:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow! I love all the I want to go there, too!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Lea said...

Beautiful landscapes! I'd love to travel around South America, I especially want to one day visit Machu Picchu in Peru-- talk about breath-taking!

Katie said...

Gorgeous photos. I hope you get there someday SOON!

CMash said...

The photos are beautiful. What a great experience for you to spend 6 weeks there. I hope you get a chance to return.

Silvia Cecilia said...

Super librarian: Te esperamos en Buenos Aires!
If you like practice Spanish...
I read you from Buenos Aires :-) Silvia

The1stdaughter said...

Wow! That's simply stunning! I love that you included a South American country, because so often it's the European ones that get recognition (mine included). My husband spent 2 years in Veracruz Mexico, on the coast, and adored every thing about it. Many of your pictures remind me of his. We will definitely be making our way down there in the future and I think we may just have to include Argentina on a big tour! How fun!

Mrs. Vincent said...

It looks beautiful! I totally should have picked Guatemala for mine...but instead I picked Crete. My mom's side of the family is from Guatemala and I have never been. I'm dying to go but when anyone asks me about traveling it isn't what comes to mind first. I think maybe because somehow my mom always dissuades me from going whenever I think about going so it just seems like it's off-limits. Sad, really now that I think about it. I'm glad you liked South America, though! :)

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