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Planning a Friend’s Visit to Buenos Aires

On Thursday night one of my best friends from college, Nick Greco, will be flying into Buenos Aires to visit for 2 weeks. I figure it’s gotta be a step in the right direction of becoming a “townie” if I show people around my city. He’s an excellent karaoke singer and proven wing-man so things should get pretty interesting. We plan on documenting the …

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Week 1 at Work: A Bloody Mess!

Last night I finished up my first week of bartending at Buller Pub in Recoleta. I’m a bit drained but pumped for the connections and Spanish practice I’ll have through this job. I still have a ton of names to remember but I think I came up with a good system. I find characteristics about the person that relate to his …

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Anthony Bourdain in Argentina

  Anthony Bourdain en Argentina from Mauro Duarte on Vimeo. The last few days I’ve been searching around the internet for the full episode of the Travel Channel show No Reservations where Anthony Bourdain visits Argentina. I’m a big fan of the show and I wanted to see where I stacked up against Anthony Bourdain after being in Buenos Aires for almost …

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¿Dónde me Trajiste?

We started last thursday night confused and uncomfortable and ended it singing Elvis with the owners, the band and special guest musician, Diego Aloras. The place was a traditional Argentine home with open air walkways and 7 tables scattered throughout 3 rooms. The band was two guys with guitars who invited a guest musician in every week. The staff was a …

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Status Update: 7 Weeks Deep

STATUS UPDATE: The T2T Fan Club is Growing Food: Trying new places to switch up from empanadas, pizza and meat. I eat Choripan like its my job. Physical Status: Need to exercise more and get on somewhat of a normal sleep schedule. Mental Status: Overwhelmed, Anxious, Excited Spanish Speaking Ability: I can piece together words and I guess a lot to …