The first goal once I arrived in Buenos Aires was to find an apartment. While I looked relentlessly on craigslist from my hostel the first 2 mornings, my friend Carolina helped me look for places at PisoCompartido.com. Once I found a few places that fit my criteria, she helped me call. When people started talking to fast in Spanish I would hand the phone off to her like she was my manager at a call center.
I ended up looking at 4 places in Buenos Aires and corresponding with at least a dozen others. After two straight days of hunting I decided on an apartment in Recoleta with two awesome Columbians named Sergio and Mariangela (cousins). Sergio, 26, works in Real Estate, studied advertising at the University of Palermo and loves futbol (favorite team in Buenos Aires is Velez). Mariangela, 25, studies visual arts at the University of Cine and loves Bikram yoga. I hope to go to the matches with Sergio and take yoga with Mariangela!