Tourist2Townie.com – 2 Years Deep

This past Saturday marked the 2 year anniversary of Tourist2Townie.com and my quest to travel deeper. On October 1st, 2009 I left everything comfortable in my life in search of something more. My dream was to become part of a foreign community, learn new skills, meet new people and experience new adventures. Now, as I … Continued

8 Ways to Fake it ’til you Make it!

Before I could hold a decent conversation in Spanish, I had to come up with a few tactics to act like I knew a lot more than I really did. I dove in head first when I arrived in Buenos Aires, trying to learn the language as fast as possible, but the fact is it … Continued

T2T Poetry: An Argentine Love Story

A few days before I headed back to the States, I met up with famous writer and good friend, Paul Perry, to shoot an interview for T2T’s “Townie Spotlight” section. As I want to keep creating new and unique ways to share my experiences via Tourist 2 Townie, he inspired me to try my hand at … Continued

World Cup Action from Buenos Aires

Footage of the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Gareth watches Argentina battle Germany for a spot in the semi-finals. The match ends with broken ribs and hurt feeling instead of flags waving and horns blowing.     Related Post FOTO FRIDAY: Shots for Tots February Update: Building off Setbacks … Continued

Day 1: Buenos Aires to Salta, Argentina

The juice was worth the squeeze. That’s really all I can say to justify the 18+ hour micro (bus) ride from Buenos Aires to Salta. Despite the terrible food and awkward choice of man-eating-crocodile flicks, the bus ride itself might have been the most efficient and organized service I’ve experienced here in Argentina. Unlike an airplane … Continued

World Cup Action in Buenos Aires

The World Cup ended a last week and everything is finally back to “normal” here in the city. I figured I’d throw a little video together to give you a glimpse at what the chaos was like in Buenos Aires for a few weeks. Here is some footage of the FIFA 2010 World Cup in … Continued

LET’S TALK MONEY – PART II

“Money isn’t everything, but not having it is.” It’s been almost 6-months since my last ‘money update’ so I figured I’d take some time today to organize my finances and explain how I have kept this dream alive for 9+ months with less than 5k in the original T2T bank account. If you missed the first Let’s Talk … Continued

Buenos Aires: A Week in Photos

I figure instead of telling you about my great week, I might as well show you. Here’s how it played out… MONDAY: Buenos Aires contemporary artist shmorgishborg @ ArteBA ’10 Monday afternoon I went down to La Rural in Plaza Italia to soak up some much needed culture. The coolest thing about Buenos Aires is that it’s … Continued

Status Update: 9 Months in BA

Yesterday marked the 9-month point along this incredible adventure. As I reflect back on the whole experience all I can think about is… shit, time has gone by fast. I could of had a kid in that time. However, at my mother’s request I’m still baby-free, loving life and trying to maximize the time I have … Continued

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