Bucket List

Here are the things I wanted to accomplish before my year in Argentina was over! I’m back in the USA now and I’m pretty happy with all the things I did. For the ones that I didn’t do… I guess I will have to go back to South America!
(Idea for this completely stolen from my friend Loni… see her Brazil bucket list here).

1. Visit these places in Argentina:

  • Tucumán √

Casa de Gobierno

  • Santiago del Estero  √

964562_490569337717569_164540368_o

  • Mendoza √

1497935_686595461371003_827569932_o

  • Córdoba  √

1400475_653029984727551_362212653_o

  • Iguazú √

1553564_686697908027425_1953843289_o

  • Bariloche
  • Perito Moreno glacier √

Gorgeous

  • Jujuy √

887501_544893408874543_1620470171_o

  • Buenos Aires √

_DSC0163

  • Quebrada de Humahuaca √

_DSC0748

  • Salinas Grandes √

Saltando sobre la sal

  • Cafayate √

892009_557583910938826_1770843908_o

  • Cachi √

1277497_627852350578648_758157403_o

2. Visit these places in South America:

  • Uruguay
  • Santiago, Chile √ 

883829_686596841370865_42968650_o

  • Valparaíso, Chile √

1493565_686598464704036_1384776579_o

  • Viña del Mar, Chile 

886569_686597994704083_669516358_o

  • Cochabamba, Bolivia √

cochabamba

  • Lago Titicaca, Peru/Bolivia √

1076982_615189808511569_1007273633_o

  • Arequipa, Perú √

The plaza in Arequipa

  • Cusco, Perú √

1102716_615240885173128_318683191_o

  • Colombia

3. Learn how to drive stick shift √

4. Drive in Argentina √

734230_10200430902554024_1122900821_n

5. Eat:

  • Empanadas √

empanadas

  • Humitas √

Humitas

  • Tamales √

tamales

  • Morcilla √
  • Alfajores √

alfajor chocolate

  • Locro √

Locro

  • Llama meat √
  • Food from a street vendor √

6. Drink:

  • Pomelo Rosado √
  • Salta Negra √
  • Wine from Mendoza √
  • Wine from Cafayate √

582358_10152692673100099_282204973_n

7. Get Mexican food delivered on a Tuesday or Thursday (I miss Taco Tuesday/Thursday at home…) √

8. Rescue a stray dog  √

522120_559483020748915_1065634348_n

9. Figure out what I’m doing for my thesis 

64506_620779137952636_27812998_n

10. See a peña √

882169_557577807606103_1172363218_o

11. Shop at the central market  √

Fresh fruits and veggies from the market. Got all of this for $8!

12. Paddle boat in the lake at Parque San Martín 

527150_2156594756446_919855998_n

13. Give a Rotary presentation at the district conference √

426705_269389559871589_2134934071_n

14. Know all of the bus routes that go through the center of the city √

15. Give directions to someone in Salta √

16.Lend someone my bus card when they only have cash √

17. Get a DNI (ID card)  √

1235248_635720366458513_855051216_n (1)

18. Be able to have a basic conversation in Portuguese √

19. Take the teleférico to the top of Cerro San Bernardo √

Me at the top of the teleférico

20. Secure funding for the water well project in the Wichí community

Hector 033

21. Go whitewater rafting √

547413_557586064271944_1978298830_n

22. Go ziplining

23. Have a picnic in Parque San Martín

24. Visit 5 museums in Salta √

25. Climb Cerro San Bernardo √

1454757_658318954198654_1423330162_n

26. See a play, musical, or concert  √

1239034_637339819629901_384977393_n

27. Buy Argentinian clothes and shoes! √

28. Shop in the Mercado Artesanal √

29. Go to mass in the cathedral  √

_DSC0406

30. Go to a soccer game

31. Use “vos” with more fluency and consistency √

32. Figure out the exact sound the “rr” makes here √

33. Start teaching private English lessons √

34. Learn how to make empanadas, tamales and humitas

35. Get on Argentinian radio √

36. Get on Argentinian TV √

903123_490568537717649_521121353_o

37. Run 5K √

38. Teach at a high school here  

39. See a llama crossing sign  √

1208716_627850887245461_1335967645_n

40. Learn to dance folklore  √

P1070063

Advertisements

2 Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s