Yesterday I arrived in Buenos Aires, but the city greeted me with a thunderstorm and rain that wouldn't stop all day. So, I stayed in,
worked hung out on Facebook and finished reading everything readable I had. So my first mission today was to find a new book. Bookshops in South America are easy to find, but unlike in Europe (and even Asia - that is, except for Japan), there aren't all that many international bookshops. For about 8,000 miles from Mexico to the tip of Patagonia, everybody speaks Spanish. I kind of speak Spanish, but my reading level is around that of a 13 year old, and I already have read Harry Potter in way too many languages (I gave up - it's crap in all of them).
So I started looking online for English bookshops in Buenos Aires and discovered that there are all in the posh areas that are not accessible by Subte (metro) - I didn't have a guide book or map either, so I don't really feel comfortable bussing it in BA yet.
|you can even read in the boxes!|
So, as the English book selection wasn't all that great (sometimes, I would find an English or even French book mixed with the regular Spanish ones - but the staff revealed to me that the vampire/romancy section IS the actual English section),
I just bought a city map and some postcards and sat down... on stage! Which they turned into a café, with free wi-fi. I can see myself going back to work in there.