Category Archives: Buenos Aires

New bus shelters ruined

All over the city, nice new bus shelters have been put in. They are great for everybody – for the older people who want to sit down on the bench, for all of us who want shelter from the rain, … Continue reading

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“Yo soy de Racing, es un sentimiento” – Going to a football match in Buenos Aires

I think everyone knows that football is VERY important in Argentina, as it is in most of South America. People talk about football, they watch games on TV, they get depressed when their team loses… I knew all of that … Continue reading

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The joys of Buenos Aires

All it took to feel better about Buenos Aires was a lazy afternoon at the Feria de los Mataderos, one of my favorite tourist things to do in Buenos Aires. Lots of locals go as well. I wrote a photo-heavy … Continue reading

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The joys of Buenos Aires customer service

There seems to be a general consensus among both locals, foreigners living here, and tourists that customer service in this great city is anything but great. (Paris of the south in this way, too, maybe?) We joke that an amazing … Continue reading

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Screaming & Yelling: #EstoNoEsNoruega

Last week I had two separate being-yelled-at incidents. Definitely not the way we get our frustration out in Norway; we are more of a passive-aggressive bunch. Incident 1: I am working quietly at home one morning when there is a … Continue reading

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The Unbanked

In the world of banking, finance and mobile services there is always talk of “the unbanked”, “los no bancarizados.” Basically, it means people who don’t have a bank account and therefore don’t operate within the formal financial system. They might … Continue reading

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How to present Scandinavian culture

I just had to share a couple of photos from two different institutes that teach Swedish (and other languages) here in Buenos Aires. I think the first one is kind of annoying; does everything Swedish always have to be promoted … Continue reading

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The Typical Mistake – Radio Palermo

Happy new year! Feliz año! Today I had the pleasure of participating in an English-language radio show here in Buenos Aires, The Typical Mistake. The show was about being a polyglot, i.e. multi-lingual, and it was super fun! Thanks to … Continue reading

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Jacarandas

I first encountered Jacaranda trees in Guatemala many years ago, and I find them amazingly beautiful. The color is so gorgeous! In Argentina, they are quite common and Buenos Aires in the spring is filled with them – it is … Continue reading

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