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Bookish Buenos Aires


As mentioned in my last post, I went to Buenos Aires on a business trip recently. Now of course you can’t go to Buenos Aires without thinking about Jorge Luis Borges and other great Argentinean writers. But especially Borges. His Ficciones, a collection of short stories, is one of my favourite pieces of literature ever. And so when strolling around Buenos Aires, I was also looking for the spirit of Borges. Here’s where I think I almost found it:

This is at a bookshop, on a Sunday, and people are just sitting there reading. Isn’t it beautiful?


Author: bettinathenomad

Nomad. International Relations geek. Reader. Feminist. Swimmer. Boulderer. Runner. Hiker. Not necessarily in that order.

5 thoughts on “Bookish Buenos Aires

  1. Beautiful picture, Bettina! So jealous that you visited Buenos Aires 🙂 Argentina is a country that I want to visit someday and maybe live for a few months. I hear that the Spanish which is spoken there in an Italian way is very unique. And Borges – what can I say? You found the perfect picture which captured his spirit.

    • Thank you Vishy! I’d been wanting to go for a really long time and I’m glad it finally worked out. Argentinean Spanish is indeed very unique (although the Spanish spoken in Uruguay is very similar). Do you speak any Spanish? I think people often find Argentinean Spanish hard to understand because of the pronunciation, and I definitely came across some slang that meant nothing to me ;).

      • Interesting to know that Argentinean Spanish is very unique, Bettina. I learnt some elementary Spanish years back, but have forgotten most of it. If I get time some day, I would like to learn Spanish again.

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