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It's not easy for"Americans" to meet the"real" portenos
Submitted: Apr 06, '07
Great Travel Moment
I believe, that my trip to Buenos Aires taught me the most about myself, as an American, a child of the working class, and a citizen of the world. The exchange rate allowed me, for the first time in my life, to experience all the luxuries that a world class city could offer. I definitely had a great time. I noticed, however, that the portenos were fun, hip and open, but reserved toward"Americans" becuase of their impressions of our politics. I tried to accept the rebukes as a reminder to rethink my world view, but this distance also made it difficult for me to achieve my goal for taveling: to become immersed in the culture and people of the place. The closest I felt was when I ventured to a Boca Juniors futbol game at La Bombenera and sat in the popular- the cheap seats- with the REAL portenos.