Claire Shrader is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Pre-Occupational Therapy major at Mississippi College, she is studying abroad in Buenos Aires this semester.
In this week's post, Claire navigates Buenos Aires by getting used to the ins and outs of public transportation and dishes on what happened when she went to the local ice cream shop.
Buenos Aires is a busy city. With 2,891,000 people, you can be almost certain you won't see the person you sit beside on the bus ever again. This leaves room for mistakes that in other settings we're used to, like our colleges or small towns, would embarrass us enough to never show our face again in public, to be pretty easy to laugh off. Classes and my internship still haven't started for me, so I've spent this week exploring the city and finding my own little spaces to call home.
Hi Eva! On a bus tour of the city.
I love walking through the streets alone or with a friend and feeling so small between the towering buildings around me. I love that I'm starting to get to a point where I don't have to stop every block or so to ask directions or to stare at my phone's map; I can recognize landmarks and streets and find my way from there. Buenos Aires is on a grid system just like Phoenix, my home for 10 years, and I find so much comfort in knowing I can explore for a few blocks or 10 and still find my way back to the street I want to be on.Continue Reading