26 February 2013

A Quick update.

So im back in Buenos Aires. Been hanging around with really nice and cool people. Both travelers and locals. Yesterday two guys from London and me when out to see this drum show they have every monday in this open air concert hall. It was like 15 people with different types of drums banging the hell out of them. It was awesome! I'll tell you more about it later and put some pics up.

Other than that I'm starting Spanish school today. Gonna go a intensive course for 10 days and hopefully it will help me with my Spanish skills.

I'll post some photos and more later, this is all for now.

Catch you on the flip side!
- Xx Yella

19 February 2013

Chilling at the beach

So I've been in a town called Mar del plata the past couple of days. Just a 5 hour bus drive south of Buenos Aires. It's hot during the day but pretty cold at night. About 25-30 degrees daytime and about 15 at night. All I've been doing is laying on the beach working on my tan and playing in the waves to cool off. It's awesome! But the beaches is very crowded. In the weekends it's hard to find a spot to lay down and people basically stand shoulder to shoulder in the water. But I don't mind, it's way better than being cold and wet from soggy snow 😄












Catch you on the flip side!
- Xx Yella

15 February 2013

Tattoo session in BA

So I decided to get myself a souvenir from Argentina. Maybe not the one you would expect. Usually it's a cup or t-shirt with "I ❤ Argentina" written on it. That's not my thing. I got a tattoo instead. I went to a place on avenida Santa Fe, called LC INK. The tattoo artists name is Gastón and he made an awesome job! Even tho my Spanish is so bad and Gastón doesn't know any English he understood exactly what I wanted, with colors and everything! I'm soo happy about my new tattoo!
4 hours of pain. A few confused conversations about traveling, football and tattoos. Dripping in sweat since the fan wasn't working and 1000 Argentina Pesos (~1300 SEK) poorer equals one happy and exhausted Swedish girl.










Catch you on the flip side!
- Xx Yella

11 February 2013

Karaoke Argentina style

last night we met two guys from chile. And I rediscovered that drinking games is still the best way to get to know people even tho you don't speak the same language. And it makes it way easier to learn Spanish (in this case). "Rojo o negro? Más o menos? Ay ay ay! puta madre! Todos tomamos!" After socializing trough drinking heaps of beer we decided to go out. Never have I've been able to go out to a bar 3 o'clock at night on a Sunday, happy days! We found this small and tacky bar with karaoke.. Not my favorite kind of bar but with the alcohol floating in our vanes me and the American girl Lenore couldn't resist go up on the little wooden stage and give it a shot. The song list was very poor when it came to songs in English and the guy who "hosted" the karaoke sang most of the time so mine and Lenores' performance were very much appreciated among the locals in the audience.












Catch you on the flip side!
- Xx Yella

10 February 2013

Sunday market

I've met some great girls from USA,Israel,Germany and Iceland, and we've been strolling around Buenos Aires visiting the weekly Sunday market were you can find everything from clothes, jewelry to bags made of old VHS tapes and masks.

It's some sort of carnival going on for 4 days and one of the traditions seems to be that you buy a spray can with white foam and try to spray everyone that walks pass you.. It's not fun if you're unprepared and get sprayed all over your face but if you get into the game yourself its great!

















Catch you on the flip side!
- Xx Yella

07 February 2013

Arrived in BA

after about 18 hours on 3 different planes. 3 hours in passport control and customs and finding my bag just by luck, I'm finally at my hostel in Buenos Aires. The taxi ride from the airport was my first language test. "Soy sueca..." Aaaa fútbol Argentina y Suecia. Messi Messi Messi si sí. Zlatan muy bien! Cant believe my first conversation was about football, but I made myself understood at least.
Other than settling in my hostel I've been checking out the neighborhood, walking up and down the streets. And as pale and blond as I am it's pretty hard to blend in. The comments from sweaty Latino men are hard to avoid, at this point I'm just happy that I barely understand what they're actually saying so I can ignore them:) that's it for now I recon, I will turn my focus back to my cold beer and enjoy the sun.













Catch you on the flip side!
- Xx Yella

06 February 2013

Good bye Sweden

Im leaving Stockholm and sweden at the right moment. It's cold and it snows like hell. But on the train to the central station I was feeling a bit gloomy to leave all my loved ones behind, then a little man with a guitar played "la bamba" and totally change my mood! Balalala la bamba!!! A smile and excitement came over me and reminded me that this is what I love, this is who I am: a gypsy on the road, living in my backpack, with no clue what the future will bring...








Catch you on the flip side!
- Xx Yella

Location:Arlanda Stockholm