leaving in a rush
Buenos Aires Travel Blog› entry 3 of 4 › view all entries
Iâ€™m never prepared when I leave a town. I donâ€™t know why. I know it drives some people (my mother) up the wall. There is always just a few more things that I should do before I go. They are never things that I need to do, just things that I try and squeeze in last minute. I wasnâ€™t really prepared to leave the city yet. Mentally I was already on the beach, but I wasnâ€™t physically prepared. There were places I still hadnâ€™t seen and people I wanted to see more of before I left. You can never do it all though. Itâ€™s just not possible. So I try and do whatever I can the last few days. This makes for some chaos, but I actually work better in a situation like this. I loved running around those last sweet minutes at the pastry shop to get goodies for the plane ride. Some say that itâ€™s rude. I can get that. I understand. People like being on time. I wish that came more naturally to me. I would love to have that feeling of being ready. I never really feel that way. I am always in the process. This is the same as my feeling of being in the city. At first I really felt like I didnâ€™t want to be in the city the whole time. I went away on the weekends to get out and see what else was going on in Argentina. I definitely did a lot of things during the week, and thought that was enough. But then I began to find my own little niche in Buenos Aires. There is a really cute bookstore on Thames, some great little clubs for live music. I was finding out all of this as our last few days were coming to a close. Just as I was getting comfortable, we had to leave. So this last sweet love I found for the city makes me think that Iâ€™ll take the loop back through the capital on my way to Santiago before I head home.