Graffiti art walk
We went on a tour by Graffitimundo that covered the north of the city, providing a visually stunning introduction to the vibrant world of urban art in Buenos Aires and its compelling history. We explored the barrios of Colegiales, Chacarita, Villa Crespo and Palermo - neighborhoods featuring a rich variety of art from leading local and international artists.
BAFA futbol nights
The Buenos Aires Futbol Amigos welcomed Remotes to play with open arms. Comprised of footballers from all around the world - from the UK to the USA, Argentina to Italy, Cuba to Germany, non-Spanish first time footballers to seasoned pros with a native tongue -the group is equally diverse and accepting.
Fuerza Bruta welcome party
Quite possibly the most fun night of my life. Fuerza Bruta is an event you have to experience to understand. Moving stages, ceilings, performers, live music, lights, rain, and a ton of dancing. It's the closest you can get to doing drugs without doing drugs. After the show the night continues as the space opens up into a club late into the morning.
A few dozen of us hopped on bikes for a tour of the city. Buenos Aires is huge. As in New York City huge. We only covered the smallest fraction of the city, but had a great time. I loved being back on two wheels, something I haven't been able to do since the start of Remote Year. "Ben the bike guy" was a great host.
See my full Patagonia post with more photos.
Words can't express how amazing of a trip this was. Jeremy and I took a week off work and headed to Chili for a 60km kayaking and camping trip. One day we rented a car and toured around the amazing Torres Del Paine, and spend the next three days on the water, setting up camps along the riverside. There's no way I could post all of the photos here, so make sure to check out my full post.
Speakeasy Whiskey Crawl
Travis arranged a tour of local speakeasies and hidden bars around town to get our whiskey on. We started at Victoria Browns, Nikki New York Sushi, and finished at Frank's. Truly some beautiful spaces with some great cocktails. Afterwards we headed to Club 69.
Unbelievable. It's no wonder these falls were added to the list of natural wonders of the world several years ago. I made friends with the most beautiful butterfly I could ever imagine, and saw plenty of other amazing wildlife. Not to mention, the waterfalls were uh-mazing! We took a boat tour that drove us over several-meter-high waves and INTO several the waterfalls. See that big waterfall below on the left side? Feeling the tremendous power of it pour on top of you was insane! Unforgettable.
La Bombo de Tiempo
La Bomba de Tiempo is a percussion ensamble that practices improvisation with signs. Every show is unique and unrepeatable because its music is generated live on stage through the dialogue between the musicians and director, who leads the improvisation using a code of more than 70 hand signs.
Movie Me nights
A recurring event where one Remote picks a movie to show and explains why that movie is significant to them. Then it's movie, snack and wine time. This month we setup in one of our co-working spaces, La Maquinita, to watch The East with Ellen Page. Great movie.
What better way to say goodbye to Buenos Aires than to rent a 100 year old mansion for the night. We had a rooftop asado with all sorts of meats, our own DJs from within Remote Year, and lots of room for dancing. Naturally, the party moved on to the club to finish the night.
Our graffiti art walk at the beginning of the month made me want to leave our own little semi-permanent mark on the city. Our group of Remotes is nick-named Team Cousteau, and I couldn't think of a better way to leave our mark than painting a handful of Cousteau's notorious red hats. Local artist Mojo is known for his monkey murals all around town, and I thought they looked a little chilly in all this cloudy weather. Through insanely crazy circumstances, I was actually lucky enough to meet Mojo in the process. Read the full story.