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This is the video which inspired my “Buenos Aires the New Artists Oasis” article. Every single emotion Emily experienced mirrored my own. Seeing her walk through the same locations I walked through and ride the same trains I did, brought it all back for me and I knew I had to write the article. Her descriptions of Buenos Aires and Argentines are so spot on. I hope you enjoy the video as much as I did and that you are inspired to travel!



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  1. Jen, GRACIAS for sharing!! I could identify most with Emily’s sense of wanting to move to a foreign place BECAUSE she didn’t know anyone and could reinvent her life to whatever she wanted it to be. I specifically chose to move to Florence, Italy, back in 2004 for the same reason. Sure, I had good friends in other parts of Italy, but had I moved to THEIR cities, my life would have been absorbed into theirs and I never would have created MY OWN STORY. Some people might think it counteri-ntuitive to choose a place where no one knows your name, but when shaping your own living-abroad adventure, I think that’s especially important. You’ll of course meet people — and GREAT people — wherever you go. But we shouldn’t be afraid of writing our OWN chapters in life!


  2. […] 4. “Help I’m Alive” by Metric: If you’ve read the first story “Rough Landing” in the exclusive Hola, Morocha excerpt already (if you haven’t, what are you waiting for? Hurry! Go now! :0) ) then you will know immediately why this song is on the playlist. This is exactly how I felt when I arrived in Palermo, my new neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Emily Haines, the lead singer of the band Metric, actually wrote this song in Buenos Aires! […]

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