Besuquear (v.): to kiss, to cover with kisses, to smother with kisses, to “neck” or make out.
This blog aims to explore the American foreign experience in Buenos Aires, and in particular cross-cultural relationships, dating, hook-ups, flirtation, and love. From the messy world of shared stereotypes – the easy gringa, the rich American, the hysterical Argentina, the chamuyero porteño – to the personal experiences of myself and others, I want to share these ideas and stories, in particular amongst the growing expat community and those who interact with them.
I am a 23 year old student, originally from Chicago, who spent a year and a half living in Buenos Aires – Balvanera, Congreso, Almagro, and Nuñez – while studying abroad. Now I am finishing school in Massachusetts and living between the two worlds, in a way, as I plan my move back to Argentina after graduation. For me Buenos Aires is a place that gets under your skin, and into your heart…despite its ugly side, I dream about it all the time, because there’s something about it I have fallen in love with.