Melona in Buenos Aires

So, a post on la Nación (an Argentine newspaper) reminded me of a conversation my friends had in a bar in Rosario. It was about: Melona– melon flavored popsicles from Korea They were discussing how one of their acquaintances imported these ice bars from Korea while being able to sell them at a low price. … Continue reading

Day 39

Day 39: Avenida Avellaneda took a colectivo to Avenida Avellaneda to find out more about the garment trade. I visited a store of an acquaintance and spent my whole day with her and her friend. It was a very bustling Saturday and business was apparently better than normal. The acquaintance (the store owner’s daugther) had … Continue reading

Day 34

Day 34: catching up on photos After photography class, I went to the buddhist temple to see if the sunim wanted to go eat at the 둘리 분식점 (dool-lee bunshik-jum) (so that I could take photos of the place). I brought my larger camera to take photos of the interior. It’s located on the corner … Continue reading

Day 6

Today, I went to the Korean Embassy in Buenos Aires to see if I could find out more information about Korean immigrants in Argentina. Unfortunately, their resource library was closed, so they referred me to another library containing information at the Centro de Estudios Corea-Argentina, which is a part of the Universidad de BsAs (la … Continue reading

Day 3

Original plan: -visit La Associación Coreana en la Argentina for information, advice and contacts. -visit Koreatown in Bajo Flores, then maybe Avellaneda and Once. As I started researching how to get to Koreatown in Bajo Flores, however, I noticed that there were a lot of warnings about how dangerous the area had become. So I … Continue reading

Day 2

Alright. I left the house promptly at 9am to go visit some news organizations/newspapers to inquire if there were any shadowing opportunities or internships available. It turns out that they don’t even start coming into the office until 2pm, so a receptionist  told me to come in around 3pm. So I left at 2:30pm to … Continue reading