Why Buenos Aires?

7 Aug

We’ve been asked many times, “Why did you choose Buenos Aires?” The decision was easy, really, for several reasons.

Reason #1
We wanted to move to a Spanish-speaking country to immerse ourselves in the language. Even though Maggie has been offered a very lucrative position teaching English in Korea, we’ve turned it down, because Spanish is our number one goal. And of all the Spanish-speaking countries, Argentina has some major perks.

Reason #2
I have been to Buenos Aires before, and so we are already connected with the language school I went to (www.verbum.biz). The prices are some of the most reasonable in all of Buenos Aires and the owner, Marina, has been very kind to us in this whole process. Knowing the city and having a connection are huge advantages.

Reason #3
BA will allow us to live a city life, which we both enjoy. There’s plenty to see and do to keep us interested and exploring. The public transportation (subway, buses, taxis) mean we can get around without need for a car.

Reason #4
We can both work there. Though finding work for Maggie will not be easy, the city has opportunities. There are thousands of schools, private and public, and plenty of people wanting to learn English. My work is based in the U.S., so all I need is an occasional Internet connection and a place to sit. It’s exactly what I do now, just in a different city.

Reason #5
Cost of living. Though everything has gotten much more expensive in BA since when I was there in 2006, it is still relatively affordable for us. Much more than LA! There are cheaper cities, but putting all of these reasons together, we’re willing to give it a go.

3 Responses to “Why Buenos Aires?”

  1. Cameron Lee August 8, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    Reason # 6: You’ll have lots of adventure stories to tell the kids, when you’re ready to move on to that chapter of your life together…! Blessings on you both.

    • Stephen August 8, 2011 at 5:42 pm #

      Yes! God willing. And we’re hoping to be able to tell the little munchkins our stories in Spanish (we want them to be bilingual from birth).

  2. Becky Buccola August 8, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

    Sounds like an exciting adventure is in store. Unfortunately we have no do overs so I’m stuck in L.A. and 70. Oh well I’ll just have to make the best of it (ha ha). Can’t wait to hear about the next chapter. Love, Becky

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