Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Honeymoon Returns

While I normally consider myself somewhat of a homebody, I've been having major wanderlust lately. Actually, I kind of blame the start of my wanderlust on the last day of our honeymoon. While we were waiting for our plane back to the states, we hung out with a newfound friend in Buenos Aires--watched a polo game from her roof, ate good food, and mingled with lots of expats and another young couple who spend half their year traveling.

While the reality of me living internationally is that after a few months I'd be crying on a daily basis needing to see my family, I have to admit I'm a little jealous of the expats and the perpetually traveling couple. It hasn't helped that I became Facebook friends with several of the people involved and have spent the las four months watching them explore Argentina. I want to go somewhere. Dang house and dog.

So, as a way to put to good use the moping and dreaming that I've been doing about wanting to go somewhere (but not being able to), I figured I'd post a bit more about our honeymoon.

So to start with, I already posted a bit about our stay in Buenos Aires and Iguazu. I'll write more, but that's a place to start if you haven't already read those posts.
One thing I've had several questions about is the loft we rented in Buenos Aires. I don't blame you guys--it was amazing. The building is beautiful. It's in a great location. The loft itself is funky and comfortable. It's a great deal. And the people who rent it will quickly become your friends (if you want that). Who do you think we hung out with the last day we were in Argentina?

I feel strangely territorial about it. Which I think is testament to the fact that as soon as you walk in the door it feels like home. That explains why the traveling couple I wrote about spent the last four months living there (they moved in right after we left), although I think they planned on staying about half that much time.

If the loft is booked, they also have a new pad in the same building. It looks wonderful and is slightly larger than the loft.

Both are $400 US/week (I think), a great deal when you price out how much a nice hotel would cost.

So scram! Go! Book the loft!

(me making a sad face)

And tell Angela that Paul and Katie said Hi!


Julia (Color Me Green) said...

i really wanted to stay at that loft for my trip to BA in feb but it was booked :-( hopefully it will be available for my next trip. oh yes i am planning to go back. it gave me the travel bug too!

Rebecca (Dog-Eared) said...

Oh my god that place looks amazing!

San Telmo Loft said...

Hi Katie and Paul!!!! Thanks so much for writing about our loft. We've been getting tons of honeymooners inquiring about the loft. It's going to be a place overflowing with love it looks like. I can't tell you how much we appreciate it.

Hope things are going well for you guys. I've got a week left on a huge deadline and then I'll write to a more personal email to tell you guys what we've been up to.

Besos to you both!

backyardwedding said...

Hi Angela!

I've had lots of people email me to say they are going to try and book the loft, so that's wonderful!

Things are going great here. I've got a bit of wanderlust lately (need to travel again soon!), but other than that we are doing really well. I'm thinking about applying to grad school, which is pretty daunting. Can't wait to hear more about what you guys are up to.


Angela @SanTelmoLoft said...

Hey Katie... I don't really think you're still updating this blog, but since you have sent us tons of people and I'm guessing they're coming from this post, I wanted to update our website. We've moved into our domain! Yep, we're hitting the big time.

Here's the URL

Pretty intuitive I guess. Hope you and Paul are doing great and thanks so much for writing about our place. We've had a year of wonderful honeymooners!