Made it to Buenos Aires
Well, I made it! After probably the worst flight of my life (there was a crying and screaming baby the whole way, I got no sleep) I actually made it to Buenos Aires.
Sailed Through Customs
Luckily, I made it through customs with all my electronics and wasn't taxed a penny. In fact, I wasn't searched at all. They have a new system at customs now -- a red light/green light system. As you approach customs, they press a button which randomly either turns red or green. If you get the green, you walk right through without getting searched. If you get red, you go wait in line and they x-ray your bags. After that horrible flight, it seems I was owed some good karma and it was a green light for me. So, I made it through with all my stuff.
Getting Settled In
Since getting here, I've been focusing on a lot of the little things -- finding the nearest grocery store, dry cleaners, and restaurants to my apartment. Since I made sure to bring electronics that functioned on 220 power, I was pleased to find that they sold power strips here that took the USA, European, and Australia style plugs -- meaning I didn't have to buy a thousand little adapter plugs (phew, I hate clutter).
Sorry I don't have anything really exciting to report yet. I'm still in the process of getting settled and unpacked. I'll start my search for a new apartment to buy in a week or two and I'll make sure to cover that entire process for all of you looking to buy property.
Until next time... adios from Buenos Aires.