Yesterday being my last Sunday (OHMYGOD), I had to make sure that I dragged myself out to the Feria de Mataderos, which, surprise, is in the Mataderos neighborhood. My host mom, Elda, has been telling me forever that I need to go because it’s so different from the other ferias that are closer to where we live. She was definitely right! After almost an hour-long bus ride southwest to the edge of the city, I found my two friends Sam & Maddie amongst the first few booths of the fair. When we started, it seemed a lot like any other feria we’d been to, but as we kept walking further in, we found everything that we had been told about: the live music, folk dancing, artisan dulce de leche, jams, wine, & leather goods as far as the eye could see.
As you can see, it was a bit more country than the other ferias. Maddie & I had fun looking at all of the farm-related goods & realized how weird it’ll be going back home to big open fields & empty gravel roads after our 6 months in the biggest city Argentina has to offer.
All three of us did a good job buying more presents! Hopefully they’ll fit in our bags, which I have unfortunately started packing. Serious studying has commenced, as well. My final is on Thursday! Speaking of, I should probably get back to that.