Writing in Argentina: The Adventures of a Yanqui in Porteñoland

Anna Lindrooth


In today’s globalized world, it is extremely important to understand and appreciate

different cultures. Travel writing serves the purpose of providing educational

information about a culture while presenting it in a literary fashion. Argentina is a

beautiful nation with a turbulent past; continued political and economic instability

have shaped the culture of its capital, Buenos Aires. The objective of this Honors

thesis is to transport the reader to Buenos Aires and to demonstrate life in

Argentina by synthesizing the political and economic situation with accounts of

daily life. The thesis is a compilation of personal experiences and factual

information gathered during ten months of living in Buenos Aires.