Leaving Buenos Aires
18.08.2009 - 19.08.2009 15 °C
First of all, I'm a filmmaker. In theory, filmmakers don't study for what they do. The vast majority of the legends of filmmaking never studied. They just tried and learned.
In Buenos Aires I studied at the University of Buenos Aires something like filmmaking. Wonderful career, but too theoretical. I always wanted to go out there and film. Be involved. So I started working in post production in my early years of university. I also got into photography, working with one of the best of Buenos Aires, Mario Ancewicz.
But it wasn't enough. I had an unstoppable curiosity and eager to hear stories and tell them, of seeing them by myself. So after some years of working in front of the computer, and listening wonderful stories of tourist travelling around the world, I decided to leave everything behind and see everything by myself.
I bought a ticket to Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It would be the starting point of my first big trip: discovering Europe. I made a lot of friends from abroad living in a huge cosmopolitan city like Buenos Aires, so I wanted to check everything out for myself.
By that time sadly I didn't have a video camera, just a DSLR, faithful companion to all my trips.
My luggage? Two backpacks. The "technical" one, a Lowepro CompuDaypack that could hold the computer and most important, portable hard drive and DSLR camera with set of three lenses. That one was always traveling by my side.
The other one, the "slacker", a 35 lt Montagne, was the one carrying everything else: the one to check in on planes, containing clothes, medicines, one or another book, the works.
I can say that from the distance it was a paint to drag that big one, maybe the best was taking a trolley instead, but since I didn't know exactly what might I find in the road, I prefered to take my chances and took the backpack instead.
So there I was, waiting for the unknown. And happy as nobody else in the whole universe.
I flight with TAM, economy, and I must say that it was a wonderful service. I don't know how it is right now, but back then they had great perks for the trip, the food was pretty good and the screens and multimedia system were brand new. I really enjoyed the flight.
The trip had a scale in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where I waited for just an hour or so. And after that, the big blue.