Travel to Buenos Aires with Rania Battany

My husband and I arrived in Buenos Aires in the heart
of summer, against everyone’s advice. Even the Argentinian’s leave their
capital city in summer. The days were relentlessly hot, and the evenings were
not much better. And still, I loved every moment of the six weeks we spent

The city was a mish-mash of the old and the new, the
beautiful and the chaotic. Art and culture oozed from every corner. Graffiti
stained walls weren’t vandalism, but magnificent pieces of artwork. Artists of
all kind took to the streets, either as part of a mile-long market or on their
own, with handmade jewellery, paintings, drawings, sculptures. The people were
beautiful and fashion conscious. Men and women alike dressed in the latest
trends, their hair immaculately styled and make-up perfectly applied.

During the day, flocks of tourists gathered at Eva
Peron’s gravesite at the Recoleta cemetery, and we marvelled at the magnificent
sculptures honouring those that had passed. On Sundays, we ambled through the
market in San Telmo, which boasted an array of knick-knacks, artwork, antiques,
plus so much more. Performers kept us all entertained, and the empanadas kept
our bellies full. Tango dancers took to the streets in La Boca. The distinguished
music played in the background as we wandered the cobblestone roads and admired
the brightly painted buildings.

The city came alive in the evening. People drank wine,
kids stayed up late, lovers walked hand in hand … they socialised, laughed,
hung out. Around nine p.m., when people were heading out for dinner, the scent
of barbequed meat—the main cuisine on offer at any given restaurant—filled the
streets. Restaurants grew crowded, and the sound of a thousand voices rang out
as they talked and laughed over a shared meal.

Buenos Aires is a city that blends the faded days of European splendour with Latin spice and passion. Rich with art and culture, food and music, this city will forever hold a special place in my heart.

Rania Battany lives with her husband and three children in the beautiful Yarra Ranges, Victoria, Australia. When she isn’t getting her hands dirty in the garden, frolicking with her chickens or dog, or chasing after her three young children, she is writing contemporary romance novels that tug at the heartstrings or curled up with a cup of tea and a book.

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Fleeting Moments

Maya is floundering. She’s stuck in a dead-end job, is isolated from family and friends, and her father—the only person that ever truly understood her—has been gone four years. When her boyfriend leaves her for another woman, the rocky foundations of Maya’s life crumble to dust, and she sinks even further into the pit of grief and despair.

Until she meets him. Sam. The one with the animated smile and gentle eyes, who always sees the positive no matter how bad the negative. And the one who reignites Maya’s passion through his enthusiasm and zest, helping to rebuild her life, piece by piece. 

But when ghosts from Maya’s past resurface, her decisions almost destroy the few important relationships she has left, and the happiness she’s so recently found is threatened. She must overcome her demons and decide what matters most—the familiarity of the past, or the hope, love and possibilities of the future.

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  1. So fun to see other countries and learn about their cultures. It's so hot here in NC, that I don't know if I could hang out in another blazing place(lol), but so glad you enjoyed the 6 week trip so much. The cover of the book , and the blurb make this sound like a wonderful romance. Hugs, RO

  2. Marvelous to see this part of the world. Thank you for sharing and also for the interesting book you reviewed.

  3. Elizabeth Seckman18 July 2019 at 10:21

    I have never considered going there, but now I am intrigued. I already have this story on my to read list. Now, to read faster and get to it!

  4. Both Argentina and Fleeting Moments sound fascinating.

  5. That was some kinda trip! Being in another country for that long gives you the opportunity to get a real feel for the area.

  6. Hi, I agree, it's great hearing about other people's travelling experiences. And thank you for your lovely comment about my book. It is a unique kind of love story. Rania

  7. Thank you. I really loved my experience in Argentina. It was such a unique mish-mash of culture. Rania

  8. HI Elizabeth, Argentina is such a unique place, stuck somewhere between first and second world. It's wonderful to hear that Fleeting Moments is on your reading list! I hope you enjoy it. It is a very unique kind of love story, one that packs an emotional punch. Take care. Rania

  9. Hi Sandra, thanks for your comment. Argentina was certainly fascinating. And Fleeting Moments is also a very unique kind of love story, with a very different kind of heroine. All the best, Rania

  10. Hi Susan, it was such an amazing trip. And you're right, being there for 6 weeks allowed us to really get a feel for the country. Argentina was the last leg of a 6 month trip. We started in Canada, where we lived for a while, then made our way from North to Central, and finally to south America. Take care, Rania

  11. Hi Suzanne, I definitely found it fun! Cheers, Rania