November  is my favourite month in Buenos Aires for two reasons. One, it’s my birthday and two, because the jacaranda trees are in full bloom. Spring is in full swing in the Southern Hemisphere. The jacaranda flowers are a beautiful shade of purple and the effect is beautiful, they make the city look prettier.

Plaza de Mayo
Buenos Aires Cathedral

There’s even a song about jacaranda trees written and sung by Maria Elena Walsh, the great composer and author.Have a listen here:


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About the author

Ana Astri-O’Reilly is from Argentina, where she lived until five years ago. She currently lives in Dallas, USA with her British husband, but they move a lot. Previously a translator and English and Spanish teacher, Ana first started writing to share her experiences and adventures with friends and family. She speaks Spanish, English and a smattering of Portuguese.