There are too many things that catch my attention in this beautiful, vibrant, economically unstable country to not start keeping tabs in a live, illustrated way. So I bring you here, to the tranki yanki 🙂
“Tranki” is a butchered version of the word “tranquilo”, meaning calm or peaceful. It is most often used as a command (basically meaning chillll homie!) and really epitomizes the way most Argentines see drama in their life. A ”yanki” or ”yankee” is an American in Argentine slang, and ironically has nothing to do with New York. They simply got confused somewhere down the line, and it stuck. So, as the tranki yanki, i try to bring light to snipets of Argentine daily life, in as tranquilo a way as possible 🙂
Cruising into this place with an incorrigible American bias, I have no choice but to notice the differences of daily life, both large and subtle. From silly hair styles, to an overwhelmingly distrusting cash economy, I have taken in all that is around me and tried to throw up a bit of it into some humorous text and pictures.
So please enjoy, leave some feedback, and share the love 🙂