Just a group shot of our Academia Buenos Aires Spanish class, including teacher Paula (seated) and fellow estudiantes, Ana and Hendrik. Today we wrapped up Level 1. Here is my thesis (with corrections from Paula in italics: En Buenos Aires, visitamos muchos lugars (lugares) y vimos muchos edificios y parques. Pero mi actividad favorito (-ita) [...]
i'm working on consolidating my thoughts on Buenos Aires, both the place and the people. Let's start with... The Place Any big city is in a constant state of re-construction as buildings become old, tired and no longer fit for purpose. This is certainly true in BA, and especially in our Palermo neighbourhood. Here, many of the older [...]
A much better description than I have been able to write. I don't agree with him regarding the quality of empañadas in Bs. As., but that's a quibble. Go to the next post: So now you’re an expert on Argentina?
On the one hand, I am pleased that I can now recognize and understand some of the text I encounter everyday here in Buenos Aires.. I like one of the free commuter newspapers here in BA because it tends to use simple vocabulary, and I can sometimes pick up the gist of the stories. The [...]
This weekend we went over the edge. Tired of showing up to be the first ones in the restaurant, we went out for dinner last night at 12:30 am. At that time everything happens in black and white. Here are some shots from Lo de Jesus restaurante. Today we visited El Alteneo bookstore, which is in [...]
After class on Thursday, we went for a walk in the Retiro and Recoleta barrios. We recruited Ceri to guide us once again. It was interesting because we pass under these neighbourhoods every day on the subte, but didn't realize quite how different they are from both Palermo, where we are staying, and the city [...]