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Trip: Argentina

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The Great Outdoors!!

ARGENTINA | Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | Views [357] | Comments [2]

On Sunday I was invited to an ASADO (BBQ) with some new friends and we went to a town outside of Cordoba called Carlos Paz.  Its where everyone goes to for the weekend.  There were many, many great areas to have a picnic and go swimming in the river.... Read more >

The Dating Scene In Cordoba

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | Views [620] | Comments [1]

Finally, I had a date with a very nice guy named Rolando. The dating scene is different here in Argentina because you have to remember money, particularly for spending on dates, is not really an option.  Usually the majority of the people make enough ... Read more >

Gallery: Iguazu Falls (Las Cataratas de Iguazu)

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

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The Amazing Iguazu Falls

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 14 Oct 2008 | Views [1717] | Comments [4]

I went to Iguazu Falls from October 9 to 14, on a large excursion bus with 59 other people. The Iguazu Falls is located in one of the most northern points of Argentina on the border with Brazil and Paraguay. It took us 20 hours to get there but it was ... Read more >

What Did She Say?

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 4 Oct 2008 | Views [543] | Comments [4]

Gloria invited her classmates (she takes English class once a week) over for an Asado on Friday Night.  They cooked Matambre (beef loins) on the grill.  I was proud of myself because this was the first time that I felt 99% comfortable in a group situation ... Read more >

Uff...Not An Ideal Way To Wake Up :-)

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | Views [403]

On Wednesday morning just before my alarm clock went off, I was awoken by a fire truck´s siren and the school band right in front of my window. It was like they were marching in my bedroom!!  Our house is located in front of the high school and on this ... Read more >

Study Time

ARGENTINA | Sunday, 21 Sep 2008 | Views [376] | Comments [5]

Its almost been two months that I have been in Cordoba.  I can´t believe how fast time flies.  I am getting use to the city and the people, but at times I feel like I should be learning more Spanish.  I want to know it all right now, and that is impossible ... Read more >

La Guayaba Dance Studio

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | Views [326] | Comments [1]

Besides going to spanish school, I decided to take some dance lessons at the local dance studio called La Guayaba (which is a delicious fruit known in english as the Guava).  The instructor, Arial, is from Venezuela and his wife, Sandra, is from Argentina.... Read more >

What? I Can Be A Part-Time English Teacher

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | Views [419] | Comments [2]

I was asked by an English Institute, which is only 10 steps away from our front door, to moderate a small group of teenagers who are at conversational level of English. So of course I accepted because its just another way to meet new people, and it turns ... Read more >

The ¨Horse and Cart¨ Recycling System

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | Views [459]

There is an interesting recycling system here.  There are families (and I say that because I always see children doing this) who use a horse and cart to pick up the cardboard from in front of the homes, where the garbage bags are placed (and I might ... Read more >

An Afternoon At The River (El Rio)

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 30 Aug 2008 | Views [420] | Comments [1]

On Saturday, my friend Coti took me to Icho Cruz, which is a small town about one hour away to sit down by the River and have a sandwich and drink Mate (prounounced Ma-Tay) and its what all the Argentinians drink.  Its a special herb that is prepared ... Read more >

Pizza On The Grill

ARGENTINA | Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | Views [320]

On Friday night Walter invited to the house a co-worker named Frank, who is American and his wife (who is Argentinian), and they just moved to Cordoba three months ago to give it a try and live in this country.  Frank teachers at the same school as Walter.... Read more >

Gallery: The Food of ARG (La Comida)

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery

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¨These Boots Were Made For Walk´n¨

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | Views [620] | Comments [3]

I read in the local paper that a music group that I really like, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, were coming to Cordoba in concert.  They are starting their tour soon in Mexico City and will be in Argentina in December.  The concert will be on Saturday, December ... Read more >

Parque Sarmiento (The City Park)

ARGENTINA | Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | Views [458] | Comments [2]

On Sunday Walter, Gloria, and Lissette took me to the City Park called Parque Sarmiento.  Inside the park is a amusement park and a zoo.  Everything is very brown and dry right now, but I can imagine it really green in the summer time.  I´m sure we´ll ... Read more >

Spending a Saturday with New Amigas

ARGENTINA | Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | Views [336]

On Saturday I went to a ¨vacation town¨ outside of Cordoba called Carlos Paz.  It reminded me of Stillwater with a Casino.  I went with two new friends named Coti and Marta.  How I met them is because my friend, Belen from MN, had sent them an email ... Read more >

Looking for a Spanish School

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | Views [637] | Comments [2]

Walter and I took the local bus (colectivo) to the center of town to check out schools on Monday night.  Its called CoinEd and the other one is called Espanex.  CoinEd was a house converted to a small school and Espanex is in a tall office building on ... Read more >

About The Family

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | Views [382]

I live in a middle-class neighborhood with Walter, Gloria, and Lissette.  Walter is a middle-school teacher of what I believe would be our 6th and 8th grade.  He teaches English.  Walter also is a tutor in English and has students sometimes in the evenings ... Read more >

El Asado (the welcome BBQ party)

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | Views [678] | Comments [1]

On Sunday, Gloria´s family came over for a BBQ or in Argentina its called "Un Asado."  The Argentinans love their meat!  And in the photo gallery there are pictures of the meat being cooked outside in la chiminea.  Walter and Gloria have a ... Read more >


ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | Views [552]

On Friday morning I got up at 4:30 am and took a taxi to the airport.  (My itinerary is Mpls to Orlando to Panama City to Cordoba)  My flight left at 7:30 am and I arrived to Orlando, Florida where I had a 3 1/2 hour lay over which was good because I ... Read more >

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