The Theatre, the Theatre

Spanish word of the day: la sinfonía Translation: the symphony Teatro Colón is one of the most well established theatres in Argentina. It’s also known as one of the best lyrical theatres in the world, as it is renown for it’s operas. COVID temporarily shut down the guided tours, but luckily, they just opened up …

River Deep, Mountain High

Spanish word of the day: montañas Translation: mountains El Parque Nacional de Los Alerces is one of the most beautiful places I have been while staying here. It’s in the Patagonia region of Argentina, along the Andes mountains. The national park has many amazing views, snow-covered mountains, glaciers, and crystal clear rivers and lakes. It’s …

Welcome to the Jungle

Out of every park or natural view I’ve seen here, Iguazu Falls is by far the most memorable. Although it was pouring rain on one of the days that I was there, it was absolutely breathtaking. Iguazu Falls is known as one of the biggest waterfalls in the world. Located on the border of Argentina …

Bariloche

Bariloche is one of the main tourist towns in Argentina. It’s a major skiing town with breathtaking hikes and views. Best known for it’s craft beer, chocolate, and architecture, it’s often referred to as the Switzerland of Argentina. However, this claim, while not entirely false, is very misleading. Bariloche is also home to many communities …

The Batcave

Spanish Word of the day: Cueva Translation: Cave A few weekends ago, I had the pleasure of going on a really cool adventure. Me and a few friends took a loooong bus to Tornquist, a small town in the province of Buenos Aires. Tornquist is known for one of the oldest mountain ranges in Argentina, …

A Weekend Away

Spanish Word of the Day: Viajar Translation: To travel Many people don’t know this, but Buenos Aires is on one of the widest rivers in the world! Rio del Plata is on the border of Argentina and Uruguay, flowing into the Atlantic Ocean. With just a river in the way, what is stopping me from …

Best Part of the Day

Spanish word of the day: merienda Translation: snack…but that doesn’t do it justice. Merienda is one of the best parts of the day. While it’s not an “official” meal, it is common practice to have a snack and a drink around four or five in the afternoon. Sweets are definitely the most popular during merienda. …

Villa Ocampo

Spanish word of the day: escritora Translation: author (who is a woman) Villa Ocampo is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Argentina. It was the summer home of one Victoria Ocampo, who was a gamechanger for women authors. Not only did she decide to write in a time where it was a job …

A Little Bit of History

Spanish Word of the Day: desaparecido Translation: missing La Plaza de Mayo is one of the most important places in Buenos Aires. Bold claim, I know. It’s not necessarily because of any particular thing that the Plaza has. It’s because of how it’s used in this day and age. … Protests are very common in …

Leftovers for a Week

Spanish word of the day: cocinar Translation: To cook! When I first was planning my semester in Argentina, one of the first things that I looked into was the cuisine: what are some common Argentinian dishes, anyway? To my delight, there were so many food items that sounded delicious. Not to mention, there’s a lot …