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Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires: International Book Fair in Buenos Aires!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 9:01

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Come April 23 – May 11, the international book fair of Buenos Aires is here!

This annual event is one of the most important literary events for the Spanish speaking world, with over a million people attending each year.

Throughout the 20 days of this event, there will be conferences, readings, workshops, and presentations. Also, because this is an international event, readers and writers from all over the world come each year. Just some of the authors that have come to this fair include Ray Bradbury, Isabel Allende, and Wilbur Smith. Stretching over 45,000 square meters, with over 500 exhibitors and 4,800 publishers, this event is a must-go for all book lovers!

While this all sounds amazing, the real question is when to go. The fair is open Mondays to Thursdays from 2 to 10 pm and Fridays to Sundays from 1 to 10 pm, but the best time to go is always when it’s free, right? So, how does one get in for free? Well, from Mondays to Fridays, the fair is free to all students, teachers, and retirees, but you’ll need proof, of course. Also, if you have a SUBE card, be sure to come Monday, April 27 with your SUBE ready for free entry! If neither of these are options for you, then go on Friday, April 24 after 8 pm, where entrance is free to everyone in order to celebrate the Noche de Ciudad en la Feria!

If you do end up having to buy a ticket, don’t fret, they’re only AR$35 from Monday to Thursday and AR$50 from Friday to Sunday! And they can be easily purchased online!

Bonus: Buying a book at this fair is a great way to find a new, interesting read and practice your Spanish at the same time!

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The Argentine Food Guide for Spanish students in Buenos Aires. Part 6

Thursday, September 24, 2009 7:45

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Argentina is known for its fabulous foods, especially for all the delicious sweets and baked goods that are found in the countless deli’s located on almost every block throughout the city.   One of the most famous baked goods that you will find is called Pasta Flora, a traditional pastry filled with different flavors of jam and a definite favorite among Argentine’s looking for something sweet.


Pasta Flora

Ingredients

2 eggs
1 cup icing sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup shortening, room temperature
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp milk
1/8 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup jam/marmalade/mambrillo

  • Mix the eggs, the sugar, the butter, and shortening until smooth. Add vanilla, milk, and salt, adding the flour, baking powder mix, and roll the mixture until it becomes a dough ball.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Press half of the dough in the pan, spreading it evenly and covering with the jam. Take the other half of the dough and roll it out on a non-stick surface, and cut it into 14-18 strips.  Once you have all the strips, cross them over the pan with the dough and the jam, creating a top surface that looks like a graph.
  • Place the pastry in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, waiting until the dough is a golden brown color.

Enjoy!

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The Best Way to Cultural Immersion in Buenos Aires

Monday, August 31, 2009 11:07

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One of the most important aspects of living abroad and studying Spanish in Buenos Aires is cultural immersion.

Cultural immersion gives students the opportunity to live like a local, speaking the local language daily, living with natives of Argentina, and taking part in the daily routine, activities, and customs of the local residents. With true cultural immersion, students will take more away from their travel abroad experience than they could have imagined and will return home with a new perspective of another culture.

How to immerse yourself in the culture of Buenos Aires

If you are studying Spanish in Buenos Aires with Expanish, there are a myriad of activities, workshops, and excursions you can partake in that expose you to various facets of the culture and give you the opportunity to practice your Spanish with locals.  Activities such as city tours, art gallery openings, and weekly dinners, accompanied by workshops that teach you new skills while learning Spanish are just a few ways to find cultural immersion. Excursions give students the opportunity to explore the rest of Argentina with both locals and foreigners.

  • Extracurricular activities in Buenos Aires

If you are looking to meet locals, one of the best ways is to sign up for classes, seminars, clubs, etc, in the city. Many foreigners meet locals by taking weekly tango lessons or heading to a Milonga, signing up for sports activities such as soccer or tennis, or becoming part of a local club, such as a language exchange.  This way, students can do something they enjoy or an activity they did back in their home country, while immersing themselves in the culture, meeting locals, and practising Spanish.

  • Be outgoing, positive, and always try something new

Foreigners must always remember that living abroad can have its challenges and oftentimes expats must put more effort in their day to day lives abroad than they would at home, such as being more outgoing in social situations with both locals and foreigners, speaking a new language (even when you are only a beginner), and most of all trying new things on a daily basis. At times, these things may seem hard and frustrating but if you keep positive and learn to laugh at your situation, you are guaranteed to have a better and more rewarding experience than if you let yourself get taken by the challenges.

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