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Oh The Places You Will Go: Expanish Travels

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:10

Categories - Argentina Travel Info - 0 Comments

Most people that come to Buenos Aires usually aren’t here very long until finding out about all of the amazing cities and natural wonders that Argentina is home to. Although Buenos Aires is the most famous of them all, cities like Mendoza, Salta and even Santa Cruz province are just as interesting (but in a different way).

Every month students have the opportunity to participate in large trips organized by Expanish and not have to stress about any planning. Every month a travel agency comes directly to Expanish and talks to the students about the trip they have organized for that month. Flights, lodging and activities are all part of the trip, which means your blood pressure can take a break for a while.

This past year has already been full of great trips! Lets see here, in February Expanish took students to IguazĂș Falls to see the beautiful natural wonder of the Argentine and Brazilian waterfalls for three days. Being one of the most famous natural wonders in the world, with the ease of having the trip planned but also going with friends makes these trips unforgettable.

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In March Expanish took their students to the west of Argentina to Mendoza. Another one of the most famous cities in Argentina, Mendoza is filled with beautiful mountains and vineyards as far as the eye can see. The best part is, if you get bored after days of touring wine vineyards and sampling some of the best vine in the world, there are always activities that you can find to do such as horseback through the Andes mountains, rent bikes and ride around to other bodegas or even white water raft though the mountains.

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In April, Expanish students went to the north west of Argentina to the beautiful cities of Salta and Jujuy. Salta is home to one of the greatest natural wonders called the salt flats or the salinas where salt dries on the desert floor and gives off a mirror like effect to make it look like you are walking on air (I am not exactly sure how it works, but just believe me that it is a sight you HAVE to see). Jujuy is home to beautifully colored mountains and the intriguing culture of the indigenous tribes that live there. Hiking through mountains and taking awe-inspiring pictures at the salt flats made for an amazing break from classes.

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Oh, you are worried about what to do with your luggage? No worries, Expanish will safely store your luggage that you plan to leave behind to save you from spending money to store your clothes in a hotel somewhere. Hopefully you can see that there is way more to the Expanish program than sitting in a classroom and learning Spanish!

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Learn Spanish with Expanish and Learn to Eat Argentine Style

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 12:20

Categories - Buenos Aires City Attractions - 1 Comment

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Anyone visiting Argentina will be able to enjoy the splendors of eating ‘Argentine style’. Argentines, in general, are heavy meat eaters, lovers of bread and wine, and regular consumers of pizza, pasta, and gelatto (sorbet like ice cream popularized in Italy). And those who come to study Spanish in Argentina with Expanish will have the first rate experience at trying and tasting the many delicious foods that are typical to Argentina.

What are foods typical to Argentina? Carne (meat), empanadas (stuffed pastries with meat, cheese, and/or vegetables), medialunas (similar to a croissant), dulces (sweets), chimichurri (sauce of herbs), milanesas (breaded thin meats), humita (sweet stewed corn mixture), dulce de leche (singed condensed milk), and many other Italian influenced delights such as pizza, pasta, and gelatto. These tasty foods can be found throughout the city in cafés, restaurants, and grocery stores and for many main foreign currencies, are often very inexpensive. Although not a food, we can not leave out the ever famous wines of Argentina. Argentina produces a vast line of wines from all over the country.

Students learning Spanish in Argentina with Expanish will have the opportunity to learn to cook and experience these foods with weekly cooking classes and local restaurant excursions. For those interested in wine tasting, we also offer weekly wine tasting classes. Participating in these classes and excursions will create a greater understanding of the Argentine culture and its Italian and Spanish roots and students will make the most of their Spanish immersion in Argentina.

Our cooking classes take place outside of our Spanish school in Buenos Aires in the house of our cook and professor, Leonardo. In the first class, students will be taught how to make empanadas and humita, and in the second carne and dulces. Any other classes are open to student preferences and Leonardo will assist you in creating your favorite Argentine dishes while learning about the ingredients and history of the dish.

Our wine tasting classes are a great way to learn about the history of wine in Argentina as well as taste many different wines from different regions from Argentina. Our students will attend the Escuela Argentina de Vinos (Argentina School of Wine) and taste more than 20 different wines. There are three classes in total, all three hours long. These classes are great for students learning Spanish in Buenos Aires with Expanish as all wine classes are in Spanish.

Around our Spanish school in Buenos Aires there are many typical Argentine restaurants as well as many modern and funky restaurants debuting Argentine foods with a modern or infused taste. Every week, Expanish will arrange one dinner or more at one of Buenos Aires local restaurants where students can enjoy the Argentine cuisine in a social and fun atmosphere.

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