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Oh The Places You Will Go: Expanish Travels

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:10

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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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The Wine Guide in Argentina ~ Salta & Wine

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 15:23

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Last time we featured Wine in Argentina we looked at NeuquĂ©n & Wine, one of the wine regions to produce some of Argentina’s fruitiest and full flavoured wines, now we will head up North to the province of Salta, where a singular but very productive wine region is located.

Salta is one of the most unique provinces in the country of Argentina, attractive to all types of traveler’s, especially lovers of nature. For those students studying Spanish in Buenos Aires, a trip to Salta can offer an incredible and unique addition to the culture experience of Argentina.

Salta is one of Argentina’s most Northern provinces and is famous for its wide range of diverse landscapes, climates, and altitudes, and just one unique area that is optimal for vineyards.  This region is located in the Calchaqui’s Valleys, a large valley that runs straight through three of the country’s provinces, characterized by desert terrain, subtropical forests, and colourful mountain sides.

There are approximately 2,000 hectares of vineyards in Salta, producing high quality wines that are distributed in both Argentina and around the world. The wines of Salta are offered in a wide range of flavours and aroma, specializing in strong bodied wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Chardonnay.

Check out these great wines from the Salta region:

Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and Syrah.

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The top 5 Must-Go places for students studying abroad in Argentina

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 18:20

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If you are a student who has traveled abroad to study Spanish in Argentina there are a few destinations outside of Buenos Aires that deserve a visit and simply should not be passed by. Argentina is a country that has it all; mountains, flat plains, deserts, glaciers, coastline, forest, beach, skiing hills, lakes, and more, meaning that now matter your traveling style for vacation destination, there is something for you here.

 

Salta

This beautiful city with a combination of ancient and new age is a great place to explore as well as the jumping off point for some of the best visited sites in Argentina including the Quebrada de Humahuaca, Valles Calchaquies, and Tafi de Valle.

 

Mendoza

If you like wine and you like to enjoy it in style, Mendoza is your place. An architecturally beautiful city, Mendoza has a number of wineries and vineyards that can be visited by foot, bike, or car, and offer wine tasting as well as the chance to see how Argentina wine is produced.

 

Iguzau Falls

This world wonder can not be ignored if you are traveling to Argentina; over 80 waterfalls make up the falls, falling at heights as much as 80m, crashing below to rivers that run through a dense green jungle, fit for hiking anytime of the year.

 

Puerto Madryn

If animals are you thing, Puerto Madryn is the perfect destination. Here you can catch tours that will put you in clear sight of whales, dolphins, penguins, sea lions, seals, killer whales, ostriches, llamas, and hundreds of different bird species.

 

Bariloche

The ‘Swiss’ influenced city of Bariloche offers a picture perfect city, world class skiing conditions in the winter, hiking and water sports in the summer, and overall a relaxing and peaceful vacation, best enjoyed with a local beer.

 

Take the advice above and enjoy your study Spanish in Argentina experience to the fullest!

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