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Hola!  Welcome to the AMAUTA Spanish Schools blog!

At our Spanish Schools in Cusco and Buenos Aires, we provide the best Spanish courses and cultural immersion experiences for our students.  We encourage our students to step outside of the Spanish classroom, to enjoy the local culture, make Spanish-speaking friends, and travel in Peru and Argentina.  During or after finishing your Spanish course, we greatly encourage participation in our volunteer program in Cusco or Buenos Aires, where you will really get the chance to practice and improve your  Spanish language skills and give back to local community.

Here at our AMAUTA blog, we aim to keep you posted about what is happening out our Spanish schools, as well as what´s going on in and around the cities of Cusco and Buenos Aires.  We´ll also post fun articles about Peruvian and Argentinian culture, cuisine,  local fiestas, what to see in Cusco, & where to go in Buenos Aires, etc. 

We´ll include advice about which weekend excursions to sign up for and which free cultural activities are available. And after reading our section of student reports, you´ll know exactly why you want to study Spanish at AMAUTA in Cusco and Buenos Aires.  

Best Places for Brunch in Buenos Aires

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Sunday April 16, 2017 - Posted by
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Beste plaatsen voor Brunch in Buenos Aires

Where to find the Best Places for Brunch in Buenos Aires

The Argentina capital Buenos Aires is a city that has many options when it comes to places to eat. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking for a place to have breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, there is plenty of choice.

Personally, I really love to have brunch during my weekends in Buenos Aires and I like to try new places as well. After many brunches around the city during my Spanish courses and internship in Buenos Aires, I can truly say that you must visit some of these places!
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Buenos Aires: The Capital of Ice Cream

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Thursday October 13, 2016 - Posted by
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Buenos Aires: The Capital of Ice Cream

Buenos Aires: The Capital of Ice Cream

All our Spanish students know it, from their first day in the Argentine capital on: Buenos Aires is the capital of Ice Cream and a Haven for a Sweet Tooth!

Buenos Aires is famous for its gastronomy in general, and specially for the desserts, sweets and ice creams. And thus you will find loads of cafés, pastry shops and ice cream shops (heladerías) in this city. At most of these places, you will encounter the most delicious flavors. Buenos Aires is known for its high quality ice cream and it forms an important aspect of Argentine culture, since the Italian immigration during the 19th century. One of the favorite, typical Argentine flavors of many Spanish students at our school, is the famous “Dulce de leche”! This typical, (very) sweet ingredient is used in many cakes, pies, cookies and whatever sweet dish you can find in Argentina.

In this article, you will find an overview of the best places to satisfy your sugary needs while learning Spanish in Buenos Aires.
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What to do in Buenos Aires on a cold and rainy day?

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Friday May 27, 2016 - Posted by
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What to do in Buenos Aires on a cold and rainy day?

When you don’t know what to do in Buenos Aires on one of these cold and rainy days in Argentina, we have the following list for you. To cheer up a cold afternoon, after Spanish classes in Buenos Aires.

  • For Netflix lovers.

On Netflix there is a whole section of Latin American movies. Immerse yourself in the continent and watch series, movies and documentaries. You will also learn a lot of Spanish as most series are in Spanish, some in Brazilian, however, there are Spanish subtitles.
 
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7 Typical Argentine Snacks & Drinks You Must Try

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Thursday October 01, 2015 - Posted by
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7 Typical Argentine Snacks & Drinks You Must Try

7 Typical Argentine Snacks & Drinks You Must Try.

Argentina is known for its meat and its steaks, but that’s not all Argentina has to offer, as I quickly found out upon starting my Spanish course in Buenos Aires. There is much more! Here are some typical Argentine snacks and drinks you must try.

Alfajor

An alfajor is an amazing cookie. Alfajores come in different flavours and styles, but it basically consists of two cookies with dulce de leche trapped in between. Some are then covered in glaced sugar or chocolate. Argentina is world’s largest consumer of alfajores. (more…)

Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Buenos Aires

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Thursday April 09, 2015 - Posted by
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De beste vegetarische restaurants in Buenos Aires

Check out the best Vegetarian Restaurants in Buenos Aires. While learning Spanish in Buenos Aires, you’ll get overloaded with meat, meat and more meat. This is what Argentines are mostly known for and it’s definitely one of their specialties. In case you’re a vegetarian, you might be scared that there won’t be any other good food. FALSE! Being a vegetarian in Buenos Aires won’t limit you to (vegetable) empanadas and salads. Buenos Aires is the perfect place to eat delicious vegetarian meals and you might even get blown away by the great variety that some restaurants offer. The following list shows a top five of the best vegetarian restaurants in Buenos Aires. Have a look and try it out yourself while visiting the beautiful capital of Argentina! (more…)

5 typical Argentinian sweet treats you must try!

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Thursday February 27, 2014 - Posted by
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5 typical argentinian sweet treats

As you might have noticed, Argentina has an enormous selection of cookies, sweets, cakes and desserts. To give you an overview of the best sweet treats to try, we created a top 5:

  1. Dulce de Leche
    Dulce de Leche literally means “candy of milk.” This sweet, brown paste is made from condensed milk, sugar and baking powder, which is all slowly cooked together until it becomes a caramel paste. This heavenly sweet paste is mostly used as a spread on cakes, cookies, pancakes, ice-cream and other desserts. I recommend trying Dulce de Leche Ice-cream in one of the many heladerias (ice-cream shops). If you are a real sugar lover, you should go for Dulce de Leche Tentación. Warning: many students have become addicted to this paste.
  2. Alfajores
    These cookies are simply delicious! They exist in many different sizes and forms, which is only more reason to try them all! (Not all at once though, if you want to avoid a stomach ache.) These sandwich cookies are filled with dulce de leche, jam or chocolate mousse. They are often dusted in powdered sugar or have a chocolate or meringue coating. The one pictured is an Alfajor de Maicena and these are the ones you see in most panaderías (bakeries). The other famous alfajor is the Marplatense, which is covered in chocolate. You can find these sweet galletitas (cookies) in every bakery, supermarket or kiosco, and there are even special alfajores shops, such as Havanna.
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Argentine food: about Empanadas, Noquis, Tartas, Asado and Mate

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Thursday November 14, 2013 - Posted by
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Argentijns eten: over Empanadas, Noquis, Tartas, Asado and Mate

Argentina is very famous for his amazing meat.” That was about all I knew about Argentine food when I arrived to Buenos Aires for my Spanish course.

Soon I’d find out that, to start with, Argentine people eat four times a day, instead of three. The first meal of the day is ‘el desayuno’ (the breakfast). Breakfast in Argentina is smaller than the usual American or European breakfast. The typical Argentine breakfast is a cafe or a ‘mate’, the typical Argentine caffeine-rich kind of herb tea, with a medialuna (a croissant) or toast, served with mermelade or dulce the leche (caramel-like substance).
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