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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.  

Een gids voor de leukste buurten van Buenos Aires

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Friday May 20, 2016 - Posted by
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A Guide to the Nicest Neighborhoods in Buenos Aires

Een gids voor de leukste buurten van Buenos Aires

Als je je reis naar Argentinië aan het plannen bent voor je Spaanse cursus in Buenos Aires, is een van de belangrijkste dingen die je moet regelen: je huisvesting. Natuurlijk heb je de mogelijkheid om bij een gastgezin te gaan wonen dat geregeld wordt door de school, wat uiteraard een geweldige ervaring zal zijn.

Maar als je graag je eigen huisvesting zelf wilt regelen, zal de volgende informatie heel nuttig voor je zijn. Buenos Aires is een grote stad met veel verschillende buurten, en als je nog nooit in deze stad bent geweest, kan het lastig zijn om een bepaalde buurt te kiezen.

Ik heb dit zelf ook ervaren voordat ik naar Buenos Aires kwam om stage te gaan lopen in Argentinië Ik was echt verbaasd over de vele buurten die er zijn en de vele verschillende suggesties die men over de buurten gaf. (more…)

A Guide to the Nicest Neighborhoods in Buenos Aires

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Thursday May 19, 2016 - Posted by
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A Guide to the Nicest Neighborhoods in Buenos Aires

A Guide to the Nicest Neighborhoods in Buenos Aires

If you are planning on coming to Argentina for a Spanish course in Buenos Aires, one of the most important things you have to arrange is housing. Of course you have the option to take a homestay through the school and for sure you will have a great experience.

However, if you wish to arrange your own accommodation, the following information is very usefull for you. Buenos Aires is a very big city with many neighborhoods, and if you have never been to this city, it might be difficult to choose a particular neighborhood.

I have experienced this myself before coming to Buenos Aires for my internship in Argentina and I was really puzzled by the many neighborhoods and the many different suggestions that people made about them. (more…)

Top 3 Tips: the nicest restaurants in the famous Barrio Chino of Buenos Aires

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Wednesday April 20, 2016 - Posted by
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Top 3 Tips: the nicest restaurants in the famous Barrio Chino of Buenos Aires

Top 3 tips: the nicest restaurants in the famous Barrio Chino of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires has so much to offer, that our students learning Spanish in Buenos Aires will never finish to explore this amazing city.

One of the not-to-be-missed visits, is to Buenos Aires’ China Town, El Barrio Chino, located in Belgrano, a trendy residencial neighborhood next to Palermo.

Besides buying ingredients to prepare Asian food, there are more things to experience in here. And one of them is an obvious one: try the delicious and amazing Asian Food.

But where to go? Here are the best tips!
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Como usar el transporte público en Buenos Aires

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Wednesday October 02, 2013 - Posted by
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Public Transportation in Buenos Aires

Antes de llegar a Buenos Aires, es posible que ni siquiera se te hayas dado cuenta de lo grande que es en realidad. Así que aquí te daremos una mano con: nuestra ¡guía de transporte público actualizada!

Nuestro primer consejo para todos los estudiantes en Buenos Aires es conseguir una tarjeta SUBE. Esto hace que viajar alrededor de Buenos Aires sea mucho más fácil y barato. La tarjeta SUBE te dará acceso a los sistemas de bus, metro y subterráneos.

Hay dos maneras por la que puedes comprar una tarjeta SUBE: el camino oficial, o la forma no oficial(llamado amistosamente “mercado azul” por los argentina. Si lo haces de manera oficial, ve a la oficina de correos (Correo Argentino) con tu pasaporte, si lo haces de esta manera esta tarjeta será personal e intransferible. Te pedirán que rellenes un formulario y recibirás una tarjeta SUBE, que estará registrada a tu nombre. La segunda manera de comprar una tarjeta SUBE es ir a uno de los muchos quioscos de la ciudad, donde podrás comprar una tarjeta SUBE sin necesidad de rellenar un formulario.

Tanto las forma oficial y no oficial de compra de una tarjeta SUBE cuestan lo mismo – ARS $ 15 – por lo que recomendamos la compra de la tarjeta SUBE de la manera oficial. Después podrás recargar tu tarjeta en cualquier quiosco con el logotipo de la tarjeta SUBE, estos quioscos los podrás encontrar por todas partes de la ciudad.

¡Así que ahora, empecemos nuestro viaje!
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How to Use Public Transportation in Buenos Aires

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Wednesday October 02, 2013 - Posted by
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Public Transportation in Buenos Aires

How to Use Public Transportation in Buenos Aires

Before arriving to Buenos Aires for your Spanish course in Argentina, you might not even have realized how BIG Buenos Aires actually is. So here we come with a helping hand: our updated public transportation guide!

Our first tip for all students in Buenos Aires is to get a SUBE card. This makes travelling around Buenos Aires much easier and cheaper. Your SUBE card will give you access to the bus, train, and subway systems.

There are two ways you can buy a SUBE card: the official way, or the non-official way: on the friendly called “blue market” in Argentina. If you do it the official way, go to the post office (correo Argentino) with your passport, so this will be your personal card. You will be asked to fill in a form and then you will receive a SUBE card, which is registered in your name. The second way to buy a SUBE card is by going to one of the many kiosks around the city, where you will be able to purchase a SUBE card without filling in a form.

 

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