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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.  

8 Alternative Things to do in Buenos Aires

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8 Alternative Things to do in Buenos Aires

8 Alternative Things to do in Buenos Aires

Of course, we want our students taking a Spanish Course in Buenos Aires to visit all the highlights of this beautiful city. They should visit all the amazing places that are on most “What to do and Best things to do in Buenos Aires” lists. BUT this city has so much more to offer than only the famous cemetery of Recoleta or an old tango show! Buenos Aires spreads itself out deep into the countryside and across the River de la Plata, which means that there is a lot more in Buenos Aires than meets the eye. The capital of Argentina has a unique character in South-America because of the European influences and even more the Italian immigration. The city consists out of many neighborhoods that all have their special charm and this creates so much diversity throughout. This and much more makes this city a perfect destination for Spanish classes in Argentina. In this article, we will show you the alternative and astonishing side of Buenos Aires in 8 Alternative Things to do in Buenos Aires.
 
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Tango Dansen in La Catedral, Buenos Aires

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Tuesday January 10, 2017 - Posted by
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Tango Dancing in La Catedral Buenos Aires

Tango Dansen in La Catedral, Buenos Aires

Wil je graag de tango leren dansen in Argentinie zoals een échte porteño? Hoe? Lees het hier in dit blog over Tango Dansen in Buenos Aires.

Er zijn vele redenen om deze prachtige Argentijnse hoofdstad, Buenos Aires te bezoeken.
Spaans leren (meer over Spaanse lessen in Buenos Aires) is er zeker 1 van. Maar ook “tango leren dansen”, hoort er zeker bij!

Tango Shows

Buenos Aires bidet ontzettend veel tango shows, clubs en lessen aan door geheel de stad. Het maakt niet zoveel uit waar je naartoe gaat want het is altijd heel erg leuk en de kwaliteit van het tango dansen is, in het algemeen, heel hoog hier in Buenos Aires.
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What to do on A Weekend Trip to Uruguay

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Thursday December 08, 2016 - Posted by
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What to do Weekend Trip to Uruguay

What to do Weekend Trip to Uruguay

If you are learning Spanish in Buenos Aires, make sure you program a day (or longer) for a visit to Uruguay. Especially Colonia del Sacramento, a charming colonial town, should be on top of your list. Colonia is located just an hour away by ferry from Buenos Aires. From here, you can take the bus to the Uruguayan capital city Montevideo, just three hours away.

So if you are looking for a nice tour on your What to do in Buenos Aires listing, make sure you do not forget Colonia nor Montevideo. Uruguayans are very friendly people, the landscape is beautiful and serene and the Uruguayan food (fresh from the sea) is amazing! Why miss the chance of seeing this magnificent country? A weekend trip to Uruguay can be easily arranged, for example at the administration of our Spanish School in Buenos Aires, and will be an unforgettable experience! Below, you will find an example itinerary of what to do in a weekend in Uruguay. (more…)

Hippest Outdoor Markets & Alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires

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Thursday November 17, 2016 - Posted by
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The hippest Outdoor Markets & alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires

Hippest Outdoor Markets & alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires

When studying Spanish in Buenos Aires this month, you must have noticed: summer is in the air! November, December, January, February….. the best time of year for a Spanish course in Buenos Aires while exploring the beautiful city. And in particular: visit the hippest Outdoor Markets and alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires. Relaxed strolls over the numerous outdoor markets and alternative ferias in Buenos Aires, is one of the most fun activities during summertime in Argentina.

 


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Treasure hunt: You will be surprised about all the things you can spot on the markets of Buenos Aires! Throughout the city you will find loads of flea markets, artisan fairs, second hand items, organic and food ferias and all of them will get you into the relaxing and cosy vibe Buenos Aires is famous for! (more…)

Typische Spaanse woorden om te gebruiken in Buenos Aires: Qué Buena Onda!!

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Sunday November 13, 2016 - Posted by
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Typical words to use in Buenos Aires: Qué Buena Onda!!

Typische Spaanse woorden om te gebruiken in Buenos Aires: Qué Buena Onda!!

Onze nieuwe studenten, klaar voor hun Spaanse cursus in Buenos Aires, komen al vanaf dag één in aanraking met het typische accent van de Argentijnse mensen die hier wonen: de Porteños. Over de jaren heeft er zich in Buenos Aires een soort eigen taal ontwikkele, met “vreemde” Spaanse woorden en veel slang en straattaal. Als je een in Buenos Aires bent om Spaans te leren, is het leuk om een paar van deze typische Argentijnse uitdrukkingen te weten, ze worden veel gebruikt in deze multiculturele stad!
Hieronder vind je een lijstje met de belangrijkste en meest gebruikte woorden en Spaans/ Argentijnse uitdrukkingen zoals die gebruikt worden door de Argentijnen in Buenos Aires:
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Best Things to do in Mendoza

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Friday November 11, 2016 - Posted by
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Best Things to do in Mendoza

Best Things to do in Mendoza

When in Argentina, the famous wine region of Mendoza is a must-visit. Therefore, a weekend in Mendoza is a must-do for our Spanish students in Buenos Aires. The beautiful province of Mendoza is located at the foot of the Andes. Find out here what are the Best Things to do in Mendoza.

Mendoza holds over 1000 vineyards and is responsible for 2/3 of Argentina’s wine production. Have you ever heard of a wine label called Malbec? This is the main export of Mendoza and is produced in 3 main regions within the province: Maipú, Lujan de Cuyo and Valle de Uco. A trip to Mendoza will allow you to enjoy wine tastings in various bodegas, go horseback riding or bike riding during the sunset or hike one of the beautiful trails of the Andes Mountains. What are you waiting for? Check out here the Best Things to do in Mendoza.
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Typical Spanish words to use in Buenos Aires: Qué Buena Onda!!

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Monday November 07, 2016 - Posted by
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Typical words to use in Buenos Aires: Qué Buena Onda!!

Typical Spanish words to use in Buenos Aires: Qué Buena Onda!!

When in Buenos Aires, our newly arrived Spanish students who registered for a Spanish course in Buenos Aires, encounter the typical accent of the Argentine people who live there: the Porteños and the Porteñas. Over the years, the city of Buenos Aires has developed its own language, filled with “strange” Spanish words and a lot of slang. Moreover, the Spanish speakers of Buenos Aires are known for their constant chatter. Therefore, to get fully integrated into the Argentine culture, you might want to know some of those typical Argentine words or expressions that are used in this multicultural city! The following is a list of the most important and most used typical words and phrases by the Argentine people in Buenos Aires:
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Halloween in Buenos Aires: let’s get your horror on!

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Thursday October 27, 2016 - Posted by
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Halloween in Buenos Aires: let’s get your horror on!

Halloween in Buenos Aires: let’s get your horror on!

In Argentina, Halloween is called “Noche de Brujas” and even though the country is not known for extravagant Halloween celebrantions, people are still dressing up in Vampire and Zombie costumes. The capital city of Buenos Aires hosts many Halloween parties and events that are all about enjoying and celebrating this scary thrill. Buenos Aires holds a large number of foreigners residents – among them students learning Spanish in Buenos Aires, volunteers and expats – and travellers! Most of them are more than interested in celebrating this international day and having some fun. We made a list of a few parties on this freaky Friday (and Thursday)!! Halloween in Buenos Aires: let’s get your horror on!
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Buenos Aires: De hoofdstad van het ijs!

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Wednesday October 26, 2016 - Posted by
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Buenos Aires: The Capital of Ice Cream

Buenos Aires: De hoofdstad van het ijs!

Al onze Spaanse studenten weten het al van hun eerste dag in de Argentijnse hoofdstad: Buenos Aires is de hoofdstad van het ijs en een haven voor zoetekauwen.

In het algemeen staat Buenos Aires bekend om zijn goede gastronomie, en dan vooral om zijn toetjes, zoetigheden en ijsjes. Daarom zal je heel veel cafés, gebakswinkels en ijssalons (heladerías) tegenkomen in deze stad. Bij de meesten kun je de heerlijkste smaken proeven. Buenos Aires staat bekend om zijn hoge kwaliteit ijs. Ijs vormt een belangrijk aspect van de Argentijnse cultuur, eigenlijk al vanaf de Italiaanse immigratie in de 19de eeuw. Eén van de favoriete smaken van de Argentijnen en onze studenten is “Dulce de Leche”! Dit typische, (hele) zoete ingrediënt wordt gebruikt in heel veel taarten, cakes, koekjes en welk zoet gerecht maar ook die je kunt vinden in Argentinië.

In dit artikel, kan je een overzicht terugvinden van de beste plekken om jouw suikerige behoeftes te beantwoorden terwijl je Spaans in Buenos Aires leert.
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Buenos Aires: The Capital of Ice Cream

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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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