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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.  

Exploring Your Christmas Shopping Options in Cusco

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Tuesday December 23, 2014 - Posted by
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If you’re studying Spanish or volunteering in Cusco and decided to stay here for this upcoming Christmas, don’t feel glum about missing out on family traditions back home. Cusco offers an array of exciting new traditions to explore and adopt as your own.

One of these are the Christmas markets that are held in nearly every plaza in the city. The most famous is the Santurantikuy Christmas market held in Plaza de Armas, the main square in the center of Cusco, for the whole day of December 24th. While this market is a must for all visitors to Cusco for the Christmas season, we also recommend that you head out before Christmas Eve and checkout some other Christmas markets that start before hand.

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5 Insiders tips: How to handle your money in Peru

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Friday November 28, 2014 - Posted by
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5 Insiders tips: How to handle your money in Peru

Living and travelling in Peru is interesting in many ways. Not just does the country offer plenty of touristic attractions, daily life itself also works a bit different than at home. When you have chosen Peru as a destination to learn Spanish, to volunteer or to travel around, you will notice from the moment you arrive that things are different. Take note of the following tips before starting your adventure in Peru: it could safe you some money!

 

  1. Not accepted? Do not be surprised if your money is not accepted, for instance in a restaurant or shop. This usually is the case when a note looks old, worn down or ripped. None of the stores will accept ripped notes; still, they will all try to give ripped notes as change. It is not meant to rip you off, but more a matter of ‘laziness’. Don’t feel sad when you find out someone gave you a note that now seems impossible to spend. Just go to El Banco de la Nación. They will change your old note for a new one. The reason for shop and restaurant owners to not accept these notes is that they don’t want to make the effort of going to the bank.

 

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