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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.  

Bezoek San Telmo voor jouw multiculturele Zondag in Buenos Aires!

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Thursday September 29, 2016 - Posted by
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Visit San Telmo for your multicultural Sunday in Buenos Aires!
Bezoek San Telmo voor jouw multiculturele Zondag in Buenos Aires!

In Buenos Aires zul je eindeloos veel mogelijkheid vinden om leuke en interesante dingen te doen, er is zo veel te doen in de Argentijnse hoofdstad dat onze studenten Spaans het eigenlijk altijd druk hebben met aktiviteiten en uitjes. Als je dus hebt besloten om een Spaanse cursus in Argentinië te volgen, wees dan niet bang dat je je ook maar één middag gaat vervelen. De kansen om activiteiten te ondernemen in de Argentijnse hoofdstad zijn eindeloos!
 
 
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Visit San Telmo for your multicultural Sunday in Buenos Aires

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Tuesday September 20, 2016 - Posted by
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Visit San Telmo for your multicultural Sunday in Buenos Aires!
Visit San Telmo for your multicultural Sunday in Buenos Aires!

The opportunities to relax and visit interesting places in Buenos Aires are almost endless, for our Spanish students in Buenos Aires. If you have decided to to take a Spanish course in Argentina, don’t worry about feeling bored not a single afternoon. The opportunities for activities in the Argentine capital are endless.

 
 
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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…)

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…)

Celebrando 50 años de Mafalda

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Friday October 03, 2014 - Posted by
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Celebrating 50 years of Mafalda

Este mes, la argentina Mafalda celebra su 50 aniversario. Incluso después de tantos años todavía se ve como un niño de 6 años. No, Mafalda no es una persona con alguna enfermedad genética rara, ella es un personaje de dibujos animados.

Nacido y criado en Buenos Aires, Mafalda es una de las figuras más emblemáticas de la cultura argentina. La tira cómica funcionó desde 1964 hasta 1973 y todavía es un personaje muy conocido en Argentina. Hasta hoy en día usted encontrará historietas cortas de ella en el diario Clarín. Malfalda representa a la clase media argentina y ella cínicamente reflexiona sobre la sociedad y la vida cotidiana. La niña de 6 años de edad, es inteligente y un poco de un listillo a veces. Ella odia comer sopa pero le encanta discutir asuntos complejos. Incluso hasta el punto de que sus padres no saben cómo responder a sus preguntas difíciles. A menudo, ella utiliza su inteligencia para manipular a sus padres para que la dejara hacer lo que ella quiere. Pero siempre es justo y quiere ayudar a sus amigos y familiares.
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Celebrating 50 years of Mafalda

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Friday October 03, 2014 - Posted by
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Celebrating 50 years of Mafalda

This month, the Argentine Mafalda celebrates her 50th birthday. Even after so many years she still looks like a 6 year old child. No, Mafalda is not a person with some rare genetic disease, she is a cartoon character.

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Mafalda is one of the most emblematic figures of Argentine culture. The comic strip ran from 1964 to 1973 and still she is a well known character in Argentina. Up till today you will find short cartoons of her in the Clarín newspaper. Malfalda represents the Argentinian middle class and she cynically reflects on society and everyday life. The 6 year old girl is intelligent and a bit of a smartass at times. She hates eating soup but loves discussing complex matters. Even to a point that her parents don’t know how to answer her difficult questions. Often she uses her intelligence to manipulate her parents into letting her do what she wants. But always she is righteous and wants to help her friends and family.
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