A perfect Sunday in San Telmo!

Thursday April 21, 2016
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What to do in Buenos Aires on a Sunday? My recommendation is, to go to San Telmo! San Telmo is the oldest neighborhoods of Buenos Aires.

The main highlights of the neighborhood are the small, cobblestone streets and, among others, the beautiful colonial buildings, the market and the Plaza Dorrego. Here you can find many nice restaurants, bars and (backpackers) hostels.

There are many things to do during the day and in the evening. During the day, there is a nice souvenir fair at Plaza Dorrego that continues on into the nearby blocks.
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A different Saturday: visiting the cute little Colonia in Uruguay

A different Saturday: visiting the cute little Colonia in Uruguay

Monday April 18, 2016
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Last weekend we went to Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay with a group of students from our Spanish School AMAUTA Elebaires. We took the boat at 08.00, very early, because check in was at 06.30! We arrived in Colonia around 09.30 after a very bumpy boat ride.

We wanted to go to a restaurant near the beach, and we found a very cute place to hunker down for lunch. Unfortunately the lunch didn´t start until 12.00, so we decided to wait in the lounge outside the restaurant with some coffee and tea.

At 12.00 we finally got to order our lunch. I took a while, but it was definitely worth the wait because it was absolutely delicious! In total we spent 3 hours in the restaurant, quite a long time haha! (more…)

Why Wineries in Mendoza are well worth a visit

Wednesday April 06, 2016
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Together with a group of fellow students in Buenos Aires, we decided to go and explore Mendoza. I am so glad we did, we had a great time in Mendoza! Of course we couldn’t miss the wineries! We were with a group of 12 and, since we were the last to be picked up, we went straight to the first winery called Bodega Domiciano. They explained how the wine was made and let us try different grapes. They also showed us the wooden tubs with wine and where the bottles were kept. And last but not least, we got to try different wines, which was really nice at 10.30 in the morning.
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How to Travel by Subte in Buenos Aires

Wednesday March 30, 2016
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Busses can be very complicated in Buenos Aires but there is another option: the subte, as the underground or metro is called in Buenos Aires. To help you and our Spanish students in Buenos Aires successfully take the subway, I have made the following list with tips.

  1. Step one: Plan your route

On the internet and on the application ´´Cómo Llego´´ you can check which subway you need to take. You can also buy a map with all the metro lines on it.

At the entrance of the subway station you will often find a simple map of the lines, which are not that clear. For a more extended map of all the lines and all the stops, you should go into the station to find them. (more…)

How to Find the Cheapest Flight Tickets?

Monday March 07, 2016
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With the right tips and tricks, you will find the cheapest flights for your journey to Argentina. Those tips are not only useful if you are looking for a flight to Buenos Aires, also when you are already in Argentina and you have finalized your Spanish course in Buenos Aires and you might want to travel to other countries in South-America.
With the tips and tricks below, you will be sure to book the cheapest flight. And let´s be honest, who doesn’t want to save some money?

  • Cheapest Days for Flying
    The day of the week you fly can make a big difference for the price of your air fare. Usually, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the cheapest days to fly and Friday and Sunday are the most expensive days to fly. If you are flexible in your flying dates then a good tip is to check out several dates around your preferred date, because sometimes it can be surprisingly cheaper if you fly at certain dates. (more…)

8 free activities in Buenos Aires for a low budget

Wednesday March 02, 2016
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Spanish students in Buenos Airesthe city that never sleeps, will never be bored. But not everyone has the same amount of money to spend on sightseeing, on shopping, on meals and other fun activities. Fortunately, Buenos Aires offers fun for everyone! Here you can find 8 FREE activities to enjoy!

  1. At Plaza de Mayo you will find some historical aspects of the city. In the eastern part of the big Plaza you can see the government house, which is called Casa Rosada, where the national government is located. Go there and explore what more Plaza de Mayo has to offer.!
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Poolparty en Afterparty in Buenos Aires

Tuesday February 16, 2016
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De laatste dagen zijn ontzettend heet geweest hier in Buenos Aires. Dus gisteren – na mijn eerste week Spaanse les in Argentinie– besloot ik om naar een poolparty te gaan. Het was in de leuke wijk Recoleta op het dak van een hotel. Ik nam de metro ernaartoe (of ‘subte’ zoals ze het hier noemen) en gelukkig was het gemakkelijk om te vinden. Het was op de 17e verdieping dus je kunt je niet voorstellen hoe geweldig het uitzicht was! Ik was er om 16.00 uur en de temperatuur van het water was perfect. Ik genoot van lekkere drankjes en de hitte tot de zon onder ging rond 20.00 uur.

Toen zette de DJ de muziek harder en het feest boven begon! Er was een hele goede DJ en iedereen was aan het dansen en had het naar zijn zin. Terwijl ik aan het dansen was was ik nogsteeds gefascineerd door het indrukwekkende uitzicht dat we hadden op het dak. Ik was nog nooit naar een feestje geweest met zulk mooi uitzicht, dus het was echt een super ervaring! (more…)

Pool parties and after parties in Buenos Aires!

Monday February 15, 2016
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The last few days have been very hot here in Buenos Aires. So yesterday – after my first week of Spanish lessons in Argentina – I decided to go to a pool party. It was in Recoleta at the rooftop of a hotel. I took the metro (or “subte” as it’s called here) and fortunately it was easy to find. It was on the 17th floor so you can’t even imagine how amazing the view was! I arrived at 16.00h and the temperature of the water was perfect. I enjoyed nice drinks and the warmth until the sunset around 20.00h.

Then they turned the music up and the party upstairs began! There was a great DJ and everyone was dancing and having a great time. While dancing, I was still amazed by the impressive view we had from the rooftop. I had never been partying with such a nice view, so it was a great experience! (more…)

Our Location: Learning Spanish in an Argentina Historic landmark

Tuesday January 05, 2016
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In the neighbourhood Monserrat, on Avenida de Mayo, lays a national historic building. The building is called Palacio Barolo and AMAUTA-Elebaires is proud to be able to call it their home. Our Spanish school is located on the 3th floor, office 10.

Designed by the Italian architect, Mario Palanti, commissioned by Italian magnate Luis Barolo, it was built as a tribute to Dante’s Divine Comedy, as both Palanti and Barolo were big fans of Dante.

A lot of elements from the book are designed to come back in the building. (more…)

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Christmas feeling in Buenos Aires

Monday December 15, 2014
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December is, of course, the month full of celebrations, food and families & friends coming together in warm houses, while it’s cold and probably snowing outside.

It’s all different here in Buenos Aires and for our Spanish students learning Spanish in Argentina for Christmas it will be a whole new experience.
First of all it’s summer in Buenos Aires and it’s nice and warm. It is around 30 degrees C and people are walking in shorts and we’re enjoying the swimming pool at the AMAUTA school residence after Spanish classes.

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