Last weekend, our group of SOLmates took a weekend trip to Mar de Plata, a coastal beach city about 6 hours away from the capital Buenos Aires by car. This trip was one of the most fun excursions we have had so far! We departed on Friday morning from the usual corner intersection where we … Continue reading Mar de Plata
El Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a cultural event that is celebrated at the very beginning of November in various parts of Latin America, to honor those ancestors who have moved on to the afterlife by making altars filled with their loved one's favorite foods and drinks, sugar skulls and specific … Continue reading Early November adventures – Heredia, C.R.
No matter what city I am in, one of my favorite activities is to spend a lazy afternoon wandering in a park. I love going outside and taking long walks, organizing a picnic, or even just doing my homework at a picnic table. Luckily, Buenos Aires has a huge selection of parks of different types, … Continue reading Parks in the City
Before I came to Argentina, I had no idea what “yerba mate” was. By reading about mate online before my trip, I learned that it is a plant-based beverage that is very common here and I was very excited to try it, expecting it to taste somewhat like green tea. The first time I tried … Continue reading The culture of yerba mate
Last weekend I had the chance to get out of the city and go up north to see the famous Iguazu Falls. The trip was amazing and has been my favorite part of the semester so far. Iguazu Falls are located on the border of Argentina and Brazil, and can be viewed from both sides, … Continue reading Iguazu Falls