Blissful Buenos Aires

Blissful Buenos Aires Feria de San Telmo by bittermelon

This article was written by Global Graduates, published on 11th May 2011 and has been read 6368 times.

Sam spent his year abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Read on as he fills the year abroad blanks...
My name is: Sam

I'm studying: Hispanic Studies at University of Nottingham

For my year abroad I went to: Buenos Aires, Argentina for 5 months

While I was there I: Worked as an intern for a newspaper.

Five words to describe my year away are: Seductive, addictive, enlightening, tempestuous and breathtaking.

My top tips for anyone going there are: To beware of the monsters that are said to lurk in the lakes of Patagonia in Southern Argentina, but not to let any mythical giant plesiosaurs or manta-rays put you off kayaking in Lago Gutierrez in Bariloche, as it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen!

The cleverest people find accommodation: By using Craigslist.

Don't leave without: Spices!

The best night out is: Crobar.

When your parents visit: Take your mum on the balcony of the Casa Rosada so she can pretend to be Madonna in Evita.

My favourite lunch place: Matilda's Café on the corner of Chile and Chacabuco in San Telmo for amazing wraps, sandwiches, salads, smoothies and cakes if you are missing the British touch.

My best place for a hot date:
A moonlit walk in Puerto Madero.

On a Sunday: Go to La Fería de San Telmo on Defensa, the longest outdoor market in the world!

The most useful website I found was:
 The Argentina Independent

If you want to fit in quickly, you should:
Never bring up the Falklands/Malvinas conflict.

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