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Posts Tagged With: Spanish

Learning Spanish in Buenos Aires: Like speed dating, but harder

There were two dilemmas that arose from renting an apartment in Buenos Aires: How would we meet people and how would we improve our Spanish (with the growing number of English-speaking expats with meet each day). Since Peru, my Spanish has gone from rapidly improving to virtually nonexistent. I credit that decline mostly to the … Continue reading »

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La Bomba de Tiempo: Buenos Aires’ coolest attraction

On Monday night, Eaman and I partook in a porteno (slang for Buenos Aires locals) tradition and hit up the weekly percussion jam session known as La Bomba de Tiempo. The 17-member group, whose music sounds like a mixture of Latin, African and dhol music, plays in an open-air space in the city with a … Continue reading »

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The first two days: Fainting in Colombia and arriving in Lima

Because our time is free flowing and cost efficiency is key, our first flight out included a nine-hour layover in Bogota, Colombia. Unfortunately, it was from 9pm to 6am, which meant all we could really do was sleep–on cold wooden benches. It was less painful than it sounds, but at 3:30am, when we couldn’t toss … Continue reading »

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