My first days in BA
I was born and raised in London and study Spanish and German at the University of Edinburgh. As part of my year abroad, I have spent the past 6 months in Berlin and now I am due to spend 6 months in South America, some of which I will spend working at Elebaires Spanish School. This is my first time in Buenos Aires and these are a few of my first impressions:
Sunny Buenos Aires has been enjoying temperatures of high 20s and even low 30s over the past few days! Although the humidity has taken some getting used to, the weather has been close to perfect and is a welcome change from the drag of European winter. Not only have the outdoors been pleasant, but this seems to be a nation of warm hearted and friendly people. The staff at Elebaires Spanish school has been especially good at making me feel welcome and I am always greeted with smiles.
The city is huge. The size of Buenos Aires and of Argentina in general is unlike anywhere I have been before and, given my appalling sense of direction, I think it might be a while until I really know my way around. Having said that, the block structure of the city makes it difficult to get too lost and the public transport is great for getting around. Even when I have been lost, the stunning architecture has made for a picturesque backdrop so it is never too bad. The great location of the school means that I have the luxury of working in the centre of the city and I can enjoy exploring it before and after work.
I couldn´t have been more excited to sample the world famous Argentine steak and it definitely did not disappoint! A dreamy combination of prime meat with creamed spinach was served to us at Las Cabras and was accompanied by some fantastic Malbec. There are cafes on every corner and lots of healthy eateries which serve mouthwatering salads and jarras of fresh juice. So far I haven´t tasted anything that has been short of delicious and I am looking forward to sampling more of the food!