School Trip to Jardin Japones
While Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting and fun cities I’ve been to, it can also get slightly stressful and loud at times. After all it’s the second biggest city of the whole of South America. But to escape the fast traffic and the masses of people, you have to travel no further than to Estacion Plaza Italia in Palermo. Besides the Jardin zoologico, the Jardin Botanico and the huge Bosque de Palermo, my personal favourite of the Palermo parks is the small Jardin Japones (Japanese Garden).
Our school did a trip there a recently and we were lucky to go on a sunny, warm day. The park itself is rather small but since it’s located in between other, bigger parks, it still feels like you’re far away from the hectic of the big city. Inside the park you can look at exotic Japanese plants and in the middle of the park there’s a lake with a small island which you can walk on.
Besides the fact that it’s interesting to experience some Japanese culture in Buenos Aires, the park also has a very calm and peaceful atmosphere so it’s ideal for a nice afternoon walk or simply for relaxing. Going with our group of Spanish students is also a great way to practice Spanish.