We wish we could be sharing these memories and stories with you over an empanada (or 5) during snack time at Villa Victoria, but instead grab a nice cup of hot tea or coffee and think back to Argentina!
From the ice breakers on the Villa Victoria lawn and that first 3 course meal complete with spaghetti, bowls of bread, and ice cream, the beginning of Argentina: Land of Discovery was off to a great start! Right from the get go the adventures started, kayaking down the Rio Tigre and making our first eco-laudrillos in the home base. The first sunny day of service was for sure a memorable one, as everyone worked to collect sand and rocks, and dig the trench with a pick axe!
We fondly look back on the CAEC students, and the conversations and dance parties we shared with them! What a fantastic job everyone did over our service days! From making and mixing adobe, to river walks with Gerald the wheel barrow to collect supplies, everyone used their leadership skills and worked together to form a fantastic team!
The cultural aspects of Argentina are definite highlights from our 2 weeks in South America. Learning how to tango and “play a little bit” with the fancy foot work was so fun, and learning how to properly tomar mate was awesome (and delicious). Walking around the Museo de Arte in Tigre was a cool way to spend a rainy afternoon, especially when it involved an impromptu trip to a kiosco to get Argentine snacks and chocolate kinder eggs!
Spending 2 days in San Antonio de Areco at the Estancia brings back such fun memories! Some of the most notable memories are the delicious welcome empanadas, our first asado, the interesting gaucho horse show, and the horseback ride around the estancia! Rain or shine everyone was smiling!
Finishing out our 2 weeks strong with a tour of Buenos Aires was fantastic! Driving past the Casa Rosada, and passing through the colorful streets of La Boca before our last all you can eat asado lunch at Puerto Madero was a great end to the trip!
As international staff, we really enjoyed the effort everyone put into mentor groups, the leadership activities, and being leader of the day! It was a pleasure getting to know you all better thanks to big talk questions!
Thank you for joining us in Argentina ! We can’t wait to see where your future endeavors and travels take you!!
Argentina International Staff
-Lexi, Andrea, and Kumbi