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South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » San Isidro June 14th 2015

We visited the Plaza Mitre, opposite San Isidro Cathedral. The cathedral has been refurbished, giving it a very clean and new facade. The interior of the church was a little disappointing. The stained glasses were relatively small in size and there weren't many windows, so the inside of the church was quite dim. Many stalls were set up in the plaza. I like walking through flea markets. This one especially because it was a sunny yet cooling (albeit slightly windy) day and the huge trees that mark the corners of the square had bamboos hung on them as decorations. One corner had branches of flowers glued to a palate of bamboo, another had windchimes hung down from the bamboos. As it was windy, they constantly formed muscial tones, livening the atmosphere. Another corner had bamboos hung ... read more
Plaza Mitre
Antique Market
Estación Las Barrancas

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » San Isidro August 14th 2013

A trip to Argentina has to be high on the list of many travellers. From the frozen surface of the spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier to the warm, cascading waters of the Iguazu Falls on the border with Brazil, Argentina has something for everyone. Especially steak lovers. Argentina is paradise for steak fans – order a salad and, more than likely, it will come with steak on the side. The Argentinians themselves are well-known for their love of food…forget the American processed meat market– Argentina is the land of fresh and succulent steak. Their national kitchen possesses a huge variety of dishes, heavily influenced by Mediterranean culture. Family life embraces this influence further and the most important social gatherings take place around the dinner table. The family dinner on Sunday is the most important meal o... read more

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » San Isidro December 11th 2010

So, I can't even remember the last time I wrote one of these.... The last 18 months have been hectic to say the least. I've been studying for the Delta (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults). I didn't have to. But it was the right decision. It was my way of deciding that I'm in this teaching business for the long run. I've just finished the 3rd and final module, and now am waiting for the results, having passed the previous 2 modules. Apart from studying work has been getting busier and busier. The school is also an IELTS centre, and has been steadily promoting the exam. Some of the teachers are examiners, testing the candidates on speaking and writing. Others, myself included, are clerical markers, which means we correct the listening and read... read more
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