A memorable trip to Argentina
Daria Teterkinа about traveling to the University of Business and Social Sciences of the Republic of Argentina
After our trip to Argentina in April 2016, this country has become somewhat special for me - a place where I definitely want to come back. This month I and the girls, with whom I rented an apartment, managed to visit all the most interesting places in Buenos Aires, to go to Uruguay, to spend a weekend at Iguazu falls, learn to dance Argentine tango, to try the real Argentinian meat and doing this this, we, of course, managed to not forget studying in the University. I’ll tell this in the right order.
We rented an apartment in Retiro district. It is difficult to say which of the regions is Central in Buenos Aires, as each of them is historical, cultural and recreational. Retiro is the transportation hub of the city. We lived literally "two steps away" from the port and train station, which greatly simplified our task, when we had intended to go somewhere.
Studying at the University was not very difficult but quite interesting. We studied about 3 days a week, on the morning and in the evening, depending on the selected courses. The most important thing that I liked about the University is the opportunity to interact with local children, teachers, listen to the Spanish language and learn new words, economic terminology, to answer the numerous questions of my Spanish friends about the Russian economy.
However, despite the study, we sought to explore a lot of places. So, it was decided to hold one weekend in Uruguay. But we have encountered a number of difficulties, organizing the trip ourselves. In particular, due to weather conditions, the rain washed away the road between the two cities of Uruguay - Colonia and Montevideo, resulting in canceling almost all buses. However, we still managed to get to our chosen hostel. What struck me the most is the friendliness and openness of the local population, the willingness to help and to tell the necessary information. Despite the constant rain and clouds that accompanied us during the whole journey, we were still excited to visit this country, see its major historical and cultural sights and to dispel our stereotypes about the insecurity in this region.
Another weekend we were able to fly to Iguazu. Unfortunately, time constraints did not allow us to visit both parts of the falls – both the Brazilian and Argentinean ones. But we were so impressed with what we saw, that the constraints did not upset us. Iguazu is the real miracle of nature. The scale of the waterfalls, the beauty and variety of flora and fauna will not leave anyone indifferent.
But, in addition to these significant visits, we tried every day to do something new, vivid and memorable to bring home as many impressions as possible. I think we got it. Of course, I could not describe everything here. But this trip really is one of the brightest moments in my life.