Category: Argentina

A couple of weeks ago one of the many political manifestations took place in Buenos Aires. The political polarisation in Argentina is growing due to the elections that are rapidly approaching. We had just been on a Buenos Aires free walking tour where you donate as much as you would like to the guide. The

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  La Casa de Pichincha is the main student house of Kulturstudier. They also have another building in San Telmo called Casa Peru. There are about 30 people living here and we stay in rooms of two to four. Upstairs we have the kitchen where we have our own shelves in the refrigerator that we

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In the vast desert of Patagonia, where the endless Route 40 continues straight through the windy and dry landscape, there is a wonder to visit if you get off the road.  Located in the province of Santa Cruz, “Cueva de las Manos” is famous for the paintings of hands and guanacos (in the llama family)

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It started with Greta Thunberg, the 16-years-old Swedish girl with long braids who refused to go to school. Instead, she sat down in front of the Swedish parliament to fight climate crisis. Almost every Friday since August she brought her handwritten placard “Skolstrejk för klimatet” protesting. What is the point of going to school if

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They were hundreds of thousands. Women, girls, babies, transgender. They were singing and protesting, drumming and dancing, they flood the streets. All of them pushing for action on gender equality. To stop gender violence, men from killing women, so-called femicidios. “Girls, not mothers” was one of this years most important messages, after a 11-year-old girl

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When you need a break from the porteño pizza, beef and light-salted milanesa, the Chinatown, “Barrio Chino” in Spanish, is a good option. Whether you like to cook Vietnamese, Thai or Indian food at home, this is definitely the place to come shopping the ingredients (our to get a sweet fortune cookie). Located along some

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A visit to the ESMA memorial museum in Buenos Aires, is a visit to the last civic-military dictatorship (1976-1983) and the terrorism committed to the Argentinian people. To Argentina’s dark past. Although it might seem surprising, the former military detention facility is located along the busy Avenida Libertador, one of the principal avenues north of town,

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All backpackers go. So does the rest of the young tourists and dancy locals. Every Monday non-stop for 12 years, a group of 16 percussionists have gathered to make an energetic outdoor show at the Ciudad Cultural Konex in Buenos Aires. The whole concert is improvised, believe it or not, making the rhythmic show even

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Although all university students in Buenos Aires have summer holidays until March, the Kulturstudier semester follows the rhythm of the northern hemisphere getting the cultural adventure started in February. Before the great kickoff and semester start in the Argentine capital, students have the opportunity to come down some days before and do the “Quinta Esencia

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The former Palacio de Correos was once Buenos Aires’ majestic main post office. Back in 2005, the president of the time, Néstor Kirchner, proposed turning the abandoned and grandiose central post office of the Correo Argentino in downtown into a massive cultural center. Though he died before the restoration was done in 2015, the center

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