West Linn High School to Argentina 2017

Jul 5 2017

 

Yesterday we spent a relaxing afternoon at the school trying mate, an herbal tea that is super popular in Argentina. It is commonly drunk socially, passing the mate cup around the circle for each person to enjoy through a bombilla (straw). One cup of yerba mate leaves lasts for a while, so between each person, the person who originally prepared the mate refills the cup with hot water and passes it to the next person. We got to try mate dulce (with sugar) and mate amargo (without sugar). 

Jul 3 2017
This past Saturday we spent a whole day at an estancia, an Argentinian cowboy ranch. We got to ride horses and bikes, play soccer and volleyball, eat a delicious parrilla lunch, and enjoy an authentic folkloric dance on the lawn. It was a day well spent out of the city!
 
 

Jun 30 2017

Yesterday we got to make our own chocotorta, a typical dessert in Argentina, as a group. It was timed perfectly, as it was Carlee and Linsey´s birthday, so we got to sing to them and celebrate with cake! :) We finished the evening with a group dinner out.

Jun 27 2017

After an exciting first day of orientation at the language school, students ventured out into the city on a walking tour. We saw the Casa Rosada and knew President Mauricio Macri was there by the small Argentinian flag displayed on the top.

We later walked down 9 de julio, the largest street in Buenos Aires and saw the Obelisco de Buenos Aires, the tall monument in the center of the busy street.

Some students even tried their luck at crossing the whole street in one light, walking, a nearly impossible feat. Finally, we ended the day with a hosted dinner at Parrilla Peña and enjoyed a delicious feast of traditional grilled meats. ¡Qué rico!

Jun 26 2017

The journey to Argentina begins for West Linn students!