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The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Living In Buenos Aires

“You want to talk in English behind my back… okay! Get out of the car now! Now, get out! Who do you think you are?” the taxi driver repeated in Rioplatense Castellano, the Spanish dialect spoken here in Buenos Aires, Argentina, “I’m a person. I have rights. What gives you the right to speak English [...]

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Mate Review: Amanda + Discussion on Effects of Mate with ‘Mateo’

My brother Matty, aka, ‘Mateo” and I are discussing the effects of yerba mate. He just brought me home a fresh bag of Amanda mate from his study abroad program in Abu Dhabi, Middle East. The amanda mate is pretty good. It’s strong and direct…has some coffee-like properties, yet still smooth and delicate. Good natural [...]

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Living in South America

It was a year-and-a-half ago when I first stepped off the plane in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The day was hot as hell and I hadn’t slept a wink for forty-hours straight — jumping from country to country, delay after delay. I’ll spare you the details. But finally, I was there! “The Paris of South America,” [...]

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