study spanish in palermo

  • Main reason to experience that "mate" beverage

    On November 30th, Argentina celebrates the National Day of the Yerba Mate. 

    More than 500 years ago, native guaraníes were already using these leaves to prepare an energetic beverage. Nowadays, both Argentina and Uruguay love "mate", not only in the countryside but in the cities too. 

    But what can we expect when we are offered a "mate"?

  • The coolest neighborhood in Buenos Aires

    Its 50th anniversary, and The British travel magazine decided to find the 50 best neigborhoods in the world for travelers as well as for locals. With its various art galleries, boutique hotels and a broad variety of restaurants and nightlife, Palermo Soho in Buenos Aires was ranked as one of these neighborhoods. The photo above shows you a street in this quiet and yet vibrant neighborhood.

    Talking about steakhouses, Don Julio is one of my favorite, rated 6 among the 50 best restaurantes in Latin America. The address: Guatemala with Gurruchaga, quite close to IW Languages.

    Our Spanish vocab tips as regards ordering a steak:

    Puede traerme un bife de chorizo o un ojo de bife con ensalada? / Can I have a strip steak or a ribeye steak and a salad?

    Quisiera mi bife a punto/jugoso/cocido. / I'd like my steak rare/medium/well-done.