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  • Don’t delay any longer if you are considering signing up for a Spanish course in Buenos Aires ! The electric city of Buenos Aires will undoubtedly provide you with the most amazing South American experience — full of culture, night life, history, fashion, passion, adventure, and new local and foreign friends ! A great setting where you can learn Spanish and feel immersed 24/7.

    An amazing discount on our Spanish courses offer if you sign up before July 1st.

    Why Study Spanish in Buenos Aires ?

    1. Enjoy the nightlife in Buenos AIres !
      Are you prepared to be a night owl? Buenos Aires is not only the biggest city in Argentina, it’s by far the most vibrant one. Here, music plays an important role, and Buenos Aires offers a large selection of nightclubs and concerts. Be aware, the nightclubs are open from 2 am to 6 am. Don´t worry if you don’t like dancing, there are also a lot of good restaurants and a wide variety of bars. The most famous and fun are in San Telmo, Recoleta, Palermo and Belgrano. Kitchens are usually open from 8pm to 1am and the pubs normally close at 6 a.m..
      Tip ! The AMAUTA staff at the school administration of AMAUTA Buenos Aires will help you ……
    2. Nights in Buenos Aires

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    A Quick Guide to Cusco´s Street Food!

    Street food in Cusco! Should you try it? People back home for sure told you not to and so do some travel guides…. But living in Cusco as a Spanish student, we think you should! It´s a cheap and quick way to sample local fare and, it’s all great!

    A lot of people have reservations about eating food prepared and sold by a street vendor, but believe me, its normal to do here in Peru and just fine in most cases! Trust your instincts…if it looks bad or you don´t feel right about it, don´t eat it and move along! Also…trust the crowds! A good rule of thumb that I use when traveling…if there is a long line of locals waiting to eat it, it´s probably downright delicious and perfectly safe! If the place is deserted…there´s a good reason for that too…and I don´t want to find out what it is!

    Roast pork sandwiches and choclos in Cusco Peru

    Below is a list of some local Cusco favorites…this is not at all a complete list of available options around town, so explore on your own too and let us know! ! Buen provecho!

    Top 7 Peruvian street food in Cusco

    Anticucho — ¨Meat on a Stick¨ You can find this delicious snack being barbecued on many street corners in Cusco in the evenings. You can choose from chicken, beef, or if you are really adventurous, cow heart, impaled onto what can only be called a deadly weapon (an incredibly sharp skewer made from bamboo) with an extremely dry potato stuck on the end (for safety we presume as the papa is in no way the highlight of the experience.) When trying this perfectly-seasoned delicacy, be sure to sample some of the yummy green chimichurri sauce available at every stand!
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    The Mysterious Streets of Cusco city

    Strolling the streets of Cusco is quite an experience; strenuous but full of magic and charm. The city of Cusco in Peru is built 3.430m high, surrounded by green mountains and colorful inhabitants who still walk with their llamas and donkeys up winding staircases passing magnificent constructions indicative of what the ancient Incan empire used to be like.

    Maybe the best way to understand the fusion between the Andean civilization and the influences of the culture and architecture of conquering Spain is by observing Cusco’s street names.
    Among the Cuzco street names, we find a series that allude to the mysterious meaning of the number seven, which for the Quechua speaking population refers to the seven metaphysic entities including the sun, moon and earth. The number is usually accompanied by mythological representations of deities such as ‘Siete Angelitos’ (angels), ‘Siete Diablitos’ (devils), ‘Siete Serpientes’ (snakes – one of the 3 Incan sacred animals) as well as architectural shapes in ‘Siete Ventanas’ (windows), ‘Siete Cuartones’ (squares or scantlings) or animals that used to roam the streets: ‘Siete Borreguitos’ (lambs).

    The Mysterious Streets of Cusco city
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    If you are travelling in Peru or Argentina and you happen to be in the old Inca capital Cusco, or in trendy Buenos Aires on a Friday, you’re lucky!

    AMAUTA Spanish School offers FREE SPANISH LESSONS for travelers and all other people interested in learning a bit of the Spanish language.

    The Spanish classes are entertaining and adapted to the level of the students present in each class;  please sign up before Thursday 17.00p.m. by sending us an email to info@amautaspanish.com  

    If you don’t have time to send an email , just stop by the Amauta Spanish School on any  Friday at 11.00a.m.

    The Spanish classes are held at our two main locations. In Cusco, AMAUTA Spanish School is located at the Calle Suecia, just a few blocks from the Plaza de Armas. We are situated a cozy Cusco building with a lovely

    Free Spanish classes at AMAUTA in both Cusco and Argentina Spanish Schools

    sunny terrace. Our student residence, our most popular accommodation option besides a homestay, is also incorporated into this building.

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    AMAUTA Spanish School carries on its long-lasting commitment to the local communities of Cusco, by giving support to the social program ‘Vaso de Leche’.

    AMAUTA saves social program in danger of being closed down The program, administered by the municipal government of Cusco, is solely designed to improve the welfare of those of fewer resources in the wide vicinity of the state capital.

    Thousands of families are benefited through amongst other the periodic distribution of food products, such as powder milk, and offering free handicraft workshops to indigenous ladies. With the newly acquired skills they are able to create additional sources of income. 

    Due to the program’s increased popularity and limited funding available, the local government has called upon the private sector to guarantee its continued success. AMAUTA decided to provide financial aid to the teacher of a weaving workshop, so there would be enough material to teach mothers how to decorate purses, pants, scarves and other clothes with different knitting techniques.

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    New Website Launch

    Here at AMAUTA Spanish School we pride ourselves on our top quality Spanish courses and volunteer programs. For us, quality has always been very important and that is why we are so pleased to present our new and improved website! AMAUTA means teacher in the native Quechua language of the Peruvian people and it is our aim to teach anyone who wants to learn the Spanish language and about Latin American culture.

    New Website Launch
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    A Canuck in Cusco: Weeks 5 & 6

    Vayamos a Museo de Chocolate!

    Only about 7 weeks left at AMAUTA! Time sure is flying while studying Spanish in Cusco! I think I finally became acclimatized, as walking up the hill from Plaza de Armas no longer makes me feel like I’m going to die from lack of oxygen. Of course, this may be helped by the fact that I found a gym in Cusco (wahoo!) and I have been working out three times a week. I’ve been told if I can work out here, I’ll be able to run for miles and miles when I return to Canada!

    A Canuck in Cusco: Weeks 5 & 6

    This past week I visited “el Museo de Chocolate” here in Cusco with my Spanish class. The museum is only about a ten minute walk from the AMAUTA school. (By the way, did you know AMAUTA means teacher in Quechua? Cool, huh?)  The museum is completely free to visit, and it’s full of really fun and interesting facts about Peruvian chocolate. Come on, who doesn’t like chocolate?! They offer you free chocolate tea upon entry as well as the option to try a piece of chocolate (you get to choose from over 15 different typesJ).

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    A Canuck in Cusco: Weeks 3 & 4

    Week 3: No money? No problem! Free drinks for all!

    Yesterday, my Spanish class went on a field trip with my Spanish class to the Center for Traditional Textiles in Cusco. We had the opportunity to learn how textiles are traditionally woven as well as the complexity of skill it takes to create these masterpieces. I loved that we got out of the classroom to learn about Peruvian textiles, which is a staple of Peruvian culture.

    Speaking of Peruvian culture, on our way to the textile museum, we also caught a glimpse of another interesting tidbit of Peruvian culture – the Caminos del Inca car race!
    We saw a crowd of people gathered in front of the Plaza de Armas, and after inquiring our teacher told us that they were waiting for the cars to come through the Plaza in 2 hours!

    A Canuck in Cusco: Weeks 3 & 4

    I am really enjoying my time here at AMAUTA. Not only do we visit museums during Spanish class, but I also have the opportunity to get to know the people that work at the school. For instance, I asked the chef here at the school, Oscar, if I could watch him cook (because I love cooking) and he said “Yes, of course you can help me!” Lunch is served at 1:30PM daily, so I spent an hour and a half helping Oscar in the kitchen, talking about life, work, and food- in Spanish! (What a great opportunity to utilize my conversation skills that I have been learning in class!) We made a vegetable soup, pasta and rice pudding for dessert. ¡Que bueno!
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    That is right; I am a Canuck. That’s what people typically call people from Canada. I will be here in Cusco, Peru for three months studying Spanish with AMAUTA Spanish School and I will also be writing about my experiences as an AMAUTA student so you can get a sense of what to expect when you choose to study with AMAUTA. I would love to hear from readers, so please feel free to leave questions or comments on any of my blog posts! Without further ado, the first two weeks…

    A Canuck in Cusco: Life as a Canadian AMAUTA student

    Week 1: Adjustments and welcome

    After almost 24 hours of travelling, I arrived in Cusco from Toronto, Canada, and after not sleeping during the night (this may be a right of passage for Peru-bound tourists) all I wanted to do when I arrived was just that – sleep. Thankfully, I did, and I awoke refreshed. However, after a short jaunt to the main square, the altitude managed to tire me quite quickly. The school is located on a hill (as are most places in Cusco) and not remembering the lack of oxygen at 3400 meters above sea level, I walked at my usual fast pace. NOT a great idea! Some people initially feel sick or dizzy due to the altitude, but luckily I only experienced shortness of breath. I was told coca tea eases the effects of the altitude so I have been drinking it, and it is quite delicious, as well! One of the many medicinal wonders of the Incas!
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    Buenos Aires’ Recoleta Neighborhood

    Where the rich – dead and alive – reside

    Buenos Aires is famous for its eclectic neighborhoods, and one such famous barrio is the Recoleta neighborhood. Here, the city’s aristocrats live in expensive apartments characterized by impressive French architecture. See the neighborhood through this student’s eyes and read about her experience in Recoleta!

    Today we got a Recoleta tour from the people in AMAUTA Spanish School! The girls from AMAUTA showed us places like the Bellas Artes Museum, the Facultad de Derecho, Palais de Glace and, of course, the Recoleta Cemetery! The tour greatly surpassed my expectations, and it added to my experience of studying Spanish in Buenos Aires since I got to know another one of this city’s diverse neighborhoods.

    Buenos Aires’ Recoleta Neighborhood
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