Liam

Liam

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    Travel from Buenos Aires to Bariloche

    Hi John, buses are easy to book (of course this depends on the season however), but still you should have no problems booking. But to be safe book ahead as it is high season in patogonia, one months or so. For almost all buses running through argentina visit www.plataforma10.com I recently went from BsAs to Bariloche by bus with Via Bariloche. Very good. Now in Argentina there are generally three classes of comfort for your bus ride. The cheapest is called semi-cama, food not guaranteed, seat reclines about half way and the are 4 seats in a row, 2 and 2. Next is cama (a good choice for long trips), 3 seats in a row (2 and 1), food, and about 160 degree recline. Finally is cama suite, 3 seats again, food, 180 degree recline and often wifi. It's called tutto letto with via bariloche. Prices roughly in December, semi cama 780 $AR, cama 880 $AR and suite 1030 $AR. Can book online with them http://www.viabariloche.com.ar/ With respect to flying its almost always more expensive and be careful as there are often two prices one for Argentinians and one for tourists. Also, if you plane on doing a lot of travel check out South Pass. http://www.argentinabybus.com/en/ Good luck and enjoy. Bariloche is awesome! over 7 years ago

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    Getting tickets to a Boca Juniors game.

    Yeah Daniela is completely correct. As there are so many boca supporters in Argentina, the only way to get a ticket is through a tour group. All tickets are bought up by boca members before any can go to the public. It's a great experience to go to la bombonera, but tickets through groups can cost up to 1000 pesos. If you are not really that in to soccer but want to get the crazy Argentine soccer feel at a game, remember there are lots of other soccer teams you can go and watch and much much cheaper. over 7 years ago

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    Spanish language schools in Buenos Aires, Santiago, Cuzco. What was the experience like? Did you go into an advanced class? Change cities?

    Hi, Well I think firstly it all depends on what you want out of the classes. Guessing from your question about advanced classes; you may be of an advanced level. If this is the case, then you would have a couple of options. Firstly, if you wanted to save some money, I would select a city you like and stay their for some time (BsAs, Cuzco, Santiago are all beautiful cities with very different cultures, history, people... you can't go wrong in any of them). Stay for one, two months or as long as you can and settle yourself into a shared apartment or hostel that attracts spanish speakers, rather than non. The former is probably the better option. From your level of spanish, you should be able to ask (in spanish) questions about the language to your friends you will make. If you do this and attempt to speak as little english as possible (which is hard because you will encounter many english speakers and many people wanting to practice english), you will learn very quickly. However, if you really won't to fine tune your spanish (or you are a beginner/ intemediate...) then classes are recommend. You have a couple of options here. Firstly, there are the multiple private schools (speaking for Buenos Aires, but i assume is similar in Peru and Chile). Most offer a 20 hour week (4 hours a day) classes. You will sit a test and they will place you in a group class or if you won't private classes. El pasaje http://elpasajespanish.com.ar/ is a good one. Also the University of Buenos Aires has classes specifically designed for foreigners. They have many courses depending on time of year. http://www.idiomas.filo.uba.ar/content/espa%C3%B1ol-para-extranjeros These courses are generally for people who are staying Buenos Aires for some time, however. I should also mention that between these counties are different accents and some grammatical differences. But in the scheem of things, I don't really think it is that important which type you learn. The most important part about language is been about to communicate. Which you can do with any type of spanish. Its like someone from the US talking to someone from England. The worst thing that can happen is someone thinks you sound an over 7 years ago