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Buenos Aires es muy Divertido con Marcela y Fernando!

We had yet another fantastic CouchSurfing experience, this time in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Meet Fernando and Marcela, a young and energetic couple new to the CouchSurfing community. We were their first guests, and my god, was their hospitality amazing!

They took us to a party to meet their friends, a Tangaria and on a tour of the city! It doesn’t get much better than that in the world of CS.

(This is the Casa Rosada, the Argentinian version of the White House)

(La Boca, the poor neighborhood of Buenos Aires)

This is Aaron and I attempting to tango, by the way. As evidenced in the video, we were not very good.

One of the best parts of CSing in Argentina was getting to practice our Spanish. Fernando and Marcela were very good with their English, however, we tried to speak Spanish with them as much as possible. By the end of the weekend, we had gotten considerably better, but still a long way off from being fluent.

We have decided that we wanted to keep pursuing the Spanish language as much as possible when we get back to the States. I don’t know if I have mentioned this in previous posts, but as we have traveled, I have realized how pathetic we are as Americans for not being fluent any another languages. Some people we have met are fluent in 3, 4, 5 languages, let alone 2, and I think as a nation we really need to step up to the plate a little bit. After all, as more and more Hispanics move into the country, we are going to have to communicate with these people, whether we want to or not.

Adios, y gracias por leer!

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