Tag: Expat

GrinGo StandUp English Comedy in Buenos Aires

An Englishman, two American women and an Argentine of uncertain gender (their words, not mine) walk into a Buenos Aires bar… and take to the stage for a night of rip-roaring comedy and gags in English. That’s right, folks – the city that is home to the Tower of the English People and British-built railway tracks now hosts a weekly comedy night in the very same English language…

July 10th, 2012

An American Girl in Buenos Aires Learns to Speak Spanish

Jaime photo

¿Hablás español? Upon arriving in Argentina, I relied on flashing a coy smile while I stumbled through recalling the Spanish I had learned almost two decades before. When that did not work, which was often, I then resorted to hand signals and miming. The Argentines speak a dialect of Spanish often referred to as “Castellano.” “Castellano” and “español” essentially mean the same thing: Spanish. If someone asks you “¿Hablás castellano?” they just want to know if you speak Spanish. The history of the castellano or castilian language and culture is rather interesting…

July 9th, 2010

First Impressions of an American Girl Living in Buenos Aires

Jaime La Boca

Jaime Jensen is an American expat living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As she learns her way around this exciting city, she will be sharing with us her experiences and discoveries.
Buenos Aires is a continuously changing city with an innate magnetism. It is filled with an eclectic mix of people from all over the world; trendy new buildings blended with European inspired architecture; stylish worldly restaurants next to traditional hot-spots; and all are inspired by a unique Argentine charm…

June 8th, 2010