Ailola Buenos Aires Blog

Top 10 free things to do in Buenos Aires – August 8, 2015

You don’t have to be a Spanish student in Buenos Aires to love free activities! It means more pesos for barbecues and shopping in one of the world’s best places to spend. It also means you’ll have the chance to see the city from a whole new perspective and alongside locals, who – you guessed it – love free things in Buenos Aires as well! Read on! Read More »

7 Ways to Stay Safe in Buenos Aires – June 29, 2015

Safety in Buenos Aires is one of the top issues spoken of amongst foreigners intending to visit, or who have already visited, our city. While we would never want to question some of the unfortunate experiences that some tourists encounter, what we can say with certainty is that most visitors come and go through Buenos Aires without a hitch! And like any metropolis on earth, there’s a way to make sure you’re part of the rule and not the exception. Read on! Read More »

Where to be in BA – A Guide to the Capital’s Many Neighborhoods! – May 24, 2015

The Paris of the Pampa, the City of Books, the Capital of Tango – for many people, Buenos Aires means many things. But let’stalkthe hard facts! Argentina’s capital and South America’s second-largest metropolishas a population of 3 million permanent residents, joined during the day by up to 10 million more from the outer districts, all of whom who spend their time in one of the city’s 48 neighborhoods. We’ve summarized the best. Take a look! Read More »

9 things you didn't know about Argentina – May 8, 2015

Argentine’s love lists. Anything from the first baby born each year to the first tourist to reach the tourist town of Mar del Plata each summer, in Argentina everything is list-worthy. That’s why we’ve collected some curious information and done the same… A list of 9 things you didn’t know about Argentina. Take a look! Read More »

5 ways to be Argentine when you get home – March 11, 2015

For all its chaos, Argentina is a country that lures foreign visitors in, enticing them subtly, slowly but surely, to stay a little longer – sometimes even forever. This is precisely why, for those who can’t stay in Argentina for longer than they plan to, we’ve prepared a guide on how to be Argentine when you get home. If not for any other reason, why not have a little fun? Can’t you see yourself dressed as a gaucho in your home city? Read More »

Learn Spanish in Latin America – March 4, 2015

Imagine a region in the world where 60 percent of the population spoke the same language, where salsa and soccer ruled, where things are the biggest, widest, tallest, and best! Imagine what it’s like to study a language here – to study Spanish in Latin America! Keep reading to find out! Read More »

Top 10 Spanish phrases to get by in Argentina – May 3, 2014

To set you on the right foot with Spanish in Argentina, first consider this: in Argentina you don’t speak español, you speak castellano (literally meaning Castilian, from the Castile region of Spain). This geographical twist on the language’s name is just the first in a series of linguistic novelties that, aside from giving you an idea of the differences between Argentine Spanish and the rest, make the language experience in Argentina incredibly fun. Read on to find out more! Read More »

Che, vos! Your Guide to Speaking Like a Local – October 28, 2013

Argentines generally don't have any qualms in telling you what's great and unique about their country. They've got Maradona, Messi and the unrivalled local football talent (just don't mention Brazil). Great pasta and wine. The best beef in the world. And let's not forget Tango, the dance of love. Or Pancho the People's Pope! Read More »

6 Tips to a Healthy Homestay in Buenos Aires – October 5, 2013

Thinking about a homestay in BA? Think no more! Brilliant for cultural immersion and improved Spanish, it’s your chance to get to know the true human side of this city of 13 million people. But like anything in life, there’s a way to do it properly. That’s why we’ve prepared a short guide on how to have a healthy homestay in this wonderful city of ours. Read More »

Spanish Classes in Purgatory? – September 29, 2013

“All hope abandon, ye who enter here!” said Dante, in his illustrious 12th century poem about the afterlife, entitled the Divine Comedy. The epic Tuscan-language poem, written in first person, spoke of a division between heaven, hell and purgatory in the soul’s journey towards God. It used metaphors and symbology to establish one of history’s most important creative reflections on divinity. Read More »