I can’t even believe that I’ve been in Argentina for almost 3 weeks now! We have been so busy here that time has flown by so quickly. Here’s a quick look at my daily schedule:
10:00am- Wake up/Do homework. My breakfast usually consists of toast and jam. Argentina loves their jam. Apple, peach and orange jams are very popular.
1:30-3:30pm Spanish Grammar Course
3:30-3:45pm Break! We run across the street to buy coffee and delicious empanadas for only 80 cents each! Empanadas are a type of pastry that is usually filled with beef, chicken, vegetables or ham & cheese.
3:45-5:45pm A rotation of either Spanish conversation, Spanish culture or Spanish literature. Most of the Spanish culture classes are in the form of a field trip and really gives us a chance to see a lot of important parts of the city (for free!)
9:00pm Dinner time. This varies from household to household, but dinner in Argentina is usually held around 8pm to around 11pm. You’ll see restaurants filled with people and families with small children running around outside at 11pm, you’d never know its so late!
11:00-12:00pm This is when Argentines start heading out to the bar on weekends. It’s pretty late for American standards!
2:00am-4:00am Around 2am or sometimes later, Argentines start to transition from bars to Boliches (night clubs). You’ll find that if you try to go to a nightclub around 12am, they’re usually not even open yet.
6:00-7:00am The night ends. Public transportation reopens and you return from your night out. I can’t believe they are able to make it out so late! I need my 8 hours of sleep, I don’t think I could ever fully adjust to the Argentine daily schedule.