Thursday, January 8, 2009

Yerba Mate!  Mate cosido is a very popular tea in Argentina.  Traditionally, mate is brewed as a free-standing leaf tea inside a small hollowed-out and cured calabaza, or gourd.  Manufacturers or artists often decorate the calabaza with pewter bands. 

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Al Principio

Pues, soy chica Americana con raices Italianos.  Pero hace muchos anos que la familia de mi padre vivia en Argentina.  Esta historia es de mis aventuras en Argentina para conocer a mi familia y volver a esos raices.  

Hello!  My name is Gina and I am currently a third year English major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in central California.  I've created a blog in order to chronicle my stay in Argentina from July to December 2009.  Here I'll post my most interesting adventures and findings as I study at the University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires, explore the country, and meet my family.