Oh no you didn’t! Slang in Argentina

Learning Spanish is hard enough, learning how to use slang in Argentina can be harder.

How would you feel if you walked in to your friends apartment and they greeted you with “Hey Asshole!”, or “Hello Fatso!”.

It is always interesting to hear how people talk to each other in Argentina and how Argentine’s use slang.  They call each other names constantly, at all levels of society.  Sometimes they call each other names ironically as well.  They may call you Flaco (skinny) when you are very fat, and Gordo (fat) if you are “too” skinny. Continue reading

Buying Drugs in Argentina

OK, let’s start this post with a notice that this is NOT a how to guide.  I am neither encouraging, nor condoning anyone traveling in a foreign country buying drugs.  In the words of the great Nancy Reagan… “just say no!”

That being said, I did a little research and wanted to talk a little bit about drugs in Argentina.  This is on the top of my mind because yesterday there was a drug raid two blocks from my house.  Streets were blocked off, there were soldiers with machine guns, etc, etc…  it was all very interesting. Continue reading