Best Field Trip Ever: Bariloche

Margot Kempczynski
October 31, 2013

For one of the IES classes I’m taking, “The Making of Patagonia,” it only makes sense that we take a trip down south to actually experience the region we’re learning about. The class is interdisciplinary with the first half focusing on anthropological aspects of the region and the second half on literature. After finishing the anthropology part (halfway through the semester, which is crazy to think that it’s already been over 2 months here), our class of 11 students went to Bariloche in Rio Negro for 4 days. We had an amazing itinerary which consisted of hikes in Llao Llao, tea time with cake, hanging out with younger kids at a school, and attending some charlas with notable authors. We also spent one day on a beautiful estancia and learned more about the physical land itself (followed by an asado, of course).



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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">I&rsquo;m Margot Kempczynski, a junior at Brown University majoring in French Studies. However, my passion for languages and different cultures has driven me to study Spanish as well, and I am thrilled to be studying in Buenos Aires. Having never been to South America, I cannot wait to explore a new place and improve my Spanish skills while being immersed in a completely new environment. I&rsquo;ve read so much about Argentina&rsquo;s rich culture, from the striking landscape of Patagonia to the vibrant music and dance that is tango, that I&rsquo;m now ready and eager to discover it all for myself. I love traveling, I&rsquo;m a huge foodie, and I love taking pictures, so I am very excited to capture my abroad experiences through photography and share them with you!</span></p>

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