Time to Tango

Today, the Plus3 Argentina crew traveled back to the municipal of Tigre. We visited Conin, a community center for women and children that are living in poverty and cannot provide for themselves. Throughout the first half of the day, we spent time helping to cook lunch, clean the house, and entertain the kids. It was…

Another Day in El Tigre

Today we visited another primary care center in the Tigre area of Buenos Aires. The center was specifically to help young kids, and mothers with the development of families. At the center the kids were taken care of as if they were in a day-care, while their mothers could learn skills that would help get…

It Takes Two to Tango

Back to Tigre, we visited a different type of community center. This one was run by a nonprofit organization, CONIN, or The Cooperative for Infant Nutrition Foundation, who has three centers in the area designed to combat malnutrition of children and support their mothers of all ages. Typically, these mothers come from dysfunctional families and…

Day 9: Tigre

Today we traveled to Tigre, a group of islands on the cost of Argentina. We then got on a ferry to travel down the river to the community health center which was about a 45-minute boat ride. While riding down the river I was shocked to see that the river was the main and, in…

a good argument from both sides

For today’s blog, we are to discuss if inequality is good or bad for the community, the country and just the world in general. However, one should not feel comfortable saying that inequality is good or bad, what one should analyze is if the ends of inequality justify its means, meaning is inequality worth whatever…

A Day in the Tigre

Today we got the chance to visit a primary care facility and a public hospital in the Tigre Islands. A fun fact about why they are called the Tigre Islands is that when looking at them from an aerial view they look like a tiger. Our day started with a very cool boat ride to…

Consistent Care

Over the last couple days, out group has had the chance to visit a few primary healthcare service facilities, and today we were able to do the same. Today we visited one of the primary care centers located in El Tigre, a series of islands connected by rivers that are apart of the wetlands of…

Tigre

Starting off the the blog today, I would like to take a little bit of time to discuss about the relevant and educational events that took place today. The whole duration of today was spent on the province of Tigre. Tigre is a area that covers around 360 kilometer squared, it is dominated by a large amount of islands,…

Rivers Are Roads

Another early morning with Plus3 Argentina! We left our accommodations at 7:40 en route to Tigre, a municipal of Argentina outside of Buenos Aires. Upon our arrival, we hopped on a boat and took a half hour ride to Puesto Sanitario Delta, a primary care center available to the surrounding community. There, we had a…

Eye of the Tigre

Just north of Buenos Aires lies a small town with streets not only on land but water and a healthcare system specific to the area. After seeing other primary care facilities in Pilar, I noticed similarities, but also a very different structure of their operations. First of all, we arrived by boat. We later learned…

Home On the Ranch

We visited Estancia Don Salvino today, a ranch that is located about an hour and a half drive from where we are staying in Buenos Aires. Our visit to the ranch was definitely needed. After long days of lectures and cultural activities, a day to relax and enjoy the calm setting was greatly appreciated. We…

Gaucho Life

Today was definitely one of the best days of our trip thus far! We spent the day at Estanzia Don Silvano which used to be an operating ranch, but is now used as a tour site to show people authentic gaucho culture. When we first arrived we were greeted by our guide, Juan, who was…

Day 9: Trip to Estancia

Today we went on our cultural excursion which was a trip to the Estancia Don Silvano. It was really nice to get away from the city for a day and see what rural culture is like in Argentina. Not to mention today was a great way to see the history we learned during our culture…

So When’s the Wedding?

Away from the city and the chaos lies land full of history and culture in a setting so relaxing and natural. Estancia Don Silvano, a ranch located in the rural region of the Pampas, blessed us with a day full of food, music, and animals. The beauty of the exotic and native plants, such as…

Empanadas with a side of Ranch

The Don Silvano is a ranch located a little over an hour from the bustling city of Buenos Aires. Today our group ventured over to the ranch for some fun activities, and delicious homemade Argentina food. Much of the food we had was freshly produced at the ranch, and was cooking in traditional ways. The…

Don Silvano

To all the high schoolers that are considering coming to the University of Pittsburgh, allow me to introduce you one of the one of the most phenomenal programs that our school offers-Plus3 Argentina¬†Other than the crucial information you will be able to acquire from this trip regarding the Argentinian health care and its culture. You…

Art of Argentina

  Art in Argentina has made a defining impression on me. Front the streets to buildings to restaurants to the museums and to the people, beautiful art forms emerge. Today, we explored the town of Palermo, a cute neighborhood of colorful streets that is comprised of many artsy cafes, restaurants, and small shops. There was…

Art Everywhere

In my last blog post, I wrote about wishing to experience more of Argentina’s culture firsthand. What better way to do so than through art? We traveled to Palermo today, a neighborhood filled with street art, shops and restaurants. It was great to take things slow, walk around, and simply enjoy the day. We had…

Day 7:

With a slightly later start this morning we started off our day with a trip to Palermo. Palermo is one of the surrounding neighborhoods to Recoleta here in Argentina. It is known for its shopping, street art, and restaurants. Today we took a walking tour to see some of the truly impressive art that paints…

Museum Nostalgia

Today was a beautiful day. The weather was great, with scattered clouds, and a refreshing breeze throughout the day. We started off today by busing to Palermo, and getting an easy going tour of Palermo Hollywood. Here, we walked around look at street art. Many of the pieces were murals that covered entire walls, and…