Tips on How to Drink Yerba Mate

What is Yerba Mate?

I’ve always been a fan of tasting new beverages – especially when it’s the cultualy appropriate thing to do. Not sure if you know this about me or not, but after graduating from University I set out to Argentina to complete a TESOL course for teaching English. My time in the exciting city of Buenos… [Read More]

15 Ways To Have a Blast in Buenos Aires


I spent about 3 months in Buenos Aires taking a TESOL course.  This is my list of ways to have fun (mostly in order) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  If you have spent time in BA and know other ways to have a blast in Buenos Aires, I’d love to hear your comments! 1.  Boca Juniors Football Match at La Bombonera In… [Read More]

Taking a TESOL Course in Buenos Aires

Mark in Buenos Aires, Argentina

With the barest essential of all plans, I jetted to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to take a one month Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) course with TEFL International Buenos Aires.  Apparently, TESOL and TEFL are practically the same thing. Still dazzled and overwhelmed with kilos of beef due to my recent landing in Argentina, the course… [Read More]

How to Drink Yerba Mate: The Tea of Argentina

Little did I know the wonderful health benefits that the detoxifying tea provided, until returning to the United States and shopping at an organic health crazed grocery store. Mate is consumed from a traditional gourd, or cup. Mate herb is filled into the gourd and a metal straw is placed into the leaves. Hot water… [Read More]