INTA Balcarce Ultimas

Hola de nuevo!

I finished up my last week here at INTA Balcarce, and I am heading to Rosario, Santa Fe province for the International Rangeland Congress next week.  I gave a charla, or a seminar, about my Master’s thesis project during my final week here.  One of my goals was to give a short seminar about my project in Castellano, and I did it! the following photos are taken with the scientists and professors I have worked with here in Balcarce.  I have also posted a few fotos of the house I have been living in with 4 other grad students.  It has been an amazing experience!  I am sad to leave.

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Maratón de las Mujeres, Balcarce y Mar del Plata

Hola Todos!

Lauren Svejcar, good friend and fellow grad student came to visit me for a weekend here in Balcarce, Buenos Aires province from Santa Rosa, La Pampa.  Lauren accompanied me to INTA Balcarce on Friday and we went with my director, Miguel Brizuela, to visit a nearby “campo” or ranch that is sometimes used for research projects and tours.  On Saturday we enjoyed a rare warm sunny day in Mar del Plata (Playa!).  On Sunday I ran a 5 km race in the central park of Balcarce in celebration of el Dia de las Mujeres.  My “coach”, a local bakery (confiteria) owner and Lauren cheered me on!  We also had time to climb a nearby Sierra.  En fin, fue un fin de semana muy lindo!!

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Por las calles

Hola todos!

I´m enjoying my last few weeks in Argentina, working as much as I can with the scientists and professors at INTA and traveling and visiting my Argentine friends on the weekends. I´m going to try and post a link to the most popular music that is common to hear on the streets (por las calles) here in Argentina and the rest of America Latina! There are several versions of this song, but the most popular version is written in Portuegues. Disfruten!!

I will try and post more fotos pronto!


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Santa Rosa, La Pampa

Asado with the Santa Rosa team!

Hola todos!

I took a short trip to visit Lauren Svejcar, a fellow grad student (and co-recipient of AGG scholarship) and good friend in Santa Rosa, La Pampa, where she is working.  We had a great weekend exploring the shops in Santa Rosa, experiencing small-town Carnaval and enjoying a wonderful asado with Raul Peinetti, a scientist collaborating on en ecological site description project with ARS Jornada in NM.  It was wonderful to get together and see how my fellow AGG amiga was doing on the Pampa!  Enjoy the fotos!

Asado La Pampa en la casa de Raul Peinette



La ropa mojada despues de Carnaval bajo la lluvia!


We found a Carnaval festival at the fairgrounds near Santa Rosa, but all of a sudden the heavens opened up and rain poured down and lightning flashed and everyone ran for cover. But this didn’t stop Carnaval! The party continued under the gas station ramada, drummers drumming and shavnig cream flying! We were soaked (with rain and shaving cream) when we dashed through the downpour going home!

Cafe con leche....por la mañana despues de Carnaval...

Mate en la plaza


Mate en la plazaLo normal en la cocina

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