Happy Independence Day from Argentina!


Today, July 9th, is Independence Day in Argentina. I always love experiencing other countries celebrations and this one was no different. In Mendoza, most people gathered in the Plaza Independencia for music and dancing performances ranging from traditional to tango. There were also several vendors set up as well as multiple BBQ stands. Overall, it was a wonderful celebration and their dancing abilities made me very envious. Since I didn’t get to celebrate Independence Day in the U.S. this was definitely a nice substitute!

Also, I have a life update…. I found a job here in Mendoza! Just two days after I dropped off my resumes I heard back from 2 different schools asking me to teach! I am very excited to start this journey because I think it will be a great chance for me to not only teach but also to learn from my students. I have to admit I was a little nervous about moving to Argentina without a job but it all worked out even better than I expected. I start teaching in a couple weeks because the schools are on their winter break right now and I can’t wait! Further updates to come 🙂 For those who are considering moving to a smaller city in South America to teach, I definitely recommend taking the leap! I am living proof that you can find jobs teaching English outside of Buenos Aires.

Author: jordansjourneys92

Hi! My name is Jordan Gurkin and I am currently traveling around the U.S. and working for a non-profit called Compassion International. I just finished spending a year backpacking and teaching English in South America. I'm a travel blogger focused on bringing you budget travel advice, travel tips, and some of my recommendations on places to visit!

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