Listen to our ECELA exclusive interview to hear tips from a non-native Spanish speaker who now lives in Buenos Aires and owns a boutique hotel right in the heart of the city.
Kieran Rooney of Belfast, Ireland has all aspects of sound advice for travelers. It reaches from one end of the spectrum in deciding whether or not to visit Argentina in the first place to the other end of the spectrum with return visits and hobby-specific trips to learn tango, visit Iguazu Falls, or relax while enjoy Mendoza’s wineries.
Learn from Kieran’s mistakes and where he got it right in his travels, and you’ll feel more ambitious and confident when you are done listening!
00:46 – Rooney’s ambitious travel plan
01:08 – Unexpected time travel
04:33 – Why attend an immersion school at all?
05:00 – Make instant friends with this tip
6:33 – Love in an Irish Pub . . . in Argentina
07:34 – Insider Spanish-speaking tips
08:07 – When native listeners lose interest
08:38 – Combining two cultures in everyday life
10:30 – A common question in the USA that is rude to ask in Argentina
12:13 – Raising kids with Irish & Argentinean culture
15:13 – Embracing Buenos Aires through hospitality
18:00 – Vintage living in the heart of Buenos Aires
18:53 – What is a bespoke tour?
20:11 – Do I need a bespoke tour?
21:05 – ECELA’s Spanish & tango program
22:26 – What will I see on my tour?
24:43 – Pope Francis Pilgrimage
28:01 – Rooney’s advice for those on the fence
28:26 – Is Buenos Aires safe?