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Tobias Lescht PreTrip Post

By Tobias Lescht '16 on May 21, 2013

I have very high expectations for our trip to Argentina and I know they will all be met. Even if we did nothing, being with such a great group of people in such a vibrant culture will be amazing. I have always been interested in Argentina. My view of experiencing a different culture is that one doesn’t need to do much. Just by being somewhere and keeping off the beaten path you will absorb your surroundings and have a great experience. My past interest in Argentina stems from my fascination with the Falkland Islands or the Malvinas as the Argentines call it. The dispute over this small archipelago has resurfaced with the discovery of oil and the 30th anniversary of the 1982 conflict. I want to learn more about the Argentine perspective and how young people treat the issue. I’m also curious to see how I, a British citizen, will be treated traveling through a “hostile” country. Apart from the Falkland issue, I’m excited to experience this country however right now Susan and I are enjoying the beauty that is Montevideo airport in Uruguay.

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