Recently, while visiting another exchange student in Rosario City, I was taken to see her host family’s soy bean farm outside of the city. We got to see one of the fields, or el campo in Spanish, where the beans were in the process of being harvested. After they are harvested, they are exported to China and sold there. It had been raining a lot the past few weeks so the harvest was a bit late because the harvesting machine won’t work properly if el campo is wet and muddy.
Update on my AFS student exchange: I am at 5 1/2 months in Argentina, just over halfway. I’ve been loving it here, from my wonderful host family to my new friends to the delicious food that’s making my jeans uncomfortably tight. I’m very happy with where my Spanish is at right now. I hope it’ll get a whole lot better in the next few months, but at the moment I am able to carry on conversations with ease and think in Spanglish. I’ve even begun to have dreams in Spanish! I won’t lie though, they normally involve food. While here I’ve learnt some new activities, such as knitting and Tae Kwando.