Wednesday, October 10, 2012

STARBUCKS in Argentina - An Instant Cure For Homesickness

Where can an American expat go to when he’s feeling homesick? How about Starbucks?
I never thought I would find a gem like this in Cordoba but there it was … Starbucks. It’s located at Av Col√≥n 608 in the province of Cordoba. One look at that big green sign and I felt like I was home. In fact, once I was in there I had convinced myself I was back in NYC. It’s nothing personal against Argentina, which happens to be a beautiful country, but I do miss the U.S. sometimes.
All the products and menus at Starbucks are in English and the customer service rep was kind enough to speak to us in English as well. Yes, I can speak Castilian (Argentinean Spanish), but my spouse is still getting the hang of it and I’ll admit, I’m still being pig-headed about speaking anything but English when I’m out in the city.
I meant to order a Caramel Frappucino, but I ended up getting some kind of mango smoothie drink that I can’t remember the name of. The point is that when I sat there across the table from my spouse I felt genuine relief to my homesickness.

I could have stayed in there all day, but I had to get back to the real world and the new home which I belong to now, but it was fun while it lasted.

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