Wednesday, October 10, 2012
STARBUCKS in Argentina - An Instant Cure For Homesickness
Where can an American expat go when he’s feeling homesick in Cordoba, Argentina? How about Starbucks?
I read online that there was a Starbucks, but I didn't know there was one this close. And to be honest, I'd walked around the city a few times and never thought I'd find this gem in Cordoba but there it was… Starbucks. It’s located in Av Colón 608. All it took was just one look at that big green sign and I felt like I was home. In fact, once I was in there I was convinced I stepped into a portal and was back in NYC. It’s nothing personal against Argentina, which happens to be a beautiful country, but I do miss the U.S. a lot 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 (Argentine 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 , but I ended up getting some kind of mango smoothie drink that I can’t remember the name of. But 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 that I now belong to, but it was fun while it lasted. And yes, I'm definitely coming back soon!
at 8:10 PM