Angel Di Maria arrives at Manchester United

After Manchester United signed Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid, he was clearly keen to introduce himself to their fans through a press conference. I helped this Argentine winger by interpreting for him and you can hear the translation below: Thanks to Sky Sports for posting this on YouTube. Di Maria First interview as a Manchestwer United player. Interpreting by Braulio Ramos.  Thanks to Crazy...

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A relaxing holiday in Argentina

 Estancia Los Potreros in Argentina provides a relaxing holiday Contributed by Maria Fifield one of my tuition students   I had never been to Argentina before, or even South America and had no idea what to expect.  We flew from London to Buenos Aires and stopped off to admire the colourful tango dancers and see the main tourist attractions such as Eva Peron’s grave.  We then had a short hop from Buenos Aires to Cordoba, which is set in the wonderful Sierras Chicas, the oldest mountain range in South America. Once we arrived at the Estancia it was a 20 minute drive to be greeted with homemade lemonade and big smiles. The accommodation is comfortable, and rustic with log burning stoves in each room to guard against the chill of the winter evenings.  We stayed in the honeymoon cottage which is a separate self contained building a little away from the main accommodation.  The lunches and dinners are sumptuous affairs.  On our first day some of the other guests had just returned from a morning horse ride in time to freshen up before lunch, we watched as they brought the horses in which were then hosed down by the Gauchos with water.  All the bread is baked on the premises, and often there was a selection of different herbs in them, from the herb garden behind the kitchen. After lunch for those who are not ready for a siesta there is a choice of activities, riding, swimming, bird watching and relaxing on a hammock in the sun.  Dinner is another delight and sometimes there will be a wine tasting before hand where Malbec can be sampled.  On another evening we had a live musician who played the guitar and sang, which was lovely. One of the highlights for us was the Gaucho games.  The Gauchos are the South American version of the North American cowboy, very highly skilled with horses and cattle.  When Argentina hosted the Olympic games they had the Gaucho as a symbol of their national pride.  There are games which are traditional to the Gaucho, rather than Polo which everyone associates with Argentina, which consist of galloping along at top speed and trying to thread small object through a tiny hoop on the way!  The horse riding guests all had a chance to play the games and it resulted in much hilarity. The Estancia does have...

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