I have gotten a request for more information about Ituzaingó, so here is an entire blog dedicated to it.

Ituzaingó is a character in and of itself. There is a very clear separation of classes here... There are very nice, solid brick houses with fancy european cars in the front... and also abject poverty -- people living in wooden shacks you think would fall over if you huffed and a-puffed hard enough. But everyone (at least as much as I know with the castellano I know) seems very friendly and I feel very safe here. When we teach in the street, people listen to us... at least for a few minutes, and we are able to get in at least a small lesson in before they politely decline.

Everyone is very chill here... they work and go to school in the mornings and then take siesta -- a culture-mandated nap from about 1 in the afternoon to about 4 or 5, and the town practically shuts down. Argentinians here most spend summer nights on the patio drinking cold maté and enjoying the warm summer air.

The city is not so big, and President Del Castillo has an aversion to bicycles, and so we walk... everywhere! and we get to stop and talk with the craziest kinds of people I have ever met.

Most people here say they are catholic, but many really don´t attend church or have a knowledge of the gospel, leaving many open-minded to the idea, but many don´t wish to change because of their heritage in the Catholic church.

I am growing to love the culture and the people we are teaching, and I know that the people here crave the gospel... even though they do not know it yet.

-Hermana Sarah Tritsch

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