My trip to Europe by Romina Vaquero

Hello! I’m Romina Vaquero, Accountant Executive of Kallpa Tour, and I’d like to share with you my experience during the promotional trip.


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All began last year at the season finale meeting where I was informed by the directors of the company that I would have the chance to travel abroad in March to meet in person the clients I work with everyday, that is to say, you.

I reacted to the news with mixed feelings: expectation, joy, nervousness and excitement for representing Kallpa and my colleagues, who work side by side with me in this activity that is very enriching at a personal and professional level.

romina-vaquero-5Gabriel and I designed the itinerary and activities for the trip, and then we informed our clients of my visit. They received the news with a lot of enthusiasm.

The day finally arrived. I found myself at Ezeiza Airport in Buenos Aires, luggage in hand, doing the check in before flying to the old continent. First stop: Berlin. There was I, after having imagined that moment for so long!

Already in Berlin, I leave for the fair located in the exhibition grounds of the city, a few minutes away from where I am staying. My curiosity grows minute after minute as I know that the ITB groups service providers in the tourism sector and it’s a great opportunity to meet clients and occasional visitors.

romina-vaquero-3After my accreditation as an expositor, I started my visit to this gigantic fair, with an astonishing number of expositors from the different areas that form part of the tourism industry at a global scale. Professionals representing airlines, tour operators, tourist offices, among others, are there with the same objective in mind: to make contacts, exchange ideas, and to lean about and discuss the evolution of the international tourist market.

After the rewarding experience at the ITB, I left Berlin for Holland to continue with my itinerary in order to visit clients and meet in person the colleagues with whom I work remotely on a daily basis.

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After a few days in Holland, I returned to Germany to continue visiting clients as scheduled.

I had the chance to meet my colleagues and their workplace, and I could work remotely from home, which was a marvelous experience!

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I treasure very good memories of this experience, especially for the kindness and politeness received in our meetings, which have allowed me to learn about and expand our clients’ profiles.

Thanks everybody for your warm welcome. I cannot but express my gratitude to Laura and Gabriel who offered me this opportunity and to my colleagues for their good wishes for the trip.

See you soon!

 

Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

We are a growing company and we also help others to grow. For this reason, we want to cooperate with foundations and organizations that bring growth to society and people with fewer resources. They really care and know what reduce, reuse, recycle mean.


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Such is the case of “Fundación Compañía Social Equidad”. They have a recycling workshop where they receive donations of obsolete digital equipment which they recycle to later donate to organizations that cannot access new technology, with the objective of bridging the digital divide in the society. They also have a technical school where they train people who have been excluded from the labor market due to little or no knowledge of new technologies and web 2.0. Finally, they have an area of project implementation and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

reduce-reuse-recycle-foundationDue to the emergence of the digital divide that appears as a future threat to social integration in the year 2001, economic crisis in full, “Fundación Equidad” started to take shape. One of the things that led to its inception was the program of Digital Communication and Journalism where emphasis was placed on stimulating the desire of the participants to learn, create and produce, helping to improve their self-esteem. One workshop, aimed to 20 adolescents between 15 and 17 years, was held under the Young Web Program, from the Ministry of Education of the City.

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Other prominent developments of the Foundation were Research for Education andTechnology to present an overview of programs for inclusion and use of technology in the schools of the City of Buenos Aires.

The School Computerisation Programme, which from 2001 provided computers to schools in five provinces of Argentina. They also created the Digital Community Centers with leaders and teachers in the country. They created 14 Digital Community Centers in 7 provinces that provide digital literacy and Internet access to poor people. A Digital Community Center is a place that provides public access to computers, training in the use of basic software applications, navigation and social services over the Internet.

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Environmental pollution is a consequence of improper waste disposal and since at Kallpa we are committed to doing our portion for the environment care, we have decided to donate equipment and computer supplies to “Fundación Compañía Social Equidad”and to commit even more with all the aspects involving our development as a company as regards as social responsibility.

My name is Bife de Chorizo

Today we have an interview with one of the greatest of our national cuisine and gastronomic culture … read the article and know why, as he says he is named… My name is Bife de Chorizo

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One of the best and most popular cuts of meat served in our country. So popular that foreigners, with his characteristic accent, come to Argentine restaurants clamoring for my name … I want a Bife de Chorizo, they say. All the meat that makes his arrival to the grills are usually tender, but tasting good is something else, and I say so myself. The thing Is that Argentinian are not only passionate for Tango and Football they also love to communicate flavors. To respect our customs must give honor to the essence of Argentina’s meat, cattle are raised on pasture. My goal is not to lose it but bring awareness of what healthy and natural mean and have a memorable taste in the mouths of those who try me.

Years ago that travellers, all around the world, are wondering, and I hear when you ask the waiters!, you want to know why people call me Bife de Chorizo . Everywhere I’m named entrecote, in fact they named in France entrecotè. The truth here is that I like most the way as in Argentina people call me Bife de Chorizo . The truth is that neither I know why they call me like that. I am open to suggestions, if someone gives me a decent version worthy of applauses and standing ovations, then my senses will be ready to listen and then grant that person with one of the best flavors of the Argentinian meat. I can promise that I know I can keep.

When I am asked where I come from it is great. I am found on the outer side of the back of the cow, I am the boneless cutlet there. When I am separated from the bone, before they cut me like steak, I have triangular and cylindrical shape, so I go to the clinic for a surgery so i can become beautiful. When I am cut my measure is between 3 and 5 cm wide.

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Each lunch or dinner I receive all the applauses and many people compliment me. Most of the time I do not hear compliments, nothing is left of me at the plate, but this is a worthy death resulting from the design of culinary arts. I am dig, cut, chew and in the end is like a spa session where they get my best taste.

I am cook on the grill, for the taste of whoever eats me, cooked, ready, etc.. and serve me with broken potato accompaniment sometimes other with salad. Bife de Chorizo a la Riojana is another version of me that is for the brave and bold because the amount of things that accompany me and the way i am prepared. They put us making a beautiful decoration on the plate. Each of us condiments and sides have a special place and waiters take us to the table with all the glamour we deserve. I am the top recommendation and one of the who gets more YES everytime the menu is offered. Half Size or Full Size, I am always present and you can eat me as you like.

I do not want to talk much about me because I always say the best things in life must be tested and I’m usually on everyone’s lips, even before the tourists arrive in the country, they ask for me so i let you be the one who know me by my flavour.

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Most of those who know me, speak well of me, some eat only vegetables and I celebrate it, live the diversity! For those who want to try me, I welcome you and dare you to find something better! I wait every day at noon or night in restaurants and grills in town to know me. Once you try me you will be able to tell your friends why My name is Bife de Chorizo . Your words will be… I don’t know but it tastes so good!

Some of my friend restaurants are:

La Estancia located on lavalle street. La Chacra in Cordoba Avenue. Cabaña Las Lilas and Campo de Asadores in Puerto Madero. El Establo in Downtown.

In spring, summer, winter, autumn i am lying there on the grill, getting tan, come and visit! We’ll see soon… bye bye.

Your friend Bife de Chorizo