Cordoba is a big city, the second biggest in Argentina, but it is remarkably chill. The people are really friendly and you might just find yourself spending more time in the city like we did. Whether you are staying for a few days or a few weeks, here are three fun ways to become more Cordobese:
1) Everyone is always joking and daily mate sessions in the hot afternoons after a lovely siesta is a must.
2) Fernet and Cola is a very popular drink found here in Cordoba. Cordoba has a unique style of music that is part a feverish punk rock frenzy and part Latin folk country music. My favorite song had the lines – “Hagamos un asado y tomemos Fernet” which translates to “Let’s get together for BBQ and drink Fernet”. Very Cordoba! Fernet is a liquour that tastes a lot like medicine to me and is similar to Jaggermeister.
3) Use Cordobese slang. A popular one is “culiado” ( pronounced cu-li-ow). Culiado is originally an insult but is now commonly used as “dude”. Try saying “Que pasa culiado?” for “What’s up dude?” or “Que culiado!” for “that’s cool/crazy” or “Ciao culiado!” for “See you later, dude!” to your Cordobese friends and a smile practically guaranteed.
Enjoy Cordoba! Cordoba will always have a special place in our hearts! Many hugs to Martin who we stayed with and Edu, a cyclist from Colombia who stayed an extra week in the city to spend some time with us. If you also want to stay with Martin and have an awesome time like we did, send him a message on AirBnB – https://www.airbnb.com.ar/users/show/24237711. He speaks English 🙂