Some guests when they come to La Margarita ask me what’s it like to live and work on La Margarita. Probably instead of asking me they should ask Ilona our latest volunteer who has been working on La Margarita for the past 4 months. Originally from South Africa she had been travelling around Latin America for the past four years finally ending up in Buenos Aires where she saw our ad for a volunteer to work on the estancia. She contacted us and hey presto she got the job after all she had all the qualifications – she spoke good Spanish, she could ride horses and she was free to dedicate some time to La Margarita. She originally was going to stay for 2 months but as we all know when one is enjoying themselves time flies and that’s what it did for her so she decided to stay a bit longer. That bit longer was two months more. During that time she has meet lots of interesting people who came to stay on La Margarita and has ridden horses nearly every day which is great for her since that is one of her great passions. Now sadly her time has nearly come to leave – not quite but soon she will be moving on to pastures new. It will be sad to see her go but life moves on, as it must.
Ilona’s leaving means we will soon be looking for someone to replace her so if you fancy a change of lifestyle or you always dreamed of seeing what it was like to work on an estancia in Argentina now could be just the time to do it. The pay sadly is zero but you get your own room, you get to live free and if you love horses and people its not a bad way to spend a few months. If you want to know what its like to live and work on an estancia I am sure if you send an e mail to Ilona via email@example.com she will be happy to relate her experience to you. As I mentioned it is a sad goodbye but also a happy one in the sense that it was great to have Ilona here working with us on La Margarita.
This is David Cummings alias The English Gaucho until the next time