Jim here from Minnesota and just spent 5 weeks in Argentina and had a fantastic time. I was in BA for a month and spent a week Nordic skiing in Ushuaia (and this is a town name I still have to say a few times to try and get right). There was a nice write up in La Nacion about my experience in Friday's, the 21st of July issue.
At any rate, I had contacted Llana, and this was based on comments and feedbacks in this forum, for possible Spanish lessons. We connected and Llana was fantastic and I was perhaps the worst Spanish student she has ever had. My mind is always going in too many directions and I ask too many questions, but Llana was a total delight and I did learn from her and her depth of learning about customs and the culture was super. I do not think I will every become a great Spanish speaker, but I can get by, and Llana was a true help. It took me a week to understand the Sandwich de miga concept, add on tostada and I was there.
I would urge anybody coming to BA to contact Ilana, she is truly an Argentine treasure.
Jim from Minnesota