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Argentina day 1

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5/26 Everyday is a Tango

We arrived safely in Buenos Aires around 5:30am and checked into a laidback, very helpful hostel that Romeo, Helga’s son who is here in Bs As studying graphic design, had recommended. After a morning nap to compensate for our sleepless night, we set out to explore the San Telmo neighborhood. This is, by far, the busiest and most spread out city either of us has ever visited. The pedestrian masses, weaving themselves across streets in a tango of foot traffic, fascinated Shannon. We hopped on the Subte metro to make reservations for our trip to Iguazú Falls. Romeo stopped by to welcome us to his current city and pick up a care package his mom had asked us to deliver. Next, we experienced La Florida, a pedestrian-only stretch of downtown where street vendors set up, and a tango group performs and invites visitors to participate. The DJ played a representative song for each observer, according to their country of origin. Shannon and I shot each other a nervous glance, expecting Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” or something of similar caliber and were relieved when we were honored class by Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York.” We snuck down a less busy street in search of dinner and scored with a scrumptious empanada and wine dinner with a charming waiter and some excited Hinchas (Boca Junior soccer fans) in the background. To finish off our first day in Argentina, we tried to replicate some new tango moves, an endeavor that resulted in me falling clumsily against a door and making a ridiculously loud noise. Luckily, I may have the chance to redeem my dancing self on Friday; Romeo and his girlfriend Cecilia, a swing dance instructor, have invited us to a beginner’s class.

Posted by senete 04:58 Archived in Argentina

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