San Telmo's Fire

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Colourful San Telmo art work

We are still in Buenos Aires... were supposed to leave last weekend but decided to stay another week. It is a great city and wowsers do these people know how to party!

On Sunday spent another day at the San Telmo market and watched the Tango dancers in the plaza. Lots of performers, muscians and artists everywhere, the bars and restaurants were packed out and the usual buzzing vibe created a great atmosphere.

We have also gone back to school, learning Spanish (at a great institute called CEDIC if anyone is interested in studying here). Doing well and enjoying the classes, which cover a lot in great detail and it is strange to use the brain again. We have met lots of other travellers who are studying too so the nights out are adding up! We had a great night last Friday, went out with a big group of spanish school people.

The ol' tango Juan
Started off with 'Happy hour' pints, and ended up in a parilla (steak house) at 10pm. I had a veggie omelette tortilla thing while everyone else had steak, prepared by the resident butcher. The jugs of wine and litres of beer were constantly refilled on our table and we stumbled out at 1am, stuffed to the brim and a little bit drunk (well hammered actually). Off to another bar on the now packed-out cobbled streets of San Telmo. At 3am, when many were heading to clubs, us pathetic old people headed home exhausted. Oh by the way the whole night, meal, alcohol (including the 7 pints in the pub before the meal) cost us a massive 12 quid between us!!

We have a few days left here and will be sad to leave but at the same time we are looking forward to leaving city life behind and heading south.



Higton says:
Christ, I know that old feeling. I canĀ“t keep up anymore.
Posted on: Oct 18, 2006
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Colourful San Telmo art work
Colourful San Telmo art work
The ol tango Juan
The ol' tango Juan