The city of Tango for a month

Buenos Aires Travel Blog

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Seriously, why aren´t we all living in this city? We love Buenos Aires.

We decided to rent out a sexy-arse apartment for a month, to enbrace this cosmopolitan  city that never seems to sleep.  It has been fantastic to shove the backpacks in the back of the wardrobe, and to not have to look at them for a while. It is also nice not to have to get up in the morning, and pack up all our worldly posessions  ready for a bus that might last the equivilant of 2 or 3 working days!

This is a huge city with lots going on. Tango, tango , tango is the word. We saw a couple of shows in one of the oldest cafes in Buenos Aires, and it was kinda hard not to bump into performers of the streets.

Presents on Xmas morning (toothbrushes and magazines)
..fabulous! The architecture in the city is beautiful. From old Eurpoean-style buildings to bright in-your-face colours from one house to the next. The nightlife was a shock to the system after travelling through Bolivia. Arlene never seemed to adjust to the 2am start at clubs (way past her bedtime!)...we still can´t figure out when they sleep here!

Christmas and New Year´s were fabulous! We got together with some other orphan travellers, Manu and Damien, who we had previously travelled with for about 2 weeks in Bolivia. Lots of merriment was had by all (Can you blame us when you can buy a bottle of wine for under a dollar, and a litre of spirits for 4 bucks!).

After the celebrations over Christmas and New Years, we decided it was about time to dust off the ol´ brain, and enrolled ourselves in 2 weeks of Spanish lessons.

In retrospect, Arlene would have preferred spending that time learning to Tango (her brain wasn´t quite up to it yet). Tristan however, is now chatting away about what he has already done in the past, and what he is going to do in the future instead of our usual me, me, me and now, now, now.

What else are we loving about Argentina when compared to other countries we have visited so far (Mexico, Guatamala, Belize, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia...brag, brag).

  • You can throw toilet paper down the toilet instead of in a overflowing bin. And you don´t have to stress about what to do with your used toilet paper if there isn´t a bin in sight.
  • No longer have to pray that we won´t be found naked and frazzled on the floor after being electricuted by the death showers...sorry, electric showers that have multiple exposed rusty wires gaffa-taped to the wall.
  • No more beans. We feel sick even thinking about them now...seriously.
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Presents on Xmas morning (toothbru…
Presents on Xmas morning (toothbr…
Tango Show
Tango Show
Tango Show
Tango Show
Tango Show
Tango Show
Tango Show
Tango Show
Tango Show at Tortonis
Tango Show at Tortoni's
Tango Show
Tango Show
Our Xmas tree
Our Xmas tree
Recoleta Cemetery
Recoleta Cemetery
Arlene and the roses (Recoleta Cem…
Arlene and the roses (Recoleta Ce…
Recoleta Cemetery
Recoleta Cemetery
Detail (Recoleta Cemetery)
Detail (Recoleta Cemetery)
Dont cry for her
Don't cry for her
San Telmo Markets
San Telmo Markets
Soda Bottles (San Telmo Markets)
Soda Bottles (San Telmo Markets)
San Telmo Markets
San Telmo Markets
Lost eyes (San Telmo Markets)
Lost eyes (San Telmo Markets)
Che (San Telmo Markets)
Che (San Telmo Markets)
San Telmo Markets
San Telmo Markets
Mate gourds (San Telmo Markets)
Mate gourds (San Telmo Markets)
Waterways in Tigre
Waterways in Tigre
Waterways in Tigre
Waterways in Tigre
Tango on the streets of BA
Tango on the streets of BA
Zoo
Zoo
Thinga me jigs at the Zoo
Thinga me jigs at the Zoo
Zoo
Zoo
Pucker-up
Pucker-up
The BA Gang
The BA Gang
The waving of napkins (a tradition…
The waving of napkins (a traditio…
Sexy Tris
Sexy Tris
Not so sexy Tris
Not so sexy Tris