The city of Tango for a month
Buenos Aires Travel Blog› entry 21 of 31 › view all entries
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.
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.
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.