meg and chelsea at dinner. appropriately kentucky since that's where meg is from!
So finals have been over for almost a week now, and I've been doing a lot(I think because I'm realizing my time here is almost over). Last thursday, we went to a grill for dinner as a class, and to a milonga afterwards. I didn't dance at this one, bc they're were few couples on the floor and most were pros, but they were really talented and fun to watch. Then we went to a bar/salsa club since it was Deona's last night, and we stayed until it closed, and then went home. The next day, I wrote an essay for one of my classes all day, and then went out to one of the best steakhouses in Buenos Aires
, Las Lilas. It definitely lived up to the name. Afterwards, we went out to the best boliche(club) I've been to yet, Mint. A girl, Chelsea, moved into Elizabeth and Emily's room. We get along really well and have been hanging out a lot since. It was not as crowded as the others and was on the river which was cool(figuratively and literally). Saturday was a pretty lazy day for me, and Saturday night, I just went to an Irish pub nearby for a late dinner. Sunday I worked on another essay all day, and hung out with Chelsea and two of the girls from her program. It was a good night with good company. Monday I did a little shopping and a lot of walking, and then had a lazy night. Yesterday, Ashley, Will, and I walked all around San Telmo and La Boca, two of the barrios(neighboorhoods), here. La Boca is the working class neighborhood, but gains its fame from the fact that when people first moved in there, they got paint from the ships and painted their houses with several colors because it was all they could get, so its a very colorful area. La Boca also saw the birth of tango. San Telmo is know for its cobblestone streets and fairs on the weekends. They also house the conventillos where immigrants piled into old mansions to share. Then we went to Chinatown(all 4 blocks of it) for dinner as a class to discuss our projects. I've decided to do something on art. The idea is that art is enhanced by suffrage of 3rd world countries, and that Argentine art will be better during the crisis years versus the golden years. That's the hypothesis, now I have to research and find out if it's true! (by the way, if you have ANY ideas on this, I wouldn't mind the help!)