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on the plane

¡Hola!

So, I've safely arrived at Buenos Aires and been here for some days. It's tricky to gather all the impressions of course... But so far I've had a wonderful time. Met loads of nice and wonderful people.

Got some good travelling company already from the start on the Ryan flight to London. Thanks Mike for a good start! Then, of course had a great but short pitstop with Nina and Simon. So great to see you guys! And wonderful curry. :)

When I arrived to BA, I jumped on the milkbuss into town, took like a million times, but was educational and quite wonderful just to manage things on my own. No other tourist on that bus. Haha. I came to the hostel and immediately went up to the rooftop terrace, of course, to admire the view, sip in the atmosphere and enjoy a beer (actually a few of them) in the company of other travellers.

Amazing tango show


New things happening all the time.. So far I've celebrated my birthday two days in a row, starting Tuesday evening with a fabulous tango show and following party at a night club. Then at my actual birthday we went to a private BBQ party, which was great. Did some dancing with the locals.

Yesterday I danced tango for five hours. :) After having a quiet start with only a tango show so far, I thought, what the heck.. And went out to one of the famous Milonga places where it just happened to be a lesson coming up within the hour. So, of course I went for it all the way. However, without high heels I had a cramp for the rest of the evening and today a bit of a sore knee, but it was totally worth it! The dancing went quite well for a first start, and got some compliments from the teachers and even from some of the old men that I danced with afterwards, trying to teach me very patiently, poor guys.
Fantastic sky on my birthday
.. In the evening I went with some friends for a lovely bbq and after that to a bar where there was a very cool jazz-fusion band playing, so I got to shake off the cramp a bit, which was probably good.

Today I've explored the city and the famous cemetery in Ricoletta. Tried to find Evita Perons tomb, but, couldn't find it. Spent the rest of the day just strolling around and went to the modern museum.

People are really friendly here, and doesn't matter much that I don't know any Spanish.. Well, I'm pretty used to not understanding what is being said around me anyway, so it's just a nice with a bit of Spanish for a change. :) And it's not a very big disadvantage to be a blond swede. ;)

The other day I saw a hummingbird! It just appeared out of nowhere and hoovered a bit over the terrace, then disappeared as sudden as it came... Really beautiful!


Ok, this will not be a perfect blogg, but still, it's something. And more to come...
Need to find some proper dancing shoes to continue with the tango!
Oh, do I need to say that I'm fine and having a good time..? :)
Kisses from sunny BA!
Monica

Vanessa_Mun_Yee says:
Hi, congrats on your featured blog!
Posted on: Apr 25, 2012
monky says:
Congrats on your feature!
Posted on: Apr 25, 2012
austin37335 says:
Monica, congratulations on having your blog featured today! :D
Posted on: Apr 25, 2012
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on the plane
on the plane
Amazing tango show
Amazing tango show
Fantastic sky on my birthday
Fantastic sky on my birthday
the iron flower in Ricoletta
the iron flower in Ricoletta
At the terrace of the Hostel Estor…
At the terrace of the Hostel Esto…
Crazy Jazz-fusion band at a hidde…
Crazy Jazz-fusion band at a "hidd…
This is how a bus might look like …
This is how a bus might look like…