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  • Day122

    Day 122: City walk, Asado & Tango

    November 19, 2016 in Argentina ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Here we are, back in Buenos Aires and this time I came prepared. I knew where I wanted to stay and it was not the 'old' centre. That centre has the nicest buildings but not the best atmosphere. I was in an area with more space, less people, with teraces and the nightlife was here also. I had no breakfast because finally I could sleep past 8 o'clock so I used that and had lunch in the sun on a spot I had seen 3 weeks ago 😆. A relaxed moment, I staid till 14:30 and took a cab to the free walk meeting point of Buenos Aires. I had tried do to walks before but so far my own plans filled the time. Here it was better to do it this way, more fun also. We had a nice big group which didn't slow us down by the way. So more people and more fun meanwhile the guide explained a few cultural, historical, political and economical things 😉. Most fun facts are: drivers don't stop ever, that 500 years of history can be told really quick, that the current government does and says nothing but fill their pockets, that the money inflation is 45% per year. So pesos is not their favorite money, dollars are collected everywhere. So the tour had some nice places, one that I found interesting was the Palacio Barolo. I would have loved to visit that one because they made all floors like the "Divine comedy" by Dante. This means if you enter the building you will be in Hell as is the basement and from hell you can go up to Purgatory and higher to Heaven. If you take the elevator it will bring you to another floor that only has ways back to hell because you can't skip Hell😈 and Purgatory😱 to go to heaven😇. This is an awesome concept, sadly you need to book in advance and tomorrow is sunday... So youtube should do for now 😆. The tour ended at six and by then I got to meet a nice group from Belgium and a couple from India. I would have loved to hang around but I had appointments even in Buenos Aires 😉. Well I was looking forward to it, because Federico I met in Moscow in the very beginning of my trip. A great guy and it was also really fun to meet again on the other side of the world haha 😆. So we met around 8:15 but in Argentina they eat very late, they still walk into restaurants at 23:00 and that's normal haha. We ate Asado from 21:00 to 23:00 a very good choice from Fede. Asado is a typical Argentinian dish, looks a little like Barbeque but you can order it all at the same time also (like we did). After this delicious foos we walked to a Tango place where you can dance and they also give shows. Fede explained that these places are full of tourists these days and almost no locals dance the Tango anymore. So maybe I was just lucky but I got the chance to dance with 3 beautifull Argentina ladies and 1 lady from the USA. It was fun to try and dance on the slow version of Tango but even with doing the basics and dancing with these wonderfull ladies who just had their first tango lesson was great 😊. After the very good tango and tap-dance shows we left to a backdoor party scene where the 2 Argentina's knew the way and Fede and me just enjoyed a typical Argentinian drink. Very sour and since my Pisco Challenge I was afraid that I wouldn't like it but after a few sips it was ok 😉. The party wasn't really of the roof but we were on the roof 😂 and in this good company we talked some more and got some good tips for sightseeing. Thanks Manuela and Jose 👍 and Fede off course for the whole tour, see you next time, possibly in Holland. The party was almost next to my hotel so that was easy. Safe travels for the remaining 3 in the cab it was awesome and a very good night 😊😴.Read more

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