Argentina, March, 2016

In Buenos Aires, going to a tango show tonight, Beatrix ceci opera on the 15th. Taking metro here, people with guitars and drums etc. playing for $, pretty cool.

We had our flight scratched on Tuesday in Houston.  Had to stay there overnight at Holiday Inn.  Was ok - United paid for it.

Buenos Aires is funny city: old, new, poor, not so poor, etc.  In Montevideo on the 20th

Travel is important to us, and we know that we are lucky to be able to do this. also, there are many others who do not want to do this, sometimes it can be a big hassle, like getting ferry tix to Montevideo, yikes! 

Buenos Aires
Capital of Argentina
(Buenos Aires, Argentina’s big, cosmopolitan capital, is known for its European atmosphere, passionate tango and vibrant nightlife. Its center is the 16th-century Plaza de Mayo, lined with stately buildings including Casa Rosada, the iconic, balconied presidential palace. In Microcentro, Florida Street is the main shopping thoroughfare, leading to Plaza San Martín, a busy park that was once the site of a bullfighting arena.)

Just hanging out is the best. this am we were at the Starbucks across from us for hours.  Nancy and I never run out of conversation!  It is so beautiful here, tall leafy trees, lots of people on the streets...

Today we are gonna eat a sandwich here (cheese, tomato, onion, lettuce, mayo on a skinny roll, yum!), then go the center - plaza de 25 de mayo (no not mayonnaise). There is a market there.

Last night - tango show.  We were a bit late cuz we got off at the wrong metro stop, the tango manager guy was upset with us.  I didn't know it then, I just thought he was having an anxiety crisis.  Nancy told me later that he was mad cuz we were 'late'.  Anyway, the show was goofy, 6 aged performers, the dancers were overweight, the singer was too big, and the show in general was cheesy.  

When we took the metro back, a guy gets on with his amp and mike, starts singing, wow great voice!  I give him 10 pesos.

Many people here are sweet, kisses on cheeks etc.

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