16.04.2014 - 16.04.2014
One and a half weeks in, and Buenos Aires has provided me with exactly what I planned. I have developed basic Spanish conversational skills from the excellent classes at the college. had some personal tuition in Tango, perfecting my posture , my following the lead
and a couple of lessons in boleos!... Which still need more practice but I am getting there...
The city is vibrant and lively. It is made up of lots of different styles, Palermo is the slightly upmarket Hippychic area, San Telmo is the boho artisan area, and of course La Boca which is the souvenir shop area with tango being used as the main souvenir from Buenos Aires.
Alongside the train and bus stations, and the port for getting to Uruguay, there's Puerto Madero which is a modern eatery area which reminds me a lot of the quay in Portsmouth!
I am here one more week and have Sunday to Wednesday in the theatre area where I hope to go to a production at the Teatro Colon... The building from the outside is pretty grand and majestic so I can't wait to see inside!
So far Buenos Aires has provided all I wanted from the starting point of my five month journey, lots of dancing and conversation practice, but it also has a charm of its own which has surprised me. Buenos Aires may be similar to European cities but it also has a uniqueness, probably the South American vibrancy thrown in as well.
So I love this city and I will happily return again and again, as its already feeling like home...