Buenos Aires ... say goodbye to our group :(
Trip Start Sep 21, 2009
83Trip End Apr 10, 2010
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That evening we all met up again and headed out to a Tango show which included a 1 hour lesson and 3 course meal. Tango does seem to be everywhere here. Gem and I are going to have to remember to practice our moves so we've got something to show when we get back. We were pretty amazing at the tango, as you'd expect, but the professionals who did the show were absolutely incredible. The food was good too - we both had steak.
The following day we checked out of our hotel and into our new hostel on Mexico Street. All the roads around here are on a grid system so it´s very easy to find your way around. We met our group for lunch at an 'all-you-can-eat' buffet and said our final goodbyes. We've been very grateful for our group and are hoping to stay in touch - they've all been great! Anyway, so now we're on our own again. That afternoon we headed to a famous cemetery. I say 'cemetery´and you probably say 'why?'. This place was crazy! Full of the graves of famous people and presidents and other importants. These guys don't have simple gravestones - they have full on buildings and towering monuments. So the pictures of 'buildings' I've uploaded for this entry are actually 'gravestones'. It did feel a bit like a weird way to an leave an everlasting impression, a way to try to live forever. Anyway ...
The following day, yesterday, we had a logistics day and sorted out a bus to the boys home we're hoping to help out at next week. Our other order of business was purchasing Gem some jeans so she didn't feel so conspicuous in these big cities, and me some shades so I looked more conspicous. Everything is always made a hundred times more complicated by the language barrier but between us I think we're getting better.
I've written a lot but I think the highlights are covered. It does feel a bit like aspects of this journey so far have been impossible to communicate - the language and culture thing particularly - nevermind - lots to talk about when we get back.
Next stop Benito Juarez. See you there ...