Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is like *that* girl in your high school, you know, the one who was so good at so many things and made them look so easy - to top it off, she was also annoyingly beautiful and popular. We consider ourselves lucky to have befriended with it.


It took my stomach a week to get used to the meat-heavy diet, which explained the lack of postings, by the way. You can’t walk a block without spotting one or two parrillas (restaurants specialized in grilled meat). Unlike Asian cuisines, spices are used sparely so you are a lot more exposed to the juicy and fresh taste of the meat itself. 


Above: locro soup


Above: The best Japanese I have ever tasted in my life!P1010594P1010630



Dancing to Buenos Aires is like fog to London except a lot more pleasant. We have had constant run-ins with it. We even tried out tango ourselves through a city-organized free event. By the way, isn’t it always the case that you come out of a lesson feeling so confident and ready, only to find yourself mesmerized by how wonderfully others just glide on the dance floor?



Art is everywhere in Buenos Aires. It covers wide range of topics and makes the city colorful, fascinating and stimulating.



From old colonial style buildings, to busy shopping malls, to vendors selling food, flowers and newspapers, to all sorts and sizes of protests, the streets in Buenos Aires are nothing but lively.




In addition to enjoying Buenos Aires so much, we got Casa back last week – YAY! So we are getting ready to starting travelling again this weekend. Tearing ourselves away from the comfort of BA will hard and sad, but on the other hand, I am sure the rest of Argentina and South America will continue to impress.

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