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Published: August 9th 2007
Sometimes I feel like I´m writing to myself on this blog, as I have only one subscriber so far! (you know who you are 😊) Anyway I´m now safely installed in a new and better homestay. The house is a proper apartment, by which i mean furnished nicely including the bedrooms and the woman i´m staying with is a 45+ year old accountant who is very kind and corrects my spanish all the time. Whatsmore she cooked me dinner last night too!
I feel like I haven´t really made too much of my first weekend here. Mainly because the weathers been lousy and also I lost my friend- from-school´s phone number. Seeing as she was expecting me to call her about watching football (La Boca v. Nueva Chicago) on saturday, I ended up traipsing across town to her place by which time it was too late to actually go there (though she´d bought tickets with her other housemates, supposedly for 60 pesos each (in fact the real price was 40 peso) from some shifty character who´d promptly ran off with the money - a lesson to learn there). So the afternoon was spent wandering around fairly aimlessly and the evening
spent watching Castaway (tom hanks) in spanish since we´d decided to go to Tigre a town on the Rio del Plata delta north of BA early this morning. Well that turned out to be a bit of letdown... paid our 10 pesos for a delta boat trip. See from the piccies which i will post shortly that it really wasn´t very exciting. And then there was the artisan fair selling all the usual crap.
Friday night was better though as i ended up in a Milonga club (Tango place) for the uninitiated. 5 pesos to enter for the evening including a fairly impressive demo from two experts. Makes me think i should sign up for a lesson or two while i´m here... there was no way i was getting up to embarass myself on the night though...
Right going to buy a nice steak for tonight and do some spanish homework. The week coming is Semana Santa which is a real pain as things will shut down monday, thursday, friday (though our school only shuts friday)... I´ve got front row seats for a show called Tanguera (a whopping 75 pesos - 15 pounds) on at one of the
main theatres on Avenida de Mayo. And there is an international film festival coming up which might be worth a pop.
Hey I forgot to mention that i also bumped into someone i met in Rio randomly on the street which was kind of bizarre. It´s a small place South America.
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