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November 26th 2007
Published: November 26th 2007
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Hola! Went out for dinner with four American girls on Friday night to a really hip restaurant called Gran Bar Danzon - was really funky with yummy food & wine. Went to the Kilkenny then to meet the Cork boys - had a quick one there and then on to the most authentic local tango club way out in the suburbs. It was brilliant - the dancers were unbelievable. Had a few drinks there and we went on to Palermo. Went to another real local joint there and had more drinks. When we left here it was bright out (I guess it was 6.30am), so we went to a cafe next door for orange juice. Got home about 7.15 and had to be up again at 11.30 for the futbol game.... man was I shattered.
Got picked up for game and brought in a bus with lots more travellers. The guide had us all petrified not to cheer the ¨red team¨as it would be putting our lives in danger - seriously the entire bus were scared silly to breath on our way into the stadium! There were riot police everywhere and the crowds were cheering and chanting really loudly. Bit of a crush getting in and frightened that I would get separated from the group. One of those scary but very exciting moments if you know what I mean?! Inside the atmosphere was electric - the standard of play was crap and it was a nil all draw so no goals to get excited about. However you would swear it was the World Cup Final the way the crowd were not silent for one second - crazy how passionate they are about futbol. Went to low key dinner with the lads and was home in bed by 10pm... Imagine, me in on a Saturday night, who would have thought it!
Went to the San Telmo markets yesterday, had more delicious meals and wine. Went to a cool bar last night - Gibraltar. Played a few games of team pool! was very funny - the standard was similar to the football match. Got home around 5 and sat up chatting till nearly seven. Seriously the place is buzzing all night. Wandered around town today but nothing major. Heading to Palermo for dinner tonight with Tara and two Argentines. Check out of here tomorrow and taking the overnight bus to Mendoza tomorrow evening. Could do with some healthy hiking and early nights..... we´ll see if that happens! Lx

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