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Travel Blogs from San Antonio de Areco
... with first a whole day at a ranch in San Antonio de Areco, then coming back to the hotel, and then going out for a tango dinner show. We were going to be picked up at 9.30, so we had time for a nice breakfast. After that, I did some re-arranging of the suitcases as we are leaving those at the hotel tomorrow when we are off on our 3 day trip to Iguazu.
It was a very nice and comfortable tour bus that we had going to San ...
... and friendly group who basically do everything there to do with the animals.
After more swimming and some soccer we went for a horse ride across the estancia for 1 1/2 hours through catte herds and through some forests - spectacular scenery and a beautiful day for it. We all did pretty well for city folk!
Then back for dinner outside by candlelight and to bed (after one last game of table tennis of course)
... boredom that the journey may have induced was alleviated by the lively Argentinian driving style. Overtaking restrictions and speed limits are so feebly conservative that they demand being completely ignored: the objectives are to conserve your speed, and spend as much time as possible on the opposite side of the road overtaking the lorries and prehistoric trucks while preventing other people overtaking you.
Areco was ...
... was a gaudy display of Mexican stereotypes.
The milonga was quite an interesting experience. The hall was cleverly hidden in the palermo neighborhood, but once you went inside it was full of intimate tables where you could share a bottle of wine and empanadas or have a cafe and medialunas (croissants) while watching the dancers in the centralized dance floor that was fully equipped with flashy lights and a disco ball that seemed very out of place with the low lit ...
... along with optional fun cultural activities!
On Monday I had my oral exam that helped the professors decide what level of Spanish class to put me in. I was very nervous but it went very well! It was a combination between question and answer, a formal self-introduction, interpreting a newspaper comic, and then being a part of a skit in which I had to ask my boss for a raise! They placed me in the highest available level Spanish class for my program, so I believe it went ...
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