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... South American pampas.Gaucho is a loose equivalent of the North American "cowboy". The term often connotes the 19th century more than the present day; then gauchos made up the majority of the rural population, herding cattle on the vast estancias, and practicing hunting as their main economic activities.
Until 13:00 we walked about the estancia (ranch) and checked things out. It was possible to do horseback riding, something ...
... when the owner of our hostel told us the festival doesn't really start til Friday, when we were booked to arrive in Beunos Aires. Oh good.
There were a few bits and bobs going on over the new few days so we hoped that would give us a taster.
Despite our mistake, we quickly fell in love with the town. It is so quiet and small enough to be able to walk everywhere - to the main square for a delicious ice cream or a stroll around the park. To live in the town costs the ...
... of the Queen with the winners´ trophy from the Windsor polo tournament, which they had made. We saw the workshops and the amazing silver finery that gauchos would wear on ceremonial occasions. Gauchos were seem as little more than outlaws and would dress up to try to gain more acceptance. They ate an all-beef diet. The only vegetables that came near their lips were the herbs in mate (pronounced mah-tay): this is similar to ...
... in a milonga- like american blues or pop songs that all of us "Americans" easily recognized!
I spent the night in the corner talking to my friends with ankles crossed. I was more interested in watching the more experienced people dance on the dance floor than having another experience like I did the second time I tried a tango lesson! I also got home early for a Friday night (2 am) so that way I could be fully rested for my Saturday adventures!
My program had ...
... was a whole museum part to the stadium that we got to tour that was all about their team, and also included a video of how amazing it is to be a fútbol player. It was interesting to hear information about the team, its history, and the history of the stadium, but I have no real interest in soccer or seeing a game- so seeing the stadium is a close second to the experience in my book.
Wednesday we went to the Museum of Fine Art and took a tour through the different eras ...
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