On Friday we walked and shopped for a little bit and then hit the mall. Ashely was souvenir shopping but couldn't find anything that quite fit her fancy. On the way home we got these pastries filled with dulce de leche which were really good. The key words are are "dulce de leche". You cannot get the real thing at home. Impostors, yes, the real thing, no
. As a result we have a firm eat it as much as you can policy. In any event, we came home and took a nap and relaxed and then got ready and went to Maria and Fede’s. We had a little wine, talked for a while and laid out the rest of Ashley's time here. Then we went to dinner (as usual we all had red meat and Ashley ate a ¼ chicken, this amazing grilled provolone, and some papas fritas and wine in a penguin (please see picture) which apparently is popular here) Note on the penguin: They come in two sizes and hold the house malbec. Although they are not everywhere, they're not by any means unusual. After dinner, we went to a plaza and sat outside drinking and while musicians played nearby. Maria’s friend Laura and her boyfriend Martin (pronounced Mar-teen) came to hang out with us too. After we all had a drink, we went to Rey Castro, a pretty rockin dance club, around 3 (except for Fede who went home because hes playing soccer in the morning.) The club was 2 floors but apparently not nearly as hectic as usual, but was still a ton of fun. Martin’s brothers had worked at the club so he knew the doorman and he got us all in for free. The club is a Latin dance music club...which seemed to be like pop music with a Latin flare in Spanish. But it was tons of fun. Fun fact, you are allowed to smoke on the second floor but not on the first floor. As a result, everyone goes to the second floor because that's where the party is. At 6 am the bar closed and they made us leave (which is generally how that works). We caught a cab home and that was the end of that night.
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