Oh now, you’ve been humming it too, admit it. 😉
For us, everything is new. From the obeyed crosswalks to the phenomenal food to the Big City — it is all new, and almost unrecognizable to the more poor and rural South America we’ve known til now.
And it’s kept us BUSY. Buenos Aires is full of aventuras and we are loving them all, so many and so fast that I’m way behind filling you all in on them. Something I am going to begin remedying right now!
The Feria de Matadero was a couple weeks ago for us, but still comes up in conversations and memory regularly. It’s fascinating. It happens every Sunday in the plaza of the old meat packing district and is full of Argentinian Goucho culture and food and dance. There were craft booths, sausage and cheese stands, folk dancers, and a MASSIVE grill smoking up some of Argentina’s finest beef. The highlight for us though were the horsemanship contests with some of the most beautiful horses I’ve ever seen proudly racing their goucho dressed competitors down a small strip of sand while they try and stab a tiny spear through and even tinier metal clip at top speeds.