Days 9, 10, 11 – Art, Tango & Carnaval

Star Attraction
Gualeguaychu float
Gualeguaychu float 2
Tango Dancers at Cafe Tortoni

After returning from Montevideo, we wanted to rest for a day.   Internet was also giving us fits in the morning so we spent copious amounts of time at a coffee shop.  We learned how to use the subway finally and appreciated Ro and Art giving us cards already loaded to use.  In the evening, we purchased tickets for the Tango show at Cafe Tortoni. We didn’t understand the spanish singer but the whole experience was great.  The next day, Saturday, we walked to the Retiro bus terminal and we’ve never seen such a large terminal – must have been 2 city blocks long.  We had a great bus ride to Gualeguaychu.  A Taxi driver was very helpful trying out his English on us and delivering us to the Airbnb home.  We had the home to ourselves for 24 hours and it worked out pretty well, although we walked the 22 blocks to fetch the reserved tickets, 22 blocks back and then repeated for the evening show that started around 10pm.  We were certainly exhausted when we returned at 2 am.  Waking up at 8 pm, we dragged ourselves to a coffee shop that was overrun with visitors and couldn’t serve us.  My palate was bugging me for a coffee as we searched frantically for a taxi that would take us to the bus terminal.  Returning home, we walked to the Sunday San Telmo market for sightseeing and shopping.  Great weekend.  Time for Neflix movie.

1 Response

  1. Sounds like a great trip. Lots of walking…you’ll be way ahead of Steven!
    Is the weather still very warm?
    Glad you are having a great time!
    We’ve had some very mild weather after a huge ice storm. Northern NB has been without power for a week now. We were very lucky to have kept our power.
    Have fun and stay safe!
    Love and hugs
    Heather

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