Later we strolled the colorful La Boca artists’ district, where the Argentinean tango was born. Randall and I were there fifteen years ago and were astonished how crowded the area is with tourists today. Our guide Danna reminded us this is a good thing as it brings many jobs to the people of the area. They dress in their tango finest and pose for photos, demonstrate the exotic dance and sell their products.
Our group participated in a Tango Experience where we learned about the music, the history of the dance, watched a dancing demonstration, then had a short tango lesson that introduces us to the dance whose passion and grace exemplify the spirit of Argentinean culture.
We finished our group exploration of Buenos Aires and had the afternoon free to explore the city on your own. Some toured the famous opera house, others the Jewish Museum or Florida Street shopping area. And, in evening most people went to a tango show.
Tomorrow we leave early for El Calafate, gaucho country, in Patagonia - southern Argentina.
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