Carnival! The most colourful, indulgent and rambunctious time of the year! Carnival is a festive season which occurs according to the Catholic calendar before lent, setting this year at around 28 February - 4 March. Depending where you go you may see different types of events - but you can expect massive street parties and spectacular parades. Costumes and masks are worn, and in fact historically they served a purpose: behind those you could hide your true identity, race and gender.Read More
Back to the city life after the Iguazu Falls, I had 8 days to kill in Buenos Aires before my flight to Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia. I was looking forward to getting some rest first but when I got to my hostel I was greeted by two Australian guys (who are ruggedly handsome as Mike would say) traveling through the Americas on two motorcycles. They asked me if I would like to join them for a tango evening and I couldn’t resist – after all I was on a mission to dance!
The tango class & dinner took place in Palermo, a fancy neighborhood on the other side of the center. The big Australian & Argentinian group and I had a really fun night, learning the 7 basic steps, watching the incredible dancers and having many many bottles of wine.Read More