Tango May Be To Buenos Aires What Hula Is To Hawaii

February 7, 2012

Saw this cool schematic on a sidewalk while wandering around looking for a place to eat last night in the neighborhood (Palermo Soho) we are staying.
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And according to my trusty Spanish translation website –http://Spanishdict.com, it literally means “Sidewalk of Tango“. But I can tell you, it will take a little more than a few footprints on concrete to learn the Tango! We saw a couple demonstrating a few steps today at Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo. It is beautiful and so sexy, and I am forever and completely amazed that the women wear spiked heels to dance in – and in this particular situation, on a very uneven cobblestone street.

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Excuse the blurriness- they're in motion!


Tango may be to Buenos Aires something like what Hula is to Hawaii at least in the old days. Remember the old Kodak Hula show in Kapiolani Park? They did it for the tourists everyday just like what we saw in Plaza Dorrego today!

Aloha, Mikie

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I didn’t mean to sleep so late!

February 4, 2012

Over 11 hours! We didn’t mean to sleep so long, but after traveling 3 days to get here it just felt so yummy every time I woke up to moan, roll over and go right back to sleep -even at 4 AM when I heard somebody laughing and carrying on in the street below our apartment.

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It’s a very busy street (they all seem to be in this city of nearly 3 million), so there is a constant buzz punctuated by a bus groaning to a halt, honking horns or the odd dog barking (lots of dogs). But thank God for my ample supply of earplugell that’s all for now. Our job this morning (what’s left of it is to suss out our morning coffee spot in our temporary neighborhood of Palermo Soho.
¡Hasta luego!

Aloha, Mikie


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