Buenos Aires part II

second stay in the city is laid back.  my room rental is fantastic.  Giselle set me up with a friend and neighbor of Marina´s.  I´d met Alberto at a dinner party we had one of my first weekends here and i saw his place when mike was shopping around.  so i knew what i was getting as my bus arrived in town.  as best as i can tell Alberto is a gallery owner and hobby painter.    Rita es el gato negro.  she´s extremely social, when i turn around she finds her way into my room to nap on my clean laundry.  maybe that´s why she was named for a famous prostitute in Rosario.  other folks in the house include Oliver, 23 from london and Jesse, a planner recentely from New York.  a George Washington student named Boyan just left for Brazil, another artist from Tucuman also just left for the summer months to spain for an exhibition.  and a musician and his wife are out on vacation.  i´ve been playing a lot of banjo.  napping.  saw three movies including Volver, which was challenging without subtitles. 
friday we had a dinner at marina´s then headed to this monthly Balkanic dance party that i´ve heard so much about, finally experiencing first hand the insanity.  woah.  live bands, beautiful crowds, immediately lost most of the people we came with.  danced till 6:30 in the morning and left with the party still going strong. 

yesterday i visited Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.  i was happy to learn of the buenos aires born artist Ernesto Deira 1928-1986.  i really love his early work, paintings and pen drawings. 
today i get my brazil visa.  i called the US embassy to see about yellow fever shots and learned that they are utterly worthless for advice. 
now i´m headed to another museum MALBA and doing laundry.  its 27*C (81*F) and getting hotter.  looks like its about the same in Rio.  ready to go. 

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One response to “Buenos Aires part II

  1. How spoiled am I? You’re enduring 80 degree weather and here in Ohio, I’m enjoying the fact that we’ve had only a few days of snow (and this is my first winter back in Ohio in 18 yrs).

    Keep exploring!! I think one of these days I’ll hit the road and “paint” my way around the world — with my skills I’d have to get used a very meager life… LOL

    Good luck with the travelling !! And keep on blogging !! We love living vicariously here in NEOhio…

    much love,

    Aunt B

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