tango at Cafe Tortoni
Buenos Aires, Argentina; Apr 20, 2005
stay out late
--Apr 18, 2005
Everybody's out. Some lively old ladies are
sitting near a fountain gossiping. Groups of high-school girls
laugh loudly as they tromp down the street. A couple with their
six-year-old son are each having an extra large ice cream. Hip,
late-20-somethings hang out drinking coffee. Groups of older men
have dinner, laugh and exhibit a closeness not seen in the States.
People young and old are lined up around the block waiting to
see a concert. And, as always with the locals here, they're dressed
to the nines. It's so crowded in all the restaurants that we have
difficulty finding a table. Buenos Aires is hopping. And the really
weird thing is that it's 11:30pm on a Tuesday!
- always lively
That's how it is here, and they're just getting
started. Fortunately for us (especially me), we're still a bit
jetlag-confused, so we've managed to adapt to the local schedule.
Maybe we'll catch a movie when we finish dinner, sometime around