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La Boca and a Tango Show

10th January.

Off to La Boca this morning to visit Museo Benito Quinquela Martin, PROA, and of course to wander around La Boca again. Absolutely love the Benito Martin museum situated in his apartment building, with every room in bright colours and massive outdoor terraces featuring his sculptures. His artwork was wonderful too and I dragged myself away to PROA more from hunger than anything else!

PROA had some really fascinating installations and a great cafe but didn’t grab me in the same way.

La Boca was crowded after lunch as you’d expect, I found a canvas I loved but at US$185, not being sure if it would fit in my bag, and then another $100 or so for framing when I got home, I decided against it and bought a couple of photographic prints instead. Typically am kicking myself now for being so tight, although I’ve framed the prints and all up they cost about a tenth of what the painting would have. Bought a few more presents for those at home and enjoyed a wine at one of the sidewalk cafes before heading back to the hotel to get ready to go out to dinner and a tango show.

I keep telling myself not to go to these touristy show places! But travelling alone it was probably the only way I was going to see tango this time, so I succumbed and joined the other tourists for a sit down dinner and show. Dinner was actually okay and the dancing was great, just the atmosphere of a hundred odd people at big long tables in what you know is a nightly performance puts me off. Anyhoo I’ve seen it now…

Tomorrow is the last day of my holiday, it’s come around so quickly, wishing I could stay longer.



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