After eleven years living, dancing, teaching tango, and writing in Buenos Aires, I came home to L.A. in 2014, where I'm reconstructing my life.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
The Buenos Aires Travel Guide blog has called out for fellow-bloggers to write about their ideal day here. Yes, I would do, and have done with gusto, all that Alan describes in my own "perfect day"—as a tourist. But let's face it, I live here,and I have other priorities than seeing tourist sites like Cafe Tortoni and Puerto Madero. I don’t mind at all, unlike BATG's Alan, being labeled “expat,” although I can see it can be taken negatively. But calling a chorizo a chorizo, an expatriate is what I am after not living in my native country of the U.S. of A for 5 years.
And so my “perfect day” is more of a normal one: wake up without the alarm, stuff myself on fresh fruit and coffee, enjoy the gorgeous view from my terrace in Boedo while doing some herb gardening, teach a tango class or two, rest, pet my cat, clean up, go to a milonga with my partner and dance and greet my friends, come home and enjoy a good steak with a bottle of vino tinto. For variety, after the milonga I sometimes relish a seafood dinner in a Spanish restaurant.
Not bad! And I've experienced my Perfect Day many times. Lucky me! Each to his own poison.
So I encourage other bloggers and interested would-be portenos to post a comment here or on The Buenos Aires Travel Guide: http://www.buenostours.com/my-perfect-day-in-buenos-aires
And may all your days in Buenos Aires be perfect!