Beyond Soccer And Tango

Crazy soccer. While in Buenos Aires, the thriving capital of Argentina, I did not find a single TV screen where I could watch anything except soccer match. Rightly so, football is called the true religion of Argentina. Much like in India, my home country, where emotions run high for cricket. And cricket is dubbed as the real religion of India.

Crazy soccer fans
Crazy soccer fans

Other than soccer if I could catch something, very significant, in the city that was tango. I came across several grand theaters staging tango performances. And if you are interested in learning or perfecting your tango moves then there are plenty of training centers.

Tango was everywhere. Not only live performances, even decorative items and souvenirs were adorned with sensuous images of tango dance. So pretty were the images that I couldn’t resist and bought few.

Tango dance move
Tango dance move

World famed tango dance is seductive in feel. So much so that I heard tango being termed as ‘making love in vertical.’ I had seen tango performance, earlier, and thoroughly enjoyed that.

But now I opted to go beyond soccer and tango, in Buenos Aires. I thought of  exploring the city on foot and at my pace. That was the best way for a possessed walker like me.  Moreover, that was spring time. Though windy but very pleasant weather, that added to my delight. I knew I was in for a great fun.

Landmarks
Landmarks
City center
City centre
Hop on hop off bus
Hop on hop off bus

I walked through city centre admiring the ancient monuments and modern architecture. I further combined my walking with hop on hop off tour and that way I experienced the grandeur of Buenos Aires, fully. Sitting in open, relishing drizzle over head with few drops tricking down my face, I had an exhilarating experience.

Monuments
Monument
Monuments
Great piece of art
Modern architecture
Modern architecture
Greenery in abundance
Greenery in abundance

I was fully absorbed in the city landscape while crossing through city landmarks and green lungs of Buenos Aires.

My feelings of enchantment, I lived with in Argentine culture, mirrored in my smile.

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12 Comments

  1. Beautiful photos! And what an interesting observation about tango being everywhere, I never would’ve thought that. Definitely peaks my interest in visiting now!

  2. For a moment I felt as if I’m in Argentina 🇦🇷!! Your writing is crisp and enthralling which transports a person to the mentioned places. And yes I can’t deny the joy of exploring a place by merely walking around and absorbing the goodness of its amazing vibe. I guess that’s the best way to dive into any country’s culture. Great post, looking forward to more:)

  3. Great pictures ! Would love to know all the places you visited in Argentina and whether you like hop off and hop on buses or just do them when your short of time ? I always prefer to wonder and explore randomly x

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