where i've been...

My travel map

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Salsa and dancing

Well, you can't be in a county where everyone dances without going out dancing, so the last two nights we have gotten over the fact that sometimes we seem ages older than everyone in their mid twenties at the hostels, and went out dancing. On Thursday night we went to a great salsa place, with a live band that was the main attraction. They were supposed to go on at 11, so when we got there at 11:30 and there was no sign of them, we just realize that they were on Chilean time. By 12:30 we were admittedly a little confused, but we had a few pisco sours under our belts and were being very well indulged by all of the locals who want to teach the gringos how to dance. The band did come on, at 12:45 and played solidly until 1am. Then back to prerecorded music until about 2:30 when the band reappeared for another 30 minute set. It was pretty funny and a really great time too.
The next night we decided to go out to a more of a hip-hop club and when we showed up at 12:30, rumor had it that things wouldn't get going for a bit longer. We were with a good sized group from the hostel, so in we went and it was pretty dead. It is so funny to go to a club, after midnight, and have it be empty. Then at about 3:30 you can hardly move because it is so packed! We stayed out until about 5, then headed home...wandering for a bit to find a cab first. Funny how many taxi drivers just straight up tell you it's too far for them, so just keep walking and get the next taxi! We almost stopped for a completo (a chilean delicacy...if you can say that!) a hot dog smothered, and I mean smothered with mayonaise, ketchup (or diced tomatoes) and guacamole. Pretty gross, but delicious at the same time (minus the tomatoes for me!) We rolled in about 5:45, still hysterically giggling over the night and listening to the scottish, british, and ozzies do their best american accents. We really do sound like idiots to them all.
Rahima and I got up about 8 to pack our bags and head to the bus station where we caught a six hour bus over the border to a great town called Mendoza. Tomorrow we plan on doing a bikes and wine tour of some of the wineries. I apparently have not yet gotten my fill of biking. We at a great meal tonight with filet mignon, appetizers and wine for about 25 dollars. Yummy. We will probably be in AR for the next three weeks or so. Can't wait to see what comes next! besos y abrazos...

2 comments:

jnmtmn said...

Hey Annette, I am finally leaving you a comment. Unfortunately this is the first time I have seen your blogspot. I had misplaced the address then felt silly when I had found it and realized it was so simple. It is good to hear about your travels and brings back so many memories. Keep up the safe travels and fun times. Will be emailing you some pics from a trip of mine soon. Good luck, be safe...

john

maria rosa said...

Hey Chica-
Clubbing or going to the "boliches" as they say in Bs.As. begins at 2:00am. And these folks go to work and school a few hours later. Can you imagine? I can't even stay up until 10:00 on a saturday.
besos
m.r.