Tango Road

The Path from NYC to Buenos Aires
Tiles in the art market. Bellavista, Santiago, Chile

Tiles in the art market. Bellavista, Santiago, Chile

Muddy runoff from the Andes, near Bellavista, Santiago, Chile.

Muddy runoff from the Andes, near Bellavista, Santiago, Chile.

Santiago Subway, Line 1, near Bellavista. The subway is about 600 CPL (like $1.30 USD), and seems to run pretty frequently, although it closes early.

Our Santiago apartment has an awesome view. We can hardly figure out the money and of course I don’t have enough of the right adapters, but it’s a pretty sweet place.

Hopping a bus from the airport in Santiago was pretty simple. We rode it (the Centropeurto linea) for about 15 min, then jumped on the metro for a few stops. Our apartment was about a block away. Big mountains are everywhere you look.

Hopping a bus from the airport in Santiago was pretty simple. We rode it (the Centropeurto linea) for about 15 min, then jumped on the metro for a few stops. Our apartment was about a block away. Big mountains are everywhere you look.

Flying over the Andes Mountains, from Buenos Aires to Santiago, Chile. 

Flying over the Andes Mountains, from Buenos Aires to Santiago, Chile. 

Giant people, waiting at the door. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Giant people, waiting at the door. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

At night the people across from my balcony all look like they’re having a party.

At night the people across from my balcony all look like they’re having a party.

The internet has been slow, the weather was cold, and the subway was working, so we could get around. Somehow I didn’t update my blog for a week. What did we do? We headed back down to Recoleta to see a the Total Recall remake (and eat the best pizza in BA). Yes, it was across the street from the cemetery.

On Wednesday, we went to a party / literary salon type thing (which I posted about on Facebook) and I confused the play The Importance of Being Ernest with the play Harvey. No wonder no one could figure out why I kept asking about the giant invisible rabbit. Classy. I also met someone who works on this and the guy who founded this. The host had maps of the NY Subway system on his wall (he grew up in NYC), and another was an  alumni of the ITP program at NYC (a sister grad program to the one I went to). We talked about Nietzsche, Russian Punk bands, Facebook addictions, and British Railroads.  Overall, it’s still a small world.

There were also Tango lessons (weekly). Thai food. And we planned for our upcoming Santiago trip. Then the weather got nice and we started taking more photos. More on that soon.

Buenos Aires Zoo

Buenos Aires Zoo