So what do you do when you study Spanish in Buenos Aires, you just watched an ‘Original Tango Show’ that sparked your imagination and got your energy going? You don’t just go home and sleep. Not in a city like Buenos Aires where you can go to the pharmacy all night long, buy a bouquet of flowers early in the morning while waiting for your 04.45 bus ride back to your barrio. After viewing a master Tango Show you end the night in style.

We didn’t know where to go but sometimes you just get lucky. First we headed down to the Avenida de Mayo. The streets here are long and sometimes have over 5000 numbers but what the heck, we were in the mood and willing to walk. We passed some places that seemed ok, but not quite perfect.

Grandeur and more (about how to end a perfect night in Café Tortoni)

We crossed the widest street in the world, which at night is much easier and less frightening than during daytime, and all of a sudden I saw a sign up ahead. Café Tortoni. I had read about it and there it was, the place where Carlos Gardel and many, many other famous people had spent so many nights of their life. It was midnight, the streets where quiet and the place looked closed. Could I really be passing Tortoni’s without being able to enter? We couldn’t look in because white curtains where obscuring our view so I peaked through the crack between the doors and to my surprise I saw light.

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