An old tango sings: "Mi buenos Aires querido, nunca te podré olvidar" (My dear Buenos Aires I will never forget you.)
I've never been a fan of tangoes, but I've become almost addicted to Buenos Aires.
It is a great city among cities.
One night I walked the streets of Recoleta with my dear friend Dr. Bárbara Uriburu. We crossed streets and avenues untill dawn, resolving ancient existencial troubles. As the sun came up between the tall buildings, we were better firends and a little wiser... and no one had tried to mug us.
I went to a rock concert in the gardens of Palermo. Thousands of porteños (citizens of Buenos Aires) did too. Beautiful girls in skirts, moms and dads and babies, quite a few lovers. We jumped and sang to a popular Argeninian band and were happy together. When it was over, most of us walked home slowly.
The streets of Buenos Aires belong to the people. There is always someone walking the good life or buried in garbage trying to sleep the sleep of the poorest of the poor.
Cafes refuse to stay indoors and populate the streets. There's always good coffe. Quilmes beer is good, Mendoza's wine better... and the lovely girl drinking in the next table... a woman in full bloom.
Buenos Aires is the noisiest of cities, and is full of dog shit.
Any night is a good night to party after a good nap. People dine, go to sleep, get up at two in the morning and go into the night looking for fun.
In Buenos Aires obtaining an x ray can take a week.
In Buenos Aires you can find any spare part you need for a KLR 650
In Buenos Aires cars are not more important than people.
There is an ecological reserve and an old dock.
There is a great obelisque in the middle of the widest street in the world.
There are prostitutes in bars in the commercial district. It doesn't matter waht time of the day it is.
Soccer is religion. Asados are a true passion.
In Buenos Aires you don't need to comb your hair. No one does. This is the city of hair in the wind. I love it, I hate to comb mine.
Most restaurants close after 3:00 pm and you have to wait untill seven to eat.
The subway is full and warm and goes everywhere.
I like it. I do.
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