Monday, November 09, 2009

Tango is the heart of Buenos Aires

Its been over 18 months since I have last posted here and so much has happened in my life here since then. There have been many changes in my beloved city of Buenos Aires some positive and others negative . My own neighbourhood Palermo Soho has improved with a greater selection of restaurants, shops and improved services. The tourists are returning after a terrible winter that was dominated by Swine Flu and hysteria here in Buenos Aires. In the month of July 2009 the feeling was of melancholy and doom but today walking the streets of the Capital Federal the feeling is one of spring with the smell of jacaranda and flowers in the air and lots of green due to the heavy rain we had of late. I spend many hours on the streets here per day most of the time walking and fast as I had a goal to lose the spare tyre that I accumulated from the Bread and sugar diet that is common here. I have to say I was suprised how quickly I lost the weight just by cutting out carbohydrates and one hour power walks per day. Music was my inspiration and for me Newer Tango was the catalyst for my renewed motivation. Click on link to hear the excellent track from Gotan Project Last Tango in Paris