Mad Dogs and Englishmen

It’s going to be hot they said.

Friday is a day off tango and Viv wanted to get some shoes. So we walked down Levalle, but it seems all the Tango places behind The Abasto were all closed. So we carried on, the other side of Pueyrredon is the sewing quarter. We stopped to buy some needle threaders,then came back to the subte.

We took the tube into town and headed off to Suipacha.There is a whole row of shoe shops to choose from here. It took some time for Viv to select a pair, but we got them at a good price. The girl warned us about the heat and said we should take care and drink plenty of water. I sensed though that Viv was still not happy, so after a coffee, we walked to The big Darcos Shop on Sarmiento. There we found just the thing, twice the price but ideal. Gunmetal snakeskin, full toed and elegant heal. These will really take the wear and tear of the milongas.

We walked down to Florida passed all the hawkers and cambios. There were a few things we needed still. Only mad dogs and English men were out now and nowhere in Buenos Aires sells shaving sticks. So it was time to give up and catch the subte home.

We bought some tortilla for lunch and sat on the balcony. It was like stepping into an oven from our aircon, so we huddled in the shade. I wasn’t for staying out long though, it is lovely inside the apartment.

Friday is our eat out day, so we decided to head towards Mario Bravo for a change. Billinghurst y Levalle we found a place called Petro. The menu  just blinded us, too much choice, so we played safe and ordered half chicken with chips and salad. It tasted awesome and there was more than we could eat. Not often the Finches leave food.  All this and two litres of beer less than £15. We are going back next week.



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