DAY 3 en Buenos Aires
As if being surrounded by Argentine culture was not enough, we became even more immersed in the country´s history and spirit through visiting several renowned sites.
Our first stop was ESMA, a former military school/ detention center in the 1970s that now serves as a memorial of Argentina´s most devestating human rights crisis. This experience gave us extrodinary compassion for those who were killed and tortured. As we stood in the very basement and attic where many were detained, we felt the sorrow and despair that many Argentines experienced.
Next we took a bus the lunch. Our options were chicken or spinich filled crepes.
Most of us ordered the crepes and when they came out they were BRIGHT green!
....Maybe not the best thing we have had so far.
After lunch we all went to the Evita museum. A museum dedicated to one of Argentina´s most loved and most hated political and social figures: Eva Peron. The guide helped us see the two sides of this influential figure. Not only was she a crucial influence in helping the middle class, she also used her charity work to futher her political campaign.
Then.... TANGO LESSONS!
We worked on the basic step we learned the day before and even learned some extra steps. It was quite an experience to learn both the men´s and the women´s role.
Here are some pictures and a video.