Day 4: Chascomas Estancias
Today we started off with a bus ride to La Alameda where we revelled in the beauty of an extravagant lagoon. There, we were welcomed with a hot empanada followed by the traditional Argentine asado (delicious barbequed beef and sausage).
After lunch, we saw various folk-dances. Following the performances, we watched the gauchos play sortija, a game in which the gauchos were supposed to capture a small ring. If they were successful, they could trade the ring for a kiss from one of the women in the audience. One of the gauchos, an adorable nine year old boy, captured the attention of all the girls. At the end of this demonstration, the gauchos asked for volunteers to be pulled on a sled made of cow skin, by their horse, around the arena.
Later in the day, we lounged in the sun around the lagoon, sunbathing on the dock and playing cards with friends. Once we got into town, we were given free time to roam around town and do some shopping.
Now we´re off to dinner and pool!