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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sunday videoblogging: Feria Mataderos, Buenos Aires

two friends and i decided to visit the feria mataderos last evening... i had been there once before over a year ago, and had been quite impressed, but last evening falls into that rare category of "peak experience"...

i have always had a warm spot in my heart for latin america, mostly due to an indefinable quality that i can only call corazón, which, literally translated, of course, means "heart," but also means "core"... if the feria mataderos experience can be defined, i would have to call it the corazón or core of argentina, and, indeed, of latin america...

what you will see in these video clips is, to me, the very core of argentina - happy people, música, baile (dancing), families, old, young, food, drink, traditional crafts, classic colonial setting, and the smell of the omnipresent argentine parillada (b-b-q) wafting through the air...

(in the last clip, keep your eye on the older, balding gentleman in the blue shirt... he is an amazing dancer and he was having SO much fun...)


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