Noel Explores: Argentina Episode 1 “La Bomba”
Hey you guys and gals Noel Explores is back and better than ever. In this season Noel will be traveling down south of the equator to Argentina. Episode 1 covers the musical sensation “La Bomba" that is being featured at Konex, a cultural arts center, located in Buenos Aires. Be sure to check out the video and stay tuned for more videos exploring Argentina.
If you are interested in seeing “La Bomba" and have the opportunity to do so, please do! You will not regret it. I suggest showing up early as the crowd at Konex gets quite large and people have to stand and wait in line. I’ve driven past Konex before to see people out there not even get in. Konex is best experienced during the summer season (I detest the cold) however; there are events year-round.
Check out their website for more details!
A little Animaniacs to get the day started.
Spent the holiday (carnaval) with my new buddy Ang in the capital city today. We ended up wondering thru Palermo and found the cutest sidewalk cafe that had run out of almost every cake on the menu. We also went vintage book shopping and had great flippin pizza at a place called “Kentucky” Neither of us is sure why they named a pizza place “Kentucky” but I figured they were going for something more original than “New York” pizza.
Attended my first lecture in Spanish. The topic concerned tourism and rural culture. Basically the program’s purpose was to emphasize the importance of maintaining and promoting rural culture by driving tourism to certain areas. By driving tourism into less trafficked areas, rural citizens would be able to have a healthy financial base and keep historical areas from falling into disuse. It was very interesting and the question & answer portion at the end became quite passionate.
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