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Celebrating the Bicentenary of Argentina’s Independence and the 206th Anniversary of the May Revolution at Canberra’s iconic Albert Hall with the requisite tango dancing, Argentinian wine and the shorter version of their national anthem, it was an advantage to have a little bit of knowledge of their history. We don’t though, but a brief explanation of these two important events was ably handled by the’ newish’ Ambassador of Argentina Hugo Javier Gobbi .
Australians probably know more about Eva Peron, those handsome gauchos riding the pampas and the great slabs of protein they all consume with relish than the history, but tune in to a few bars of a familiar tango rhythm and we’ll be riveted to the ‘Dancing With the Stars’ entrants flipping their feet so precisely. It’s the sexiest dance of all and very difficult to learn. Trust me I’ve tried not just at home but in the salons of Buenos Aries, and have decided watching is a better idea.
But Argentina and particularly Buenos Aires is one for your bucket list. Don’t drink the mate tea though, which looks like sucking water through chaff, as your caffeine level will hit overdrive and you might just try to dance the tango as if no one is watching.