We kept moving at a whirlwind pace, pretty much a blur of class stuff and restaurants. For things of note from class, we went to a software company office whose vibe took me right back to my Silicon Valley intern days (disco balls, neon lights on the ceiling, and Ping-Pong and foosball tables). Later on we toured a factory and donned this stylin’ protective footwear:
I’ve enjoyed checking out the cool interiors of some of the local restaurants. Highlights include a steampunk bar located through a secret door in a brick wall, and a lounge-type spot with a hanging curtain made of chains! Once I get all my photos and notes in order, I’ll have to do a separate post about all the wonderful food and décor in both Santiago and Buenos Aires, but for now here’s a glimpse of the hidden steampunk bar:
For our last night, we had a tango lesson and then saw a show. I can now say I’ve danced the tango in Buenos Aires, and it was a blast! Then I spent my final afternoon of the trip exploring the city on my own. I made it to El Ateneo Grand Splendid, one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world.
Finally I made it to the Centro Cultural Borges and saw the display about Jorge Luis Borges’ work.
It’s been an amazing trip. Now to enjoy my time back home with my family!