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CutlureShock! Argentina by Fiona Adams

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First Impressions
 
First Impressions
A colourful tango bar in La Boca, Buenos Aires
Argentina

‘All grass and sky, and sky and grass, and still more sky and grass.’—Adventurer and author R.B. Cunninghame Graham, on Argentina’s Pampas.

By the time your taxi driver picks you up from Ezeiza airport and weaves through a terrifying maze of traffic lanes with his foot firmly glued to the accelerator, you may start to get some idea of what you’ve let yourself in for. He is gesticulating wildly—hands waving this way and that like so many windmills—and letting loose a stream of Spanish. It’s hard to follow exactly what he is saying as his sentences are peppered ...

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