Although I have no photos, last night meeting up with my friend of nearly 4 decades ago was very special. We went to Kabbalat Shabbat services with her and her husband in a Conservative synagogue. The service was completely sung. Some melodies wrre familiar; others were not. There were people of all ages and everyone was welcoming. It was a very special evening I shall always remember.
Today our only agenda was a tour focusing on those who went missing several decades ago.
First we stopped off at the equivalent of a Starbucks, where for less than $3 you get café con leche with a plate of cookies and a small glass of seltzer. One thing that struck me was how many people were reading real newspapers instead of staring at electron screens.
We then went to Espacio Memoria y Derechos Humanos, a museum dedicated to the 30,000 who went missing in the '70's and '80's. It was heavy information to see and process so I didn't take photos. Most of the missing were dragged and dumped from planes into the sea. 400 babies were born in captivity and adopted out to rich and powerful Argentines. It was all very grim. I commend the government for going after the military monsters who ran this circus. And for creating a compelling museum to make sure the world knows what happened.
On a lighter note, we took the Metro (Subte) and went to colorful La Boca, where we had been warned not to linger after dark.
We came upon an outdoor tango show, where two pros were giving quite a performance. They took on a novice at the end of the show.
He was a quick study and she was a good teacher.
Back to Don Julio's for dinner. Beef tenderloin and grilled portobellos. Yum!
On to Salta tomorrow!