|Drinking mate in the park!|
Today Matt and I took part in a popular Argentine activity... Hanging out in the park and basking in the hot sun while drinking mate. Don't ask me why anyone would want to drink a hot beverage when you already have a sweat mustache going but even so we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the nice caffeine buzz.
When I wasn't working on my tan or reading Rolling Stones magazine in Spanish, people watching was in order. It was like a hot summer day at the beach, but actually less clothes if you could imagine that. People here are not afraid to show a little skin. What caught my eye the most was a man who pulled his pants down to his feet and collapsed on a lawn chair with his pants still resting on his ankles, boxers visible, and the rest of his body hanging on the chair like a deflated balloon. It was as if he had a bad day and decided to the park where he could relax, take a load off and forget all about what was bothering him before. In a city full of noise and chaos, how wonderful it is to have a place where you can find peace and solitude.