Originally Posted by Ribbit
I used to fly Heathrow to Santiago de Compostela a fair bit with Iberia.
When the plane was up to altitude and the auto pilot was on, the Captain
used to come in with the passengers and chat, and have a smoke at the same time.
The World has gone completely barking mad in the years since, imho.
But I am still madly in love with Spain (especially the wonderfully crazy Gallegas, and the singing in the Bars as the sun comes up, along with everything else).
I've a friend living in Peru
, so I may make it to Chile as well some time.
PS. It's sort of related, in a way. It took me over 30 years to get my father to go into a Tapas Bar in Spain with me. I was very proud of him the day he came in.
But then of course, I couldn't keep him out of them . . . .
I would absolutely urge you an anyone with a craft within their means to visit BA. I do understand that the delta
is part and parcel of sailing in any way,
Look at this:
I forget which the bar was I was pointed to at the time but do know that movies where based on it.
Ribbit I have to say as I sit here reflecting, I now wonder why I never made it to Spain. Been nearly everywhere in Europe
, took Spanish as a second language but for some incredibly odd reason have never actually been there.
. Driving the multi lane highways with the old Eva Peron Cuba'esque shadows of concrete might have been too foreboding to...
Heck. maybe I should forget about my boat and go to Spain since I am fluent in my own name in that language like tomorrow is today. For some reason Spain itself strikes or struck me as the New World where the Latin America's present the old. Which is what I sought.
To sit in a smoky historic bar at the delta
in Buenos Aires and witness old time Flamenco dancing , can't be beat. Maybe the modern nonsense and rubbish related to that round ball kicking thing they call soccer has tainted my belief. Spain itself is too modern is too today. Please, let me represent South America
where you can live like you remember yesterday.