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Hong Kong (8)
New Zealand/Aotearoa (50)
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* Day 189: London baby!
* Day 188: Museums
* Day 187: MTR
* Day 186: Kowloon Park
* Day 185: Peak tram
* Day 184: Central and Admiralty
* Day 183: Fly away
* Day 182: last day in Kiwiland
* Day 181: Auckland
* Day 180: Bouncy pillow
* Day 179: Christchurch
* Day 178: Christchurch
* Day 177: Fairlie
* Day 176: Hooker valley
* Day 175: Mt Cook/Aoraki NP
* Day 174: Oamaru
* Day 173: Dunedin cafe culture
* Day 172: Taieri Gorge Railway
* Day 171: Otago Peninsula
October 20, 2004
Still day 10: Cuban party
There is a place at the other side of the bay. You get there by taking the ferry and itīs open air.
More importantly, there are only Cubans there, except tonight, as we were the token tourists. The music was a bit of salsa, reggaeton and some pop (I swear I heared a mix of Usherīs Yeah at some point!)
It didnīt take long to make some friends, and although I managed to catch some names, there were too many to remember, so Iīll characterise them:
They obviously figured that as there were two girls with Andreas, at least one must be available, so they started pursuing with all their might, dancing to impress. I could have gone home with at leat three telephone numbers (or not gone home at all!) and two new dance teachers.
I noticed itīs not really done for a girl to dance alone. When El gordo went to get a drink, he passed me on to El jinetero, telling me to dance with him until he returned. Also, they donīt resent it if their friends have a go at the seducing game with the same girl.
Anyway, they remain just as friendly if you politely turn them down, so even after I explained to all of them individually that I had a boyfriend, they still danced with me.
At ten, we just about caught the last ferry back. It was a brilliant night.
Posted by Nathalie on October 20, 2004 01:59 AM
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