OK, I know that a Buenos Aires tango blog is supposed to be about Buenos Aires and that it is supposed to start in Buenos Aires, with tango.
But, things never happen exactly as they are supposed to happen, and that’s why the Buenos Aires blog actually starts in Brasil.
If you buy plane tickets with Air France in combination with Aerolineas Argentinas, you should at least vaguely expect that there will be some problems. And – yes, of course, there are problems. Aerolineas Argentinas are notoriously known for being late and being delayed for 4 hours is nothing special for them.
So after 2 hours on the first plane and 11 hours on the second plane you get stuck on the airport of Sao Paolo, Brasil for many hours. No one at the airport actually has any serious information about your flight. Time may change, the gate may change, maybe even the date can change. To maniana, of course…
And at the same time, you get the e-mail from the apartment rental agency in Buenos Aires saying that they have seen that your flight is many hours late and that they do not have night service and do not have night check-in, so contact them the next day. Until then – it’s up to you.
In the end, you have lots of time to walk around the terminal of Sao Paolo and see that everything in every store is about the 2016 Brasil Summer Olympics.
So no tango and no milonga tonight, just a taste of the Olympics. Completely unexpected, but – life is full of surprises.
Anyway – a mental note to myself: never trust Aerolineas Argentinas. Never. And never fly with them again. Never.
And a second mental note: it is really great to have excellent friends all around the world, so if you arrive at 3.30 in the morning, you can stay in the apartment of one of such friends. Thank you again, Rok!