Well it's quite an adventure discovering how things work here. Its all been taking a lot longer than planned. I wanted to buy a mobile phone in order to have a number people can easily contact me on and it took me 5 days to find a shop that would sell me a pay-as-you-go phone! One great example was in the 5th shop I went in they had the phone but the computer had stopped issuing receipts so they couldn't sell it to me and couldn't tell me when it would be working again.... Anyway got there in the end and then went look for a metro card, where by I also ended up trailing the streets not finding anyone who knew where you could actually buy them...
On the tango side I've already been offered a gig by a friend who works with an orchestra here with some of Anibal Troilo's musicians, an amazing offer - but it happens to clash with a course I'll be going on called Tango para Musicos, http://tangoparamusicos.wordpress.com/
which is the first year they have organised anything like that here. There will be over 100 students from all over the world coming to play tango!
I saw my friend Ignacio Varchausky yesterday who told me he had recently met the great grandson of Julio de Caro and that if I'm lucky he will let me see the original violin De Caro used to play - that would be super cool! Fingers crossed!
Now for some serious spanish study time!