on December 6, 2006
One of the city icons. Very bohemian, at La Boca, where the port is. That is the place where Tango was born. When you walk around the Caminito with all the colorful houses, and the Tango houses, you understand better the porteño culture. It is a very passionate place, with the locals playing truco at the bars. Truco is a card game, very typical. At night they play live Tango, and tell you the story that when it first started it was the dance of the men that worked at the ships, and the prostitutes that hung around the port. That is the reason why the clothes are so provocative, and the lyrics so spicy. At Caminito there is also a little wax museum, with local celebrities. That is a place that personifies the Argentinian culture in its deepest roots. Not only for the multicolor houses, but for all the local and bars.
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