Day 119 :: Remote Year
One of the coolest things Remote Year does for us is set up local experiences that we'd be hard pressed to recreate on our own. You don't know what you don't know after all.
Today's event was a Bomba Workshop with a master craftsman and musician named Mariano. He builds bombos and was kind enough the walk us through the process as well as teach us the basics for playing one.
Day 217 :: Remote Year
Another story from our first day in Cordoba.
Still on bed a grabbed my phone and punched "Cordoba weather" into the search bar. It showed it was raining but it didn't sound like it from the noises filtering through my open window hidden behind a blackout shade. I half rolled, half fell out of bed before stumbling across the room to check. Sunlight met my gaze. Later I'd go for a run with my roommate in the park and then to brunch with the hot Argentinian sun still shinning on us. Little did we know how quickly this could change.
Our little brunch crew started as a small handful of us but quickly grew as more of our friends filtered in. Soon we'd taken over the entire long table in Bruncheria's outdoor seating area. It was here we watched the storm roll in while drinking coffee and passing around pancakes covered in fruit and carmel. When it started to pour someone ran down the stairs and inside the restaurant hoping there were available tables. There were and we quickly made a run for it. Inside we ordered another round of drinks hoping it would pass. Only one person had brought an umbrella with them. Eventually we decided to leave because our city preview was about to start. It wasn't a long walk but it was a wet one between the rain falling from above and the rivers of water flowing down the roads. I've never had such an adventure trying to cross a couple of streets.