San Miguel de Tucumán is the capital of the Tucumán province which is the smallest in area in Argentina. Nevertheless Tucumán holds an economic and historical importance. The region is known for his sugarcane production that dates from the colonial period to nowadays. Historically it was in this city where Argentina first declared independence.
We already knew that Tucumán would be quite hot at this time of the year but only then did we realize how hot it was! The city’s life happens either early before 11 am or after 5 pm until as late as midnight. During siesta most of commerce is closed and few single souls are seen on the streets. This setup makes the life boom that happens late in the evening more impressive! When the sun is already setting down and temperature finally starts to be bearable all shops open again and suddenly everyone seems to be on the streets. In fact, making your life rather at night makes perfect sense. The only thing we couldn't yet imagine is: if temperatures are boiling hot by October, how it will be in December and January at the peak of Summer!!!
Our friends also took us to a typical Friday night out. A boliche (club in Argentinean ) full of dancing halls where Latin music, lasers and smoke burst all night long. We would be lying if we said we didn’t have much fun!