Last Sunday, a few friends and I donned blue and yellow jerseys and headed over to La Bombonera for the Boca Juniors vs. River Plate football (as in soccer) game. I’d heard from Argentinians and foreigners alike that the intensity of football culture in Argentina is unlike any other place in the world, and that, given the two teams’ epic rivalry, the Boca-River games in particular (which even have their own name, the Superclásico) should be on everyone’s bucket list. Check! It was indeed an unbelievable experience – and an educational one. Here are some of the things I learned at the Superclásico:
A few weeks ago (and then again with my parents last weekend) three friends and I packed our things and boarded a boat that would carry us through the treacherous passage to the mystical and far-away land of Uruguay.