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1. Posted by ValeriaV (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

I have a vague plan of going to Buenos Aires next year in March when the congresso Internacional de Tango Angentine (CITA) should be on. Does anyone have any thoughts or comments about.......
- this tango festival as I know there are many
- the time I will be travelling ..ie is is it a good time to be in BsAs?
- Is attending a tango festival a good way to experience BsAs?

I am hoping to wangle 3 weeks to a month out of my life quotidien. ;)

I'm VERY excited by the idea of going to south america and want to focus mainly on getting an amazing tango experience ..... I am already a dancer but hope to gain some insight into this beautiful dance by going to its home.

So....?

2. Posted by Macachae (Full Member 240 posts) 10y

Such a good way to discovere Buenos Aires!!
and give the first tango step in the Carlos GArdel´s city... you´ll have the opportunity to walk around Abasto neighborhood and visit his house and secret places... as well to see La Boca when the Tango started...
Or a Sunday visit Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo so you´ll feel tango in your skin...

3. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

I am SOOOO jealous! Did you get my post with all the details in it? Please contact me if you want more info.

Niels

4. Posted by ValeriaV (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Hey Niels!
I got your message saying that you'd send me some info soon but never got the info! How 'bout posting it in this thread?

Hope you're not just sitting in Amsterdan just bein' jealous ... I believe spring has sprung in your end of the globe. ;)

Ester...I read on your profile that you teach Spanish...the new twist to my plans is that I am contemplating doing a 2 week intensive language course in a neighbouring town, before I hit BsAs. I am thinking of doing the course at the Fundación Convivencia in Rosario. www.rosariospanish.com.ar

Have either of you heard of this school or have any other ideas as to good ways of Spanish language learning? I already know French and Mandarin and am quite good at picking up languages especially if they are romance languages.... God knows after learning Chinese I feel I can learn anything!

5. Posted by pontesi (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

It is a veeeeery good idea!! I'm an uruguayan tango dancer and whenever I have the oportunity to go to those kind of festivals, I enjoy them a lot. Also March is a warm month to come to South America and i am sure you will be happy to be here in that moment of the year.

If you come to Uruguay also please contact me.

Jimena.

6. Posted by Macachae (Full Member 240 posts) 10y

Quoting ValeriaV

Ester...I read on your profile that you teach Spanish...the new twist to my plans is that I am contemplating doing a 2 week intensive language course in a neighbouring town, before I hit BsAs. I am thinking of doing the course at the Fundación Convivencia in Rosario. www.rosariospanish.com.ar

Rosario is a nice city too, actually I can´t say you anything about this Fundation but sound reliable, I´m based on B.A.
Have either of you heard of this school or have any other ideas as to good ways of Spanish language learning?

My speciality is personnal lessons not by groups in the idea that every human being looks for an independent way to learn and I prefer my pupils get in touch straight with locals as soon start to chat, first of course with the confidence of grammar ... not parrot pupils ;)

I already know French and Mandarin and am quite good at picking up languages especially if they are romance languages.... God knows after learning Chinese I feel I can learn anything!

Well, every language is different! even they come from the same root... But If you have experience already with language, You want to learn and you´ll be in a spanish speakers country so... Bienvenida

7. Posted by ValeriaV (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Just a post to say that I've bought my ticket!!!! I know it's ages away till March but the ticket was cheap NOW so that's why I had to buy it....so now my resolve is even more strong to improve my tango and learn Spanish!

Ester : Oh and by the way I say that great Spanish only blog that you started up! Great idea...I'll hop on when I feel just a little more confident, but I could understand most of it so that's a good sign.

Pontesi : thanks for your words of encouragement...I think I actually sent you a message instead of posting a reply. So can you tell us anything about the tango scene in Uruguay? ...... are there major differences between the tango cultures/styles of argentina and Uruguay?