Hi there! Myself and a friend are flying to Buenos Aries on Sunday to spend a bit of time in South America. We have 11 weeks, and are going up through Bolivia to Peru, (the Gringo Trail, I think its called?), and then flying over to Rio to spend a week or two on the beach and take in Iguazu Falls before we fly home from Sao Paolo. Hugely excited! My questions now are twofold:
1) Where is the best place to learn to tango, and subsequently where are the best tango clubs, in Buenos Aries?
2) Where would be the best place to go for a few days in the Amazon? Everybody always talks about Manaus, but I've heard a good place is in Northwest Bolivia, which is more 'on the way'?
Thanks very much!
Rurrenabaque is one of the most easiest places on route to experience both the jungle and swamp areas. But it's not purely the Amazone area, because that river flows mainly in Peru and Brazil. Another great area to experience the jungle would be the Manu area in southeast Peru. There are flights from Cuzco to Puerto Maldonado.
Acutally Manaus and Iquitos in Peru are only the gateways to the Amazone, but for a truly more pure experience you better go far away from that cities on trips that last at least 5 or 6 days and brings you in more remote areas in northern Brazil and northeast Peru.
As for tango, what is the best place greatly depends on what is your preferred style and current level of dancing. Have a look here for some info on clubs/classes, and pm me for more information. I also know a number of good private teachers, most from personal experience.