Destiny in the Most Beautiful Bookstore in Buenos Aires

Ateneo bookstore

Ateneo bookstore

Sometimes you are destined to meet someone or something in your life.

On this rainy Sunday, we decided to head over to the most beautiful book store in Buenos Aires, el Ateneo Grand Splendid. It used to be a theater “Teatro Grand Splendid” since 1919, that was converted into a gorgeous bookstore in 2000. We were walking around flipping through books here and there. As we passed by the cafe, where customers can freely bring in books to read while they have coffee, my boyfriend¬†pointed out a book that a couple was looking at, a big beautifully illustrated book. I looked over. “Yes, it is beautiful.” I remarked, and we walked along. Continue reading

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CITA Show and Performing to Sexteto Milonguero LIVE at Porteno y Bailarin!

There is a lot of activity in Buenos Aires with various festivals this time of year. There was the Misterio Tango Festival few weeks back, the Yeite Tango Festival last week (which unfortunately, due to my cold I missed out on the whole festival), and currently the CITA Tango Festival. These festivals have a big line up of masters teaching and performing which usually calls a lot of attention bringing visitors from other countries. The milongas here have been pretty packed this past month or so with these dancers.

The CITA festival is produced by Fabian Salas and this could be one of the longest running Tango festivals that Buenos Aires has. It is the 16th year this year. Back in the days before “youtube”, we would await for the CITA DVDs to come out on sale each year so we could study and learn from them. We would have CITA DVD viewing parties at someone’s house to practice some of the moves we would find. Times have changed!! Continue reading

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