After eleven years living, dancing, teaching tango, and writing in Buenos Aires, I came home to L.A. in 2014, where I'm reconstructing my life.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Tango y Mucho Mas en Mardel

The "season" in Mar Del Plata is soon beginning--January and February. Ruben and I went down in November to check things out.

Our waiter who doubled as a tanguero.

These photos above are from the Friday night milonga, Chiqué, in the Centro de Castilla y Leon, Hipolito Yrigoyen 2067. We arrived at 10:30 and the class was still going on. This is rather a small salon, though, and gets quite crowded in the season, so getting there early might be a good idea.

Other Milonga options in Mar Del Plata are

Thursdays & Sundays at 9:00 p.m.
Tango Brujo
Gascon 3540

Saturdays at 10:00 p.m.
Bolivar 3367
155-606991 or 155-417792

Our friend Raimundo loaned us his beach house, and once again, Ruben played "survivorman," but this time it was easy.

But really, the best thing about our getaway was meeting and lunching with another expat I've only known by email, the beautiful and sweet fellow-blogger Katie Alley from nearby Necochea, who came in to Mardel to lunch with me at the Club de Pescadores on the pier.


Italia - Ana said...

I love Mar Del Plata !!!!!!!!!!!!

But not in January or February ...

During rest of the year is very nice city town.

Saludos !

tangocherie said...

I love Mardel too! I could live there happily, especially in one of those cute old stone cottages.

Katie said...

To any visitors of this blog who haven't had the pleasure of meeting Cherie: I can attest that she's as nice in person as she seems in cyberspace!

It was wonderful to finally get to know you, Cherie. I'm looking forward to getting together the next time I'm in BsAs!

Happy holidays to you and Ruben!

Miriam said...

I love Tango...I am a beginner. Since when I started 6 months ago I loved it :o) Itìs hard to be good but I love to watch the good dancers!!!