An expat Californian building a new life via the tango in Buenos Aires since 2003, including information on learning the tango and where to dance it in Buenos Aires.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

10 Perfect Days in Buenos Aires

My son Jason and friend Connie just left after a 10 day visit. They had so much fun, and Ruben and me too, that more than just showing photos of "a great time with the kids," their itinerary would be fab vacation ideas for anyone visiting Buenos Aires. De todos modos, please indulge me.

Here are the highlights:

Airport Arrival


and exotic flavors delivered to our door

Tango Lessons

Shopping in the Gallerias Pacificas

and for Tango Shoes

Lunch at Cafe Tortoni with the Greats

Dancing at the Milonga de los Consagrados

Studying Castellano on the Terrace

A Day in La Boca and Caminito

A Tango Show at La Ventana

La Biela

Recoleta Cemetery

Feria de Mataderos

San Telmo

Ojo de bife by the river at Cabaña Las Lilas

Three Days in La Delta de Tigre

and Family Time


Notes from a Broad said...

What a handsome son and you look waaay too young to have a "child" that age !
Great photos and I like the way you "told" about the visit .. perfecto~

We just had relatives visiting for 10 days also .. I am longing to see my son and daughter in law. Living here makes us pretty attractive as far as visiting goes, doesn't it ? :)

chau~ C

Katie said...

Your photos are great, Cherie! I can tell how much you relished your visit. :)

By the way, I love the pic of the cow that says "Estoy jugoso"! Too funny!

Just curious - how was the food at Cabaña Las Lilas?

tangocherie said...

Yeah, I'm still basking.

Actually, I've lived here for 7 years and this was the first time anyone came to visit me--by that I mean my kids (I have an older son too) and my non-tango-dancing friends. So I was ready and thankful.

Thanks, C., for your piropo!! :)

Katie, Cabaña was excellent, but for the price (wowee!!), you could do better elsewhere. Ruben was traumatized by the menu and ate very little, even though, or especially because, we were invited. Honestly, there are restaurants less touristy and less expensive elsewhere with just as good food.

Notes from a Broad said...

I have heard that about Cabaña so many times lately.

7 years... we have lived here 3, just got our Permanent Residency so we are smiling quite a lot lol...

Oh de nada, it is true ! :)

Katie said...

That's what I'd heard about Las Lilas too. I took my parents to La Cabrera, and we enjoyed the meal there, but I prefer the less touristy restaurants. We should head to a neighborhood parrilla the next time I'm up in BsAs, Cherie. :)

Congrats on your residency, NFAB (if I may call you that!).

tangocherie said...

C, I went to La Cabrera a couple of years ago with my Mexican friend Nelly and we both got food poisoning, no kidding. It was summertime and hot and I think they are not careful with those little side dishes. No matter--never again.

I think the less famous places are always better, don't you?

Katie, the next time you come to BsAs Ruben will make an asado for you here! Just let us know when!

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Elizabeth said...

Cherie, You look so happy with your handsome son. Nice.
They must have had a wonderful time.

tangocherie said...

Thanks, Elizabeth. Ruben and I had a wonderful time too!

tangogeoff said...

Thanks for the post, Cherie. It's filled with happiness. Congratulations!


lesahra said...

You take lovely photographs! It's lovely to find other tango ex-pats!


The Accidental Tangoiste said...

Beautiful photos! I love seeing how happy everyone looks!

Katie said...

I'll definitely take you up on your offer, Cherie! Thanks!

Katie said...

I'll definitely take you up on your offer, Cherie! Thanks!

Tina said...

Great photos! Not only did they make me miss Buenos Aires, they made me miss YOU!

tangocherie said...

Thanks, Tina. We miss you too!

I think it's time for you to vacation in BsAs, don't you?

Margo Romero said...

You look really happy. Those were great photos. =)