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.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Twenty-four Long and Exciting Hours

A couple of weeks ago we left the Milonga de los Consagrados to go out to a club in Banfield to perform a vals, tango, and milonga at a private fiesta. Ruben was wearing his beige suit for the occasion. Then we drove back in the opposite direction to milonga Los Bohemios in La Boca where Ruben was to act as a judge in a tango contest.

The tango club has indoor parking because La Boca is not the best place to be late at night wandering the streets. However when we left at 4:00 a.m., we had a flat tire. Ruben wanted to change it at a service station where there was more light and security, so we drove on the rim to one a few blocks away. He changed it, not doing the beige suit any good, and we made it home, just a couple of hours before we were to take a tourist group to the Feria de Mataderos, where we all had a great day. And we got back in time to teach a class at 8:00 p.m.


P.S. Last week Ruben's car was stolen at twelve noon while we were at the supermarket buying fixins for Thanksgiving. I hope the thief got a flat; Ruben thinks he probably ran out of gas!


a Broad said...

Poor Ruben ! I am sorry about the car.
I have to go lie down and rest now, after reading about your day.

un beso

Carol from TangoAustralia said...

Hopefully he hadn't replaced the tire and the spare was flat! What chance do you have of the car being found in BA? Not easy in Sydney to find a stolen car.
A bunch of Aussies went to Los Bohemios when we were there in April and the hosts were so warm and welcoming - plus they did an excellent asado. There were 10 of us and we went in a convoy of taxis - because that is what El Kangaru and our other local friends told us to do.
Hugs to you both.

tangocherie said...

Thanks, ladies, for your comments. No, there's not a chance in heck that he'll get his "batata" back. His previous auto was also stolen and never surfaced. And of course, there was no theft insurance. Es la vida.

Anonymous said...

Hola Cherie

Cars are at risk from being stolen not only in Buenos Aires. In my immediate family of 4 people each of us in Sydney has had their car stolen, one was later found.

Really bad luck for Ruben though that his will not be replaced by insurance.

Katie said...

Cherie, I'm so sorry to hear about Ruben's car (and even more sorry that he doesn't have insurance to cover the theft). Sending positive thoughts and hugs your way. I'll be up in BsAs at the beginning of January. Maybe we can get together while I'm there.

tangocherie said...

Hi Katie,

Tell me more about your trip to BsAs--dates, coming alone? Ruben and I want to have you for lunch or dinner.

I won't be back from Christmas holidays with my sons until Jan. 5, so I hope your visit will be after that!

Would love to see you again!