Post Number: 31
|Posted on Saturday, September 23, 2006 - 12:20 pm: |
The American Community in Buenos Aires ........
Argentina and The American Community in Buenos Aires
Being sensual, being a global tango dancer while in Buenos Aires.
The great flow of travelers coming to the shores of the Silver River, Rio de la Plata, in search of a life experience of dance and sensuality grows by the minute. Buenos Aires is the place where the sensual dance was born late in the 19th century, and to where tango lovers from around the planet turn to for a true encounter with the dance, its traditions, its unique features and to discover its modern place in the Argentine and global culture.
Tango is a dual word, for it makes reference both to the dance and the music. And while this last meaning was the one that prevailed throughout the second half of the twentieth century and the first one got left behind in the darkness of late milongas –tango dance places- and complicated cultural features; it’s in these third millennium days when and where the original dance has retuned to the centerline of society and world around attention.
The ritualized ceremony of tango, the costume dress and suit, the special shoes and the rich brilliantly executed music has been exported around the globe by passionate Argentines. Now you can tango in Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, San Francisco… but there’s no place like the birth place, the true originality of Buenos Aires and its people.
Tango dancers from all over the globe flow to Buenos Aires for the true thing. The intrinsic magic within the atmosphere is truly appealing to those coming to BA. That individual who back home lives a pretty normal life, works every day from 9 to 5, and enjoys weekends with family and friends chilling at home or outing… when in Buenos Aires, all dressed up in tango outfit, heading towards a milonga ballroom and inviting a gorgeous local dancer to join him or her at the dance floor takes them to a world of fantasy and sensuality where anything and everything can happen.
There are countless life stories of tango fans relocating permanently or semi permanently to Buenos Aires for an everlasting tango oriented life with all those things you’ve dreamed of and much more.
This South American capital city is not only culturally and socially appealing to people around the globe, but it’s also really affordable in a great living sense. The local currency is 3 to one Dollar or 3.5 to one Euro, so your life expenses when in Buenos Aires or anywhere else in Argentina drop to an extent that for the same money you spend back home in an average existence, down in BA you get to live the life you’ve ever dreamt of.
As the Knight Ridder journalist Anne Chalfant described in her recent piece on Affordable Argentina: “Some people, such as longtime Oakland, Calif., resident Deby Novitz, can't settle for a few weeks a year. In December 2004, the 52-year-old technology consultant sold her house in California and moved to Buenos Aires to dance full time. She picked up an affordable three-bedroom apartment in the city's ritzy Palermo neighborhood and has turned it into a guesthouse for visiting dancers. It's often booked two months in advance.” Deby though American is now a true Argentine tango citizen, living the life she always dreamt of…
The testimonials of those life changing decisions are endless, for in some way Buenos Aires and Argentina have become an earthy paradise to which people seeking to enjoy life to its most relocate and make their dreams come true!
Bob Frassinett, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Post Number: 43
|Posted on Saturday, September 23, 2006 - 2:00 pm: |
whats the point of this post exactally?
Post Number: 192
|Posted on Saturday, September 23, 2006 - 2:59 pm: |
what part of Buenos Aires is it in, the American community I mean
Post Number: 32
|Posted on Monday, September 25, 2006 - 1:35 pm: |
Gustavo, I should ask what is the point to your post... or in any case any post! Hell, man maybe you never thought but it could be something called “communication?” Just an idea… anyway if you don’t have anything to write, then don’t ... Criticism is welcome as long as it has some kind of base. All in all I'm sharing with travellers coming to BA some of my thoughts and ideas. After all, I saw those articles and a couple of ideas came to mind...
So the POINT of this post is to provide an insight on the way foreigners choose to come to Argentina...
All in all, I didn't know there had to be a metaphysic reason to share a piece of mind---
I've seen some of your other posts, and you seem quite aggressive with no actual reason.
Chill mate, we're just chatting, sharing some thoughts, points of view...
Tom, the American community in Argentina is well spread all over the web, there are plenty of web sites as well as an American embassy web site……..
If you let me know about your interests may be I can hook you up with a group....
Cheers and peace! Bob
Sam W. Davis
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Monday, September 25, 2006 - 2:26 pm: |
I am coming to Cordoba, Argentina to live for a period of 18-24 months on October 30th. Any idea if there is an American community anywhere in Cordoba?
Post Number: 33
|Posted on Monday, September 25, 2006 - 2:59 pm: |
Thanks for your post.
My advise is that you contact the American Embassy here in Argentina, for they know about gathering places in every province.
All in all, you should also try some of the forums such as BA newcomers, expats, etc...
Hope I've been of help.
Cheers from lovely BA, Bob
Post Number: 738
|Posted on Monday, September 25, 2006 - 8:15 pm: |
Sam, you can also contact these guys: