Dance Classes with Carlos & Natalia
One of my favorite experiences in Buenos Aires was taking dance classes with Carlos Ricciuiti and Natalia Giacchino at Cabillito Blanco. They are very passionate about teaching and even more so about tango. Carlos speaks good english and is quite a character.
If dancing tango is a reason for you to go to B.A. than go check these two out and see if they can help you.
They do group and private classes at Caballito Blanco, located on:
Marcelo T. de Alvear 479, Buenos Aires
It is near Parque San Martin and Florida.
Clases and Practice are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 1pm to 4 pm.
Escultura "Floralis Generica"
This is in Av. Figueroa Alcorta. It's a different monument. It's a flower that opens and closes every day with the sun light.
Es un monumento diferente, es una flor que se abre y se cierra todos los dias con la luz del sol.
Argentinians eat Late!
Argentinians tend to eat late (just like many European countries, including Spain). If you would like to make reservations at a very busy restaurant my recommendation would be to make it before 9 pm when you still have a change to secure a dinning time.
For most Argentinians, eating at 6 or 7 pm is unheard of. Us Americans are use to eating dinner from 6-8 pm, so if you want to mingle with the Argentinans, eat after 9:30 pm.
Hit the Beach!
Though it's more than a day trip, a trip to Mar del Plata or even Pinamar is a nice destination for a road trip. You can rent a car, find a map and off you go. Love it or hate it, if you've got more than 2 weeks in Buenos Aires and you're there in the summer, you really should hit the beach.
Though it is a bit of a drive -- 400KM -- you can break up the drive into a couple of stops. We decided to spend a night in Pinamar first, and it turned out to be a good idea. Pinamar is only 340KM away, which isn't so bad. We stopped about halfway to Pinamar at a town called Delores for lunch. I'm not sure what's going on in Delores other than about 10 restaurants right off the road all cooking Beef, Pork and Lamb Asado style. We had a great lunch and then got back on the road. We made it to Pinamar in the late afternoon and hit the beach right away. Pinamar is a much nicer beach, in my opinion, than Mar del Plata. They have some great seafood restaurants along the beachfront, and we chose one and had a great dinner.
The next morning we hit the road that goes down along the coast and into Mar del Plata. We hung out there, but weren't really into going to the beach as it looked kind of crowded and was a bit cool. So we walked around the center of town and, did a little sightseeing and had a beer here and there. Dinner was pretty weak, but we were drinking, so it didn't quite matter much.
The next day was a long trip back to Buenos Aires through the Eastern part of Buenos Aires province, which is a nice way to see the countryside.
Maybe Leather Factory
Liz wanted to buy a leather jacket so off we went to Florids street. We wandered into this store and were greated by Fernando and Lilaj. They were very helpful and brought Liz a large selction of jackets in all types of leathers to try on. Liz wasn't finding anything to her liking when Fernando rushed to the back of the store. He appeared with a light brown sude jacket. Liz tried it on and it fit perfectly as if it was made for her. The color and cut were perfect. It was an unique style and was belted. It was an instant sale.
Fernando tried to find me something but I wasn't thrilled with anything I tried. Maybe next time.
It was an easy purchase and we were able to pay in American dollars. Jackets, pants,skirts, gloves and shoes. The jacket was $279 dollars which I think is a bargain for the uniqueness and quality.