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Argentine Tango

For those that want to take a trip where the central theme is Tango, this section is for you. I can propose a circuit in the city of Buenos Aires, the capital of Tango. Argentines dominate this dance with a grace and sensuality of their own. For Argentines, the Tango is not just a dance, it's an obsession. For those that dance the Tango it is an essential part of their life, almost as much as eating and sleeping. Erotic, passionate and melancholy, it is not only about the body, but also the soul.
Buenos Aires, its history, the tango and the “milongas” (Tango dance events) are all one...

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| Tango dates back from the end of the 19th century, in Argentina and Uruguay. in the popular districts of Buenos Aires and Montevideo. As from the beginning of the 20th century, the "Milonga" started pervading Buenos Aires subburbs. The "milonga" is both song and popular dance, its tones are sometimes melancholy, and sometimes brisk, deep and lively. It allowed the too numerous fortune hunters to compete for the very scarce women. In fact, because of this very scarcity, and of the manly environment from which it was issued, dancing the milonga started as a basically masculine activity...

Each step both reveals and unravels the mingled drama of poverty, estrangement, and unsatisfied desire. Little by little, the tango did conquer its musical form, its distinctive idiosyncracies, and some special places. Most people danced it in harbour brothels and coffee bars, these ill reputed places where the guitar and the flute kept intermingling, prior to the winning emergence of the instrument which was to become akin to the tango: the bandonion. The tango as such is a culture. It cannot be roughly amounted to mere music and dance, which would be quite unfair. People in Argentina keep saying that the main goal when dancing the tango is to enhance women's feminity ans sensuousness. The woman's part in the dance can be defined as her taking advantage of her partner's guiding, and of the pauses, to display her fantasy and her character...

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TANGO TOUR: TANGO AS THE SYMBOL OF BUENOS AIRES CULTURE
Besides from being specifically Buenos Aires urban music, there's something magical about Tango which is capable of reaching anyone's heart: in places as distant as Helsinki or Tokyo, people who have never set foot on Argentina, seduced by the mystery and sensuality of this dance, suddenly feel the urge to learn it, and won't stop until they master its complex technique like a true pro. Others, simply captivated by the music, travel to Argentina to learn about its origins, and hear and see Tango in its natural habitat. On this fantastic tour, we'll trace back the history of tango, from its suburban origin, through its officialization on Corrientes Avenue to its internationalization.

We start our visit at the former suburbs of old Buenos Aires, where the city met the country. We’ll then head for La Boca, a working-class port district, where the largest part of the Italian immigration, mainly from Genoa, settled in the late 19th century. There, we’ll visit its emblematic tenement houses, communal homes where many families from different places (though united in poverty) used to reside crammed up together. As Tango became more popular, it moved from the suburbs to the center, and thanks to popular theatre and the apogee of the radio era, it gained enormous popularity, until it reached Corrientes Street, our very own Broadway, nicknamed "the city that never sleeps" for its frantic activity. Since then, Tango has been considered Buenos Aires’ cultural icon par excellence. When we're done walking across Corrientes Street (which, frankly speaking, is actually an Avenue), we'll visit the Palais de Glace, and elegant ballroom where the wealthy classes started to dance the tango; precisely, they are responsible for exporting tango to Europe. The final internationalization of tango took place when Carlos Gardel, the greatest tango singer of all times, took tango to the silver screen of Hollywood.

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Borispatagonia

Patagonia in all seasons menu. For example, according to the climate, from Bariloche, in Patagonia Argentina, it is possible to go to Puerto Montt, in Chile, crossing successively three lakes by boat, as did the Jesuits and the first German settlers. I offer a tour that leads to the Pacific Ocean. It is quite long, but the beauty of the sites - forests, volcanoes and crystalline lakes - is such that it is worth to be carried. The Argentine side, cross the west arm of Nahuel Huapi and Lake Puerto Alegre and, the chilen side, Lake Todos los Santos. Moving from one lake to another by bus. This tour is feasible in all seasons, but in winter, it takes two days to reach Puerto Montt, stopping for one night at Peulla. We returned to Bariloche by air or by the same way, after a night in Puerto Montt. Borispatagonia is also responsible for visas to go to Chile and to book hotels. In Patagonia, winter and summer are tourist seasons. In summer, besides explore the surrounding, many activities are available: climbing, torrent fishing, sailing, horseback riding, hiking, rides, visits to Aciendas... In winter, the main activity is, of course, skiing, especially in July and August on the side of the Andes, but not only: snowshoe hikes, thematic tours, many walks to admire the beauty of Patagonia Argentina and Chile in this season, due a unique light, the warmth of the people of Patagonia... Just to talk about, I get goose bumps!