Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Learn Tango in Buenos Aires

At present, tango is one of the most noted and sought-dances around the world because of its sensuality, magic, passion, particularly involving those who practice or just set eyes on it. Fortunate travelers in Buenos Aires invite you to find out the amazing experience they have. There are a lot of ways to learn tango in Buenos Aires and I will try it here to describe some of them.

Various Hostels Buenos Aires offers weekly classes of tango since many of their guests want to learn tango. You can set schedules directly with the teachers but if you want to learn more about tango, just set schedule to them and they will coordinate to programs that will make you feel ready, go out and dance perfectly.

The most exemplary milongas (places or events where tango is danced) are sited near Almagro, since tango boom in recent times; milongas are increasing throughout the city offered by some Hotels and Hostels.

If you stay in La Rocca Hostel, Milonga El Beso is only 100 meters away. While The Chip, one of the voguish spots, is just 10 minutes away if you are staying in Hostels Buenos Aires Palermo Rocca.

Another choice is to visit different bars that are close related to tango and customs. One of the most renowned is the Café Tortoni (Avenida de Mayo 725) which happened to be already part of the Buenos Aires culture. It is marked to record the large number of paintings, drawings and sculptures of history embedded walls. Those who are interested in it, I recommend Hostels Buenos Aires Rocca Center, which is situated just 500 meters from the Café Tortoni.

If you like something more intimate, have the choice to visit a tango show. They are just in the neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. The setting usually begin with a tango class then they will offer a dinner party accompanied by a show, from dancing to big theatrical productions, including the changes of clothing, live bands and other types of performance.

The dinner parties are picked out, as required, like meat and wine. The most notable services that they offer include Sabor a Tango, Full Tango, Tango Porteo, Madero Tango, among others. Many offer a cheaper alternative, which is urged for those who only want to see the show and save some cash.

If you’re ready to tango, you can ask one of the Hostels in Buenos Aires by writing an email or if you stay already at one of their hostels, just go to the reception and they will assist you.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Congratulations Gwendolyn Ruais!

1st Princess Miss World 2011 Gwendolyn Ruais
Congratulations 1st Princess Miss World 2011 Gwendolyn Ruais! I guess Philippines got robbed again by a non-English speaking delegate just like what happened to Shamcey Supsup on Miss Universe 2011, however, Gwen did a great job! Here's her winning answer:

"To be Miss World is my dream job, and I say job because it has a lot of responsibilities but there's nothing I love more than communicating with other people. As Miss World you get to use your potential and your voice to help people all around the world, and what is more wonderful than doing what you love by helping others." -- Gwendolyn Ruais

In my opinion, international beauty pageants should require English speaking language to make it fair and it's an international language. Contestants with interpreters gives them advantage of having breaks on seconds to think about their answers. Among the seven finalists, only Venezuela answered her native language and the rest were speaking English. Do you think it's fair?

1st Princess Miss World 2011 Gwendolyn Ruais Evening Gown1st Princess Miss World 2011 Gwendolyn Ruais Close Up1st Princess Miss World 2011 Gwendolyn Ruais Swimsuit

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Allison Harvard - Underwater

Allison Harvard
I begin to notice this big-eyed porcelain doll look alike girl on a television show, American Next Top Model All Star Cycle 17, that she has something special far beyond modelling. I am not a fan of ANTM and I'm beginning to watch this show just because of Allison and her story is quite interesting which made me watch the previous Cycle 12 where she came out. Underestimated because she don't know how to walk the runway and you can really hear other contestants laughing at her. She said that she auditioned because was into art and photography. She really improved a lot, she has a high-fashion look and appeal, versatility (she can be gothic, weird, innocent, fresh, scary, nerd, cute, sexy), a lovely and humble personality, and took great pictures to top it all off but ended runner up during her cycle and many were disappointed of the results.

During the recent last episode of ANTM Cycle 17 aired last November 2, they made music lyrics and Allison was having a hard time because she's not into music thingy that made her worried and might be the next eliminated. Rapper Game was guest to that episode and assisted the models to make their own music video. It was so obvious that Game really admired Allison's weirdness and uniqueness that made him say, "Her face is a piece of art" which I agree as well.

During making Allison's music video, I was kinda relieved that she won't be eliminated and Game enjoyed so much while watching her. She was the first one to call out because the judges were very impressed with her music video:

I am really in love and proud of her that she made it but I guess her father whom she dedicated this song was more proud of this.

You can download her music in mp3 format "Allison Harvard - Underwater" here.