THE CITY OF TANGO AND OUR VIRTUOSO VOYAGER CLUB 20TH ANNIVERSARY GALA DINNER AND TANGO SHOW
Once again, we are revisiting a city on our world cruise, but Buenos Aires is very special to us. This is a most beautiful city with it's European atmosphere, fabulous sophisticated people, delicious gourmet dining and, of course, the music and dance of Tango! The spirit of Buenos Aires is alive and well and a special place for awakening the senses.
We took a taxi this morning to one of our favorite places to people watch and enjoy tango in the streets - La Boca.
With demands from his children, our taxi driver was learning English and able to add so much to our short visit.
But we had to pace ourselves in preparation for our Voyager Club Gala Evening.
Our Voyager Club coach had special permission to enter the pier area and park next to the Crystal Serenity gangway. We arrived at our destination in San Telmo, the first traditional tango club in Buenos Aires, the El Viejo Almacen. The street was blocked off for us with characters of the 20's and 30's era to entertain while we were served cocktails and hors 'd oeuvres before moving into the restaurant for a fabulous dinner and tango show.
Virtuoso Chairman and Honorary Host, Jesse Upchurch, was amazed at the attention he received! We all were thrown back in time when tango was first introduced to Buenos Aires!
Voyager Club and Crystal World Cruise veteran, Dick Farrer, was all smiles in the company of distinguished local personalities!
Left to right: Jose from Mai 10; Donna Coleman-Myrick; Jesse Upchurch; Voyager Club Host, Brian Robertson (in background); Maita Barrenechea, Managing Director of Mai 10; and Voyager Club Co-Host, Judy Robertson.
Many pictures were taken including those from a professional photographer to have a lasting memory of this evening for all of us. We wish to thank our magnificent Virutoso On-Site in Buenos Aires, Mai 10 (MAITEN), for making the evening a magical experience for our Gala 20th Anniversary of Virtuoso Voyager Club. Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!
Once inside El Viejo Almacen, the evening came alive in our exclusive tango club!
"What worries? I am here to dance! Tango is one of the great wonders of Argentina!" - Alberto Pajesz