030tango Road Trip Blog – Day 02 – Amsterdam II

We all have these days: you are in Amsterdam, want to do some interviews and some sight seeing and you end up on a boat tour with intense conversations about tango, life, culture and relationships.

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Starting in the center of the town Inge and Mau gave me the real Amsterdam experience! There are not many citys in the world where you can enter a houseboat in the middle of the town, go below some bridges and out of town in half an hour. Suddenly it feels like nature and the countryside.
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Ohh, an interview was still done! Inge is a Tango teacher in Amsterdam and we met in Berlin a few years ago. She is not a frequent traveler in the European festival/marathon scene, after her first trip took her directly to Buenos Aires, her Tango heart stayed there…
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Time flies by on the boat and after we took the bikes back to town it was dinner time.
Pilar, my next interview candidate, and Maricruz from Spain joined Sing and me. That’s Tango life, you meet someone the night before and next you are sitting at dinner table and have a talk like being old friends.

 

After a nice dinner with talking and wine, I sat down with Pilar. The first time we really connected was while we were both team members at the Zurich marathon… had to be 2013. Pilar toned down her Tango traveling and dancing for a bit, after 14 years of crazyness. But it was super nice to see her again, sit down and talk.
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I have to say, this trip already paid off, with all those intense conversations, where you don’t find enough time for at marathons and festivals! After a long day, we all decided against going out for the milonga, after all, there was an early bus to catch to Brussels for me!
km count: 544

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