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Of course we went to Istanbul for a very long weekend to visit the historical and archeological places. But then on the Thursday night we decided to try the milonga organized by Ahmet Dündar (www.tangoturkey.com) A warm and very friendly welcome and we are presented to Ahmed's English speaking Turkish tangueros. They are curious to know all about the tango scene in Amsterdam, and many have friends, family or have even been in the Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Nijmegen scene. The music is lovely, varied with beautiful soft Turkish tango. We dance all styles, open, milonguero, Turkish and even modern later during the night. A Zirtaki demo as a surprise for the visitors (that's us! (-; and Thomas dances with the most pretty girls.... "helemaal in zijn nopjes!"... Ahmed's milonga gave us the most friendly atmosphere with all the dancers who consider us as a friend!

On Saturday, we decide to visit the milonga organized by the great Turkish maestro Metin Yazir. Indeed a more chique floor where a beautiful lady and a handsome man in suit welcome us. More dressed up, and little by little we also here meet the most friendly dancers. At the end of the traditional tango night the DJ plays a more modern "OtroAires" ....

Another Turkish tango night that will never be forgotten.....

Diana