It was still a deep hot night in Berlin and the underground was full of stripped young people moving from party to party-and celebrating.....this time Victor was not so pround of exposing his ARGENTINITY, as it was a night of a horrible football desaster ( probably a national disaster in Argentina).
For us personally it was a double disaster ( only small ones)- first, the ticket offices were closed till 6 am and our train to Poznan was departing at 5 30 am; and the ticket machines were not selling for intercity trains with reservation; the second was that... the train came... 1 hour late!
Sitting at the platform and wathing the dawning lights, we sat besides a Mexican going to Poznan as well ( to meet his Polish girl friend).... so we had a lovely long chat in Spanish.
International Dance Festival idea is to offer about 30 different dance disciplines with the artists-teachers from all over the world. The beautiful mountain spa town is a perfect setting for holidays- taking dance classes every day, watching the dance theatre spectales every evening and dancing till 2 30 every night. We were in charge of two tango groups: beginners and intermediate. Besides, as all the teachers could freely attend other teachers' classes, providing they do not clash with their own, I picked up gipsy dance and afro jazz just for myslef. It's great to be a student again! Thus, my day was packed: breakfast at 9 am,then getting to the 10 45 gypsy dance ( 1, 5 hour) coming up to the hotel for a shower and nap then going for the aftro jazz at 3 50, then staying for our both tango classes till 8 pm. Our students would normally drive us up to the hotel for a quick shower and dinner , after which we would run down to the town square to watch the dance theatres ( from USA, Cracow and Lublin were the best!) after which we all walked to ZDROJOWA restaurant where the party with a DJ was going on till 2 30. We were not the first ones to leave. Not a good choice of wine, but who cares ( when we drank the first bottle of Chilenean wine and we asked for another one, we got a funny half sweet bottle of wine. When we complained to have another DRY wine we got an answer: ' you have already drunk it' .... This explains a lot about the wine culture in Poland. Well, there was always vodka. And beer. Anyway, the ambience was great, people friendly and international- besides, we had the appreciated company of our tango students A & A from Katowice ( who have been with us in Buenos Aires)