Category Archives: Argentina

Iguassu Falls 7 wonders of the world

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Such an amazing experience…

So after our camping experience we made our way to the border brazil side to enjoy the views of this amazing water falls. 

And on the Argentina side we got to live it all. With water rushing down. It really is an experience that the pictures does not justify. You will have to really be there to have that feel. 


Iguazu water falls if considered one of the 7 wonders of the world and it really has earned that name. 

Brazil and Argentina border explorations Ends..

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Camping with the Manns

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Yeap you read that right…we are the Manns family and at any point in time we can find something interesting to get into. So we decided to have our first camping experience in argentina and camping experience it was. 

It rained both nights while camping there. And I personally came to the conclusion that I am not made to camp. Hotel and homes will be just fine for me. 

We stayed at the camping Ecológico and loved the grounds so much and the owners are absolutely awesome. And it was only 10min drive to the Brazil boarder and also to the water falls.

Here are a few memories of our camping experience.

Putting up our tent…

Yeap she is holding a live frog…lol…

Ready to get some rest in our tent…

Camping Exploration Ends….

Our last Family day out in BA

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Today has been 2 months since we arrived in Buenos Aires. And with 6 days more before we make our way up north towards Brazil. 

We decided to have one last family day out to comemorate our trip here. 

We visited unicenter (Buenos Aires suppose largest mall) after all our travels it take a really  large space to make us feel like we are shopping in a large mall.

We went to play bowling and have some dinner and did a little looking through the shopping glass windows…it’s hard to shop in Buenos Aires since everything here seem overly priced and because it’s winter here…most of the things they sell here are all for winter months.we are more of summer family. 

Here are a few pictures of our family night out.

A little lesson from her dad before the game begins.


Argentina Exploration Continues. ..


Our Visit to the Teatro Colon

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Today the kids and I decided to explore a little more of what this great city offers…arts and music.

So we visited the number 1 opera teatro in the world…Teatro Colon.

It’s located in the centro of Buenos Aires and any taxi or uber (my choice is uber) can get you there easily.

Prices are reasonable and really worth the guided tour. Foreigners pay 200 pesos and citizens of Argentina pays 80 pesos.
And we bought our guided tour ticket the day before. The tours are timed so be aware of that. And they have spanish tour and english tour.

This place is absolutely magnificent with history that I had not idea and sounds of songs that I know but had no idea it’s call opera songs.

The Teatro Colon was built in 1908 and it took 18yrs to finish the building and open it for events.

The most expensive tickets cost $260 per person and that’s for the best seats apart from the presidential seats next to the stage. And then you can get the cheapest ticket for $20 but that’s like being in a hencoop and you just standing. They have 1 opera event and 1 ballet event once a 1 month.  And they have free admission to the Teatro Colon one sunday of every month. And also you can see the rehearsals of the Opera and ballet on Sundays at 11am.

The tour took about 50min just in a moment of gratitude seeing such amazing decor and elegance of this building.

Here are a few shots of our tour

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That’s the red carpet entrance…it’s grand…

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It’s one of the Opera houses that makes all their clothing for the performance

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Check out those lights….

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Red carpet all the way

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They allow as to sit in the booth of the dignitaries. Which usually cost $260 per seat. And that’s the stage yoy see there.

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What a world filled with creativity.

Argentina Exploration Continues….

Our Journey to La Plata

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So picture this journey.

A Ghanaian mother with her 4 young kids in a country they know nobody and does not speak the language. All she could say was hello and thank you.

Well that’s me and my munchkins…last weekend the kids and I set out to explore La Plata to meet our other homeschool family.

Got to the train station and could not read any sign nor does anyone there speak english.
Stood in a line to hopefully get a ticket from the ticket machine because the ticket counter office was closed.
After about 30min in line and got to the machine it was in spanish too…so could not read it. So I went to the information center and I said La plata…and pointing to myself and the kids. LOL!!!

Well the guy at the counter was so helpful and with our smiles he walked us all the way to the train and said free…so yeap there you have who said you need a whole lot of money to travel….lol!! A few smiles and you get free train rides.

Got on the train and then the bus and after 2 hours we are in La Plata.

Met our beautiful homeschool family and we spend the day touring through the city.

La plata is a beautiful city. I felt like the whole city is a park.
And to our suprise it’s a diagonal city…yeap…that means you can get lost and walk all around the city just to get back to your apartment. Or if you know the diagonal points then your walk is cut off short for you.

Here are a few photos of our weekend

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Walking through the park

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Such a beautiful fall picture

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Dinner as family

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At the science museum

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And it’s coffee break for the adults..

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Me and my new LLF’S in La Plata….we both got a new makeover…

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My son loves my new look…

Now La Plata was super cold…but with wamth from our new LLF’S we created memorable weekend.

Argentina Exploration Continues…..

Daddy dates are very important

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Yes when you  are giving the chance to be a father to our bunches…you must make time for daddy dates.

Our son is 6yrs old and it’s means the world to him when he gets to have daddy date with his father.

Today was once of those days he will cherish forever.

Father and son moment of exploration in buenos Aries

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At the mesuo de Ninos at abasto mall is the place to be on weekends while in Buenos Aires. Filled with a city in a kids world.
Father and son giving a speach on their plans to help the world as heros…spiderman way

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Mj at the bank to get his cheque cashed before he starts having fun at the little kids city…

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Watch out spiderman got this

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Spiderman on his way to save the world…

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We are not afraid of the vilans…we are spiderman. father and son moment

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He became a dentist for a moment….lol!!!

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I love my two super heros to the max…

Such an awesome day for our 6yr old has he came home tell us all about his boys stuff for the day. After the little city fun they took to the movies to watch Alice through the looking Glass.  Such a memorable moment for this two.

Take time to create memories with your kids because if you blink they will be gone….

Argentina Exploration Continues. ….

The History Behind Tango in BA

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European immigrants arrived on the shores of the Rio de la Plata in South America, in the two port cities of Montevideo, Uruguay and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Most of them were Italian and Spanish, and the vast majority were single young men looking to make their fortunes in America. They brought their music: the sweet sounds of the violin, the driving flamenco guitar, the strange mournful wail of the bandoneon – and their dances: the waltz, the mazurka, the polka – and mixed them with the Argentine folk music and dance, with the Cuban habanera, with the African candombe rhythms from the freed slaves’ street parties. With very few women around, many of these young men found themselves looking for excitement in the bordello districts of the burgeoning port cities. The tango dance arose in these seedy waterfront areas from this turbulent mix, becoming a “mating dance” between barmaids and their customers in shady nightclubs. Shunned by the upper and middle classes in Argentina, it nevertheless became a sleazy fixture of urban nightlife in Buenos Aires. Young men in neighborhood gangs would practice the steps with each other in order to become skilled enough to win the attentions of a woman. A beginner would often dance the follower’s part for six months to a year before being shown how to lead.

As Argentina became very wealthy around the turn of the century, the sons of rich families would often look for adventure and excitement in the rougher parts of town, and learned the tango as part of their escapades. Some of these young men of privilege would show off the tango as a treat for their friends on their sojourns to Paris, then the cultural capital of the world. The Parisians were shocked and titillated by this raw, sensuous dance. This led to a “tango craze” that swept all of Europe, and reached America in the years just prior to World War I. New York newspapers in 1916 feature ads from over seven hundred tango establishments. While the original tango was disturbing to many arbiters of good taste, a heavily sanitized version of tango found its way into the European and American dance academies, where it remains a fixture in ballroom competitions today.

Today the girls and I took to the streets of Caminito la boca to explore and experience and immerse ourselves in the tango culture and we did it on a cloudy day but it was so wroth it.

Here are few shots of our day in the small port city called Caminito and here you will see tango dancers on the street just dancing their hearts out.

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Welcome to caminto people

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Learning the basic tango move

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She was loving it

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And she just took it to the next level

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Sisters for life….where is karama?

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My silly kids

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Such an amazing town….

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Just art all around us…

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All about tango dance and art

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A little Argentine pose

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Live tango dance while having lunch

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My tango moment

Such an awesome experience for me and my kids today….

Thanks to all the dancers on the caminto la boca street.

Argentina Exploration Continues. …

Our life in Buenos Aires

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So here are a few photos of our lifestyle in Buenos Aires…we are all having a blast from dare nights to Saturdays at the mesuem and ohhhh….the tiny little walmart experience.

Enjoy

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Yeap that’s walmart alright…it was so small we walked the whole store in less than 60 seconds. …

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Saturday visit to the science museum in Buenos Aires

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Pictures before our date night

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My funny husband…

With love from the Manns clan

Argentina Exploration Continues. ….

Kooza night in BA

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Some of the perks in travelling is being able to catch shows that you may not not get to see in your country of origin like mine Ghana…

Yesterday as we are doing our intense spanish lesson our spanish teacher who is amazing mentioned to us that she 6 tickets to see the show Kooza cirque du soleil. ..

So we decided hey why not do that since it’s a holiday in  BA anyways.

So in the evening we made our way to the location and it was a jaw dropping show for sure…watching my 6yr old look so amazed by what the people are doing on stage.

Here are a few pictures

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Tickets to the show

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And we made it

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The grounds

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In our seats…

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The show is on

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It was colorful and an amazing event

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We loved the show

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Family

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Father and son moment

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This character was funny

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The Kooza  family

Great show and a memorable night…

Argentina Exploration Continues….

A Sneak Peak of The City

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So every country has its perks and in the City of Buenos Aires the perks are in the form of the beautiful acient buildings that each tells a beautiful story from the past.

Also in each country we appreciate what that country offers and one of them is the free walking tour. Across the globe there is a company or I should a group of dedicated people who are willing to show you their country and after the tour yoy basically put a value on the tour and tip them.

Now Buenos Aries is pretty cold this time of the year so taking a free walking tour can be a little challenging especially when you just coming from Brazil in the hot times.  But we made it and it was worth the walk with just a few of us turning blue…lol!!!

Here are a few pictures of the city of Buenos Aires….

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Standing in front of the union of Congress building…the picture did not show the magnificence of this building…

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That is the building to marvel about…

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Lovely

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Beautiful one

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The thinking Man…only 4 in the whole world and the only one in south America

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The oldest cafe in aregntina

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Now you know the city loves it’s structure when they have this as street lights..

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Now sure about this one

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In the city

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Right in the city

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I love this building

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They have a replica of the ngwazu falls in the middle of the city….got to love the Argentines

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Not at the falls yet…

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Large structures

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What does this remind you of…

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The oldest building in argentina

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Imagine this building around you each day

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My little man

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Winter mode

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She is loving it all

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A lovely tree…

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We are all in it together…got one for myself and my 4 daughter….

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My little global traveler

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Such a lovely building

Well that’s all I could take since I was super cold….

Check out free walking tour world wide and experience each city in the eyes of the tour guides. You will love it.

Argentina Exploration Continues…