Argentinians and Uruguayans are always arguing over the origin of tango. Paula (@museodeltango) gave us a private tour of Montevideo’s tango museum to clear up this 100-year-old feud. Where Was Tango Created? In 2009, UNESCO cited the origin of tango as the Plata River Basin, the area between Montevideo and Buenos Aires. Tango Goes To Paris And French Tannat Comes To Uruguay Tango’s Acceptance Into … Continue reading The Origins Of Tango: Photo Essay
The conventillos of Buenos Aires are community living spaces. They were originally occupied by waves of immigrants. In this conventillo photo essay, you’ll enter this closed-off community and learn some of its secrets, meet some of its residents and discover its charm in San Telmo, the heart of Buenos Aires’ historic center. Argentina’s Immigration Wave San Telmo Conventillo Photo Essay Dr. Rawson And The Overcrowding … Continue reading San Telmo Conventillo Photo Essay Tour
Our sunset cruise on the River Seine in Paris was at the same time as the World Cup semi-final between Belgium and France. A Paris sunset river cruise with this silhouette of Notre Dame could have been the highlight of my evening, but we heard the cheer of France’s goal from the restaurants along the river and later on the cruise we saw everyone celebrating … Continue reading Drunk With… The Emotion Of The Moment! France Wins The World Cup 2018!
Rio Frío Cruise to Nicaragua, War and… Relaxation It was early in the morning and we were headed to Los Chiles, a border town close to Nicaragua where we boarded a river boat on the Rio Frío (the Cold River). Rolando pointed out howler monkeys and spider monkeys in the trees, caiman in the river, many different types of birds, iguana and other animals. Google … Continue reading Costa Rica With Caravan Tours, part 2
When I showed Dan the small Caravan Tours ad in Real Simple magazine, he immediately began reading dozens of glowing Trip Advisor reviews and, within the hour, we began our way through the booking process for our Costa Rica tour vacation. This would be our first group tour since we like to explore on our own, talk to people, and make spontaneous decisions about what … Continue reading Costa Rica With Caravan Tours
The beautiful Gran Hotel borders Mexico City’s Zócalo (main square). You notice how special his place as soon as you enter the hotel! Built in 1899 in the Art Nouveau style architecture, you’ll notice the grand staircase and the eye-catching caged elevators. To give you a better idea, the famous iron metro entrances in Paris are examples of the Art Nouveau style. The glass ceiling … Continue reading Gran Hotel, Mexico City
Guatemala is still home to many indigenous Maya who maintain their native languages and styles of dress. Get to know them as we did! Continue reading Mayan Culture and Everyday Life in Guatemala