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a steel flower sculpture aka Floralis Genérica found in buenos aires argentina

Foto Fridays: Floralis Genérica (Buenos Aires)

Located in the Plaza de las Naciones Unidas, the Floralis Genérica is a steel and aluminum sculpture that stands at 23 meters (75 feet) tall, and was designed by architect Eduardo Catalano to look like a flower with its six distinct ‘petals’. What make the steel flower unique is that it’s an automated sculpture controlled by ...

maxi and nahir perform a beautiful bachata in buenos aires

Workshop and Dance Performance Videos from the Kizombachata Weekender (Buenos Aires)

As many of my readers can probably tell, I’ve been spending quite a lot of time on the dance floor here in Buenos Aires.  As most of my days and nights have been filled with either bachata or tango, I thought I’d change it up by adding a little kizomba last weekend.  Luckily, Sara Lopez ...

Foto Fridays: Escaleras Eléctricas en la Comuna 13 (Medellin)

Located in what was once one of Medellin’s most dangerous neighborhoods, you’ll find this symbol of the city’s dedication to urban development. To read an interesting article that goes into the impact the escalators have had on the citizens of Comuna 13, click on the following link: [Escaleras Eléctricas]

Dance Performance Videos from Sinergia Fest (Buenos Aires)

Went out to support a friend, whose team is starting to raise funds in order to represent Argentina at the World Latin Dance Cup this year. Held in a beautiful dance hall north of Buenos Aires, the night was full of great shows and social dances.  Congratulations to everyone at Sinergia on hosting such an ...

Foto Fridays: Recoleta Cemetery (Buenos Aires)

One of the many ornate tombstones found in Buenos Aires’ most famous cemetery.  It immediately becomes obvious why Recoleta is internationally regarded as having one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world.  Definitely a must-see for any traveler in Buenos Aires. 

Performances and Social Dance Videos from Stephanie Lucero Fest (Buenos Aires)

What an awesome night, celebrating the birthday of my profe, and watching some friends perform live! Congratulations to Stephanie on hosting such a successful event!! 🙂 Stephanie Lucero: Mayra Ramirez: Sinergia: Julieta Ibanez: Matin Cardozo and Daniela Rodas: To see more bachata and salsa videos, just click the following link to my Youtube channel: (LINK)

beachgoers relaxing at playa mansa from http://mapes24.com

Foto Fridays: Punta del Este (Uruguay)

The beautiful sands of Playa Mansa at Punta del Este, Uruguay.