Flat Stanley Tracker

Follow Flat Stanley as he travels around the world.


Hola from Argentina! Here are some cool facts about this amazing country:

– It is the second largest country in South America, after Brazil.

– Argentina has won the Soccer World Cup twice, once in 1978 and another in 1986.

– Argentina has the highest literacy rate in South America. This means more people in Argentina can read than any other country in South America.

– They have a female president: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

We flew into Buenos Aires first. It is a beautiful city, as you can see:

The colorful neighborhood shown in the pictures above is called La Boca. It is one of the poorest neighborhoods in Argentina. It is a great neighborhood to shop in if you are a tourist, since it has a lot of great souvenir shops.

This painting in La Boca is of Diego Maradona, a very famous soccer player in Argentina, as he is regarded as one of the best players of all time. In Argentina, and in a lot of countries around the world, soccer is the most popular sport. Sports like football, baseball and basketball are rarely played in professional leagues in other countries, although there are a few exceptions. Japan, for example, loves baseball.

In America, the White House in Washington, D.C. is the principal workplace of the President of the United States. Well, in Argentina, they have their own version of the White House, except it’s pink, and it is known as the Casa Rosada:

I even got my picture taken with a few Argentine guards in the house:

Argentina is, among others, known for two things: great steak and tango. First, I had really great steak for dinner one night:

I then went to a “Tangueria” for some tango dancing. A Tangueria is kind of like a dance club. I didn’t get very good pictures because it was so dark in there:

Luckily, I found a couple doing the tango on the street the next day, so I was able to get a video:

Now for some good news, and some bad news: The bad news is our trip is at an end. The good news? We will be in the classroom the first week of May!

We will see you soon!

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