Buenos Aires In 4 Days

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February 5th 2019
Published: February 8th 2019
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How does one do justice to Buenos Aires (BA) when visiting the city of 15 million people in only 4 days and nights? My answer: hire a private tour guide! Prior to arriving in BA, I googled "BA private tour guide" and up came TripAdvisor.com with choices. I wrote to highly rated guide Marcelo Mansilla and he responded right back (he gave me permission to use his whole name if I wrote positive revie... Read Full Entry

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El Burladura Waiter LuisEl Burladura Waiter Luis
El Burladura Waiter Luis

Venezuelan Luis was superb, speaks English very well and extremely attentive in a good way. My wine and "gas water" glasses were never allowed to be close to empty.
El Barrio "La Boca" (The Mouth...of the river)El Barrio "La Boca" (The Mouth...of the river)
El Barrio "La Boca" (The Mouth...of the river)

This postcard famous neighborhood reminded me a lot like parts of New Orleans.
Colorful La BocaColorful La Boca
Colorful La Boca

Not to be missed old port area of BA. So many colors because ships would leave leftover cans of paint before sailing off to other ports. The citizens took advantage of the free paint.
La BocaLa Boca
La Boca

Guide Marcelo and I walking La Boca.
Restaurante El BurladuraRestaurante El Burladura
Restaurante El Burladura

Awesome squid tapas!
La Boca La Boca
La Boca

Colorful paint everywhere.
La BocaLa Boca
La Boca

Closest I got to doing the infamous tango.
La BocaLa Boca
La Boca

Antique store with fabulous chandeliers. Mark, you are safe. Would not fit in my duffel bags!
La Boca Indoor MarketLa Boca Indoor Market
La Boca Indoor Market

Huge market reminded me of the one in Tahiti capital city Papeete. On Sundays, it explodes to the outdoors, down the streets and is hugely popular with locals and touristas alike.
Casa Rosada Presidential PalaceCasa Rosada Presidential Palace
Casa Rosada Presidential Palace

President does not live here, only works here. And his flag was flying signifying he was there working.
Famous Eva Peron Balcony (on left side of building) Famous Eva Peron Balcony (on left side of building)
Famous Eva Peron Balcony (on left side of building)

Only person to address the public from this 2nd floor balcony since Ava Peron was "Don't cry for me, Argentina" Madonna when filming the movie Evita (Eva's nick name). Still to this day, many Argentinians resent Madonna and are mad that the President at that time allowed a USA actress to desecrate Ava's balcony.
Near Presidential PalaceNear Presidential Palace
Near Presidential Palace

French architecture.
Near Prez PalaceNear Prez Palace
Near Prez Palace

Paris of the South.
Not a ChurchNot a Church
Not a Church

Government building posing as a church.
Not a Government BuildingNot a Government Building
Not a Government Building

Cathedral posing as a governmental building. Actually, cathedral where Pope worked before being promoted.
Saint RosaSaint Rosa
Saint Rosa

Always knew I was saintly. LOL.
Pope's Former CathedralPope's Former Cathedral
Pope's Former Cathedral

Where he gave Mass each week.
Coffin of Military GuyCoffin of Military Guy
Coffin of Military Guy

Can't remember.

8th February 2019

Inquiring mind
Does this mean you’re converting
9th February 2019

but it can’t hurt
I respect people’s rights to believe what they want to believe. And the candle won’t hurt unless they burn the church down

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