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South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires January 1st 2015

I have always loved fireworks. I was so disappointed when Danville and then San Ramon stopped having fireworks. Tonight I was in fireworks heaven. We arrived this morning and without a full nights sleep headed out to explore our new neighborhood. We went shopping and walked and walked. We were beat and decided to go up to the roof to see if we could see any fireworks instead of walking to Parque Tres De Febrero to watch the fireworks. We bought sparklers and took them up to the roof with a botle of wine. O my the fireworks surrounded us. The sound bounced off the buildings. Everywhere you looked there were professional stlye fireworks. We watched for 40 min but I can still hear them going off. This was the best introduction to Buenos Aires. Happy ... read more
In honor of Eva Perone
Lots of fountains

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires January 1st 2015

Before my trip to Patagonia, I spent few days and New Years Eve in Buenos Aires, at the place of Paola Romina and Pablo, friends of couch surfing. A small issue at the airport in Berlin, where I took my flight. I arrived around one hour before the flight and was told at the check-in that I cannot fly because I do not have an Esta for U.S. because of a change in Atlanta. Luckily the office of German post at the airport filled the form for me and I catched the flight few minutes before the departure. picture comments later ;)... read more

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires September 15th 2014

Am Nachmittag sind wir dann in Buenos Aires gelandet, wo wirklich herrliches Wetter war! Da unser Hostel genau im Zentrum, 200 Meter vom Obelisk, dem Wahrzeichen der Stadt, war, sind wir ein bisschen herumgegangen, um dort Fotos zu machen! Am Abend sind wir dann mit Vincis Gastschwester in ein Restaurant im Viertel 'Puerto Madero' essen gegangen, das 'Siga la vaca' hieß. (Vaca=Kuh). Dort gab es typisch argentinisch 'Asado', was wir mit BBQ vergleichen würden (auch wenn man es hier als Beleidigung ansieht, es so zu nennen). Aber es gab auf jeden Fall sehr sehr viel Fleisch jeglicher Art und man konnte sich so viel nehmen wie man möchte für einen Fixpreis. So haben wir uns natürlich durch alle Fleischarten und Zubereitungsarten durchprobiert. Am nächsten Tag hatten wir den Vormittag frei und sind deshalb zuerst zum Retiro, ... read more
Schnitzel mal anders
Friedhof Recoleta
Friedhof Recoleta

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires August 17th 2014

Yesterday I met up with a friend from my previous tour as we were both in Buenos Aires and wanted to see more of the city. We went to a museum which had art by Van Gough, but I found it kind of boring (I'm not an arty person). After that we went to the markets and visited a graveyard.....which is one of the biggest attractions in Buenos Aires due to the amount of mausoleums they have there (it's like a small city). After that I over ate again and then I went shopping by myself. I'm sure I've put on 5kgs already, but I'm happily still eating large meals and don't care at the moment. Last night I met up with some people from contiki and we tried some steak, empanadas and ice cream. Today ... read more

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires August 16th 2014

This morning I woke up and wasn't feeling the best, ate something funky last night that my stomach did not like! Later I had my daily omelet and croissant and then tried to figure out where the nearest shopping mall was. I was in heaven! The shopping mall was awesome, but unfortunately only had an hour so will have to go back tomorrow! Later in the afternoon I took a tour around Buenos Aires, I’m doing one with contiki but wanted to see more of it earlier. We went all over Buenos Aires including the colourful area of La Boca. I was going to write down the cool places I went to but I can't get onto the tour groups website, so you'll just have to believe me that the places I went to which I've ... read more

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires August 15th 2014

Last night I arrived at my hotel to find out I got an upgrade! And the best part is I have a spa bath!!!!! In the morning I slept in, had an omelet and croissant thing and then walked around the streets. The first thing I thought when I got to Buenos Aires is that it looks like a great place to shop! But walking around the streets around my hotel I found everything was so expensive and you know it is when they have their own security guards in every shop! Must find some cheaper shops somewhere. Anyway I did splurge on laundry at my hotel so kind of don't want to spend anything else at the moment. Later in the day I went to a street art and graffiti tour as Buenos Aires is ... read more

7/4 It took a while to get up since it was in the mid 40s in Buenos Aires (BA). I took a long hot shower, called the rents, and watch France v Germany at the hostel. I was cheering for the Germans. After the game I walked into town to exchange my Uruguayan pesos for Argentine pesos. Apparently on the streets you can get a much better exchange rate than the official rate you'd get at the cambio. There's a bunch of people standing around on Florida street yelling "Cambio cambio! Change change!" I used them to do my conversions. They take back to a makeshift office in the high rises around the area called "Blue Dollar Caves". The official exchange rate from USD to ARS is about 8, but on the street you can get ... read more

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires June 30th 2014

Another hazy bus ride sped us on to Buenos Aires and after a short taxi ride with an extremely racist taxi driver, we were unloaded on the doorsteps of Milhouse (Avenue) Hostel; the hostel every backpacker labelled as ´The Party Hostel´. Yet did some lucky hostel residents realise... the party had just arrived. One thing immediately apparent: this was more hotel than hostel! Marble floors and more than bread-toast for breakfast.. where were we!? The first day followed routine: Eat pre-check-in breakfast (#loveafreebie); sprawl across sofas attempting to look friendly and not absolutely shattered (#thefriendlyzombie); engage residents and attempt to make plans (#nottherighttime!); post check-in nap (#thisroomisfreezing); brief city exploration (#undecidedonBA); enter BA pm (#drinksensibly). Morning. Afternoon. Palermo was fun! And this next day was to mark the addition of a new te... read more
BA: + Mark & Scotty!

Here we are, just a few thousand miles north of Antartica, in the Tango capital of the world, Buenos Aires. The sky seems bigger here; perhaps it's a subconscious association with the name of the city, which literally translates to "Good Air", or perhaps it was just my disillusionment and deliriousness upon completing the 14 hour flight. Cecilia was an absolute gem the whole way. Lara prepared so well, as she always does, and the baby was entertained virtually the whole flight from Portland to Dallas Fort Worth. It also helped that she naps well, so while there was plenty to keep her busy, the lull of the monotone engines and peaked stimulation of the hustle and bustle of actually getting on the plane was enough to knock her out for at least the first leg ... read more

h2 style="border: 0px; -webkit-transform: translate3d(0px, 0px, 0px); margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 4px; padding: 16px 0px 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: bold;"un nuevo dia en argentina… nachts packt uns leider noch einmal kurz der jetlag und wir liegen etwas wach… das beeinflusst unseren heutigen tatendrang jedoch keineswegs und daher begeben wir uns früh, diesmal mittels subte (erste u-bahn südamerikas!) erneut ins stadtzentrum. die casa rosada, der präsidenten-palast, mit ihrem berühmten “evita”-balkon muss genauso gesehen werden wie die parada peru, eine originale u-bahn station, wie vor hundert jahren. nach den ersten kulturellen anstrengungen haben wir uns kaffee im cafe tortoni, dem cafe zentral von buenos aires, verdient! über den plaza nueve de julio und dem darauf eindrucksvoll thronenden obelisken, bewegen wir uns aus dem centro über retiro nach recol... read more
recoleta cementario
mas cementario
skurril, oder?!

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