Blogs from Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America


South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires March 27th 2021

27th March - La Boca, Tango and Colours #heygo The neighborhood of La Boca, in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires, is famous for two things —the football stadium La Bombonera, and El Caminito, a short pedestrian street paved with cobblestone where artists sell their wares and tango dancers prance along the sidewalk providing photo opportunities for tourists. The rainbow colored ramshackle buildings lining either side of the famous strip is probably one of the most famous images of Buenos Aires. La Boca means “the mouth” in Spanish, and is so named because it is situated at the mouth of the Riachuelo river. Originally, La Boca was a shipyard. The dock workers who lived there were so poor that they built their houses using cast-away ship building materials such as planks and corrugated sheet metal. ... read more

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires January 20th 2021

29th December 2020 The 3rd of my trips yesterday. Buenos Aires - Plaza de Mayo The Plaza de Mayo is the oldest public square in Buenos aires, and has been the scene of many of the most important events in the city's history. The square is named after the Argentine revolution, which began on May 25, 1810. So many beautiful buildings around the square including the cathedral where Pope Francis conducted mass for 20 years, the seat of the national government, the national bank and the intelligence secretariat & one of the oldest bookstores in Argentina. The green kiosks are the only place that people can buy newspapers. Buenos Aires is the only Argentine city with a metro system. The rainbow road crossings show just how diverse Argentina is in relation to LGBTQ pride. Fabian our ... read more

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires November 30th 2020

The world seemed an even bigger place in 1978. The World Cup party that had once rolled down Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough in 1966 was in full swing in Buenos Aires. I watched the television, awe inspired, as a schoolboy. What a place to watch your football. We knew little of the politics of military junta at the time. Frankly if we had, I doubt we would have cared one iota. I was watching the sky filled with the trademark paper falling down from the stands and a brand of football that we didn't encounter on the playing fields at home. In amongst the festival of football, a young urchin was juggling footballs for the TV crews. The next superstar? We didn't know. Diego Armando Maradona. It turns out we would hear a lot more about ... read more
C A Boca Juniors
La Boca
San Telmo

Pas de grand texte puisque tout expliqué lors du dernier blog... Vous vous promenerez en images... Si gran texto ya que esta todo explicado en el ultimo blog... Pasearan con las imagenes....... read more
Tony Tur, tout confort...
beauté du paysage
au 6ème étage, notre demeure pour une semaine à Mar del Plata

Para el castellano, por favor usar el boton "traducir".... Et oui... cela nous arrive aussi.... Si bien nous organisons facilement et bien à l'avance la plupart de nos voyages... cette fois c'est tout autre chose... Fin décembre je rentre d'une agence de voyage où je réserve et paye notre petite semaine en Andalousie au mois de janvier (voir blog précédent...) et je reçois un petit message Whatsapp : nous sommes invités au mariage de Cecilia et Patricio, la dernière fille d'une de mes amies de Mar del Plata, le 23 février... La neige n'est pas tombée encore cet hiver et les flocons absents ne se sont pas transformés en billets de banque... mais comme nous les aimons vraiment beaucoup... on fait un effort et on trouve une solution... JJ a lui assez de Miles sur sa ... read more
Tout bon : on est partis !
survol un peu agité vers l'Allemagne
arrivée en Argentine

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires March 6th 2020

Wednesday 4 March, 2020 - Buenos Aires Our 12.40pm flight was delayed back to 2.45pm, which was inconvenient to say the least because it meant we missed our Air Canada connection in Santiago. We were rerouted to a flight 2hrs later but we had to scramble with communications to our driver in Buenos Aires, as well as our Airbnb host. The flight itself was completely packed and Dwayne was bumped out of his aisle seat into the middle, so that was not fun. Same happened on our Latam connection. On a positive note, we flew over the South Island of NZ and had a bird’s eye view of the southern alps, from Mt Cook to Milford Sound. Very pretty. Finally arrived in BA at our apartment at 7pm, did the handover and made our way out ... read more
BA - Parisien influences
Parisien influences
The view from our apartment

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires March 2nd 2020

Hi friends We're about to head off on our South American jaunt in a day or two, so I thought I'd get an itinerary out to you before we leave: Wed 4 March - Depart Sydney, arrive Buenos Aires Thu 5 March - BA Fri 6 Mar - BA Sat 7 Mar - embark on Holland America's Zaandam Sun 8 Mar - BA Mon 9 Mar - Montevideo, Uruguay Tue 10 Mar - at sea Wed 11Mar - at sea Thu 12 Mar - Stanley, Falkland Islands Fri 13 Mar - Strait of Magellan Sat 14 Mar - Punta Arenas, Chile, + Cockburn Channel, Beagle Channel & Glacier Alley Sun 15 Mar - Ushuaia, Argentina Mon 16 Mar - Cape Horn Tue 17 Mar - Sarmiento Channel Wed 18 Mar - Chilean Fjords Thu 19 Mar ... read more

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires February 22nd 2020

Buenos Aires, Montevideo & the Falklands 28 January–7 February 2020 There are 3 blogs coming in quick succession as we did not have good enough wifi while travelling. The penguins on the Falklands are at the end of the pictures so click through all pages to see them. Arriving in B. Aires three days before we were due to embark on the Zaandam for our cruise down to Antarctica gave us plenty of time to visit the city. After purchasing our Subte card for the underground we set off to visit the Eva Peron museum and the Recoleta cemetery. It may seem unusual to visit a cemetery but Recoleta is the top tourist attraction in B A and city residents are very proud of it. The cemetery is fascinating, a true city of the dead, streets ... read more
'Streets' of mausoleums
Remebrance plaque
Decorative angels

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires January 13th 2020

Buenos Aires 7-12 januar Vi landet 07:35 lokal tid etter nesten 14 timer i lufta, ganske slitne, men med 6 uker foran oss til å utforske landet. Vi hadde bestilt overnatting i fire døgn på Hostal America del Sur og henting på flyplassen. Det ble ordnet fra hotellet, veldig greit og noe vi anbefaler. Hotellet er et enkelt backpackerhotell som ligger i bydelen San Telmo og i grei gåavstand til det meste. Rommet er rent, med god dobbeltseng og bad. Betjeningen er kjempehyggelig. Da vi reiste jorda rundt for ti år siden, syntes vi denne typen hotell var topp. Grunnen var at vi traff så mange hyggelige reisevante ungdommer med mye erfaring som de delte med oss gamlingene. Hittil har vi ikke opplevd det samme. I dag sitter alle med nesa begravet... read more
La Boca

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires December 18th 2019

We did the usual touristy thing of going to dinner and a tango show at El Querandi. Rather than sit with the group we were seated at a table for two. We had been told in advance not to sit in the front row as we may become part of the show. Fortunately it wasn't that sort of show. Rather a very professional spin down the ages from the beginnings of the tango in the 1880s in impoverished port areas like Caminito St where there was a mix of local people and immigrants, down to the sophisticated dance it has become today. I tried to discreetly take photos with my phone and was very surprised at how well they turned out. The only problem being a slight delay while the phone adjusted for the light meaning ... read more
The early days
The singer was quite good too
Coordinated 50s costumes

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