Blogs from Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America

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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 https://americahostel.com.ar/wp/en/hostel-buenos-aires-eng/ 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
Ranchtur
Ranchtur
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

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires December 17th 2019

We're staying in the Retiro district which of course means nothing when you choose accommodation in a new city so the first thing to do is explore. Leafy trees and elegant balconied apartments line the street with two cafes and a bar/restaurant very close by, i.e. within a hundred metres! A small corner park over the road made us curious. It was strange, mostly concrete, more leafy trees in a neat row, a pool with running water over stones. And always people sitting on the benches often eating lunch. The outline of a former building is evident on the adjacent wall. It is the site of the former Israeli Embassy destroyed in 1992 by a suicide bombing attack. We were shocked. Now the streets are lined with short stubby bronze bollards. Reminders of history are never ... read more
Israeli memorial park
The former Israeli Embassy
Local bar and restaurant

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires December 16th 2019

Argentinien - Buenos Aires in den NW, nach Salta und Jujuy, November 2019 Copyright by Bernhard SONNLEITNER Montag, 11. November 2019 Der 11. November ist in Österreich kalt und grau. Am frühen Nachmittag brechen wir zum Flughafen auf und machen uns mit Lufthansa über Frankfurt auf den Weg nach Argentinien. Nach einer längeren Wanderung vom einen Ende des Flughafens (Terminal A) zum anderen (Terminal C) setzen wir mit einem 13stündigen Flug zum Sprung über den Atlantik und auf die südliche Halbkugel an. Dienstag, 12. November 2019 Nach problemlosem Flug empfängt uns Buenos Aires am Morgen mit frühlingshaften Temperaturen. Mit dem vorbestellten Mietwagen („Remis“) der Fa. Tienda Leon geht es durch den dichten Verkehr komfortabel ins Zentrum. Wir haben nahem ... read more
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South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires December 15th 2019

Packing for this trip has been a bit of a challenge as we need shoes for a cruise, clothes for the Polar region as well as not much for Thailand so we both have larger than normal suitcases. We are hoping the weather is favourable as we sail the Drake Passage to Antarctica and back again. This evening we fly to Buenos Aires arriving 4 hours before we leave, i.e. 4pm on Sunday. We have a few days to look around before boarding the ship, Zaandam on the 18th. The temperature in the Falkland Islands, our second port of call, is about 8 degrees C. We are there on the 24th. Christmas day begins 7 continuous days at sea 3 of which will be sailing around the Antarctic ice looking at icebergs, penguins, whales and sealions. ... read more
Zaandam




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