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South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires February 21st 2014

Day 3 We always thought that a 3 month trip would be filled with highs and lows and hopefully not too many lows but unfortunately we met with our first scarey experience today when some people tried to rob/mug us. We had a another full day of walking, our B & B is surrounded by every shopping outlet brand name known to man & Ruth managed to pass them all without entry. We passed through the cosmopolitan Palermo area with lots of cafés and restaurants intending to reach the upmarket Recoleta area with the wealthiest streets in BA. After feeling very safe yesterday we were almost robbed today, we were down near the zoo entrance taking a photo when I thought a bird had done its business all over me. I felt & saw a greenish ... read more

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires February 20th 2014

Day 2 Topped up the B&B's Sube underground credit card to take a trip into town. Each trip costs P3.50 (approx $0.50) regardless of the length. If only so cheap back home! Considering the number of busses we will be taking over the next few months a minor head to tail crash between 2 buses was sobering (one of 3 accidents we saw today!) they seem to drive fast and furious over here and as a pedestrian you have to be very alert to get across the road. Not much of a plan to start our day due to an inadequate map. Started to get the feel of the downtown area with a decent map from the info bureau. A tour of the famed French Renaissance style opera house (Teatro Colon) was a highlight. We got ... read more

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires February 19th 2014

ARGENTINA & URUGUAY Gerald Hasser If it’s January and you like warm places; the Southern Hemisphere should work. We’d been considering travel to South America for some time, and were ready. The list of countries of interest included Argentina and Uruguay to start. First, how to get there; and then how to get around; and then how to get back? I had about 120,000 miles on American Airlines and found we could use them for two first class one-way fares from San Francisco to Buenos Aires. This is a very long set of flights, so going first class seemed a fine way to start the adventure. The first leg would leave San Francisco at a civilized hour for a three and a half hour trip to Dallas. After a reasonable layover in Dallas the final leg ... read more
Buenos Aires Tango Porteno Theatre
Colonia del Sacramento 17th century buildings
Montivideo La Rambla

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires February 19th 2014

Expect long day flying to start our trip. Early flight to Sydney then Qantas to Santiago with 3 hour stop before next flight to Buenos Aires. Expectations proved correct. Nearly 24 hrs from door to door. Kieran was up much earlier than normal (5.20 am) to take us to the airport. Thanks k. Arrived safely & not too tired after a few catnaps along the way. Pushed ourselves to stay up a little longer with a quick orientation around the B&B for a supermarket. A snack for dinner with complimentary mini bottles of wine from Qantas seemed to do the trick. Ruth was snoring as soon as head hit the pillow. Unusually I took longer but both had deep early sleeps. Jetlag not to bad. Off to explore BA.... read more
Inca Trail

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

Well I am over the novelty of not having to go to work in the morning and am now ready to write... For me coming to Argentina has always been about Patagonia rather than Buenos Aires. (In homage to Bruce Chatwin - if not to hunt for dinosaurs or their remains at least look on the landscape that made such ideas possible). So I did not have many preconceptions about Buenos Aires and only had quite a sketchy idea about what to expect. I had heard that it might be oppressively hot (in fact the weather was mild and dry - perfect for exploring on foot), I had feared it might be difficult to navigate with my "improving" Spanish. In fact the whole experience was largely a big success. I was lucky that my hosts were ... read more
The Congress
Street Dancing in Carminito
Puerto Madera

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

Argentina is fantastic! Well what we have seen so far... We spent 5 days in Buenos Aires which was pretty quiet as we needed some time to recover from our flights. While in Buenos Aires we did loads of walking as the city is pretty spread out. We visited Casa Rosada which is the main parliament building. As it was the weekend we were able to join a free walking tour & explore inside. We also went to the Recoleta Cemetery, where Eva Peron was finally laid to rest. It's also the most expensive real estate in Buenos Aires. The tombs are so elaborate & large, it's unlike any other cemetery we have visited. We also organised our next couple of weeks & managed to book our boat & bus tickets in spanish and so far ... read more
Casa Rosada

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires February 8th 2014

After a quick 26 hours of flying, we finally arrived in Buenos Aires. Our first impressions of the city from the taxi were not as good as expected. We got to our hotel in Recoleta and both agreed that the city was looking super shady. While looking up a place to go out for dinner, I completely passed out and we decided to call it a night and start our adventures the next day. Our first day in BA did not disappoint. We started close to our place at the Recoleta Cemetery, here there are huge mausoleums and tombs for some of the wealthiest people in Buenos Aires. It was very impressive with giant statues and pillars; it actually looked like a small town filled with marble houses. Afterwards we headed towards Plaza de Mayo down ... read more
Recoleta Cemetery
Done work biotches! Just kidding, I have no idea what this awesome sign is for
Jose de San Martin tomb

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires January 29th 2014

Hi, I'm little Palmy and I'm going to tell you a little about Argentina everyday. I've been living in Argentina for the past three years and before that I lived in the USA for 11 years. As an American, you wouldn't believe your eyes right when you come to Argentina. The first thing you'll notice hen you arrive in the airport is the customs line. Sometimes it will take you 1 hour to get through customs or it could take you 5 hours. You might think this is crazy, but that's not even the worst of it. After you get through customs you go through a door to get your luggage. After that you have to stand in a line that wraps around the airport twice just to get to the line that takes you outside. ... read more

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires January 28th 2014

This is young Palmy and this is my first entry. Let me catch you up so far, 3 years ago my dad and I moved to Argentina from California. I came to play soccer in a professional academy called Estudiantes de la Plata which is located about an hour outside of the city of Buenos Aires. I lived in the garage of my best friend for 2 years and this last year I moved to the center of Buenos Aires to start a new chapter in my life. I came to try out at the biggest club in South America, Club Athletico Boca Juniors. 5,000 boys tried out in my age group and 44,000 boys tried out in the whole club and I was the only one who made it onto the team. For an american ... read more

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires » Buenos Aires January 27th 2014

So time is flying past here in B.A. It seems like only yesterday that we arrived, and here we are with only 5 weeks left before we travel back to Dublin. Needless to say, we have been trying to make the most of our time here in and take in as many sights and experiences as possible that we haven't yet already done. It's quite easy to be relaxed and laid back about travelling round when you have 4 months to see a city, but time really does fly past when your on holidays and so I want to make sure I know this place inside out before I leave. Taking to my guidebook for advice, I find that I have seen almost all of what there is to see in Buenos Aires and am already ... read more

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