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South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires April 10th 2019

Nous voici bien installés dans notre Ibis habituel tout près de l'Obélisque... Pas mal de visites en perspective... nous aurons de quoi faire durant ces cinq jours qui nous restent du voyage... C'est dimanche, nous laissons nos amis passer ce jour en famille... Nous irons donc dans le quartier de La Recoleta où l'on se plaît toujours à retourner et s'y promener.... Recoleta doit son nom au couvent des Récollets, membres de l'ordre des Franciscains qui s'établit dans le quartier au début du XIIIèm siècle, y fondant un couvent et une église dédiée à url=https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilique_Notre-Dame-du-Pilier_(Buenos_Ai... read more
petit marché artisanal du quartier de la Recoleta
en Argentine on trouve des crêches toute l'année...
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South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires April 10th 2019

Castellano debajo del francés... Malgré le bus touristique, nous avons bien marché hier... et sommes prêts à recommencer aujourd'hui. Mais la journée commencera par un rendez-vous agréable !!! Nous rencontrons Sofia, la fille de l'auteur d'un livre d'un autre voyageur que celui dont je vous parle d'habitude... Il a écrit un livre qui m'attire et c'est surtout cette idée de voyager en famille (avec son épouse et ses 4 enfants...) qui me parle et la façon dont il le fait...Je ne peux pas vous en dire plus aujourd'hui car j'ai eu l'occasion d'avoir le dernier exemplaire de son livre en venant le réserver à l'Ateneo avant notre périple vers le Sud du pays et ce n'est que d'ici quelques jours que je pourrai lire leurs aventures après avoir pris connaissance de bribes sur Face Book. La ... read more
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Bus Touristique vers La Boca
Le street art a toujours existé dans ce quartier

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires October 25th 2017

How little did we know about the gastronomic treat we were going to get ourselves into after entering Argentina. Directly after crossing the small bridge, which was the actual border, everything felt different, the people spoke a different Spanish accent, the food was different, to be honest it felt a lot less Latino and very much more European. Although immediately we missed the Latin feeling we absolutely savoured the wines, the cheese, the ham and sausage, the empanadas and of course the beef. We got ourselves to the town of Salta first where we dove straight into an amazing store where we had our first taste of Argentine bubbly wine and a picada which is a plate with tapas like cheese and charcuterie and then ordered a nice Malbec before moving to another place for dinner ... read more
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Ruta del vino - Cafayete
Ruta del vino - Cafayete

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires August 27th 2017

Friday 21 July - Bolivia to Argentina We were collected at 03.45 for our flight to Buenos Aires via Santa Cruz, we were surprised at the items not allowed in hold luggage such as laptops, cell phones etc. our guide told us that this was to avoid the staff on the X-ray machines from stealing them. We were really quite tired when we arrived at our hotel, The Brick Hotel. We had decided that we would like to go to Uruguay on our free day, Sunday. We left Keith organising tickets for the ferry journey with Belen the concierge while we went in search of a coffee shop. Buenos Aires is very much a cafe culture and we were keen to partake in this local custom, especially when we discovered that they served wine. We immersed ... read more
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South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires March 10th 2017

Walked around the city today. Went through the old historical cemetery. We had a picnic lunch. We did some shopping for souveniers. Our hotel allowed for a late checkout as we have a late flight out tonight. ... read more
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Doggy daycare in Buenos Aires
The Cemetery in Buenos Aires

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires March 1st 2017

Welcome to Day-2 in Buenos Aires. We got up by 7:00 and stuffed the last of our loose items in the suitcases. The hanging items were indeed going to be moved by the stewards, so that was no problem for us. We left everything in our cabin, said goodbye to our Steward (Glenn) and headed up to the Horizon Court for breakfast. Since today is Ash Wednesday we had to be sure to avoid meat, but there were plenty of other things we could eat, and frankly we were not overly hungry yet after last night scrumptious dinner. This is the 3rd time we have done back-to-back cruises, but it is the first time we will move from one cabin to another. We had originally reserved this cabin for both cruises, however back in January we ... read more
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South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires February 28th 2017

Hello from Buenos Aires. This is an early report (just the first half of the day) because we have evening activities which will prevent us from posting later tonight, so here’s what we did. We got up this morning about 6:30 because we have an 8:15 meeting time for our excursion today. We got what has become our usual excursion-day breakfast – tea & juice from the Horizon Court and breakfast biscuits with donuts. Janet says they are better than Egg McMuffins but the chocolate donuts are not as good as Chocolate Long Johns at home. But we got ourselves down to the lounge about 8:00. We got off the ship and the bus left promptly at 9:00. We drove through Buenos Aires city and into Buenos Aires province, heading for a place called Tegre. The ... read more
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South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires January 7th 2017

6/1/2017 After having only two hours sleep from the previous night, Scarlet and I still made it down for breakfast in the morning. We had booked in to go on a walking tour around La Boca which is an area that is known for its colourful buildings, football scene and also violence/dangerousness. We were waiting around for the tour to go for a while and 30 of us got a public bus. With so many on the bus, little sleep and a slight hangovjer it wasn't that enjoyable! Once we got to La Boca it was all worth it. The buildings, graffiti and atmosphere were amazing! Everything was so colourful and bright. The only thing that let us down on the tour was the tour guide. Although he was so sweet and cute, his English wasn't ... read more

South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires December 12th 2016

5.Dezember Um 8uhr sind wir los zum ZIP Linen bzw. Wild Water Rafting. Die Fahrt Dauerte ca.2,5h bis wir angekommen waren. Die Anlage war groß und lag direkt am Fluss. Das Klima war sehr tropisch & heiss. Monika freute sich über die zipline über den Fluss und Michi und Chrisi chillten in der Sonne. Nach den Aktivitäten folgte abschliessen ein BBQ. Nachdem der Besitzer uns angeboten hat unsere Zelte hier aufzuschlagen machten wir uns ans Werk und bauten unser Camp auf der Wiese auf. Nach der Arbeit folgt das Vergnügen. Wir gingen runter zum Fluss und holten uns eine Abkühlung. (Das Wasser hatte ca 18 Grad) Am Abend bereiteten Michi & unsere 2 Belgier die Bowle vor. Die Kochgruppe versorgte uns mit leckeren Vegetarischen essen. Jedoch eine negative Sache hatte dieser Ort- Sandfliegen! Wie aus dem ... read more
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South America » Argentina » Buenos Aires October 16th 2016

Hola chicos! (as they seem to say around here...) We write on a lazy Sunday afternoon looking out across the snow-capped Andes from our hostel in El Calafate, on our last full day in Argentina. We are in great spirits, particularly on hearing about Wednesday's big win at Huddersfield earlier this afternoon. We arrived here last Tuesday, following an hour long ferry to Buenos Aires from Uruguay. With more than 14 million inhabitants, 'BA' is the second most populous city in South America after São Paulo, and Lonely Planet's take on it as "cosmopolitan, seductive, emotional, frustrating and chock-full of attitude" is probably a fair summary of the place and its people. The traffic alone makes central London look serene - one of the main thoroughfares has 18 lanes! Conversely, our itinerary here was leisurely and ... read more




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