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Published: June 23rd 2017
Geo: -34.6118, -58.4173
Today we lost half of our group back to the states. We shall miss them. The rest of us are here til we get to Fort Lauderdale. New travelers will board today. We have met several couples who never fly both ways on a long distance cruise In other words they do back to back cruises or even take breaks in between and then board another ship home. Wow. I don't know about that.
We are enjoying a day on board and then tomorrow we take a city tour around Buenos Aires.
This morning dawned early with breakfast in the room. We were then off to catch the bus for our tour. We started off from the port area and headed north to plaza naciones unites where we saw the aluminum tulip that open and closes. We then proceeded north to a large park area then on to Palermo where we saw beautiful large ambassadors homes. Beautiful architecture similar to France. Then we proceeded to Bocoleta where we visited and walked through the cemetery to see Eva Parone grave. The graves here are huge above grown monuments.
We then traveled on 9 de Julio which is a large highway celebrating their independence as we headed to La Boco. This is the colorful district known for it itinerant housing that are painted bright colors and have been converted into shops and tango dances. This area is for the working class. You could definitely tell a difference in this area compared to others that we had been in.
We then traveled down to Puerto Madero, the reclaimed old port area. Beautiful tall modern buildings and old old warehouses that had been converted into restaurants and condos. Then we returned to the port for lunch. The temperature was very hot but sun was shining.
We left port and headed to the RIver de Plata for travel out to the ocean and on to rio. The river has a narrow navigatible traffic lane so ships park all along and just outside waiting their turn. We even at one point were at a standstill. Not real sure why. We really never reached the ocean til mid morning the next day.
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