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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

South America » Argentina » Tierra del Fuego » Ushuaia August 9th 2020

I wrote this back in 2010. Perhaps it is time to re-visit the ABCs?? Some of you may not have been on my email list back then. Gerry A is for Autobahn, a truly exciting and frightful experience the first time on the German superhighways. A could also be for Amsterdam, the wildest city in the world, where anything and anybody can be bought and sold. Of course, Amazonia could outshine anyplace on earth for its riches of forest, animals, plant life, and pure adventure. Don't forget the lovely and peaceful Algarve, on the Atlantic coast of Portugal, a wonderland of golf, good food, wine, and nice people. I almost forgot the magnificent ruins o... read more


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 23rd 2020

Friday 14thFebruary 2020 Chris had planned a couple of walking tours, but after yesterday’s walking tour failure and as Buenos Aires is such a large sprawling City, we decided to buy a 48hr hop on, hop off bus ticket (@ 45 US $ pp). Left the ship just after 8.00am and caught the shuttle to the Port Gates, got our tickets for the Big Bus and then had to wait 10 mins to get a yellow bus company shuttle bus to the Bus Stop for the yellow HOHO bus. All seemed very complicated!! Caught the bus at red stop 14 and were treated to some of the sights of Buenos Aires! It is full of trees, statues, churches, clock towers, fountains, parks and gardens as well as old grand French and Italian style palaces and buildings ... read more
La Boca stadium
Obelisk
Eva Peron tombstone

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 » Salta February 8th 2020

Salinas Grandes Etter noen timers kjøring gjennom vakkert fjellterreng fra Humahuaca, kom vi fram til saltsletta. For å komme ut på saltflaten, kan du enten kjøre med en guidebil eller få en guide til å kjøre din egen bil. Vi valgte det siste. Denne saltørkenen er dannet av vulkaner, i motsetning til Salar de Uyuni i Bolivia, som er havbunn. Det var en spesiell opplevelse og flott å komme ut på saltflaten. Enkelte steder dannes det hull/små råker fordi det kommer opp vann fra bunnen under saltet. Godt å ha en kjentmann som visste hvor hullene var! Parque Nacional Calilegua Fra Salinas Grandes kjørte vi til en liten by som heter Calilegua. Hensikten var å besøke nasjonalparken med samme navn, som er en subtropisk regnskog. Den går fra 550 moh og opp til 1500 moh. Det ... read more
Salinas Grandes
Salinas Grandes
Parque Nacional Calilegua




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