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Jan 16, 2017 - Day 3 Rio and Travel Day to Buenos Aires

We slept past our alarms and woke up at around 11 am. Oops. Our complimentary breakfast had already passed for it was almost lunch time. We were on our own for breakfast. We decided to walk to a bakery that was a few blocks away. On the way, we stopped at a juice bar and ordered a fruit juice that we had already had on our food tour from our first day in Rio. We also at some cheesy bread balls made from tapioca, my mom's favorite. Everything here is so delicious! We arrived at the cute little bakery and got a chocolate croissant and a...

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Jan 8, 2017 - Overnight in the Park Tower Hotel

After a day (yesterday) where the ship first was 5 hours late, then 12, then 18 hours late and unable to dock due to tides, this morning we looked out of our hotel window and the ship was finally docked. We waited in the 'waiting lounge' designated at Sheraton for Princess passengers from a bit before 3 until after 9pm yesterday - no food available but free water and air conditioning. 750+ passengers waiting -- and around 6 they started telling us that they would need to find hotels for all 750 folks - and that your luggage was already on...

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Jan 7, 2017 - Heading Out on the Crown Princess 11 days to Santiago, Chile

The Crown Princess sets sail today for Montevideo, Uruguay - arriving there tomorrow at 8am and departing at 6pm. We checked out of our hotel at 10 and had them hold our luggage. Then we walked across the street to a very large weekend market called Artesans Paseo. Only on weekends, these little metal stand frames are put up by someone - probably over a 100 of them, and local folks set up their wares for sell. Painted shirts, Mate cups with silver straws (holds the local bitter tea called Mate (sp?), lots of leather goods (they have a lot...

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Jan 6, 2017 - Last Day in Buenos Aires

We woke up to sunny skies but brisk winds --which made for a splendid morning walking through neighborhoods we hadn't strolled yet. Spent another hour early in the morning at the Recoleta Cemetery. A review of the BA map shows we have traversed a lot of the city over the course of 7 days. The two days of the Hop On bus helped with that tremendously. We are so pleased with our week here. It has been such a good experience and we have learned so much about this very big capital city. Tomorrow we check out of the hotel in the morning, store...

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Jan 5, 2017 - Discovered new areas of very large Buenos Aires

No cloud in the sky today - hot and humid - so it was an early start for us to walk about 15 minutes away to catch a Hop On bus to a new area of town. We saw the big soccer stadium (seriously big deal here for their teams), the fishing docks on the big river (widest in the world they say), a horse racing track (big deal here too) and some new neighborhoods with their own personality. - Two hours of viewing from the top of the bus - got pretty hot by the end! There are so many high rise apartments in this town - and parking is a premium so...

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Jan 4, 2017 - Hop On/ Hop Off Bus

Today we purchased a two day ticket each for the Hop On/Hop Off bus. It goes on three different routes and takes almost four hours to complete if you did it in one straight through ride. We began att 10am after another hour of quiet walking through the Recoleta Cemetery. We got two of the three routes done plus went back at 7pm and did another repeat of a close by one. The bus lets you select your language to listen to and gives a narration at key points. We drove through the areas of La Boca, San Nicolas, Recoleta, Palermo, San Telmo and...

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Jan 3, 2017 - Great walk day expanding to other parts of the city

Today's weather made it a great day for a long exploring walk. From 8-12 it was overcast, with a lovely breeze and mid 80's temperature, making it perfect to venture along avenues and neighborhoods past Recoleta. We walked to San Martin Plaza about an hour away, found Florida street along the journey, and spent time walking the numerous blocks of shops that make up the street "mall" of Florida Street. Then we headed to the Obliesk statue which is in the heart of BAires and just a block or so from their version of the Supreme Court -...

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Jan 2, 2017 - World Famous Recoleta Cemetery

The Recoleta cemetery was inaugurated on 17 November 1822 becoming the first public cemetery in Buenos Aires and the most relevant historical and artistic monument of the country. The site (54,843 square meters) has 4,800 vaults. The more relevant players of Argentine history rest in Recoleta: 19 former presidents plus politicians, military members, statesmen, explorers, priests, writers and poets - and a lot of doctors. It could take many hours to really look at the history represented by all the unique vaults. We lucked out and at 8:30...

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Jan 1, 2017 - Walking around the Recoleta area of Buenos Aires

As we get adjusted to the heat and still recovering from the flu, we are taking forays out in small chunks of time. Total walking today was 14,000+ steps over five separate times. About all we can handle right now is an hour at a time. We found a little park that was the reason for this noted area of town - Recoleta....named for a sculptor from France who did this big work with multiple panels representing 𯇦𯇷 Argentia's history. Come to find out, this was France's gift to Argentina just like the Statue of Liberty was their gift to us. We...

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Dec 31, 2016 - Arrived in Buenos Aires - December 31 - January 7th

We got off the ship at 9 yesterday (31st) and easily got a taxi to our hotel. The hotel is exactly as it was advertised and we are very happy with it. It is in a perfect location and a very safe area. We are two blocks from the Recolata Cemetery, 2 blocks from a mall one wall and another one the other way (very important because we are going to have to find air conditioned places to go from 10-6 each day!!! At 10 yesterday it was 98 degrees and it didn't get better until after 6 pm. We ordered our first meal by ourselves in a pizza place...

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Dec 21, 2016 - December 21 - 31 will repeat again January 7-18

Since Terry's camera pictures are not going to work this time, the good news is that we do a repeat of the December 21-December 31 when we take the last leg of our cruises returning from Buenos Aires to Santiago January 7th to January 18th. We retrace our steps so I'll make sure we get photos and do postings of the Falkland Islands, (Stanley), Ushuaia (End of the World), Punta Arena, Montevideo and Valparaiso' -- so you can get a fresh set eyes and photos by me waiting to do those postings on the return trip. We will start the 7 days of...

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Dec 6, 2016 - Como se sigue después de esto.

Primera escritura de hoy, sigue siendo una prueba. Estoy trabajando freenlance. Una empresa sin contrato legal. Una mala empresa sin contrato legal. No se como se puede seguir con esto. No se como tienen cara. Me embronca. No me dan ganas de trabajar pero venga, que también es una forma de despejarme. El trabajo. A mi me gusta trabajar, pero cuando mi superior realmente me paga.

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