Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Hello from Argentina. . . . . . . . .

Made it to Buenos Aires without any hitches thankfully. . . . . .but it was tiring,
 around 14 hours total traveling. We are still wide awake though and will be off to
 dinner at 7 pm (early for BA where 10 pm is more the locals time to dine. . . and
 then dance tango!  

View from our hotel room includes Torre Monumental, formerly prior to the
 1982 Falklands War named Torre de los Ingleses (Tower of the English).
 It was a gift from the local British community to the city in commemoration of the
 centennial of the May Revolution of 1810. The tower is Palladian style, decorated
 with symbols of the British Empire, featuring the thistle of Scotland, the English rose,
 the Welsh dragon and the Irish shamrock.

Tomorrow we head out - two bus loads of mostly Brits - on a 4 hour
 sightseeing tour of this huge city of around 3 million people + a million more
 who come to work in the city daily, and known as the Paris of South America.
Hope to get more photos to share before flying further south to
 Ushuaia to embark our ship on Thursday.

Have a great evening.


  1. Sounds exciting Mary. Have fun. I look forward to lots of your lovely photos.

  2. Good news that you have arrived safely Mary and it looks like the weather is lovely too. You really are the ultimate roving reporter - take care both of you, and have a great time.

  3. That sounds like a fun vacation, and good to hear a bit of the history of the Tower of the English.

  4. Wonderful! Have a restful night and so glad you have made it to Buenos Aires.

  5. Ahhhh...thanks for checking in. Didn’t expect that. Hope that your sleep is sweet...I can not imagine all those hours in a plane. Glad that you have a day or so to acclimate and enjoy before striking off again.

  6. So looking forward to hearing about your adventures, and learning more about this bustling country.

    Jane x

  7. Good news of your arrival. I hope you can rest, but perhaps you'll tango first! I hope you find some good vegetarian fare; from what I hear, there's a lot of meat consumed in Argentina. Have a wonderful time.

  8. Whew - Tango AFTER dinner? Won't you be too tired and full after the long travel, good meal and all the new sights and sounds?
    Anyway, wishing you a great time there!

  9. Hello Mary, I think I can guess where you are staying...I hope you enjoy your trip!

  10. Dear Mary,
    I remember a photo of you and Bob dancing the tango. Have fun and be safe.

  11. Glad you arrived safely, Mary! Can't wait to see photos and hear of your adventures.

  12. I hope that you are having a great trip. Have been several times as our son and grandchildren life there.

  13. Glad you have arrived in BA, tired but happy. An Argentinian Tango indeed, ooh Matron!

  14. Hi Mary :) That is a LOT of travel time! No wonder you're tired. Thanks for the update! Enjoy your tour!!


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