Buenos Aries

Prior to our cruise, we wanted to spend some time exploring the sights of Buenos Aries and the Iguasu Falls. Our trip to the falls will be covered in my next blog. What follows are just a few of the pictures that were taken in Buenos Aries.

After about a 35 hour flight from Vancouver Island, we arrived at our hotel Saturday evening. Our plan was to spend Sunday and Monday exploring the city. A number of the streets were closed to traffic, while others were bustling with market goers.

The Obelisco De Buenos Aries is located in the Plaza De La Republica. Erected in 1936 to commemorate the Quadricentennial of the first foundation of the city. Its’ height of 68m is fully illuminated with coloured lights on special occasions.

One of the attractions within walking distance was the Ateno Grand Splendid bookstore. Opened in 1919, as a theatre, later turned into a movie house, and finally reopened at the start of the 2000’s as a bookstore. Now it entertains more than a million visitors a year.

The gentleman below appears to be in a hurry, actually he is not moving and his coat and scarf is rigged to look like it is a windy day.

The young man with the “alp” horn was doing a mean beat to the music. The sound was rather intriguing.

Our last stop of the day was at La Recoleta Cemetery. Established in 1822, it houses some 5000 vaults covering 14 acres. Just a few of the dignitaries resting there are Eva Peron, presidents of Argentina and various Nobel prize winners. A few of the vaults are newer, but most are showing the wear and tear of the years.

We finished our day by walking to a recommended restaurant to sample some Argentine beef. The tenderloin came in at just over a pound, so it was shared. It did not disappoint. A bottle of Malbec, a shared desert and we waddled back to our hotel!

Little did we know what was waiting for us down the road. Our 31 day cruise with Holland America around the Horn was still 5 days away. Our first week cruising went well and as planned. Then the plug was pulled. Stay tuned.

7 thoughts on “Buenos Aries

  1. frejatravels April 15, 2020 / 12:34 pm

    A little over a pound for the tenderloin – I think you could have done it – you just need to dig in 🙂

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    • Dan Drews April 20, 2020 / 1:26 am

      Maybe 50 years ago I might of given it a go, but those days are long gone. Thanks for dropping by. Cheers.

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      • frejatravels April 20, 2020 / 3:02 am

        Ahh I am sure you can still do it ☺

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  2. SueW April 15, 2020 / 12:19 am

    Ah, so that’s where you went! Welcome home.
    Great images by the way.

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    • Dan Drews April 20, 2020 / 1:31 am

      We could have easily spent another week there. Great to be home and still healthy. Just came of our 2 week quarantine. Thanks for your comment. Cheers.

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  3. margaret21 April 14, 2020 / 1:06 pm

    Well, hello. You’ve been missed. I’m beginning to see what the problem might have been. Great photos of a part of the world I know not at all.

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    • Dan Drews April 20, 2020 / 1:34 am

      It was our first venture south of the equator. Would go back again. But not too soon. Thanks for stopping by. Cheers.

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