Monthly Archives: January 2018

The Ibera Wetlands of Argentina

January 8th – 9th Departing Buenos Aires on the 8th, we caught a flight to Posadas and then had about an hour drive to Ituzaingo where we checked in to Cezeta Hotel. This is another quite basic style lodging. I … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires ~ Starting our Intrepid Tour, Food and Tango

January 7th On the evening of the 6th, we were scheduled to meet up with our new Intrepid Tour group at our hotel. It turns out to be a very small group with four from Australia, two from the UK, … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires ~ Opera House (Teatro Colon) Tour

January 5th We had a rainy day, which was refreshing after the oppressive high heat of the previous day. With our light weight rain jackets, we were prepared, and off we went to get our tickets to tour Teatro Colon, … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires ~ A few Highlights Including Colorful La Boca

January 3 – 4th ~ Buenos Aires on our own Getting off of the ship went smoothly. We caught a cab at the terminal and arrived at our hotel by 10:00. We had made the decision to book Two Hotel, … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires ~ Evita Tour Including Recoleta Cemetery

January 2nd, 2018 Buenos Aires is the second largest city in South America and the capital of Argentina. It is located on the Rio de la Plata, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean. By the end of the 19th century, … Continue reading

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Montevideo ~ Starting Our Year In Uruguay!

January 1st, 2018 ~ The start of a brand new year! Montevideo, is located on the bank of the Rio de la Plata. It is the capital of Uruguay. The city has a population of 1.3 million people. The entire country … Continue reading

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve On The Emerald Princess

December 31st Before I talk about how New Years was celebrated, I want to mention our experience at the Platinum Photography Studio. (By the way, the professional shots on this page were NOT the ones from the Platinum Studio. Those will … Continue reading

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Puerto Madryn, Argentina

December 30th Puerto Madryn is another stop where seeing penguins was the number one billed attraction. But unlike other areas of Argentina that had been colonized by conquistadors, this settlement began with 150 colonists from Wales, England who were seeking … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Behind the Scenes Ship Tour on the Emerald Princess

December 29th ~ At sea Early in the cruise, I saw a notice in the daily Princess Patter that one could sign up for an optional behind the scenes tour, billed as the “Ships Ultimate Tour”. Tim had long wanted … Continue reading

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Stanley, Falkland Islands ~ Such a Pleasant Surprise!

December 28th The Falkland Islands are still a point of contention between the British and the Argentinians. If you look at a local Argentine map, the islands are listed as Islas Malvines and as a territory of Argentina. On US … Continue reading

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