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Paraná Delta near Tigre, Argentina — December 18, 2019


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Paraná Delta near Tigre, Argentina — December 18, 2019


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Facultad de Derecho, Buenos Aires, Argentina — December 15, 2019


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American Airlines flight 991 LAX to EZE on a B787-9 — December 14, 2019


Argentina Journal

Tuesday, December 10

Drive to Santa Monica


Wednesday, Dec 11 — In flight

Depart LAX at 3:30p on American Airlines flight 991


Thursday, Dec 12 — Buenos Aires

Land In Buenos Aires at 8:32am. Taxi over to Edificio Concord Recoleta. Head out for a lunch and then ice creams at Rapanui. Dinner at La Carnicería (Thames 2317, C1425FIG CABA, Argentina)


Friday, Dec 13 — Buenos Aires

El Campo Farm — We drive to the farm. Hang around, drive to see the cows and wheat harvest. Great dinner of cannelloni, in excellent tomato sauce where thin crepes were used instead of noodles. It was fantastic!


Saturday, Dec 14 — El Campo Farm

Asado BBQ with chimichurri sauce. Drive back to BA. Excellent dinner at the Mishiguene, the Jewish restaurant and No.20 Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 Chefs’ Choice Award 2019 (Tomás Kalika)


Sunday, Dec 15 — Buenos Aires

With Eudardo’s mom, we take the Buenos Aires: Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour and head to La Boca. I wasn’t expecting much from the bus tour, but it was great to ride around town in an elevated bus. Afterward, we walk around town.


Monday, Dec 16 — Buenos Aires

Long walk with Tammy & Eduardo. We walk all the way to Plaza Dorrego and enjoy late afternoon ambiance of the square with its share of al dining and interesting people watching. We eventually end up at the superb EL Hornero (de San Telmo) empanada bar, in the Mercado San Telmo, in the artsy San Telmo neighborhood. We check a tango show after that and end up late night at a Tango workshop party.


Tuesday, Dec 17 — Uruguay / BA

Tammy & Eduardo bail today to Mar del Plata. So I decide to visit Uruguay. I hail a taxi and we drive to the ferry station. After exitting immigration and waiting about 25 minutes we board the noon Buquebus ferry to Uruguay and sail to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. After a long day, I take the ferry back to Buenos Aires and have a nice 11:30 dinner at the famous Parrilla Don Julio steak house


Wednesday, Dec 18 — Buenos Aires

In the morning, I visit the famed Recoleta Cemetery with its massive above ground vault graves. Paraná Delta near Tigre; tango show at night


Thursday, Dec 19 — Puerto Iguazú

Depart Edificio Concord Recoleta. Tráfic Intenso! JetSMART flight JA 3394 departs Aeropuerto El Palomar EPA at 2:10pm and arrives to Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport IGR at 3:57pm. I take a taxi to the Panoramic Grand hotel, and get a nice balcony room, which I booked online, after some disagreement when they give me a tiny, balcony-less room. Swim time, walk around town.


Friday, Dec 20 — Foz do Iguaçú

Cross the boarder into Brazil


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