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Puerto Madero

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  • Day15

    Buenos Aires to Montevideo

    March 5, 2017 in Argentina

    After a few to many beers the day before, we had a late start today. Looking at the map we aimed for Palmero. With sweeping parks it was elegant and open. We jumped back on the metro and grabbed a quick lunch overlooking Congress. An imposing building with many interesting sculptures decorating its front. Again we joined a walking tour (sensing a theme yet?) and meandered our way from Congress to the Pink House, passing Tango Cafès and a Dante's Inferno inspired building.

    One of the most moving stories we've heard is represented by handkerchives painted onto the floor of Plaza da Mayo. It is here that the mothers of those that disappeared under the military dictatorship made a protest in pairs everyday, asking where their children had gone.

    More recently a new group called grandmothers of the missing campaigned to find their grandchildren. Pregnant mothers that opposed the dictatorship would be allowed to carry their baby to term before they were killed. These babies were then given to families within the dictatorship. They find these babies now by DNA testing, with about 100 found so far.

    The day after we caught a ferry and the bus to Montevideo Uruguay. We can't help adding another stamp to our passports! We've arrived on a Sunday and Montevideo is a ghost town! We ambled down the rambla a walkway that extends the whole of the cities coast. We walked from leafy square to leafy square, just stopping from time to time to sit. After a busy few days in BA, it was nice to enjoy some peace as we sipped beer, and listened to a saxaphonist play pink panther and moonriver.

    Our hostel is an amazing family run place called Hostel Babilonia, with gorgeous inside spaces. Tonight we seem to have the place to ourselves (and the 4 month old puppy that loves James' smellysocks!). Outside on the street corner something is being filmed and we spent a few minutes listening to the flair and sass of its American director.
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  • Day83

    Buenos Aires - Puerto Madero

    November 17, 2016 in Argentina

    Puerto Madero was originally a port but the increasing use of larger ships quickly redendered it obsolete. So today it is a nice river sight along the "Rio de la Plata" with a lot of good restaurants, clubs and bars. The skyscrapers were looking amazing at sunset.

    In the evening we went in a high-society-restaurant to see a tango show in combination with dinner. With sneakers, jumper, cap and print t-shirts we were definitely the most underdressed guests amongst ladies in high-heels & golden glittery dresses and men in black suites and leather shoes. But the show was great and the fact that we were by mistake treated as VIPs, because we got the wrong but better seats, was worth the staring of the other guests. 😉Read more

  • Day75

    Puerto Madero

    March 19 in Argentina

    I didn’t get out of bed before 15 today. Needed to rest a bit. I went through the neighbourhood of San Telmo, going for two museums there that was both closed.

    I ended up going to Puerto Madero which is a beautiful area with a lot of parks. I walked around for quite a while, and I visited the museum of humor. After that I treated myself with sushi in a fancy restaurant.

  • Day1

    Orientation Day

    February 2, 2016 in Argentina

    First real chance to explore the city. Went on the subway - which costs 23p per trip! Visited the cathedral but refused Clare's offer to take my photo with a lifesize Jesus on a donkey - people were queueing for the pleasure. Walked around the trendy skyscraper docks area. Had a very lovely lunch in Boca with (Lisa's) dad and Lynne then walked around the Costanera Sur ecological reserve. Saw a wild guinea pig, some lovely birds and a red haired tree. One whole area was roped off because of snakes but people were still picnicking there.Read more

  • Day20

    Buenos Aires beheimatet ein Naturschutzgebiet welches am Rand der Stadt liegt, bei gutem Wetter kann man von dort aus auch Uruguay sehen, da das Reservat direkt am Meer liegt. Aber sag bloß zu keinem einheimischen "'Meer" da sind die ganz empfindlich, ist ja angeblich nur n Fluss 😅
    Später am Abend haben wir noch eine Führung in unserem Schulgebäude gemacht, es ist eines der höchsten Gebäude in Buenos Aires. Der Architekt hat e auf Grundlage des Buches "Göttliche Komödie"erbaut und überall kann man Hinweise dazufinden. War wirklich super spannend. Aber das Highlight war natürlich die Atemberaubende Aussicht.Read more

  • Day213

    Buenos Aires

    April 3, 2017 in Argentina

    "Du verpasst nichts, wenn du nicht da warst.“," Eine langweilige Stadt." und "Kann man sich sparen." waren die Kommentare anderer Reisender, die ich unterwegs getroffen habe.
    So konnte ich ganz ohne jede Erwartung in die Stadt kommen und feststellen: ganz Unrecht hatten sie damit nicht. Zunächst ist Buenos Aires gigantisch, mit 16,6 Millionen Einwohnern und einer Einwohnerdichte von 3000 Personen/km² im Zentrum. Trotz oder gerade wegen dieser Größe gibt es kein wirkliches Zentrum. Dazu kommt, dass die Stadt nicht sehr alt ist. Gründungsjahr ist 1580, wie immer das Jahr in dem die Spanier die Stadt gründeten, natürlich auf einer bereits viel länger existierenden Siedlung der Eingeborenen.
    Das alles schließt nicht aus, dass man nicht auch hier einige schöne Ecken finden kann.
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  • Day6

    Tropische Temperaturen

    January 7, 2017 in Argentina

    Nachdem wir uns heute erstmal erkundigt hatten bei den Fernbussen und Fähren haben wir danach mit zwei schlafenden Kindern (jeweils im Trage-Rucksack und im Kinderwagen) eine Wanderung durch ein schönes Naturreservat quasi mitten in BA gemacht. Pünktlich beim verlassen des Naturreservates sind die kinder aufgewacht und haben die nur noch mitgekriegt wie wir danach ne halbe Stunde zum Bushaltestelle gelaufen sind und danach noch ne halbe Stunde im bus gesessen haben 🙄.
    Aber danach haben wir uns noch einen entspannten Nachmittag am Pool gegönnt 😎
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  • Day39

    The Boat Goes Without Us

    June 5 in Argentina

    "Well that's the end of my job", I proudly announced as I handed out the final tickets to the group gathered together in the foyer of the Hotel Italiano in Colonia. I must admit that, after worrying about all the complicated arrangements for the past month, it was something of a relief to know that everything had actually gone according to the plan.

    Apart from the early mixup with the name of the hotel in Cusco, everything else had actually gone almost too well. The hotel bookings were always correct, the transports were always where they were meant to be, the guides all knew what they had to do. Now our adventure was rapidly approaching its conclusion. Within a couple of hours our group would begin to disperse and start the long journey back to Australia.

    With our boat tickets and passports in hand we climbed on the bus for the (very) short ride to the Buquebus terminal. Actually it was only a few hundred metres, but the organisers had provided a large bus and guide for this final leg. What could possibly go wrong at this late stage ?

    We bade farewell to our guide and thanked him for the world's shortest bus trip. The terminal was deserted. "Looks like we missed the rush", I jokingly announced. It turned out to be truer than I anticipated.

    With our tickets in hand we proceeded to the Buquebus (ferry) terminal. I allowed some of the others to go before me. Before long I noticed that there seemed to be some consternation at the desk. I then saw David, with his face a lovely shade of ashen, run headlong away from the desk. "Where are you going ?" I yelled. "The boat's gone already", he gasped, "I'm running to buy another ticket somewhere else". I had previously noticed that David does not cope well under stress, and he certainly seemed stressed. I had to investigate further. Meanwhile David continued to huff and puff and run around in ever diminishing circles. I think at times like this, he really needs Carol.

    It turned out that the boat that we had tickets for had indeed departed over an hour earlier than scheduled. While this might seem strange for most countries, it is apparently quite normal for South America. The problem was that nobody had been notified of this random change of plans.

    Of course our problem was that the Rio de la Plata is over 50 km across. The major part of our luggage was still in storage at our previous hotel and most of our group were rushing to get to the airport to catch their flights back to Australia. The presented something of a challenge. I have learnt from many previous "emergencies" that seldom is anything as bad as it first appears. If you remain calm, there is almost certainly a "Plan B" that is available. All you have to do is look hard for it.

    I went to the counter and explained to the staff that we had official tickets from their company that stated that the ferry was due to leave at 10.15 am. As far as we were concerned , the company had a responsibility to get us to Buenos Aires at their expense. They accepted this fact and, within about 45 minutes, we were issued with tickets for a ferry owned by one of their competitors. It was an interesting change of plans.

    With our fresh tickets in hand, we eventually boarded a much smaller, but still perfectly comfortable ferry and were soon on our way again. As it turned out the different ferry had a completely different terminal in the city and the entry to Buenos Aires gave us a new vantage point that we had not seen before.

    We arrived at the terminal to see the familiar face of our guide Sandra, waiting for us. She explained that this happens all the time as apparently the Uruguayans have a very cavalier and somewhat random approach to time zones and are prone to changing without reason or warning. Now that we were all safely back in Argentina, we could afford to laugh it off as just another exciting part of our trip.

    We returned to the Cyan America Towers Hotel to collect our luggage and bid farewell to our fellow travellers. After much hugs and kisses, it was time for the group to finally split. We had shared so many laughs and wonderful times together that it felt a bit like a family breakup. It really was sad to see them go.

    For Paul and I, the adventure will continue for some more time yet. We caught a taxi to our next hotel, right next to the Jorge Newberry Domestic Airport. We will be rising at 1 am tomorrow to catch a very early flight to Salta, in the far north of Argentina. It is actually quite close to Peru and Bolivia and our trip will take us back into the land of the Incas that we had been travelling for the first three weeks of our trip.

    We both need a very early night.......
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  • Day1

    Eindrücke vom Spaziergang am Hafen

    February 7, 2017 in Argentina

    Entlang des Hafens gibts so ein kleines Naturschutzgebiet, das man in knapp 2h durchqueren kann. Puerto Madero (gleich daneben) ist dann vergleichbar mit dem Donaukanal in Wien rund um den Schwedenplatz.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Puerto Madero, Пуерто Мадеро, פוארטו מאדרו, Puerto Maderas, Пуэрто-Мадеро

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