Reserva Ecológica de Buenos Aires

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  • Day24

    Tango & buildings/ タンゴと街の風景

    January 24 in Argentina ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

    Buenos Aires/アルゼンチンのブエノスアイレス

  • Day1

    Orientation Day

    February 2, 2016 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    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

    Radtour & Besichtigung des Schulgebäudes

    May 17, 2017 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    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.
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  • Day39

    The Boat Goes Without Us

    June 5, 2018 in Argentina ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    "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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  • Day6

    Tropische Temperaturen

    January 7, 2017 in Argentina ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    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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  • Day1

    Eindrücke vom Spaziergang am Hafen

    February 7, 2017 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    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.Read more

  • Day15

    Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

    November 23, 2017 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    From the busy and full of people city we have taken walk to beautiful nature reserve that is located right behind the new business centre. Immediately we have found ourselves in the middle of partly jungle and partly marsh land. The entire reserve was created to protect huge amount of birds that have found their home there. For me, the absolute highlight has been spotting a hummingbird! Well, it was Petr who spotted him first and with words: "co je zač tenhle malej šmejd", pointed at him. I have stood about 10 minutes under the tree he was flying around trying to take a good picture of him. I did not really manage. They are pretty fast, fascinating little creatures. An interesting view has offered to us walking back when between the landscape has risen the highrise buildings from steal and glass.Read more

  • Day14

    Ultimo dia de viaje - Desde La Reserva

    December 7, 2017 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Hoy he sali en Bici por el Rio y luego he caminado por Buenos Aires Capital. Catedral, SanTelmo, Puerto Madero y La Reserva donde me he cobijado a la sombra de un arbol de este sol criminal que te deja a mitad de camino entre bronceado y asado al horno. Aqui bajo el arbol me he terminado divertido Libro El Enredo de La Bolsa y La vida de Eduardo Mendoza. Esta noche habra cena de despedida con Asado y vino y mañana volaremos a gris y frio Londres.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Reserva Ecológica de Buenos Aires, Reserva Ecologica de Buenos Aires

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