Sunday, June 29, 2008

Buenos Aires again ....

Big suprprise today at the airoprt .... 5 hours delay for our flight. Aparently they don´t like fog at all. So we went back to the city for another tour.... this time waliking. So ... second imression on Buenos Aires, much better...sunny day .... perfect time. We made more photos but since now we have to board we will to upload them this night in Calafate.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Day 1: Overbooking

Hello everybody!!

here we are, on our first day in Argentina. We almost suffer a heart attack when yesterday night, 2 hours before our departure, an Iberia steward told us that due to the overbooking, we had no place in the plane.... WHAT!!!!!!??????
I almost fainted and Mihai almost kill him... so finally we manage to get two seats... ufffff

so, after a 12 hours trip we managed to land at Buenos Aires using an approach "category 3"... that is that the fog was sooooo dense that the pilot couldn´t see the landing track until we were already landed.... and the best of all, we could see everything (in fact nothing) with a camera on the plane tail.... incredible 3rd category landing.

We arrived to the hostel willing to see the center of buenos aires but, bad luck the farmers were having a "non peaceful" demonstration all over the center so my far far far away Argentinian uncles came to rescue us and take us for a trip around buenos aires. We saw the delta "El tigre", San Isidro neighborhood, la Boca, Palermo lakes and el Mar de la Plata ...incredible wide river....

And now, at 21.03 local time, 02.03 Spanish time we go to sleep. Tomorrow, 6.15 the clock alarm will sound and we will go to see the Glaciers.......

P.S. Cris forgot to say we have also seen the Plaza de Mayo, La Casa Rosada (the government building) and the Obelisk.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Argentina here we come

Two days left until the big trip to south America .... packing the winter clothes .... - 5 in Ushuaia on Sunday brrrr.
The forecast itinerary is Madrid - B Aires - El Calafate (Perito Moreno)- Ushuaia - B Aires - Iguazu - Tucuman - Salta - B Aires - Madrid. All of it in 23 days.
I hope we will have time/internet to put some pictures/travel impressions on line while we are doing it.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Short trip to Segovia and La Granja palace. Segovia is mall and in couple of ours we have seen the old part and the castle. The aqueduct is amazing ..... La Granja was used as summer residence of the kings and constructed by Philip V in 1721 modeled on Versailles. The gardens are huge. Unfortunately big parts are closed due to repairs and the fountains only work couple of hours in the afternoons but only Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. I think there is too much bronze sculpture on the fountains and the color its not so nice. Al the fountains need repairs since they are in bad shape.