Buenos Aires, the Paris of South America

January 21, 2019  •  5 Comments

Happy New Year 2019!!!  Hope your New Year is off to a great start.


We were grateful that we could be in Houston for a bit and spend the holidays with family this season,  take part in lots of birthday celebrations (about 6 birthday parties) and start our New Year with family and friends.


We are now in Buenos Aires, Argentina for 14 days and enjoying the warm summer temperatures. Sorry for anyone covered in snow and cold temperatures. We are thinking about you. Here is the view of our apartment in Villa Crespo, a very residential neighborhood.  The view from our ApartmentDoesn't look much like Paris does it.

 Thanks to a friend of a friend, we are continuing our Spanish studies with a private teacher here. If you are coming to Buenos Aires and would like her contact info, let us know. She’s been great!

Cecilia our Spanish teacherWe are still smiling after a two hour private lesson. Cecilia is great! When not studying, We are doing some sightseeing, eating tasty empanadas and Vanessa is enjoying a few milongas. We will soon be treating ourselves to nice restaurant and tasting Argentinian’s well known steaks!

Casa RosadoExecutive mansion and office for the President of Argentina Lake in Parque CentenarioA few blocks from where we live Play ground and hospitalParque Centenario

Botanical gardenAn oasis in town

In the botanical garden

Our friends in the parks

Rosedal Park

RosedalRose garden

Snack timePigs are having bad days in Argentina too.

Convention center

Florales GenericaIt opens at day and closes at night. Unfortunately we didn't see the pollinator

We spent some time walking around in San Telmo, checking out some of the street art and accidently stumbled upon the Mercedes Sosa Museum.

San Telmo MarketNot much of a market but good for snacks

Empanada snack time in San Telmo MarketWe tipped her better

San Telmo Street art

Mercedes SosaAn incredible singer


Next week, we are hopping over to Montevideo for a few days to visit some friends that Vanessa has not seen in 10 years.


Then, we’ll be flying into El Calafate (Argentina), bussing it into Punta Arenas (Chile), fly into Puerto Montt (Chile), take the bus through a few smaller towns as we make our way north – Bariloche (Argentina), Frutilla (Chile), Osorno (Chile), etc, until we reach Santiago (stay a week), bus to Mendoza (stay a week), Fly to Iguazu Falls then back to Buenos Aires.


Let us know if you are at the same place at the same time or if you want to meet up!


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Allison Mudrick(non-registered)
I expected to see Juan and Eva Peron at Casa Rosado. What a beautiful Presidential residence. What was on the top of the hospital at Parque Centenario? It created a very unusual roof-line. Loved my first day in Argentina with you. Again, I'm so jealous of the beautiful pictures. Off to do a couple of chores and then back to "my" trip with you.
Lisa et Harry(non-registered)
Merci de ce superbe reportage, Vanessa et Soren,

Superbe végétation.

Ravis de vs savoir heureux...ms vs ns manquez.

Venons juste de rentrer de France.

Bises de ns deux

LIsa et Harry
Cecilia (Skype: ceciakd)(non-registered)
Aww, loved our pic! Thks so much for sharing those moments with me. I´m gonna miss the smart discussions about the non-logical ways of the Spanish language. Looking forward to March! Have an awesome trip!
Trip of a lifetime- so happy for you both! Thanks again for sharing the stories and beautiful photos- we can travel in our imaginations along with you! Vanessa, I just watched a short video online of Miguel Zotto dancing with a fabulous partner and Oh My!!!!!!!!!!! Looks fun!
Why does the empanada lady seem to be on the verge of tears? Is it because she saw that the roast pork costs $649 per kilo? Yes, I know those are pesos but still it seems like a lot! Is life fairly expensive in BA?
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