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Antarctic 2010 - Day 2

Sunday, January 24, 2010 13:00

Well what can I say? As we approached Buenos Aires this morning on our flight from Paris the cabin crew informed us that it was fair with a temperature 24 C...it was 8.30 am!

 

Yes indeed after confronting arctic conditions at home in eire over the past few weeks we are now landing into 24 C at *.30 in the morning! Mucho bueno as they say down here.

 

Met up with Alejandra and she brought us to our hotel which is well located right in the centre of Buenos Aires. After a quick freshen up we were out again into the sunny streets of BA. Now midday and over 30 C we were like kids lapping it up.

 

We went to Cafe Tortina, the oldest restaurant in BA at 150 years for a great lunch before taking off for a tour of the city. Taking in all the highlights we got back to the hotel and now getting ready to head out and soak up a bit of BA's night life. There are an amazing range of restaurants, bars and entertainment in the city so some thing to suit everyone! A great day had by all and many thanks to Alejandra for showing us the sites.

 

Tomorrow we make our way further south to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world and our last stop before boarding ship and starting our voyage to Antarctica.

 

Plancius is currently half way across the Drake Passage on its way to pick us up.

Signing off for today as the throat is a bit dry and calling for a libation of the alcoholic kind.

 

Hasta manana,
Tom

 



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