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From the New York Times Travel Section this weekend, they will have this headline: 36 Hours Buenos Aires with these highlights: “Buenos Aires can feel overwhelming. Main thoroughfares like Avenida Santa Fe are noisy and jammed with zooming taxis and groaning buses. The streets can get grimy. But elegance is everywhere and accessible to visitors. Beaux-Arts buildings along Avenida de Mayo recall the grandeur of old Europe. You can find affordable, handcrafted goods at artisan fairs that abound on weekends in neighborhoods like San Telmo, Recoleta and Mataderos. The afterglow of Argentina’s 2022 World Cup victory remains — a spiritual salve for many still suffering from the country’s yearslong inflation crisis. Visitors will find a city where people press on. It is that perseverance that keeps Buenos Aires vibrant and thrilling.”


Many ideas and options for museums and attractions, restaurants and bars, shopping, where to stay and getting around are outlined.  Brings back many memories from visiting there in the late 1980's  Very interesting and fascinating city.  


Here is another highlight example from this detailed profile: "The Palermo neighborhood already had three sprawling gardens within walking distance of one another: Jardín Japones, Jardín Botánico and Parque El Rosedal. Add Ecoparque to that list. Once it was the site of a grand, and very sad, city zoo, where iron cages kept lions, tigers and chimpanzees in cruelly small spaces. The zoo closed in 2016, and since then, the new owners have been converting it into a peaceful nature preserve, where peacocks and Patagonian maras — native, fleet-footed rodents — roam free."


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THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio


Amazon River-Caribbean 2015 adventure live/blog starting in Barbados. Many visuals from this amazing river and Caribbean Islands (Dutch ABC's, St. Barts, Dominica, Grenada, San Juan, etc.).  Now at 71,505 views:


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From National Geographic in 2021, they had this headline: A city guide to Buenos Aires, Argentina's inventive capital" with this sub-headline: "Famed for its boulevards and ballrooms, the Argentine capital is reinventing itself through restaurant collaborations, a new arts district and a revamped dockland park.


Here are a few of their reporting highlights:Think Buenos Aires and the European associations are inevitable. Its reputation as the ‘Paris of South America’ has its roots in the late 1800s when the ideal of modernity among well-heeled Porteños (as Buenos Aires’ citizens are known) was modelled on France. From fashion to ornate facades, the capital of the fledgling independent Argentina — and its growing population of European émigrés — fostered a Parisian vogue that reached fever pitch in the early 20th century. But to declare the city’s heyday long past, its glamour faded, its Camelot fallen, or to dwell too heavily on its history — Argentina’s string of coup d’états and dictatorships between 1930 and 1983 — is to misunderstand the dynamism and daring spirit woven into the fabric of modern-day Buenos Aires.


A key tip: "the best way to connect with the city is by foot — ideally with a local guide. Enjoy stately Avenida del Libertador and Avenida Figueroa Alcorta, laden with purple jacaranda blossom. Linger awhile in the buzzy meeting spots of Plaza Mafalda and Barrancas de Belgrano; explore the revamped dockside nature reserve of Puerto Madero; soak up the sun in Parque Las Heras."


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THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio


Norway Coast/Fjords/Arctic Circle cruise from Copenhagen, July 2010, to the top of Europe. Scenic visuals with key tips. Live/blog at 247,072 views.


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From the London/UK Daily Mail this morning, they had this headline: The best cities in the world for culture in 2023 named with these background highlights: “Time Out's ranking was drawn up via a survey of 21,000 city-dwellers across the globe who were asked about the 'quality' and 'affordability' of their city's cultural scene.”


In South America, Buenos Aires was ranked fourth in the world.  Here are their reporting highlight: "Buenos Aires is a 'hub for every branch of the arts'. From libraries to late-night tango, there's something for everyone. 'Culture pulses through Buenos Aires' Veins,' says Time Out, which it calls 'the bookstore capital of the world, the birthplace of tango, and a hub for every branch of the arts'. The city's main opera house, Teatro Colon, topped 'the list of locals' favourite venues', Time Out says, adding that 'late-night tango, libraries and the street art-plastered neighbourhood of San Telmo each received several mentions too'. The guide adds: 'Taking in all that culture won't cost you much, either, as Buenos Aires boasts the second-most-affordable culture scene of all the cities surveyed.' "


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THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio


Sydney to NZ/Auckland Adventure, live/blog 2014 sampling/details with many exciting visuals and key highlights.  On page 23, post #571, see a complete index for all of the pictures, postings.  Now at 246,392 views.


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