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Trip Report Buenos Aires te Queremos: a Trip report

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We spent 6 wonderful weeks in Buenos Aires during February and March. We particularly enjoy travel experiences that expose us to new perspectives and new learning opportunities about this world of ours. On these accounts, every aspect of our stay was satisfying--- from the people to the food to the culture to the language to the day to day challenges of adapting to a new environment.

Here is how it unfolded.

We left our home in eastern Canada on a cold February evening, passed through Toronto and Santiago, and were on the ground in warm, sunny Buenos Aires less than 24 hours later.

The flight from Toronto is long and claustrophobic, but as we neared Santiago we were thrilled to see the gorgeous, snow-capped Andes peaks off to the east.

At EZE, we cleared customs, paid our entry fee, bought some pesos at Banco de la Nacion, and hopped into our pre-booked VIP car. It was a Saturday afternoon, so traffic was light and our driver was quick. We were in town in no time! Our apartment was at Cabello and LaFinur in Palermo Botanico, and we were quite pleased with the location.

We booked through By T Argentina, and their agent was on-site when we arrived and helpful in getting us settled in. We unpacked and then took a walk through the barrio, acquainting ourselves with the shops and restaurants and services. We had dinner at the highly recommended Bella Italia Cafe & Bar. We were at first confused, since there are 3 different "Bella Italias" in the neighborhood, all under the same management. One is a restaurante, one a parrilla, and finally the cafe/bar where we dined. The meal was lovely, the ambience subdued and romantic, and the service first rate. The raviolis stuffed with squash were the highlight of the meal. We headed back to the apartment tired, but happy to be settled in Buenos Aires.

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