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Trip Report Our trip to Buenos Aires and Rio

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I'm very sleepy. We got on a plane at Dulles last night at 10:30 and finally off a plane at 1:00 at AEM in Buenos Aires. We changed planes in Sao Paulo. I don't sleep well sitting up. I don't sleep at all sitting up. I sit there and think how they could reconfigure the planes and put in lots of multi-tiered beds so people could sleep. It would be a big fun pajama party in the sky. But, aside from that we are having lots of fun already.

We are visiting our son who is studying abroad for a semester. He also studied abroad in Madrid one summer. We visited him there too. We're thinking of sending him to study in Tahiti. Just kidding.

So far we got met at the airport by a driver with our name on a card. That is a very cool way to feel really important after feeling like dirt, cramped dirt, in a little airplane seat for 16 hours. BTW, the officials at AEM charge each us citizen $140 for a visa, just like the big airport (EZE). Canadians pay less. Very annoying.

Anyway, the taxi driver took us to a way cool apartment we're renting through vrbo in San Telmo on Defensa near Chile Street. The apartment is on the third floor and has marble stairs and high high ceilings and french doors opening onto little balconies where you can watch cool people and, a while ago, you could listen to tango music come wafting up from a nearby shop or bar. Is that cool or what? And there an old fashioned cage elevator with the accordion doors you operate yourself. Holds two people.

We walked out and got some empanadas, then found a store to help us get a loaner cell phone to work (you buy credit, something to do with a clara card), then bought a few groceries.

Now most of us (DW and DS#2) are napping, waiting for DS#1 to join us and we'll try one of the places in the neighborhood recommended by Fodorites for dinner. DW has made a list. So did I but I can't find mine. I'm looking forward to going out for pastries and coffee tomorrow morning. And tango in the park at the feria on Sunday. And we got to do a free city tour. And see the teatro colon. Gotta find the list.

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