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... port and river, so we had a good view of the departure out onto the Rio La Plata (River Plate). What a vast expanse of dirty brown water. It is a huge inlet of over 150 km wide, but on average 6m depth, so the ship has to keep to dredged channels.
We had 'Lifeboat drill' which is mandatory, and toured the ship to orientate ourselves. Checked out th gym and collected a calendar of activities.
We could still see the shore lights when we went to ...
... are finnicky. Our Swiss card worked at Banco Patagonia, our US card at BBVA FrancÚs. It took us a week and 10 visits to banks to work it out (Thanks Beni!). We do know what each bank offers now, if you need Argentine banking advice.
Bonus: Ray's SF <-> BA neighbourhood table
Pac Heights Recoletta
SOMA Purto Madero
Bayview La Boca
Fisherman's Wharf ...
... of the house and this is the same balcony that Madonna later stood on whilst singing 'Don't Cry for Me Argentina' during the filming of Evita. The house has a fence as you would expect but there are also some bigger heavy duty fences that are used intermittently to keep crowds of protestors back. Protests are very common in BA and we were told that there is often up to 10 a day in the city. They aren't small either. When people protest, one of the major ...
... a litre bottle of beer as a chaser! We had a salad starter, steak main and pear dessert. The steak in particular had been really nice traiditional mariante. The biggest gripe with the food was the fact it was being served as the show started so we couldn't give the performers our full attention.
The show was decent and across music (via a live band) singing and of course tango chronicled the different styles of the dance through the years. There were ...
... having a panic attack as episodes of airport security ran through my head and wondering how I was going to explain this to my parents when I realised something, I could just buy another bloody visa. Moron. So I jumped on my iPad and hoped against hope for wifi. Thank God they had it. I quickly logged on and proceeded to purchase a new visa. I then jogged it across to the customs gate and (get this right) the guy just glances at my new visa, stamps my passport and ...