Argentina – The Bus, Buenos Aires, Cordoba and Salta

Buenos Aires

I don’t know why we didn’t like Buenos Aires more?  Perhaps because of our budget, concerns over safety, or it was just too big and impersonal.  We arrived on the 7th of December from the Cruise ship and made our way to our first hotel the Sheraton Liberador.  It was a nice hotel although the elevators never seemed to work properly and getting service in the lounge was like pulling teeth.  On the plus side, we received two bottles of red wine for being platinum members.

One of the Statues in Plaza Libertad

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Uruguay – A beautiful oasis

Buenos Aires just didn’t click for us in our first few days. It was just too big a city, with lots of homeless people and police everywhere. So we took the buquebus, a high speed ferry, to Montevideo in Uruguay. This is not a cheap way to travel as it cost $688.35CAD for all of five of us. They had half of the boat dedicated to duty free sales in USD. Some good deals but none that we could partake as you had to buy 3 or 4 items to make it worthwhile. It was a great destination and lots of fun.

Flag of Uruguay

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