It's easy these days to plan a long distance Vacation.(Not like my daughter who actually is moving from Miami Beach to Hong Kong. In a very short time she have to "clean up" all her "things" in Miami, bring back to Norway what she would like to be stored here, sort out what to bring to Hong Kong, and open a new business, all alone, find accomodation etc.)
Well back to Vacation planning. I did start planning in the beginning of June, when we had our Internet connection established from our Summerhouse. Silverwedding - Silver - Argent = Argentina -- see the point?
Oslo - Buenos Aires and return is easy. That's done in some 30 minutes to find your right price, comfort and Flight Schedule (my regular readers might remember some surprises there - but after all Lufthansa
fixed our time schudele challenges very well - Computer programming "Summertime differences in Europe/USA/South America that in 2007 were not adjusted due to the fact US changed their dates summer/wintertime dates without negociations with the rest of the world -. that's a fact - and thus a problem for it-programmers).
First Hotel: Also easy to find on Internet. I did search for Buenos Aires - hotels - central
Ended up with Grand Hotel de la Paix
. Very central and the Suites are, when travelling at own expence, a great choice. Standard rooms might be, for some they might feels small. (In B A - sleep?) But you have a fridge, Restroom, TV, Phone and Internet connection. Breakfast is included (even with local "Champagne" - Chandon
owned by Möet y Chandon)
What we have learned from earlier travels
, when you need advice to travel inside the Country of your destination: Ask the locals. They know best and do it cheaper than from abroad.
This is Downtown Buenos Aires - with two Viking women
Then again, Internet is the of course your Tool. We Searched for to Destinations in Argentina
.First priority was The Iguazu Falls. I did search for: Iguazu - roundtrip.
Then we could also make a short visit into Paraguay. (that would be some Photos later - with a limited use of words. I'll tell how you can arrange it with no paper work). Besides it would be Ingelin's Country # 64 to visit,
Next was: Buenos Aires - Uruguay - Daytrip - Here two Women captured in a Bus with an english spoken Guide. Colonia, Uruguay.Then several options were talked about
It was a processes, so to speak, as I would have our Silver Wedding Honeymoon perfect. No misundertanding allowed. See the point, I speak Norwegian, the travel agency Spanish, so we communicated in English.
Lot's of emails. We agreed. But before ther last agreement, you know what happened? I got a call from Ramiro in Buenos Aires, to confirm exactly what were agreed upon.
And also an offer, to deliver our Tickets and sightseeing and meal Vouchers at the hotel we have choosed the evening we arrived in Buenos Aires.
I wrote back (e-mail): That would be a pleasure. I give you a dinner for your fantastic service.
This is what Ramiro gave us. A Passport to Buenos Aires. And with his storytelling about the metropol and what you can choose among. yeah, this is truely a fantastic Passport - Open it, and you have the whole B A before your hands, so to speak.
Ramiro came to our hotel at the time we had agreed upon. Explained in detail all tickets and vouchers and what to do and look for.
Inside. all tickets and Vouchers for Lunch and Sightseeing in Colinia - explained in detail. Even the passport and check in and out procedures. Here he is, Ramiro when we met him at the Hotel's Breakfast room Then we talked about what to to after returning from Iguazu. We talked about it for a while, he noted our wishes, went out for dinner - his advice (we can recommend it as well - but here you need cash (not much)) and that we would meet in his Office to have our Flight Tickets to Salta, Hotel and Rent a Car.
Papa and Ramiro talking and discussion about what to do in Buenos Aires and Argentina a late Sunday evening.
Ramiro did recommend this restaurant - it was just around the corner - He did a good choice .
We both had Fish. The only important person we missed was Ingelin, As her Flight from Miami was cancelled. And we had to wait until 4 am. That's another story.
Here Ramiro and me are talking about alternatives for our last week (only Anna and me)
Anna and Ingelin - waiting so nicely - in the office
This is what I call Service. Like we once had in Europe. And to be straight forward: I do not have any relationship nor business agreements with the person nor the company his working for. And there will be no "Google-money" for me to earn on this post. I'm a true Cybercruiser, that only have one thought in mind: Enjoy and learn for free - sharing.
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Have a nIce journey
PS. This post is Written without my regular glasses. Pls excuse. Both text and the layout - photos and text, I mean (Besides it should have been posted days ago - reason here)
My eyes are one hand away from the screen - hahaha.