Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Montevideo today and now on the way to Buenos Aires

We arrived in Montevideo this morning and were on an excursion for the whole day out to Punte del Este. Just beautiful there - on the ocean with a lovekly vista and white sand beach. Lots of gorgeous neighbourhoods with amazing homes etc. It's where South America comes to play in the summer and most of the homes are only used for a month or two at best. We stopped and had a really great lunch and then back to the city via a really nasty little tourist market.
Back on board and just had dinner and want to get some pictures on here now that everybody is packing to leave on this leg of the cruise and the internet isn't so slow. We are doing the return trip with only about 30 other people. The other 1200 are leaving and very very jealous of us.
I cannot wait to see those fijords again. I have some of the eeriest pictures of them. simply amazing. But first ... Buenos Aires tomorrow. We had a city tour booked and it was cancelled, so we are doing it on our own with another new friend, Margaret from Washington State. Will let you all know how the day goes. We plan to get a car and driver for a half day to take us around and show us the best architecture downtown and the parks and the big cemetary The Recoleta which is the same name as the area where we have rented the apartment at the end of this cruise. We have a NY Times article (thanks Emily) about the cafes of BA and we plan on having lunch at one listed in there. Then off to Calle Florida which is the pedestrian shopping area for a preview of things to come. Back to the ship late in the afternoon and we start the return trip. We are so hoping to be able to get into the Faulklands on the way back. Everybody cross your fingers.

Love to everybody and I will get some pictures on here NOW

love m
xx oo

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