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December 10, 2008 in Travel

We spent two weeks in Buenos Aires over Thanksgiving. The first week we were with our traditional Thanksgiving friends, Peter and Yvonne Houseknecht, who flew from Miami to meet us in BuenosAires. Peter’s sister Blanche and her husband Jurek also flew down from Connecticut, and we had a great time together exploring the city, “estancias” in the countryside, doing some local birding, and savoring the famous Argentine steak and wine. Blanche was celebrating a birthday and it was our 30th wedding anniversary. Definitely a time for thanks and celebrating! The second week we focused on tangos, milongas, and shopping.

Celebrating Blanche’s birthday at Rosalia, “Bife de Chorizo” and Malbec (although this is obviously champagne…)!

The easy way to sell the Sunday paper in BA…

A busy pedestrian street downtown, and the site of our Thanksgiving dinner: the world-renowned Palacio de la Papa Frita

Evening view of the central obelisk on the Avenida 9 de Julio.

The gauchos put on a show for us at an estancia north of the city.

Pretty much anything you wanted was on the grill (unless you wanted veggies…).

Down at the Boca under a spectacular sky!

We took a walk around the extensive ecological reserve just at the water’s edge, between the skyscrapers and the Rio de la Plata.

Took in a tango show at El Querendí.

And here are our great tango instructors, Paolo Bidart and Sabrina Garcia, who invited us to the “Milonga del Centenario” held in the Viejo Correo. They are great teachers; we still need work on our steps, though…

The last day we took a walk through BA’s beautiful zoo, and checked out the gators!

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