The day we all waited for – the official start of our cruise! We woke up early, had a quick breakfast at 6 AM at the hotel provided by Hurtigruten, got on our bus arranged by the cruise company to the airport, and boarded their chartered flight from Buenos Aires EZE Airport to Ushuaia –… Read More Ushuaia to Antarctica on board Hurtigruten’s MS Fridtjof Nansen
The next morning, we packed up and were ready to move to the hotel (Emperador Hotel Buenos Aires) that our cruise has booked for us (included as part of our cruise itinerary, they called it Day 1). We tried out the empanadas at a local store nearby the Intercontinental before the check-out and they were… Read More Buenos Aires: Recoleta Cemetery and El Ateneo Grand Splendid
The next morning, we had breakfast in the hotel which was free for being an IHG diamond member. The breakfast spread was okay with some local specialties. The view from our table urggggg, I rather they put up a painted wall instead! After breakfast, we walked over to the famous Sunday market at San Telmo.… Read More Buenos Aires: Sunday market at San Telmo, La Boca, and Taxi Scams
Reaching the 7th continent has been on my bucket list for a very long time and I didn’t even think I would achieve that in the coming years due to its cost (usually over $10k per person and not possible by points & miles!). During the early days of the pandemic in 2020 when the… Read More Buenos Aires: Pre-Antarctica Cruise!