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From Buenos Aires to Rio to Barcelona

 
 
Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2007 07:03 pm
I'll be off tomorrow to Buenos Aires for a 24-day cruise, and will post a short (ha ha ha) travelogue with some pictures when I get home. Since I'll be home for only five days before leaving for the Balkans on April 16, the cruise travelogue may have to wait until my return on May 3.

I'm taking only my Canon A620 on this trip to keep my luggage from getting too heavy, but bringing a whole lot of memory cards with me. Might take in some video.

See you when I get back.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2007 07:05 pm
Buon viaggio, CI...

have a great time.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 14 Mar, 2007 12:26 am
¡Buen viaje! Enjoy .... and relax, c.i.!
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hamburger
 
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Reply Wed 14 Mar, 2007 01:59 pm
checking departures from buenos aires , it looks like c.i. will be on the m.s. insignia .
the poor fellow will be slaving away again ... have pity on him :wink: !
just look at what he'll have to put up with :

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Guests receive personal attention on this mid-size ship, where nearly all outside cabins feature private balconies. While at sea, cruisers can relax in the card room or library, sun at the pool or view the ship''s art collection. Explore a range of options at mealtime, with six onboard restaurants that include gourmet cuisine in the Grand Dining Room and casual fare such as hand-tossed pizzas at the poolside Waves restaurant. Dance to piano music in the Grand Dining Room or try your luck at the casino before heading to one of the ship''s bars for a nightcap. Attention to detail extends to the staterooms, where goose-down pillows and plush duvets ensure a good night''s sleep.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 16 Mar, 2007 12:00 pm
I have bad news; my camera was stolen today in Montevideo while walking alone a few blocks from the dock area. A young kid snapped the strap of my camera and ran off with my camera case and all.

The good news is I'll get it replaced by my insurance company.

Sorry folks. T.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Fri 16 Mar, 2007 12:06 pm
oh no.

Im so sorry to hear that.
Your camera is apiece of you.

I am glad to hear that it will be replaced.. but what a shitty way to get a new camera
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 16 Mar, 2007 12:08 pm
Yeah, we did a city tour of Montevideo, and those pictures are now gone foreever. T.
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hamburger
 
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Reply Fri 16 Mar, 2007 12:34 pm
sorry 'bout that , c.i. !
we'll have to post some montevideo pictures for c.i. now .
hbg

http://p.vtourist.com/76835-Travel_Picture-Montevideo.jpg
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squinney
 
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Reply Fri 16 Mar, 2007 12:39 pm
Here's one of him pulling into port... Oh, yeah, I think I see him right... there! Very Happy

http://www.mcx.es/turismo/infopais/uruguay/Imagenes/montevideo.jpg
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 25 Mar, 2007 07:58 am
I~m now in rio where most of thé pássengers got off for their trip home. There~s about 35 of us staying on the ship for the pond crossing to barcelona, and we~~ve been told it~ll be only half full. As for pictures, a couple of passengers have said they~ll be sending me some pictures, so I may be able to post some pictures after all. Also, I bought two disposable cameras with 27 shots each. Nothing much to take until we hit the Canary Islands, so it~s gonna be a very restful, stress-free voyage.
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satt fs
 
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Reply Sun 25 Mar, 2007 08:18 am
Tenerife, Canary islands will be very nice..

http://blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_f1b/kozuchi/6310144.jpg
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 09:36 am
Hi sattfs, Tenerife is really a fascinating island. My roommate and I joined another couple from Vancouver, and saw a good part of the island. We went to the volcano and the pyramids, and saw some of the most amazing geology and flora that one could find in such a small area. Too bad I only had a disposable Kodak camera, so my photos will be limited, but we can all hope they came out half decent. Will tell more when I get home on April 11.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 10:03 am
Well, the Canary Islands are one of the favourite holiday places for Germans and Brits :wink:

(Even from our small airport there are at least three flights per week from April until October there.)
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JPB
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 10:08 am
cicerone imposter wrote:
Nothing much to take until we hit the Canary Islands, so it's gonna be a very restful, stress-free voyage.


restful and stress-free sounds perfect. Enjoy the rest of your trip, CI. Looking forward to hearing all about it.
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satt fs
 
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Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 05:07 pm
cicerone imposter wrote:
Too bad I only had a disposable Kodak camera, so my photos will be limited, but we can all hope they came out half decent. Will tell more when I get home on April 11.

You must have enjoyed the scenery of Tenerife..

http://blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_f1b/kozuchi/6856921.jpg
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 15 Apr, 2007 12:56 pm
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 9 May, 2007 11:55 am
Any attempt to remember the details of this cruise from BA to Barcelona after returning from another 18-day trip is not only difficult, but close to impossible. The good news is simply that the remaining cruise days were restricted to cruising through the Straights of Gibraltar until our arrival in Barcelona.

On the morning we were scheduled to pass through the Straights of Gibraltar, I woke up early that morning while it was still dark outside hoping to view both Tangiers and Gibraltar almost simultaneously. When I went up to the Horizon room where they serve coffee and pastries before the restaurants open for breakfast, I found the lounge already full of people. So much for "private" viewing. We sailed for quite some time before the lights of Tangiers came into view. As we were passing by Tangiers, the daylight started to lighten up the sky, and by the time we were passing by Gibraltar, it was full daylight with many more ships in the straights - both freight and cruise ships.

We arrived earlier than scheduled at the port in Barcelona, so many took the opportunity to get off the ship and walk a few blocks away to Las Ramblas, the main pedestrian street in Barcelona.

As you know, my camera was stolen in Montevideo, and the only pictures I took were taken with Kodak disposables. Some pictures were sent to me by a friend I met on the cruise from BA to Rio, but I've included only a couple of theirs that shows ports of calls in Brazil.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 9 May, 2007 12:15 pm
These pictures are in no particular order, although I've tried to keep them in chronological sequence.

Santos
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/4-13-2007-46.jpg

Ilha Grande - tender to
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/4-13-2007-05.jpg

Another view
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/BAtoRiobyFergusonsApril2007058.jpg

Scene at Ilha Grande
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/BAtoRiobyFergusonsApril2007209.jpg

Mercado on Las Ramblas
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/barcelonamercadoonlasramblasapril07.jpg

Gaudi's apartment house
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/barcelonagaudiapartmentsapril07.jpg

Gaudi's segrada famalia
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/barcelonagaudisegradafamaliaapril07.jpg

Cable ride
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/barcelonacable1april07.jpg

View of Las Ramblas and Columbus statue
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/barcelonacable2april07.jpg

Overview of Barcelona (Segrada Famalia and cone office building)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/barcelonacable3april07.jpg

Hunting for more pictures.
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hamburger
 
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Reply Wed 9 May, 2007 02:09 pm
thanks for sharing your pictures , c.i. !
hbg
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