Wednesday, March 21, 2012

South America Discovery-February/March 2012

 Buenos Aires to Miami on Crystal Symphony

Map of Buenos Aires

Alvear Palace, Buenos Aires--pre-cruise package

Garden Room for High Tea--also used at breakfast

Lobby Lounge of the Alvear Palace

  El Viejo Almacén--Argentine Tango Show--I had a seat as close as possible overlooking the stage.

Teatro Colón

Casa Rosada--president's palace

 El venticinco de mayo, 1810-the start of the Argentine War of Independence

 Modern sculpture in public park-metal flower that opens during the day and begins to close at dusk

Hotel Faena-in the exclusive Puerto Madero area--beautiful red Ferrari

Vice Captain Stefan Vikingsson--cocktail party in the Captain's penthouse quarters on board Crystal Symphony

 Dancing after dinner at the Starlite Club

Dining at sea en route from Buenos Aires to Rio

Crystal Cove--atrium lobby on Symphony 

 Pianist playing all our favorite music before and after lunch and dinner every night

 Dancing at sea en route from Buenos Aires to Rio

 Map of Rio de Janeiro

 Rio's most famous monument, the Christ the Redeemer Statue, which crowns Corcovado, 2,400 feet above the sea

Two cable cars connecting between Sugar Loaf and Corcovado

Another view of the cable cars and the mountains

The famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema

Statue of Chopin at a public park

One of many cocktail parties on board Symphony

Salvador, Brazil

 A favorite entrée, Black Cod, at the specialty restaurant on board--Silk Road


Grand Turk, UK

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The Four Seasons of Astor Piazziolla--inspired by Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Primavera Porteña (Buenos Aires Spring) 

Invierno Porteño (Buenos Aires Winter)

Otoño Porteño (Buenos Aires Autumn)

Verano Porteño (Buenos Aires Summer)

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