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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



 Barbados











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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