The epic journey to Antarctica has begun! After 19 hours of travel, I arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina this morning. I will be staying here until I depart for Ushuaia, where on Friday I will catch a vessel bound for Antarctica.
Buenos Aires is such a fascinating and diverse place, and I was fortunate to spend the whole afternoon with a city guide. She introduced me to many of the city’s highlights: Parks, churches, neighborhoods, and so many monuments. It reminds me of Manhattan a little bit because of the miles and miles of skyscrapers, but the city has a heavy European influence with Italian, Greek, and French styled architecture, numerous outlets for artistic expression (so many museums, theaters, dance and opera houses), not to mention excellent coffee.
I had a near-heart-attack while exploring Buenos Aires because my brand-new 256GB memory card for my camera did not work with the camera I brought with me on the city tour. Unfortunately as a result, I was only able to document that part of the trip on my iPhone. The good news is that when I returned to the room, the card worked fine with my two primary cameras that I will be using in Antarctica. There’s nothing like a little camera drama early on in the trip! But this is a perfect example of why I pack three camera bodies for a trip like this.
Tonight, though exhausted from the overnight flight, I attended a late Tango show. Here’s a glimpse from the concert.
I’ll be departing tomorrow morning for Ushuaia, where I’ll be connecting with the other passengers on my ship.