April 6th-13th, 2007: First time in Buenos Aires after 35 years

Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Flying to Buenos Aires on April 5th, arriving on April 6th in the morning ... touching South-American ground again !!!
Here a view of Buenos Aires from our airplane ... quite a cosy little village ;-)
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). We've been picked-up by Mariana and - nicely - she drove us to the hotel ... here the obelisk on the Avenida 9 de Julio ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). After a bottle of champagne in the hotel we made a walk to the cementary of La Recoletta ... very impressive.
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). The first night we had dinner in a typical Argentine restaurant, the "Hard Rock Café" ... from left to right Toni, Pablo, Debbie, Thomas, Cynthia, Roxanna, Agustina, Mariana.
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Saturday morning, we were picked up by Juan Manuel and Sylvia to visit Auntie Dorothy ... seeing them all after 35 years again! We enjoyed empanadas for lunch. Standing: Thomas, Carlos, Juan Manuel, Agustin, Santiago, Carolina.
Front row: Sylvia, Dorothy, Cynthia
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). In the afternoon we started some sightseeing ... here the old school of Cynthia ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... and stopped for a view to the Rio de La Plata ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... on our way to the Tigre ... here Juan Manuel, Syliva, Cynthia and Thomas ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... and here the boathouse of Juan Manuel's rowing club, where we had a nice break ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). In the evening we had a wonderful tango show at the hotel ... accompanied by a bottle of champagne ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Sunday morning, Mariana picked us up for a trip to the countryside ... having an asado ... and meeting Cynthia's auntie Tetel.
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Monday, we walked into the city, here the Torre de los Ingleses ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... further on the shopping street Calle Florida, here the Galeria Pacifico ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... having lunch at the "Palacio de las Papas Fritas" (French Fries Palace ;-) ... still basically the same as 35 years ago!
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). On the way home, we wondered about "high-speed pursuit police cars" ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). This evening we met Pichon, a sound engineer and old friend of Cynthia ... he won two Grammys and we were in a special (!) Italian restaurant.
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). We finished that day off with a drink in the hotel ... here you see Cynthia's new leather jacket ... relatively cheap in Argentina.
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Next day, Tuesday, we made a tour through the city ... here the Cabildo, the building where Argentina declared independance ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... Thomas was reminded of his youth (long ago, haha), when he saw good old German engineering again ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... we stopped in La Boca with its colourful houses ... the old Italian immigrants quarter in Buenos Aires ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... and finally met Dorothy and Sylvia again.
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Next day, we went to Cynthia's old house in Martinez ... nearly everything was as 35 years ago ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... here Cynthia in front of the house ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... we saw the old school in Martinez (in a very poor condition), where Cynthia spent the first three years ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... and even an old cafe was still there and we had a coffee.
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). In the evening, we met Noni, an old friend of Cynthia's and had a nice dinner in a steak restaurant ... the small steaks were even bigger than you could imagine!
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Thursday night, our last night, we celebrated our 13-month-anniversary in the "Tomo I", the best (?) restaurant of Buenos Aires ... a wonderful meal and a wonderful way to finish this trip.

We would like to thank everybody in Buenos Aires for their wonderful hospitality and we hope to see them in Germany one day!