I hope you didn’t think that I’d forgotten about you – after all, it’s been almost 2 weeks since my last blog entry. The truth is: after being away for 3 weeks, it took me awhile to return to normal (whatever that is) life.
So I hope you didn’t miss me too much (actually, I hope you missed me and my posts a lot), but now it’s time for TheCulturedTraveler to get off his – ahem – backside and get to work.
Therefore, I thought that today’s post should be a “highlights” replay. After all, I’d have to say that we had an amazing time on this latest adventure. If you were following me throughout Buenos Aires and aboard Crystal Symphony, you’ll most likely be familiar with what you’re about to see. But what the heck, right?
It took this much baggage to get us from “here” to “there”.
The fabulous Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt Hotel
2nd favorite meal in Buenos Aires, and a 5-minute walk from the hotel
Quiz: What song did Evita sing from this balcony?
Favorite and most elegant meal in Buenos Aires
Seeing Buenos Aires with Pedro, one of the best tour guides ever
Visiting La Boca (in the rain)
Teatro Colon: one of the world’s most beautiful opera houses
Crystal Symphony in port as seen from the Park Hyatt Hotel
Repacked and ready to embark Symphony
AAC CPA on deck for the 1st sunset
Gorgeous sky 1st evening at sea
Breakfast al fresco 1st full day at sea
Family Negronis on the 1st formal night
The Virginia Gentlemen – Bar none, best entertainment on the voyage
Invited to have a cocktail with the Captain in his quarters
The beauty of Tierra del Fuego National Park
AAC CPA at the end of Route 3 – 11,090 miles from Canada – the lowest piece of land in the world
More yummy food on Crystal Symphony
First look at Antarctica from our balcony
AAC CPA appreciates the view
Penguins and sea lions (photo courtesy of Nancy Shafran)
A delegation from Palmer Station arrives for a visit
More sea lions just hanging around
Cruising around Antarctica at about 8:30 PM
And about 3 hours later! It’s still light out!!
AAC CPA welcomes you to the Falkland Islands (and its lovely weather)
But we enjoyed another amazing sunset at sea
And AAC CPA conjured up a full moon for your viewing pleasure
Back by popular demand: The Virginia Gentlemen entertain in the Crystal Cove
Welcome to Puerto Madryn
This product is sold in the local market
Late night at sea: full moon on a deserted Promenade Deck
And another gorgeous day at sea as seen from our balcony
Approaching Montevideo, Uruguay
A private field trip to Juanicó
Enjoying a private lunch at the vineyard
The wines we tasted at lunch
Disembarking Symphony for the last time (those smiles are FAKE)
AAC CPA back at the Park Hyatt for 9 hours before the flight home