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Did You Know They Tango at the San Telmo Market in Buenos Aires?

Did You Know They Tango at the San Telmo Market in Buenos Aires?

San Telmo is nothing if not colorful and full of life. What I did not know is that they tango in the marketplace on Sundays! Buenos Aires is the heart and soul of tango. Tango is everywhere! There are tango shows, both large and small, tango clubs, tango lessons, and tango on the street corners. […]

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A Visit to the Exceptional Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires!

A Visit to the Exceptional Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires!

Cemeteries are not usually on my “to visit” list, but there are exceptions, and Recoleta Cemetery is one. Arlington Cemetery, Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, some of the cemeteries in New Orleans (which I truthfully have never visited) are a few of them. The Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires is definitely an exception, and if you […]

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My Visit to Buenos Aires was Unexpected in Many Ways!

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My Visit to Buenos Aires was Unexpected in Many Ways!

Why visit Buenos Aires? About a year ago I posted a question on Facebook: where should I go next? Annie, a woman I met on a Ray of Hope Citizen Science Expedition in the Yucatan, wrote back and said, how about Antarctica? And to get to Antarctica one has to go either through Buenos Aires […]

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A Stay at the Fabulous Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt in Buenos Aires!

A Stay at the Fabulous Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt in Buenos Aires!

There is no better introduction to Buenos Aires than a stay at the Palacio Duhau, or Park Hyatt Buenos Aires! This 5 Star hotel is located in the Recoleta, an upper end residential neighborhood in the city of Buenos Aires. The Recoleta is known for its elegance, shopping, fine dining, and beautiful European style architecture. It is […]

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Day 6 in Antarctica and Incredible Sightings of Orcas!

Day 6 in Antarctica and Incredible Sightings of Orcas!

In Antarctica there were incredible sightings of Orcas! Have you ever seen an Orca? I’m not talking about the poor captives of Sea World and other marine parks, but killer whales in the wild. I had seen Orcas off in the distance, but in Antarctica I had a bird’s eye view! We sighted Orcas a few times, but […]

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Day 6 in Antarctica and the March of the Adelies!

Day 6 in Antarctica and the March of the Adelies!

Fab Foto Friday and the March of the Adelies! The March of the Adelies! Penguins are an absolute delight. ALL penguins. I must say, though, the Adelies were the most delightful of the delightfuls! They are one of three Brushtail Penguins species found in the Antarctic, and Adelies are not found anywhere else. The penguins were discovered […]

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Day 5 with the Weddell Seals and Awesome Humpback Whales!

Day 5 with the Weddell Seals and Awesome Humpback Whales!

Part Two: Antarctica is amazing in so many different ways Weddell Seals and Awesome Humpback Whales  are a part of it. The trip felt breathlessly exciting…just going to Antarctica is a mind adventure in and of itself. The seventh continent for me, the mysterious White Continent! Seeing animals, is for me, the most incredible part […]

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Day 5 in Antarctica was the Most Exciting Yet!

Day 5 in Antarctica was the Most Exciting Yet!

PART ONE: Yes, day 5 was the most exciting yet! On the fifth morning we visited Port Lockroy, used as an anchorage by whalers and known as secret Base A as the British used it to monitor German shipping movements during WWII.  Operation Tabarin, named for a famous Paris nightclub, for reasons I don’t really know. […]

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An Amazing Woman Plunging into 50 in Antarctica!

An Amazing Woman Plunging into 50 in Antarctica!

Guest Post by Christine Heenan, Clarendon Group Inc. I met Christine on my trip to Antarctica in January 2017, and she certainly fits the description of an Amazing Woman! A Communications and Public Relations Expert who has worked in the White House, at Harvard University, is a Huffington Post Contributor, and an adviser to the Gates […]

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On The Fourth Day In Antarctica

On The Fourth Day In Antarctica

On Day 4 we were in the Penola Strait region of the Antarctic peninsula. The area has the most amazing basalt rock…and a lot of penguins, of course! Booth Island and Port Charcot are one of the few places all three species of brushtail penguins – Adelies, gentoos, and chinstraps – nest together. I did not hike […]

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