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January 31, 2019

January 29, 2019, Port Stanley, The Falkland Islands — One of my Trivia buddies said this was his third try at the Falklands. Both other trips, weather and rough seas prevented landing, or even anchoring.  Viking planned on two days here. We anchored in the a.m. in rel...

January 29, 2019

January 26, 2019, Punta del Este, Uruguay — The Punta del Este peninsula off Uruguay’s southern coast has been compared to St Tropez. It’s a vacation destination for Argentinians, Brazilians and Uruguayans... but mostly Argentinians: If they leave their money in banks...

January 28, 2019

January 25, 2019, Buenos Aires, Argentina — Day 2 in ‘The Paris of South America,’ and it is a beautiful city, influenced by many French architects and engineers. But first, your daily history and social studies lesson:

Argentina (population 40 million) gets its name f...

January 27, 2019

Our host, the owner of La Mimosa, a cattle ranch (since 1869) located about 2 hours outside of Buenos Aires. A gracious hacienda, with verandas and very tall ceilings to promote buenos aires. 

These three gauchos, above, put on a riding exhibition. After lunch of MEAT M...

January 27, 2019

​January 23, 2019, Montevideo, Uruguay — Go get another cup of coffee. This is a long one. Especially considering Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America (after Suriname).

Be honest. What do you know about Uruguay? All I knew was, it’s a country in south...

January 24, 2019

January 19-20, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — ‘Welcome’ to Rio. People born here — known by the native word ‘Carioca,’ which translates as ‘home of the white man’ — call their city the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa.’ We’d had a message on our in-room TV’s to be up at 6 for the ‘sail i...

January 21, 2019

January 18, Amaçao dos Búzios — I could have chosen to pay for an optional tour and snorkeled off a catamaran but instead I did the ‘included’ (no extra charge) walkabout in the little beach resort of Amaçao dos Búzios. I shoulda snorkeled. Our Cruise Director told us...

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