Well Santa didn't bring us a land cruiser but did bring us some very large bills and a game called "Argentine bureaucracy" that is designed to test your patience"!!! We are still waiting for the car to be cleared from the port, a few mistakes made early on have cost us dearly, sending us into the Christmas and New Years period when everything shuts down. We will keep you posted.
We are still staying at Recoleta Hostel which is in a great part of town. The staff have been brilliant, and Keira is referring to the hostel as home. Everywhere we go, Keira is being called "una princesa", which she totally loves. She is meeting new friends everyday, having grown men and women playing princesses and dancing like fairies.
It has been really interesting for us to realise that we are now being seen as "the inspirational family" by other single travelers. We have moved along on the travelers spectrum, and are providing the role that others did for us, and with it the realisation that travelling does not have to stop when you have children.
PHOTOS: above- our Christmas tree; Keira and Mike in the garden of the hostel; below- San Telmo market/tango dancing
PHOTOS: Keira with her very stern Prince Lucas (a hostel staff member); street scenes
Everyday we explore a new area of town. On Sundays they have a craft/antique market that stretches for 2 kilometers. It is a fun place to explore and we have picked up a few trinkets. We finally got to see Tango dancing in the streets which was really cool. Our New Years Eve was spent celebrating at the hostel with the staff and other guests. We had a really fun evening, going to the rooftop at midnight to watch the fireworks and toast in the New Year with champagne.
Here's hoping that 2015 brings a happy and safe year to us all. xoxo Rissy