Buenos Aires

Ned Levi tells his story of a United Airlines flight leaving Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE), in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the US, and the trouble encountered at check-in, security, and gate rescreening. It’s a story of absurdity, surreal circumstances, crazy security, and airline officials gone mad.

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Ned Levi thought purchasing airline tickets with upgraded economy seating would be easy. It wasn’t. Ned discusses the difficulties he encountered purchasing airline tickets, with upgraded economy seating, through a travel agent, and also directly on an airline website. The difficulties were bad enough on the airline website, that the ticked purchased ended up being on a different airline than originally anticipated.

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A friend just sent this first video to me. It came serendipitously at the same time I met with friends who had just returned from a trip to Buenos Aires and Patagonia where they had a chance, while in the city, to learn a bit about Tango. The first video is an afternoon last month in a Buenos Aires shopping center in the Palermo District of the city. That got me to thinking about Tango, so I collected a few of my favorite Tango scenes. Take some time, relax and enjoy.

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Having written extensively about vacation rentals, I’ve learned quite a lot since I took the plunge and rented an apartment in Beunos Aires, Argentina. After years of advising Bonjour Paris readers to stay in apartments rather than hotels, in order to experience a place as a quasi-local, it was my turn.

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