Hello from Buenos Aires. This is our fourth stop in South America and it is the first place that I fell in love with from the start. Our bus ride was a three hour trip from Montevideo to Colonia and it was mostly countryside. One note is there are assigned seats. We didn’t know and we were booted from our chosen seats. Then we took a one hour ferry ride over La Plata River which feeds off the Atlantic Ocean to Buenos Aires. There is a nice vibe here and the locals are over the top friendly. We found San Telmo, a short cab drive from our hotel for dinner tonight. Before dinner we stopped to watch locals tangoing the night away at an outside square. Then we found a party up the street where there was a band playing flamenco music and the the crowd was dancing, it was somewhere between a a tribal dance and the tango with clapping and twirling. The smell of barbecue was in the air because there was a huge pit of meats being grilled. You would have never known it was almost 11 p.m.on a Sunday night. People from all ages were celebrating the simple pleasures of life. Our cab driver, Anthony, took us home on the scenic route and now we have even more spots to see today. He was a an older gentlemen and very proud of his city. His parents were from Sicily and he could not understand why I didn’t speak any Italian. He said there are over 3 million Italians in Argentina. Who knew.