Argentina, Buenos Aires Guide (B): 18 Hour Layover in Buenos Aires

18 Hour Layover in Buenos Aires
Our trip started with our plane delayed two hours which was a slight bummer as we ‘have much time to spend in Buenos Aires on our way to Antarctica anyway! The good news is, my awesome friend Nicole upgraded me to business class for our overnight flight, we got seats that fully reclined! The business class seating area on a 777 is more complicated than a car. There is a glove box and the tray table comes out from the arm rest and from the seat back in front of us and connects together. Lots of other gadgets as well.

Our flight attendant was amazing. It’s been a long time since someone on AA was so nice. I was ready to tip her! The jet lag took affect when we landed. I had read about an entry tax but it sounded like we could pay it through a simple process at customs…not so! We got booted out of the customs line and sent to a computer. After filling out the entire form and selecting the “add to shopping cart” button, the form promptly disappeared. Then our user names were taken. After back-paging through several screens, we retrieved our sign in page; however, we didn’t have a form according to the computer, so we got to reenter all of our information again! This time we made sure to click the “pay” button further down the screen versus the “add to cart” button. The good news is, it was so frustrating, we will not forget that we have paid the $160 entry tax for ten years!

After we sat at the wrong carousel waiting on our bags, I just started laughing ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 18 Hour Layover in Buenos Aires
Guide Location: Argentina » Buenos Aires
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Savoy   Eva Peron’s grave   Alvear Palace   Plaza San Martin   Cabana Las Lilas  
Author: Elizabeth Bankhead
Read it on author's website: https://adventuresofacouchsurfer.com/2013/02/01/day-one-on-the-way-to-antarctica-first-stop-18-hours-in-buenos-aires-2/

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