!Feliz año nuevo!

Happy New Year!

I spent New Year's Eve in Buenos Aires. A popular thing for locals and tourists to do is watch the fireworks along their port area called Puerto Madero.


The original port is where European immigrants arrived when they came to Buenos Aires in the late 1800s.

The area was revitalized in the 1990s and it reminds me of Chicago's
Navy Pier. One one side of the port is an area lined with restaurants
and across the river you can see some of Buenos Aires' skyscrapers.

For New Year's Eve people congregated along the pedestrian zone with
friends and family and they also lined up along the Puente de la Mujer
or the Bridge of the Woman. The sleek white bridge was designed by
Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and represents a couple dancing
the tango.

At the stroke up midnight there was a lot of singing and dancing. It also seemed that about half of the people there were tourists from Brazil. We counted in the New Year together.

I hope that this will be a great year for you and your family.

As they say "prospero año y felicidad."

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