Story and photos by GEORGE M. BELL II, Staff Photographer
After 12 and a half hours of flying time south from Los Angeles, I met up with six old friends in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
We spent two nights at the beautiful and comfortable Alvear Palace Hotel situated in what might be described as the Beverly Hills of Buenos Aires. The hotel is rated as one of the best in all of Latin America, and we enjoyed the service from a friendly and professional staff. This place was tops with all of us.
We arrived Jan. 20, a day of street fairs and flea-marketing, with tango-dancing demonstrations and art expositions in Buenos Aires, and a lot of walking through old streets filled with French architecture.
A stroll through the cemetery and a stop at the tomb of Evita Perón, beloved first lady of Argentina, is considered a must for the foreign traveler and out-of-towner.