Recognition Long Overdue

Those of you who've been following along may recall that my dad and his wife Deb came for a visit back in October of last year. During their stay in Argentina, we used two services that I feel were worthy of recognition.

Buenos Tours
In October 2008, my dad, stepdad, Daniel and I took a walking tour with Alan Patrick of Buenos Tours, which we considered one of the highlights of our visit.

My dad enjoyed Alan's private walking tour so much that as soon as he bought his plane tickets for Argentina last year, he asked me to book another tour for him and Deb. Alan happened to be unavailable, so he set up my folks on a tour with his fellow guide Jessica, an American expat living and studying in Buenos Aires. I only spoke to Jessica for a few minutes at the tail-end of my parents' tour, but she seemed very friendly. Dad and Deb both commented that Jessica gave a well-paced, engaging, first-rate tour.

I see another tour with Buenos Tours in the future!

Silver Star Transport
I'd also like to mention the excellent car service that we hired to take my parents to the airport. Fred, an American living in Buenos Aires, provides top-quality service through Silver Star Transport. He was punctual and personable, and the Lincoln Town Car he used was quite swanky (and most unusual for Buenos Aires!). He drove safely and with a cool head, which is no small feat when you consider the madness of traffic in the capital (or anywhere else in Argentina for that matter). Fred's prices were a bit higher than other services, but I feel they were an excellent value. I wouldn't hesitate to use Silver Star Transport again when my parents come to town.

[Please note that I'm not receiving any sort of kickback or compensation for recommending these services.]

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