Thanks to all the contributors to this forum. Your input is wonderful when planning a trip like this one. Warning, my trip reports tend to be to the point. Here we go: Arrived in BA at 9am, Fri morning. Decided to hire a prearranged driver instead of a taxi. The driver costs 40US vs a taxi at about 25US. Worth it to me (it is vacation, so splurge). We stayed in the Four Seasons which, not surprisingly, is very nice. Dropped our bags and headed out to walk Recoleta. Cemetery is very interesting. Lots of high dollar shopping on Posadas and Alvear St. Beautiful parks to walk adjacent to the cemetery. Ended up having lunch outdoors at La Biela under a gigantic rubber tree. Good sandwiches and a bottle of wine. Weather beautiful and mild. That evening ate at La Chila in P. Madero on rec from the conciegre. Good view of the river and very upscale. More like a continental restaurant with a prix fix menu. Six courses with generous and good wine pairing was 100US each. Definitely the most expensive meal we had. Still, that meal would have been twice as much in Houston and triple in NY. Next day did a 4 hour tour with a friend. Really liked La Boca. Very touristy and cheesy but worth a visit. Just be out of there by 5pm. Ate dinner with some expat friends at a new restaurant in Recoleta called Fervor. Highly recommend. Delicious steak. Next day was Sunday and we went to the weekly San Telmo Antiquities Mkt. Definitely try to make this. Weather not so good now but we are loving it after 100+ back home. Ate dinner at the Italian across the street from the 4 Seasons (name escapes me). Food very good, well priced and huge portions (seems to be a BA pattern). I had steak again which was excellent. Monday it poured down rain ALL day so I worked in the room and mi esposa had a spa day. Dinner at La Ovieda in Palermo. This is a very good primarily seafood restaurant. Many Portenos will tell you that there is no good seafood in BA but this place is the definite exception. Very upscale but reasonably priced with extremely fresh seafood. A great break from the meat pattern. Tuesday was museum day. Had lunch at a locals pizza place on Av de Mayo (name?) rec by a friend. Wow. Serious heart attack on a plate (so obviously delicious). Dinner at the much celebrated La Cabrera. Accolades well deserved. Bife de Chorizo is seriously the biggest hunk of meat I have ever seen served on a plate. To my Gringo buddies: please be patient there. The waits can be very long but worth it. If you are nice you can fanagle your way in a little early. Turn on the charm. We did and our intially grumpy waiter ended up not letting us leave. Kept bringing us gratis delights like sweets and a great local port wine and finally a couple of cigars! All that after we had asked for the bill! Awesome. Wednesday, late departure so it was shopping in Palermo time. Had our final meal, a late lunch, at Cluny. Another very upscale spot. Lunch special included wine, appetizer, entre for 39 pesos (10 bucks). Very good. Well that is it. Loved BA. Quick comments on several topics: 1) Flu - forget about it. Did not affect one thing we wanted to do. Locals I talked to did not even know anyone who had gotten it. Only thing accomplished by the scare is to keep tourists away. Our hotel was empty. 2) Crime - we were vigilant but I can say I never once had even an uneasy feeling. Normal precautions are all that is required. Stick with radio taxis all which have a meter and no problemas. Taxis are so cheap! 3) Weather - FYI: Portenos are weather WIMPS! Sorry. The temps were 60's day, 40's night and you would have thought it was the artic! Everybody is wrapped up like Eskimos. Really hilarious. I would go out with a light jacket or no jacket and they would be stunned. As I noted earlier, we were loving the cool. Funny. OK, thats it. Thanks to all.