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  • what's this a scene from the airport are  we really traveling again well not quite  

  • towards the end of 2019 samuel my dad daniel  and i embarked on a trip to south america  

  • samuel and i traveled across argentina uruguay  and chile over the course of three months  

  • and my dad joined us for the first six weeks  of that trip we got back to canada just before  

  • the madness of 2020 began and well we figured it  was high time we started publishing those videos  

  • so here's a bit of travel inspiration which may  perhaps turn into a longing for different times  

  • not long past either way we hope you'll enjoy  these videos now let's hop on that flight to  

  • buenos aires argentina and we'll update  you on the plan as soon as we get there  

  • well hello hello everyone and welcome back to  argentina we're back again we just got here like  

  • we just got to our apartment less than an hour  ago yeah yeah i ended up crawling right into bed  

  • he fell asleep already yeah he had to wake me  up for food junk him out of the bed i was like  

  • you know yeah when the mention of food like  a jack-in-the-box is like you know happy win  

  • but yeah it's a very very long flight my friends  oh yes yes from toronto to buenos aires now the  

  • flight is not straight anymore yeah it goes  through santiago yeah you gotta get off the  

  • plane in santiago by the time the plane lands you  get off lane you have to do security you have to  

  • board again you gotta wait for almost two hours  to board and then you take off and it adds like  

  • another three and a half to four hours to the to  the flight time so basically we left toronto at 9  

  • 40 p.m and we landed in buenos aires at 1pm in  the afternoon the fall yeah oh it's beautiful  

  • going over the the andes mountain range i slept  through it did you see it yeah going from toronto  

  • to santiago it was packed entirely i don't think  there was one seat available but then going from  

  • santiago to buenos aires about half capacity  and i snuck right to the back of the plane  

  • i had a window view going over the andes and  perfect light it was amazing we're looking a  

  • little bit tired and sleepy right now but we are  very excited to be here we just need a little bit  

  • of food in our system and today we're going to  be eating at a restaurant called los orientales  

  • it's boligon style so that means an old-fashioned  restaurant with a really large portions perfect  

  • for sharing and this is a restaurant that was  recommended to us on our last trip to argentina  

  • but we just ran out of time to eat everywhere  oh wow now we're going we're actually we're  

  • walking distance away we're two blocks away so  it works out perfectly it's a place to go eat  

  • milanesa compa frittas and that's what my dad's  been thinking about since we got on the plane

  • if you come to argentina and you  don't eat milanesa from papa frittas  

  • doing something wrong something wrong with you  okay so that's gonna be our first meal uh tonight  

  • and i'm looking forward to it let's go

  • so

  • so

  • the wine's coming they said that one milanesa  is big enough for three people oh man but i'm  

  • doubting it and i we're gonna order two because  it's the only meal of the day so might as well  

  • don't take chances right someone's feeling hungry  i'm and the bread basket has arrived i'm gonna  

  • yeah we're holding off i'm gonna hold off  once you start eating bread in argentina  

  • with a little bit of butter on it you cannot stop  

  • the bread is amazing here you know but the problem  is that you eat so much bread and then you fill  

  • yourself up and then there is no room for the air  then the main arrives and you don't even eat it

  • hello the wine has arrived the wine is  here we went with one from bodegas lopez  

  • that we've tried before the chateaubria 2009  yeah it's a mix of cabernet sauvignon merlot

  • it's a beauty three grapes yeah we're already  tasting it and it's amazing wonderful the color  

  • is like a brownish you know from the uh oak barrel  it's got like a purpley brownish color i love it  

  • you know what else is here we got complimentary  empanadas we got two with ham and cheese one  

  • with beef and they are so good they are fully  loaded show the plate audrey pick it up for a  

  • second i already ate my piece but these are right  those are mine huh the cameraman gets them too  

  • cameraman has always lost so far a good start and  we have a giant millionaires on the way very good  

  • milanesa is coming yeah we have one with  a french fries and the other one with uh  

  • what is it a mashed potato pumpkin mashed potato  pumpkin mashed potato i got a good feeling about  

  • this you know yes we're tired it was a long flight  now we need something to bring our uh spirits up  

  • to bring us back to life down you know after that  flying you you feel down you know so now slowly  

  • we are coming back to life right and it's good  to be back in buenos aires argentina it's always  

  • good to be in buenos aires yeah beautiful  place yeah this is you will not regret it

  • wow spectacular

  • so guys the milanesas have arrived this is  look at this star of the restaurant basically  

  • this is the award-winning milanesa and it comes  fully loaded this is a bed of french fries yeah  

  • it has a russian potato salad on the front yeah  then we got the milanesa we got the chicken one  

  • my dad's having the one with veal there's ham  melted cheese tomato slices eggs a red pepper  

  • it's small it's so big it's falling use the  finger but i'm not gonna let it go to waste  

  • we need to start digging into this like let's  actually start what do you guys think of what  

  • do you guys think of the classic so far i always  say the portions in argentina and in uruguay  

  • are massive okay where else in the world you're  gonna have something like this in front of you  

  • okay look at that it's just it's just plain scary  we're going to war with this one this is a battle  

  • and we're gonna win it okay i guarantee you that  much you need to come very hungry or like with a  

  • group of friends six go big or go home get bigger  go home i mean the thing is that once you start  

  • eating you just cannot stop yeah they are so good  so tasty yeah is your typical uh schnitzel yeah or  

  • uh veal parmesan you know yeah here  we call the milanesa but honest to you  

  • it's all an experience huh it's a real experience  real experience and the french fries are fried in  

  • large yeah okay not in oil large they  have a taste that is out of this world  

  • so is it good before you come to argentina don't  forget to pack your pills for the cholesterol  

  • and blood pressure maybe  too i have my stock at home

  • guys we finished the monstrosity i think we're  gonna need either cpr or uh oxygen tank to be  

  • able to make it to the house yeah oh i can't  even think about walking four blocks right now  

  • i feel like i had three days worth of calories  in one meal it's not a meal it's a monstrosity  

  • when the guy told us that this this portion  was going to be enough for three people  

  • that were hungry we didn't believe him you  know we said kind of we didn't eat all day  

  • let's order an extra one yeah and because  we promised you that we were going to attack  

  • and polish it and demolish and win this  war because we went to war with these ones  

  • we had to do it we couldn't go  back right but let me tell you

  • how are you feeling i feel like i i gain again  an extra chin an extra if i had i've had a  

  • double chin when i came in here now i've got  a triple chin oh my god it was worth it i mean  

  • the food was fantastic the milaneses were  delicious it was nice to contrast actually  

  • between the suprema and the milanesa they're  quite different in taste both very classic  

  • dishes here in argentina and then have to give  a shout out to our friends at bodegas lopez  

  • who we we got to visit their their their bodega  rated in mendoza yeah females really like a few  

  • months ago and this is a really good really good  wine 2009 nice blend just overall a great meal and  

  • yeah it's yesterday time guys oh yeah it's time  we've got to walk back four blocks that's going  

  • to be a challenge the longest four blocks we've  ever walked oh my let me tell you that's true

  • they have these two they have one over me because  i cannot sleep the siesta you know so now i'm  

  • going to have to go to the apartment and suffer  while while they they sleep you know i'm going to  

  • have to digest like the boy slowly in the cabbage  oh my easy does it but it's spaghetti you know

  • okay

  • well guys we've been resting for a few  hours especially me i basically i came back  

  • and that uh you know sometimes i have a big  meal i call it it's like a knockout blow  

  • that was uh in the boxing terminology that  was a tko total knockout blow oh my i ended  

  • up falling asleep on the couch he just died i  i just couldn't i got good phones he collapsed  

  • i collapsed my body was just like  shutting down she was immediately death  

  • death by milanesa you know yeah that's not like  another great start that's the name of the movie

  • yeah milanesa one sam zero we we ate too much  we have to stop this because we cannot keep it  

  • up you know like today was a special uh event  the first day and stuff like that but we should  

  • have listened to the waiter the waiter told us he  said that's plenty for three people yeah we got  

  • an extra one three hungry people he said yeah and  we said how big could this be you know and my gosh  

  • it feels like it's still swimming  in there still it's still up here  

  • yes it's it's it's too much you know  it's a it's a stress at the bottom

  • so let's tell everyone about the price how much we  paid for that fee it ended up being 30 us dollars  

  • for the three of us and that included  complimentary bread complimentary empanadas  

  • which were incredible very thickly stuffed  yeah we had the giant milanesa platter the  

  • second milanese platter with a full bottle of  red wine from 2009 from one of our favorite  

  • bodegas bodegas lopez yeah a vintage a vintage  one yeah that's a nice 10 year old wine a really  

  • a real nice blend yeah and then on top of that  they gave us some complimentary coffees at the  

  • end of the meal yeah so it doesn't get better than  that ten dollars a piece in canada you're lucky to  

  • get a hamburger with a couple of french fries you  know maybe maybe it's a happy meal on special yeah

  • it was a it was a good deal yeah it really was  yeah now we will do a tour of the uh the house  

  • we're rented yeah we thought we'd give you  guys a little tour this is one of the more  

  • unique places we've stayed at in buenos aires  new neighborhood also we typically stay in in  

  • kind of high-rise apartments but this is our first  kind of house we're on the ground level of a house  

  • yeah and the most interesting feature is is the in  the beginning the doors you were saying it's like  

  • four knocks one two three four levels of security  and two more here and uh people is that the people  

  • oh no keys oh geez oh my good people oh that's  the people it is a safe neighborhood guys  

  • it is but it is it's also a strong deterrent  from uh from any thief and the nice uh thing  

  • about this place is that uh it's built like  the old fashioned you know like i mean in the  

  • early century there yeah and you find a lot of  houses like this in paris you know those old  

  • apartments in paris with this really the doors  they must be at least six 12 12 feet tall you  

  • know what do you think look at that one oh it's at  least 12. that that one's 12 feet tall one look at  

  • that one and the the ceilings maybe even maybe 18  20 feet 18 to 20 feet the ceiling is really high  

  • with chandeliers you know like i mean stuff that  they just don't build like that and they don't  

  • feel like that anymore anywhere yeah i i love  this type of old construction like this it's  

  • solid you know like i mean you see the real real  mccoy here yeah so this is the entry hallway right  

  • yeah the big doors we're going to go to this kind  of a family room yeah so we have a nice modern tv  

  • here and then the sofa where i fell asleep you had  your nap show where i have my now can you reenact  

  • for our subscribers what did it look like it  looked a lot like this no there was an arm  

  • dangling you were like sucking my thumb a bit  too just kidding i was singing the lullaby yeah  

  • oh my oh and the the chandeliers are nice here  too beautiful chandeliers two beautiful ones  

  • yeah and you can see how how uh how high it's  hanging yeah it gives you the sense of height  

  • here we also turn uh turn on the uh gas uh  heaters here we have a gas fired uh it's like a  

  • fireplace without the fireplace let's say you  know but it's gas uh gas fed so because it's  

  • cold now it's only five degrees uh centigrade  celsius yeah dining room oh look at that

  • it looks like a chair from the uh francisco  pizarro the conquistadors from spain you know  

  • you don't see a lot of stuff like that anymorethink the most interesting thing about this place  

  • i i've never stayed anywhere hotel airbnb  guest health hostel pets that where we had pets  

  • well no we've had cats and dogs but we've never  had a fish yeah fish tank an aquarium aquarium  

  • and we are responsible for feeding them while  we're here where's the food once a day once  

  • a day we haven't had them all ready yeah it's  called tropical granules that's your color we  

  • already fed them so before we feed them again  in a way it's nice to have a little bit of  

  • life inside of a house where you don't live in  you know like you come and we left togo at home  

  • we miss him a lot so at least you know you have  a little bit of movement something you know right  

  • yeah exactly so it's interesting i think it's  it works you know yeah they're beautiful colors  

  • very colorful yes so now we go to the bedrooms  bedrooms so first uh our bedroom over here

  • built for giants yeah the other the other  interesting feature about these older homes  

  • is that yeah there's entrances various engines  yes they all open to the courtyard right  

  • so all the rooms do this opens right to the yeah  to the courtyard to the entrance which we'll  

  • show you in a moment and then this door opens  to your bedroom yeah there's another bedroom  

  • oh but yeah this is where sam and i are staying  we have two single beds i think they're like  

  • single and a half they're quite wide so very  spacious very bright very comfortable little  

  • tiger there we continue to my dad's nice big bed  there you go yeah you see that's my bed big bed  

  • we got the heater going because it was really it  was really cold in here yeah now it's toasty yeah  

  • it's good it feels extremely good and like we were  saying all these doors they connect with a kind of  

  • like a little area yeah you know this is a lot of  the old spanish houses they were built like this  

  • all the rooms had access to a courtyard interior  yard you know with plants and trees and flowers  

  • yeah there's access to everywhere basically yeah  here we got the washroom it's a small bathroom  

  • so i'll go in hello world mirror we've got a sink  toilet bidet and here is our shower and that is it  

  • the bathroom then out here here kind of like a you  see like an open uh yeah in space yeah and then  

  • just the kitchen yeah basic basic kitchen  we've got a coffee machine microwave washer  

  • washer the clothes wash yeah we bought some  wine we've never had this one before oh yes  

  • this one today we don't have room yeah not  even for a glass of wine this one is uh  

  • closed okay it's a 2018. we're going  to see that uh we'll make maybe take  

  • care of that one when do you want to sacrifice  him tomorrow tomorrow oh my tomorrow is time  

  • is up that stands up we'll give him another  another extra night of life in the bottle

  • that's it that's it the kitchen the kitchen it  continues through here it's basically all we  

  • need we're going to be here for five nights yeah  so yeah we're all set yeah and it was a very good  

  • price that you found oh yes so i should tell  you guys the original reservation i had it got  

  • cancelled last minute so then we had to find a new  place like two days before traveling it's always  

  • cheaper and this place was cheaper thirty three  dollars a night for a house in animal i love it  

  • it's got so much classic charm it's very clean  it's very has everything you need good internet  

  • i mean and only that but we always stayed  in a recoleta which is the one of the better  

  • neighborhoods if not the best neighborhood if uh  in buenos aires downtown but here is more like a  

  • real neighborhood you know we have a real activity  of a neighborhood you've got all kinds of stores  

  • fruit stores bakeries restaurants supermarkets  even saw a big clothing store city yes clothing  

  • i mean it's it's a working neighborhood we could  go through a different pod of gold every day  

  • it's amazing it's amazing the amount of places and  the amount of choices you have we'll finish things  

  • off we're going to sit down on the couch and let  you guys know a little bit about the rest of our  

  • tentative plans for argentina let's talk about  plans where we're going let's do that yeah okay  

  • so we are back on the couch back where we  started this video back where i took my nap back

  • yeah but we thought we would take a moment to  kind of talk about our plans nothing is set in  

  • stone because we tend to travel kind of like off  the cuff is that an expression yeah so roughly  

  • audrey and i have over three months yes but  together the three of us have a nice six week trip  

  • six weeks and now that my dad is retired he  started traveling with us and this is the longest  

  • trip you've done with us no yeah the the other  one was like two weeks maybe but now that i'm uh  

  • well retire i still do things here and  there you know if the money can't sit  

  • you can refuse sometimes yeah yeah i have a little  bit more free time and my wife kindly stayed home  

  • with a togo so he doesn't stay alone and with my  other daughter too so i was able to free myself  

  • and say okay i'm gonna go visit a little bit of  argentina that i've uh practically don't know  

  • anything about the country you know other than  a few places where we used to live but we never  

  • traveled so taking the opportunity now so starting  off in buenos aires argentina because it's the  

  • most logical place since that's where we flew into  we're going to be spending five days here just  

  • hanging out in the city visiting some relatives  some of your cousins yes yep um we're going  

  • sailing sailing our youtube subscribers invited  a sailor this couple so that's what we're doing  

  • should be here speaking of youtube subscribers  we had i think eight people meet us today yeah so  

  • it was awesome that was a big surprise that  was great three three in the airport and oh  

  • man about four or five on the street that's  great so if you guys if you guys see us uh  

  • please come up and say hi we uh we like to talk  to you we talk to everybody yeah don't be shy yeah  

  • so and then what's confirmed for sure is we're  gonna go to the sierras of cordoba after yeah  

  • so we do that every time we're in argentina we  go to cordova because it's where we used to live  

  • we still have friends there and the countryside  it's just beautiful there's a lot of places  

  • to explore there that we haven't gone  either yeah then north north salta santa

  • potentially beautiful part of the country so  you've not been there either so our first time sam