Argentina’s economy managed to grow 7.1 percent in 2008 — lower than the country’s envious 8.8 percent average of the previous four years, but still a respectable number considering the financial skid of worldwide markets. In Rosario — a prosperous city of 1 million residents in Argentina’s agricultural heartland 180 miles northwest of Buenos Aires — real estate developers, local entrepreneurs and municipalities are still managing to raise capital for new commercial investment projects and city infrastructure improvements.
Go ahead, take a nice, deep breath. Because a Seabourn voyage is all about this moment you’ve come so far in life to embrace. It’s not an escape, it’s an arrival.