Tigre

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Fishing boats in Tigre harbour.

Next few days pretty quiet, so a joint entry.

July 4:
Very relaxing day, did some internet stuff and cleaned the flat ready for Sunday checkout.  Had a nice 2 hour lunch at a restobar down the road, watching the tennis and drinking beer, so very nice indeed!  Finished off with cake and coffee at our local cafe then rang Melissa┬┤s sister tonight for her birthday.

July 5:
Last day of real sightseeing today, so went to Tigre - a town on the delta about 25km north of the city.  Took the Tren de la Costa, which turned out to be jam-packed full and not particularly interesting (and hence not good value at 10 times the price of the normal train!).  Got to Tigre at about 11.

Wicker work stalls in the Tigre market.
30am and straight away left on a a 1 1/2 hour river cruise.  Had a very nice guide who also spoke English, and very peaceful cruising around the canals, looking at the very nice holiday houses!  Some people do live here permanently, however, so there are also a couple of primary schools and chapels, with people getting from place to place using little runabouts.  Had lunch at a parillada opposite the river boat dock - delicious chicken and pork, and busy so the service was a bit slow, but this suited us as we just wanted to sit and pass the time watching people go by.  Wandered around the market stalls, lots of wicker basket work here at very cheap prices, but not very suitable to go in our backpacks!  Walked back to the main train station along the Rio Tigre, passing the old buildings that house the rowing clubs the area is famous for.  The weather turned out really warm, around 20 degrees, so a very pleasant day.

July 6:
First day of our new GAP trip today.  Checked out of our flat and into the hotel around midday, then met the group in the evening for dinner.  There are 11 of us plus the guide, and all seem very nice.  Went down to DesNivel in San Telmo for dinner as a group, and passed an enjoyable couple of hours with good food and cheap, drinkable wine!

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Fishing boats in Tigre harbour.
Fishing boats in Tigre harbour.
Wicker work stalls in the Tigre ma…
Wicker work stalls in the Tigre m…
A rower cruising the Tigre waters.
A rower cruising the Tigre waters.
Lunch!!
Lunch!!
The Rio Tigre closer to the commer…
The Rio Tigre closer to the comme…
Our flat, the bathroom is behind u…
Our flat, the bathroom is behind …