This was our last day in Buenos Aires and I have to say I wasnâ€™t ready to go back. We have been enjoying the past days so much, that just the idea of going back to the normal life wasnâ€™t my favorite. But, life goes on. The very first date we booked a tour. Yes, I know it goes against my style, but anyway we did it. We chose the tour across the Parana River Delta. We woke up early and did the check out. Veronica - the guide - arrived at 8:45 am and we left the hotel. We drove with the bus to â€śTigreâ€ť, another city belonging to Buenos Aires Province. After picking up all the other members of the tour we arrived to Tigre around 10am.
We booked a tour that included sailing across the River Delta and visit another close town.
Well, I have to say that Tigre is a small and nice town. But this is not only about inland, the biggest attraction are the islands at the Delta. Years ago this area was just a â€śvacationâ€ť area, but right now there are permanent residents there. The people who live in the islands (known as â€śisleĂ±osâ€ť) enjoy beautiful scenery and a peaceful environment. There are no streets or roads, just the river communicates one island with the other. Of course, there are no cars, just boats. They even have a â€śSupermarketâ€ť boat, an â€śAmbulanceâ€ť boat, besides the "Bus" boat and "Taxi" boat, among others. I couldnâ€™t take a pic of any Supermarket boat. I wish I hadâ€¦ they were so funny. The isleĂ±os have their own school, church, library, clubs, etc. I have been told that the price of real state here is low. But itâ€™s not cheap living there, why? Well, all the utilities are expensive. Also the groceries are pricier here.
a boat ready to leave...
Tigre is known as the â€śRowing Capitalâ€ť, there are a few Rowing Clubs and I could see a lot of people practicing this sport.
There were men, women, old, young, everyone was there.
with mom at the boat
The houses at the islands donâ€™t have numbers. They just have names and of course each of them has its own dock. If you wanted to buy something from the Supermarket boat, you just had to put a red bag as a flag at the dock of your house. So the Supermarket would now you want to buy something.
The tour started around 10:30am and lasted almost 2 hours. In the middle of the tour, the batteries of my camera run out! I was glad my momâ€™s batteries lasted a bit longer, but not so much. So first thing I did when we arrived to the harbor was getting new batteries ;). I was ready to keep on moving. Right now our next destination was San Isidro, a small and cute town.
In order to go there we had to take the train. So we drove with the bus to the train station.
with our Chilean friends
The next train was scheduled for 1pm, so we were on time. While we were waiting for the train, mom left for a couple of minutes and by the time she was back, I have already made new friends. A guy and his dad from Chile :)
The train arrived and we were sitting, when somebody came saying the drivers were on a strike, so the train wouldn't leave. What!?!? We left the train and another group came, went inside and took our sits. Oh! Veronica asked us if we would like to go, even if it meant having no seats at the train. Of course, we would. It was a short ride and I have been thinking the whole time about the idea of going to that small town, no way I would say no. And the rest of the people were thinking the same. So we went inside again and got ready to leave Tigre. Our bus would be waiting for us in San Isidro to drive back to Buenos Aires City ;)