Off to South America travel blog

Portrait of Juan and Eva Peron

Breakfast at the World Cafe as we sail into Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires from deck 7

Into the harbor

River trip from Tigre

Along the river bank

Buenos Aires rowing club

Jacaranda tree

Chinatown in Tigre

In Tigre on the river

Heavy boat traffic for tourists

Ships for tourists

River scene

River 2

Recycling sign

Cafe along the river

Nice homes along the way

River homes 2

Picnic supplies

River homes 3

Back in town

Roundabout in Tigre

Tigre business

From the bus window on the way back to Buenos Aires

Bus 2

Bus 3: a quick attempt to capture the Casa Rosada from the...

Bus 4

Our last day in South America we docked in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We had to vacate our state room by 8am, but Viking took good care of us. Since our flight was departing at 9pm, we had time to do a little sight seeing before we left. We boarded buses to go to Tigre, a small city outside Buenos Aires. There we boarded a sight seeing boat that took us through a system of rivers; we saw homes and businesses. Lots of people were swimming, jet skiing, boating; for people who live on the river there are boat businesses that bring in water, groceries, and other goods. Our guide told us that a home on the river usually runs from $30 to $120 thousand US dollars; less if the home is off the main river. The disadvantage of being off the main river is that the services don't go there. We had lovely weather, and it was much more fun to spend the day on the river rather than waiting in the airport all day.

Argentina's population is also primarily European; our lecturers told us a lot about its history and the importance of Juan and Eva Peron in its current political situation. We only had a small taste of what the city has to offer, so we will hope to go back to visit Buenos Aires and Montevideo again.

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