24.01.2013 - 24.01.2013 36 °C
We decided to head 30km north of Buenos Aires today to visit Tigre and San Isidro.
Tigre lies on the Parana Delta. The town sits on an island created by several streams and rivers and was founded in 1820. The area derives its name from the “tigres” or jaguars that were hunted there. It is now an area where the people from Buenos Aires come on weekends to get away. We did a little boat trip around the delta and although it was quite nice and relaxing it wasn’t what we expected, it was a bit disappointing.
We then went to San Isidro to have a bit of a look around there. The centre of San Isidro is an historic area with cobbled streets. At its heart is Plaza Mitre and the neo-gothic San Isidro cathedral.
It was quite a pretty little town.
Back to Buenos Aires for our final night. We have really enjoyed our stay in BA. It is a lovely city with lots of trees and parks just like Adelaide. It has been quite humid though.
Tomorrow we are off to Uruguay.