VIP TOURS BA
EXPERIENCES IN BUENOS AIRES - TIGRE TOUR
Today is Wednesday 31 of August. and I would like to introduce you a super nice guy that is visiting our country. Kelly arrived to Buenos Aires a week ago and his story is fascinating. He rented his house in New Zealand, he quit his job, and he is already traveling all over the world. We all have always to follow our dreams and Kelly is just doing that. So he already been in other parts of South America and he wanted to visit Buenos Aires and particularly with me Tigre District. So he contact VIP TOURS BA for a tour to Tigre.
After the first contact we met in the hotel located in San Telmo neighborhood. It was 10:30 in the morning. After introducing us, we walked to the metro station. A few stops later we were in Retiro neighbourhood. Specifically we were in the train station of Retiro. This station was built around 1910 and has the typical architecture from France in the outside with a touch of the second industrial revolution in the inside. As soon as we arrive to the station the train was waiting for us ready to depart. Five minutes later we were on our way to Tigre.
Tigre is located 30 km from Buenos Aires. It is call the Venice of BA. Mainly because everything moves by ships & boats. Tigre is a district formed by islands. The water of the waterfalls in the north of Argentina divides into two rivers. One of them is the river Parana and the other one is the river Uruguay. The Parana River receives sediments from another rivers. The water stuck with the vegetation and transform the area of Tigre into thousands of islands.
So after 50 minutes of traveling, and after listening musicians playing typical instruments and songs from argentina, and dealing with sellers, we arrived to the Beautiful Tigre station.
We were already hungry but also we wanted to walk and see as much as we could. So we started the tour doing a long walk near the river to reach one of the beautiful restaurants that do you can find near the river. While we were walking we saw many Rowing clubs, this district is the capital of the rowing clubs in Argentina. While we were walking I Kelly photographed every single dog that we saw during our walking. I am pretty sure that he loves dogs and that is something I really appreciate. The love to the animals tell me that maybe I am sharing my day with a nice sensible person.
So we walked near the river, we saw the river with the boats in the coast and in the river, people running and walking, and after 20 minutes we were at the restaurant. This restaurant is one of my favorites in the district since you can eat very good food for a very reasonable price and also near the river.
The sun was clear in the sky shining more than ever in a perfect winter day. After we finish our meal, we walked till we arrived to the Museum of Tigre. They have an exposition of geometry which Kelly loved it. Indeed it seems that he is a big fan of geometry and mathematics. I was surprised about that. So we photographed some of the paintings. The museum has two shows usually. One is permanent and the other one is not. The permanent shows some of the important paintings of the artist from Argentina like Benito Quinquela Martin. The place is very small but it worth visiting it. So we leave the Museum and we started our way back to the fruit market. In the middle we stopped for an ice-cream in one of the yummiest places in BA. We had to accelerate the walking as we were runnig out of time and our ship was departing at 16:00.
So after 20 minutes walking with ice-cream included, we arrived to the Fruit Market. We saw also the casino of Tigre and the Coast Park (Parque de la Costa), our local super small Disney, but one of the biggest parks with rollercoasters and games in South America.
It is interesting to see the fruit market at weekends as there is a lot of people coming and going (it get so bussy!). but today is Wednesday and there are only a few shops open and the place looks much different as it should be.
So we saw some of their shops and then we went fast to the port. The ship was waiting for us. So we get into it as the best part of the tour was ready to start. At the ship we saw the islands and the houses, I explained Kelly about how the islands were formed. Kelly seems to enjoy the the breeze of the day (for me was a little bit cold) and took pictures of everything and enjoyed the ride till one hour later when we reach to the entrance of Buenos Aires.
The Navigation is 1 hour in Tigre and another hour more to reach Puerto Madero neighborhood. You can see the entrance of Buenos Aires and if u r lucky enough you can also enjoy the sunset. The views are fantastic. There you can see all the neighborhoods and districts that are near the coast. Also you can see the fishing club, the new port of Buenos Aires with their huge cranes that they look like giraffes, giving you the welcome to the jungle of cement. Yeah, I have a lot of imagination! But it looks like! See some of the pics and then you can say that I am crazy.
Anyway... We finished the tour in Puerto Madero. The tour was over and we had to say goodbye. Kelly wanted to walk back to the hotel and I had to catch a taxi to home.
Since no taxi arrived, finally I had to reach home by bus!
I want to thank Kelly for the fantastic day that we shared, for trusting in me for showing him the city. I had a perfect day with him and I wish him all the best in his travels through the world! Keep Traveling, Keep Enjoying, Keep Dreaming, Keep Smiling!
You have a friend here if you like, I hope to see you soon in Argentina or in any other part of the world soon.
Kelly if you want, you can comment your experience!