Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25th, Iguazu to Buenos Aires
Today was a transition day, returning from Iguazu Falls to Buenos Aires. We enjoyed a bus ride from the Park into the town of Puerto Iguazu, and stood at the confluence of Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina, overlooking the Parana River. Diego, our guide, continued his wonderful commentary on the history and relationships of the three countries. Several of us are eager to hear the insights and perspectives of our guides on life in Argentina, and he has not dissappointed us.
We continued our ride on the city municipal bus, and stopped in the middle of town to locate a lunch venue. Some went to an open-air grilled beef takeout place (I took pictures), and others found a restaurant. Both had good offerings, and we returned to the hotel from the bus stop for a lazy few hours of swimming and reading.
In the evening, we took a flight from the local airport to the International Airport in Buenos Aires. We were met by Paula Flores and our bus driver, who drove us back to the Lafayette Hotel to check in and have dinner at the hotel restaurant. On the way, Paula responded quite well to the group's tough questions on the current state of the country's economics, social conditions, and political status.
I had a salad, spinach and chicken ravioli, and fruit/ice dream dessert. Patricia substituted a sole entre, and opted out of the ice cream. None of it warranted photos.
Tomorrow, we take a walking tour of Buenos Aires.
For a look at the few other photos I took today, click on: Puerto Iguazu
I finally finished the Video of the Falls with sound. You can view it at: