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Trip Start Jun 15, 2009
133Trip End Jun 14, 2010
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day trip from Resistencia
On our final day in Resistencia we were due to take an overnight bus at 10 pm so we had several hours to kill.We decided to take a bus over the river to Corrientes, named after the shifting currents of of the Parana river. Despite only being a few kilometres apart, the two towns are quite different from each other. Corrientes seems much more elegant then Resistencia, with many old buildings from the turn of the century.
In the Museum of Traditional Folkloric Artisans we had been expecting to find various artisans at
work, teaching their crafts to their students. However, the information board at the entrance showed that there was generally only one or maybe two of the five artisans working there at any particular point in the week and in reality, the one that should have been there when we visited wasn’t!
This being the day before Christmas Eve, there were preparations in one of the plazas for a fiesta! A stage was being assembled, stalls selling gifts and food were appearing and local school children were arriving in crocodiles to play games.