Days 37 - 38: Tigre, Argentina
Trip Start Sep 23, 2013
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At midday Kelly and I had a warm reunion at Buenos Aires train station! We'd both had a great time apart but it was such a nice feeling to finally have the team back together and ready to explore a new place - Tigre (read about Kelly's adventure with the Harry Krishna's here).
Tigre is a town that lies on the Parana Delta and its location just an hour from Buenos Aires by train makes it a popular spot for tourists and Argentine holidaymakers. Unable to find a youth hostel for the night (there's only one in Tigre - a clue as to the general age of the town's visitors) we found a cheap B&B with a twin room. Roberto, the owner lead us to our room - in the garage! There literally wasn't enough room to swing pequeno - his cat
After a nap we wandered into the town and found an empty bar where we could have a beer. Kelly's Spanish has come on no end since we've been here and she got chatting to the bar owner about our anniversary. The very friendly chap bought us a couple of complementary cold Stella's and popcorn! Who said the Argies aren't welcoming.
We arrived back at the B&B and were greeted by an extremely loud drunk Italian man who insisted we drank with him and forced a couple of glasses of champagne into our hands. We're pretty sure he had a screw loose but humoured him and found out that Roberto had been Diego Marradona's psychiatrist for 20 years. He even had a photo to prove it!
Thursday 31st October - Day 38
It was nice wake up next to Kelly rather than three feet above her, especially on our 2 year anniversary! I won't go into much detail about what we got up to as she's summed it up very well in her piece on sensingsouthamerica - check it out. As she goes on to say, the day didn't go quite according to plan but who cares. The main thing was we were back together and it was certainly a memorable occasion. Plus, the hotel we'd checked into, kindly paid for by Kelly's friends as a birthday present, was perfect. There was even a bath!