Wednesday 5 December 2018

Iguazu Falls

Whoops, this should have been posted last week. It's really important because it is one of the best places that we have ever been to.

The Iguazu Falls are on the border of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. We are on the Argentinan side looking at the part of the waterfall called the Devil's Throat. 
Massive, enormous amounts of water pour down a giant horseshoe shape and the roar of the water is deafening. 

We then walked round to a wider section that was so beautiful it took your breath away. 

Even more was to follow and then we stood on a platform over the river right at the top of the waterfall. Scary but we survived! 

To add to the day there was also some great animals wandering about. I liked the raccoons and their babies at first, but kept my distance once I found out how big their teeth were. 
Even the monkeys were nice although I liked the sleeping ones the best. 

Early birthday do with the Halifax girls

Lovely night out last night with the girls from the Halifax. Unbelievable to think that I started working there 38 years ago! 

Sunday 2 December 2018

Buenos Aires day 2

A lovely day today where we wandered around Buenos Aires. 
Firstly we went to a bookshop for a cup of coffee. But this was no ordinary bookshop - it used to be a beautiful theatre called the Ateneo Grand Splendid. 

We had our drinks at the front of the stage with great views of the shop floor and the Royal boxes nearby. 
We then went to the Recoleta Cemetery with its huge memorials to famous and rich Argentinians. 

I liked this small tribute to a lady and her dog who died much more recently than most in 1970.
The most famous plaque is for Eva Peron, Evita, although it is very small and crowds of tourists queued to have their photo taken in front of it. 
Next was a trip to see the Floralis Generica which is a giant flower weighing over 18 tons. It opens up in the day and closes during the night.