Wednesday, 10 February 2010
DIARY - ARGENTINA Posadas
and with the humidity we are constantly dripping. Try to chat to Ivan who is so friendly he keeps hitting us with really long sentences which we cannot understand. Walter arrives home around 10.30pm then pops out to pick up chicken empanadas and “coke”. He suggests a drive out. The airport is high above the city and we are not the only ones enjoying the views. Many cars are parked up with the occupants sat out on garden chairs drinking and chatting – quite bizarre at this time of night. On the Costanera on the banks of the Parana River, which separates Posadas from Paraguay, even more cars are parked up. We walk along the promenade and just can’t believe the number of people there, sitting out drinking mate or beer, even the park is full of small children and it is now past midnight. In a way we can understand this as at least there is a breeze by the river whereas the houses are stifling. Ivan is not impressed by the fact the people in England go to be so relatively early so doesn’t want to visit. Ivan carried the bucket of water to top up the “mate” and today he is adding cold juice so we are happy to partake in the ritual passing around as this dilutes the taste. He has now started calling us his “grandparents” and seems quite attached. In the city centre we wander around the main square. When we get back we hop in the pool for ½ hour to cool down, a bit weird at 2am but necessary.
POSTADAS 1, HOSPITATLITY CLUB HOST WALTER
CRUCERO DEL SOL BUS FROM POSADAS TO PARANA