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Perfect Argentinian town ... I think not

Rosario, Argentina


Yesterday we landed ourselves in a town that the Lonely Planet describes as possibly the "Perfect Argentinian Town". The city is made up of entirely square blocks that are actually quite small and manageable, unfortunately it makes trafic flow a bit of a nightmare and everything looks the same. If we hadnt seen so many amazing cultural and scenic other cities on this trip we might have quite liked this laid back town but we just couldnt find anything to do on a Monday, even most of the shops appeared to be closed at 3pm!!

They did have a big river front with some big ocean-going ships tied up in it which was interesting to see and also the burial place of the designer of the Argentine flag. Che Guevera was also born here. We did find the electric busses (exactly like a tram in Melbourne but on wheels) a bit of a novelty but we seriously only took one photo and that was Cath in front of the flag monument.

We had planned on spending a few days here but had decided to hot foot it out of there on a bus to Cordoba. Despite the cities being around the same population, there seems to be heaps more to see and do here than in Rosario. However we have discovered that after 11 hours on a bus, Argentina is really very flat in the middle (unlike Andys belly after eating a 400g steak tonight).

We will probably spend a few days in and around Cordoba with possibly a side trip to Iguazu Falls if we can swing it from a travel agent before heading to Mendoza to drink more wine and eat more of this fabulous Argentine bovine.

Stay Tuned,
Cath & Andy.

permalink written by  Cath & Andy on May 8, 2007 from Rosario, Argentina
from the travel blog: A journey to the alter and South America
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Hi! Sounds like you are having a great time, definately make it to iguazu falls if you can, even if it doesn't seem worth it, it's simply amazing. We took an 18 hour bus trip to get there, then 28 to get back on track, and it was completely worth it. But if you go, make sure you walk the inferior trail..it might seem like a hard slog, but we did it first thing, there were waaay less people, and a much better view!

permalink written by  sarah (no_fosters_thanks) on May 9, 2007

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