Watch out! We were fortunate that this wild cat was happily resting in the beautiful Japanese Gardens of Buenos Aires. In all seriousness this is a really nice place to visit as are Buenos Aires and Argentina. For a different place to travel to Argentina has much to offer. Copyright Paul Andrews and Caroline Schmutz, Junagarh Media, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk
I took this photo just after Christmas on a very hot sunny day walking along the promenade of the River Parana in the city of Santa Fe in Argentina. The stencil artist created this piece telling children that Father Christmas does not exist. As the promenade is very popular with families I wonder how many children asked their parents if it was true. Copyright Junagarh Media, http://www.junagrhmedia.co.uk .
I was just looking at the next photograph to put on our Flickr site, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21104365@N06/, and I came across this one. Is it any wonder why some of us in the past thought that the Earth was flat given what we see in this picture? Given that the only mode of transport on land until fairly recently in our history would have been on foot or by horse the world would have looked very flat to many. Good thing we have the international space station, satellites and we have been to the moon to prove otherwise. You can see and buy any of our work on our website, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk .
OK, so if you are into bland super luxury corporate 5 star hotels where the local staff are dressed up in monkey suits this place is not for you. In fact stay away 🙂 This a fabulous family run pensión that feels like home. Victoriano who still runs it is in his late 80s and is helped by his son, son in law and other members of his family. There are also some long term guests as well as the usual independent travelers so you will meet interesting human beings rather than corporate clones. When we were there we met a German woman who must have been in her 60s and whom two or three days had been riding horses in the snow very high up in the Andes. So if you think for yourself try out the Hotel Victoria, soak up the San Telmo barrio and the rest of what is one the great cities of the world. You can see more of our photography and buy anything that you like on our Junagarh Flickr site or our website, http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk.
Being on guard all day is very tiring work especially for a cat so why not take an afternoon nap. Only don’t let the owner know or you might not get fed. The Japanese Gardens are very tranquil and a beautiful place to visit if you go to Buenos Aires, that in itself is a very good place to start your exploration of South America. You can see and order many more of our photographs on out Flickr site or our own website http://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk.
We have been very lucky to visit Argentina several times in the past and there are some great roads that go straight to the horizon and beyond. That’s fine when you are sitting on one of the comfortable long distance coaches that traverse the almost endless landscape. But if you are on a bicycle like this man it must seem like you are not moving or that the horizon is always moving away. Wonderful country, wonderful people.
If you have never been to Iguazu Falls then it is well worth a visit especially if there is a lot of water as this can vary. And if you love butterflies but don’t mind them drinking the sweat from your skin then it also the place for you. The colour and variety of them is simply amazing. You will need two days to visit Iguazu, one day on the Brazilian side and one on the Argentine side. It is truly an awe inspiring site to see the power of nature as the water slowly erodes the rocks. This photo was taken from one of the walkways and it shows the edge where the water suddenly descends and crashes below. We do sell this photograph and many others on our website www.junagarhmedia.co.uk.