My boss told me to explore Tigre on my own instead. Here's what I came up with for the article:
Things to Do in Tigre:
- Not much.
- Purchase a cafe con leche for 18 pesos.
- Be clicked at like a dog.
- Be whistled at like a stripper.
- Be the recipient of under-the-breath sexual comments from passerby on the sidewalk.
- Wait for a boat tour that is two hours late.
- Take an hour-long boat tour where you can't understand the Spanish narration through the loudspeaker.
- Be sprayed with crumbs by an obnoxious child as he eats a cookie in front of the open window on the boat.
- Watch said child throw the plastic wrapper from his cookie out the window into the river. Cry on the inside from seeing this happen.
- Stare dismally at the blank gray sky.
- Choke on exhaust fumes from the ferries/ swamp smells from the river.
- Shoot annoyed glances at the obnoxious child squirming on the bench in front of you.
- Wonder, are there any tigers in Tigre?
- Walk to a maté (Argentine tea) museum that is closed.
- Take the train home.
|My impression of Tigre today|
But then I came home and Skyped my brother and my grandparents, and then I went for a run, and then I made dinner (rice with peas and apple with brie), and then I went to Mundo Lingo, a language exchange program at a bar near my house. So the evening redeemed the day, on the whole.