Today we took a biking tour Tigre, the delta area and northern suburbs of Buenos Aires. We then took a kayaking trip through the islands of the Tigre Delta water system. After returning to the city we had a casual dinner followed by some ice cream! Though it was originally not planned, due to some changes in accommodations the two groups were able to meet briefly. Members of both groups joined together for a post dinner walk to the Puerto Modero waterfront. The river walk is lit up at night and features rotating footbridges connecting the east and west docks. The newest and most famous of the foot bridges is called Puente de la mujer which was designed by Santiago Calatrava.
We arrived in Buenos Aires early Friday morning and after quickly dropping off luggage we headed out to see the city. We stopped at La Casa Rosada, “The Pink House”, which is the executive office of the President. We walked through the famous mausoleums of La Recoleta cemetery, including that of the Family Duarte, where Eva Peron is buried. We visited the Metropolitan Cathedral, which is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires and former home of Pope Francis. We ate lunch on Caminito alley of the famous La Boca neighborhood. We spent time exploring the city by bus and on foot and then ended our day with a traditional Argentine dinner and a Tango show.