Sweet Sweet Moon
Delta del Paraná, 2013
Out of the urban jungle of Buenos Aires into the Delta del Paraná: our hosts from the cultural center Casa Presa, take us on a boat trip to this nearby river delta, an oasis of lush greenery with no roads, just boats! We have left winterly Vienna just three days ago, but the humming noise of the boat, the purling of the river and the hot and humid air brimming with birds instantly gets us into a holiday mood. Dogs are waiting on the boardwalk when we hop of the ferry boat to walk along the winding paths and narrow canals. In this idyllic setting we then come across an unfinished concrete building. When Sweet Sweet Moon climb up the multi-level edifice, the delta is glittering in the last golden sun rays. However, the band makes sure that the acoustic session won’t turn out too kitschy and spares no dissonances with their arousing performance of “We Are Family”.
Delta del Paraná
Buenos Aires can be overwhelming some times. If you need a break from this vibrant city, you should catch the train to the small town Tigre, the starting point to excursions into Delta del Paraná. Tigre’s name derives from the “tigres” (that were actually jaguars, but mistaken for tigers) that used to live here. Even though the big cats are gone in the Greater Buenos Aires region, you still get the feeling of entering a jungle. There are no roads, just boats that carry you deeper into the river arms with its network of islands and wetlands. The Delta del Paraná comprises an area of about 14,000 km² with a total length of about 320 kilometres and a width between 18 and 60 km. It is divided into the Lower, Middle and Upper Delta and lies between the Argentine provinces Entre Rios, Santa Fe and Buenos Aires. However, for the real jungle deal you need to go deep into the water labyrinth. As the delta can be easily reached from the city it’s a popular tourist and weekend attraction with an amusement park, rowing clubs, marinas and restaurants.