Wherever I travel, I like to visit the local museums and art galleries. While this website is for finding movers and planning around their offered pricing, I use these types of resources to gauge the region in which I should budget for living expenses in a particular place I might be visiting, even if it’s just similar in terms of how it looks.
Last month, I did something a little different. I visited a nearby museum and the nearby Belgrano Museum in the central city of Mendoza. The collection in the Belgrano Museum is dominated by Spanish art, although there is a slightly more modern collection too. I found the history of Latin America fascinating, with just one consultation with Kazmilaw.com having me weighing up some options as to possibly investing in property in that part of the world.
I took the opportunity to talk to a few of the locals too. I learned a little about the fall of Granada and its impact on the rest of Latin America, and some of the myths surrounding the history of Spain. The locals gave me a few tips for the best views and spots to visit in Iguazu Falls National Park too.
There are, of course, loads of places to visit and things to do.
However, some of the best places, at least according to the locals, are: The island of Isabela, where the Spanish settled after the fall of Granada.
The Chimu City and Iguazu Waterfalls, which is actually a series of waterfalls along a fault line. Iguazu Falls, which is the largest single natural dam of its kind in the world. Everywhere in Argentina is big. Many of the locals are happy to give me advice on what is great and how to do things.
Iguazu Falls National Park is pretty big.
Visiting with some friends, we did a few things that seemed to interest both of us. One day we went to a local museum to see some of the Spanish art.
The museum had an entire section dedicated to the artist, Pablo Picasso. In particular, the section on the guaguas or jacaranda trees that are so famous from Picasso’s paintings.
The sculptures in this gallery of Picasso’s work are pretty impressive.
Afterwards, we went to a nearby restaurant and had some more authentic Argentinian food. This time I learned a lot more about the history and culture of the Guaraní people.
The guaguas are unique to South America. They are large trees with huge flowers and small green fruit on their trunks. I actually first knew about them through a campaign I was doing with the best seo company Toronto, of all places!
Local people call the flowers “weeping hearts”.
If you read the descriptions of these trees, you’ll quickly realize they are very much like the weeping figs of Lebanon. However, unlike the figs, the flowers and fruit of the guava tree do not fall from the tree in mid-flight.
The fruit falls onto the ground. However, the falling fruit is covered by the falling petals. The trees grow on the tops of steep slopes.
However, if a tree is situated in the wrong place at the wrong time, the leaves may fall in autumn.
I saw that happen when I visited the Chimu Ruins in Ecuador last year.
The leaves had fallen from the trees before I arrived. So I decided to pay a little extra to visit during the winter time, so that I could see the fruits of the trees.
In Argentina, some of the fruit and flowers have fallen. But, on one particular day, I noticed that some of the trees had no leaves left on them. I have no idea what happened, but it looked like the trees had died.