This will be my first Christmas away from home. I love Christmas to the point of obsession, but thankfully I haven’t missed it much out here as I’ve been too distracted by travelling and, well, it’s just not Christmassy. Most days are hot and sunny and I see more palm trees than Christmas trees. The cities don’t seem to make much effort with decorations either – but here are some of the trees I’ve spotted.
Workers from the town council were just constructing this ‘tree’ in Salta’s main plaza on the day I arrived (6th December), it’s the cheapest tree ever – just some tinsel wrapped round a wire up-ended cone…
I don’t even remember seeing a Christmas tree in Córdoba or Buenos Aires.
This tree was randomly positioned – presumably to cheer up the dumping area for rubbish (residuos) in Colonia, Uruguay:
And this one in Montevideo is barely visible for all the lush green summer foliage of the real trees in the plaza around it:
At least this one in my hotel reception has been rigorously decorated:
Feliz navidad, dear readers xx