Sorry I am late getting this posted. It seems that no matter what your circumstances are, planned and unplanned events fill all the time in the day. We are not quite as central here as we were in the hotel, but that shouldn’t be too much of a problem. We’ve been planning on checking out the subway and buses.Read More
New Year’s Eve 2018 in Buenos Aires – That just sounds so cool to me. 🙂 The skies were almost clear for the super red blue full moon. Our tour guide from a few days ago mentioned that a few blocks behind the Casa Rosa we would find Puente de la Mujer. That bridge is a good spot to view the fireworks. We were also warned to plan in advance for anything you might need for the evening’s festivities. A quick visit to the local supermarket confirmed that. The produce and deli sections looked like a mob of shoppers had cleared out most of the options.Read More
Well we made it to Buenos Aires! The marathon bus trip from San Carlos de Bariloche wasn’t too bad. The hotel is in an old building, probably 100+ years old. The doors are 3 meters high and the ceilings at least a meter above that. The high ceilings are supposed help keep things cooler when it is hot out. We will be putting that theory to the test is a couple of days. The temperature is supposed be in the mid-30s Saturday. I know friends and family dealing with -20 degrees currently might not have too much sympathy for us. 🙂Read More
Wish us luck! When this post publishes we will be on a 1,600 kilometer, 20 hour bus ride to Buenos Aires. The bus is going to be about as comfortable as a bus can be. The cama (bed) seats are wide and recline way back. There are curtains for privacy. USB ports to charge iPads. It’ll be be fine! 🙂Read More
Llao Llao. In a Spanish speaking country like Argentina you might expect it to be pronounced “yao yao”, but around here it sounds more like “jao jao” when the locals say it. It is also the name of area west of Bariloche. There is a spectacular hotel there, reminiscent of the Banff Springs Hotel, a municipal park and hill that all share the Llao Llao moniker.Read More
Well we’ve made it to another country! After a longer than scheduled bus ride from Valdivia, Chile, we arrived in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina on Friday evening. This place reminds us a lot of Banff back in Alberta. There are beautiful mountains all around, many of them with snow on top still even though it is summer here. The water in Nahuel Huapi Lake is too cold to swim in, but it looks clean and blue. There are steady winds driving waves across it so the surface is choppy. This area has some of Argentina’s best skiing and is the home of its craft beer industry.Read More
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