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... tables of people; all very friendly. The lunch was huge with 4 or 5 types of meat and Russian salad, lettuce salad and flam for dessert. The meal was great and we all left feeling like balloons that had been recently inflated with air.
Two hours later they served teatime of sweet breads and other sweet treats, milk, coffee and mate of coarse. At the ranch we ate about every 3 hours. Heavy meals and heavy snacks. ...
... after the independence of Argentina which pitted rival caudillos (provincial military leaders) against each other and later the federalist provinces against the centralized government in Buenos Aires.
Real Gauchos no longer exist today but their traditions have well and truly been kept alive here. On the Sunday we walked through the seemingly sleepy town, wondering why the discrepancy between the large amount of parked cars and the ...
... behind us and asked : "English?". When we confirmed, yes, English, they asked : "Ina and Arthur?" And yes, so we finally got to meet Sunny and Herlina. We had a dinner table together and had a fun time. Really nice people, so glad we have met them, I am sure we are going to have a lot of fun the coming weeks!
The evening started with a dancing lesson to learn the basic steps of the dance. Now the Argentine tango is ...
... later, when everyone got back on the horses for a long ride around the grounds, Ry and I jumped on our horses (bikes) and joined them. The only problem was, one of Ry's handle bars snapped off half way through and he had to steer with the basket!
We had a great day though and they gave us copious amounts of food (lots of meat, potatoes and salad) and red wine. Spending the day with the gauchos made up for missing the festival. We contemplated staying an extra night so we could ...
... boredom that the journey may have induced was alleviated by the lively Argentinian driving style. Overtaking restrictions and speed limits are so feebly conservative that they demand being completely ignored: the objectives are to conserve your speed, and spend as much time as possible on the opposite side of the road overtaking the lorries and prehistoric trucks while preventing other people overtaking you.
Areco was ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet