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TravelPod Member ReviewsAconcagua Hotel San Carlos de Bariloche
Friendly staff, dated décor, floors on split levels. One side looks over the lake. Nice enough, but needs updating.
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... not. Everyone will tell you the myth that it is because a King in Spain centuries ago had a lisp and everyone tried to copy him to sound more high class. This is not true. As much as I explained this to the people at the dinner table, they would not be persuaded. It is simply not linguistically feasible for one person's accent to difuse throughout an entire country, especially in a time when there was no TV or radio. I talked about language evolution and even told them about ...
San Carlos de Bariloche is located in Argentina beside lake Nahuel Huapi and surrounded by stunning mountains. Many people had mentioned that Bariloche was beautiful and I'd have to agree. Andrew and I spent five days here. It's the first place where I've been surrounded by snow capped mountains, not in amongst the mountains that happens in most other places such as Chamonix.
We arrived by bus from Chille on Andesmar. I wouldn't recommend them. The tickets were expensive, the ...
... the world (40m long and 18m high). It was a humbling lesson in size.
From here, the mountains flattened out to wide, grassy plains the Spanish call La Pampa (both a general name for a large geographic region of fertile plains and the name of the province we were driving through). We drove on to the farming city of Neuquen, where we were surprised to see three MacDonalds restaurants and a Wallmart on the highway! We may have even popped into one of the Macca’s for a quick ...
... but it left as soon as I got down there, so I was going to have to wait for another hour for the next bus. The Chileans were nice enough to offer me a ride into town since they had their own car. They were really nice. I found out that he is a cop and she is a teacher back in Chile, and that he liked house music. I wasn’t able to get much more out of the conversation than that though.
I got ...
... trees which is sweet tasting. Typically it grows in November.
On the boat ride we stopped briefly at Parque Nacional de Arrayanes where we were surrounded by orange Cinnamon trees. The trees twist in the bark and one tree can have a number of trunks all sharing the same root system.
Upon arriving at the resort - the views were spectacular- but a little muted with the cloudy weather. Tomorrow is a day of leisure.
Jules on ...