Travel Blogs from San Martin de los Andes
... barn type place where we could drink maté with the Mum's while they watch their children...we chickened out, as we thought our imaginary children might show us up... The maté was nicer than I thought it would be, it tastes similar to green tea but with more of a leafy taste. I don't think I've ever seen it in the UK, can you buy it at home? Last night we excelled ourselves culinary-ly, with the addition of half a tub of "soft and light" ...
... we were both tired and grumpy the next day, however Peter did get to see a magnificent sunrise. I woke to find him asleep wearing his sunglasses.
We headed for nearby Villa El Chocon to visit the museum which is famous for having an almost complete, hundred million year old, fossilized skeleton of a giant carnivore called a Giganotosaurus carolinii. It was discovered nearby in 1993. This carnivore is even bigger than the T. Rex. It stood ...
... lying on the grassy lawn and swimming in the clear, shallow river. In this sunny spot, it was hard to imagine that Christmas was around the corner. That is, until Santa rocked up on the back of a small truck. In Argentina, the decorations are minimal and commercialism normally takes a back seat, so I was surprised to see the old guy giving out presents here. It must have been a major event as a cameraman was ...
... 8230; she opened up a sausage and cooked the ground pork in a skillet, using the left over pork fat to cook the rice in, adding water as needed. She had prepared the veggies in a separate pan, and when the rice was mostly cooked it was added to the mix of veggies (broccoli, squash, fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic) mussels (cooked in a white wine butter and lemon sauce) and sausage, and stir-fried for a little while— then it was topped with fresh tomatoes for ...
... the city more credit than it is usually given because truthfully there is something really special about it and it's people.
That said. Friday night we went to dinner at Paco's home, a friend of Javier's who was gracious enough to invite us to his home, with his wife and two kids, to eat a most delicious paella with seafood. We got there at 930 and got back home at 3 in the morning, so needless to say we had a great time. Waking up for our usual market-day ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility