Charming - Luxury Lodge & Private Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... here in Patagonia).
While we motored, our Argentine guide Lucia introduced us to maté latte, a sort of tea concoction consumed by 90% of the Argentine people, from a personalized gourd. Some call it maté latte. Some Yerba maté. But whatever you call, the Argentines can’t live without it.
The setting for our resort is breathtaking. High on a hill, overlooking an exquisite lake, with 18 holes of golf and other lush ...
... from November to March is a bit like going to the Alps in our summer - everything's geared towards the mountains and all accommodation feels like a ski lodge but there's no snow. They also have an inordinate amount of chocolate shops.
We headed out to part of the Lakes District for the day by bike, riding a popular 40km route called the Cirquito de Chico, around a peninsular that takes in the incredible postcard views of snow-capped mountains, deep blue lakes, ...
... is pretty good. Though it does feel like your back is being crushed. So, Lucy has now become my full time carer since I need to wear the immobiliser non-stop for 6 weeks and I can't put any weight through my left arm. I will spare you the gory details but I basically can't do anything without her help, with getting dressed and getting in/out bed impossible. It has been a real test of our relationship but Lucy has been incredibly patient ...
... these days.
By nightfall whilst eating dinner we stop at a series of tiny settlements which appear to be in the middle of nowhere. Presumably these were built as water and fuel stops to service the original steam trains, and now ironically only still exist because the train services them.
After dinner an attendant prepares our cabin, pulling down the bunk beds. M decides to take the top bunk. After ...
... it wasn’t long before we reached the Mirador - an amazing spot to take in the view. After this we pretty much got lost as the sign posts seemed to disappear. We were whinging it for a bit but eventually got back on the right track. Getting lost is all part of the adventure. In total we managed around 12k for our 1st short afternoon of trekking. It was now time for our reward – a hot chocolate ...