El Cortijo

Padre Tisera 950 , Merlo, Province of San Luis, Cuyo, Argentina | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Merlo

One night in San Luis, Argentina

A travel blog entry by 5-crazy-people


Our desire has been to encourage Christians where ever we find them. And we found out that a friend that we knew in 2003 in Argentina and her husband, as well as her brother, are in San Luis beginning a work for God. (San Luis is 11 hours from Buenos Aires, on the way to Santiago, Chile.) So we made a stopover to encourage them and to have a Bible study. It was a great time of encouragement for all of ...

The Mystery of the Flat Frogs of Balde

A travel blog entry by winegalcj


... okay, center is a stretch considering it is only 4 blocks long), there is a shrine in the middle of the road. It is Baby Jesus, looking like a short adult with blonde hair, golden halo, pink robe and bare feet (perfect pedicure) standing with arms outstretched – rosaries dangling from his perfect piggy fingers. No biggie – there are lots of saints on the side of the road around here – but this one is in a gl*************s in the top allow ...

The healing waters of Balde

A travel blog entry by winegalcj


There is something strange that happens in a small town. I mean a really small town. Like Balde, Argentina – population about 200 and that includes livestock and dogs. Life slows down to a crawl – a crahhhllll. You begin to notice everything and you are noticed. Stay 3 days and the police want to know why you are still here as does the reception at the hotel. Eat at the same place 5 times in a row (there are only 2 choices) and ...

Unexpected visit to San Luis

A travel blog entry by winegalcj

... you? Sunday travel is unreliable. The bus or train schedules are reduced and people are winding down. No, there is no bus today to Balde, manana, manana!

Bring Duct Tape: yes, I travel with a small roll of duct tape – and I would be very unhappy without it. Wide open A/C vent on a bus making me a Popsicle? No problem! Plug adapter won’t stay in place? Presto! Boyfriend driving you nuts? Tape him to the bedpost (oooohhhh).

Rain, San Luis, Freezing, El Volcan

A travel blog entry by nomad143


... was conversation, music, and good food. What had started as a bad day turned out to be one of the very best. I headed back to San Luis a few hours later, and met some cool people when i got back to my hostel. It was like another mini party with everyone talking, cooking their food, and passing around drinks. While the towns themselves weren’t that hyped up, the people I met were awesome.


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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding