- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
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... Here are some interesting facts. Bariloche comes from indigenous words that translate to "people from behind the mountain" and Nahuel Huapi means "tiger island". The natural reserve portion of the park that Bariloche sits in is 330,000 acres and 150,000 of that is covered in Lago Nahuel Huapi. And that is only one of several lakes but is by far the largest. Bariloche has experienced a huge population boom in the last 20 years going from 20,000 people to over 200,000. ...
... difficult due to the language barrier. At first he wouldn't budge off 11 but Nigel stuck to his guns at 11.3 and he eventually agreed and started to leads us off somewhere. To our relief it was a nice gift shop and we could change the money with the shopkeeper at the till rather than going somewhere private. The scary guy told the shopkeeper the rate we wanted and after much shaking of his head and giving us regretful looks, he tapped out on his calculator ...
... t for another 6 hours! Still, with no option we purchased the bus tickets with the last of our cash and decided to head into town, and negotiated paying on our return to leave our bags in the locker at the terminal.
We walked into town and set about trying to find somewhere that we could change our dollars into pesos, yet due to poor instructions from half a dozen locals we couldn't find anywhere. Eventually a place was pointed out to us ...
... the most popular place to visit is the fuel station as it's also the most essential place to visit since you'll likely run out before you get anywhere close to the next sign of civilisation. Despite rough parts in places, Ruta 40 is being tarmac-ed at a pace. The majority of what we have driven has been new road, so perhaps the inhabitants of these strange little towns are the road builders.
We pitched our tent at a nice little campsite on the outskirts of ...
... 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 ...