Gran Hotel Fontainebleau
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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So this was our downtime to chill before our big trek through Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile.
We were so lucky that we got to spend this time in a two bed apartment to ourselves, thanks to our parents. We were visiting off season so to say the hotel was empty would be an understatement.
By week 2 we were still the only residents in the Hotel. It was starting to getting lonely now,like being in one of those films where the ...
... con salsa criollo y papas espanolas... muy rico). For dinner that evening we walked over to Il Garda, a long time established Italian style pasta restaurant that was probably the highlight of the trip. The owner (a woman in her 80s) walked around talking to the guests at their table - and then waived goodbye to us when we finally departed sometime after 1:30 AM. The wait was long, but the food was delicious (ravioles de carne y verdura con salsa ...
... areas rather than the international set. After we caught up with the bus outside of Iguazu, we continued on overnight into the main bus terminal in Buenas Aires. From there we caught a bus to a town named Mar de Ajo about 120 miles South of BA on the coast. There are a series of little towns along the coast in this area. Most of them saw their glory days in the '60s and '70s and are now somewhat seedy. Newer ...
... a brownie cake, which we had also seen on some restaurant menus. It’s a brownie base with a thin layer of dulce de leche on top, then covered in meringue. Dulce de Leche is a thick caramel sauce or Nestle condensed milk mixed with butter and sugar. We found it in all things sweet in Argentina, it was almost like a subsititute for cream. The flan we had for dessert at the roadside restaurant today was accommanied by dulce de leche rather than cream. Fortunately Kelly likes ...
... went for lunch at 5pm, to a seafood restaurant and again had too much food! We almost finished it!
On the way home we saw someone in their car at the traffic lights, drinking mate. Graciela told us it’s illegal to drink mate when driving, this is because it’s distracting.
We ended up falling sleeping on the road back to Villa Gesell while Graciela and Jose Luis had some interesting conversations at the front of the pickup ...