Holiday Inn Santa Fe - Argentina
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BARILOCHE 14 FEB - 23 FEB We arrived at the international bus terminal, late evening, and didn't realise how far it was out of town. We could have walked but taxis were frequent and relatively inexpensive. We were planning to spend five days here and the first day was spent getting information and having a general look around. San Carlos de …
... the heart of the now ultra-modern brewery, which produces Santa Fe (imaginative!) and Schneider Argentine lager as well as the Budweiser and Heineken lines for South American distribution.
Santa Fe is also famous for the 'alfajor' snack, two biscuits stuck together with dulce de leche, invented by Senor Merengo in 1851 ...
... on down Route 34 to Route 19 and arrived in Santa Fe 100 km later. The political capital of the province, Santa Fe is much smaller than Rosario further south, in the same province and comparable in size to Montevideo. Santa Fe was quiet and clean and well to do. We succumbed to the Holiday Inn with the expected trimmings (reliable internet and a pool) and Jim found us an excellent and very reasonable Arab restaurant favored by the locals.
Santa Fe is the next province over from Entre Rios. You have to cross the Parana river, or rather go under it. There is a tunnel that goes under the river between Santa Fe and Parana. The people of these two provinces are very proud of their tunnel and get a little upset if you are not very impressed by it - unfortunately having lived in NZ where we have a number of tunnels I don't think I should quite enough excitement. Once in Santa Fe ...
... Christian had given me the 2 nights accommodation free, as well as paying my petrol to Uspallata and washing all my clothes. However, today I realised, to my complete horror, that I had been bitten, and it was bedbugs. Oh how disgusting it feels, how dirty, how contagious! I need to do something serious to sort this out. The bites had, by now, swollen into large, itchy lumps on my arms, legs, wrist and foot and were seriously worrying.
We stopped only once more, to ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet