Hostelera Borde Rio
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... forget that we have forgotten. All that we call spirit and art and ecstasy only means that for one awful moment we remember that we forget. - G. K. Chesterton
Forgetfulness of your real nature is true death; remembrance of it is rebirth. - Ramana Maharshi
Mankind owns four things
That are no good at sea -
Rudder, anchor, oars,
And the fear of going down. - Antonio Machado
In the Field
... Since we all were tired and very hungry we had a lovely meal of pizza and salmon in a Restaurant by the Calle Calle River and after a short stroll by the river bank we made our way the last 13 kms to Niebla and the hotel El Castillo which was a beautiful guesthouse with views across the gorgeous Valdivia River and Mancera Island. Apparently the building is "listed" due to its unique Arquitecture. Some of the pieces decorating parts of the house were indeed like a display ...
... Argentine Pesos from the ATM on our way back to the hotel. To this point we had been using USD and benefiting from the "blue market rate" in restaurants. In Argentina, the official international exchange rate for USD is 8 pesos for 1 dollar. The blue market rate however, which can be found on the streets from people calling out "cambio" or if you use USD cash at restaurants (especially with $50 or $100 bills, which unfortunately most travel books advise against carrying), ...
Some of the family descended for a late one but very tired
and unable to talk Spanish when tired so retired.
No-one moving until 8.30 so loitered in bed until then. As
forecast, was cloudy so couldn’t do much outside and then the drizzle preceding
the heavy rain. Such a shame as a rowing race today in all the traditional
fisherman’s skiffs but vis so bad (this place is not called Niebla (translates
as “mist”) for ...
... my husband (wait what?).
Normal administrative stuff.
Only that we managed to go to the wrong PDI.
Cause there are 2. On the same street. And that street is reaaally long.
As we then managed to find the right building, Senor Ramos went inside with me to explain to the very friendly lady that I'm from Germany and do not speak that awesome Spanish but that I will, in fact, understand her.
Then he left (after telling me to be careful, there is a lot of ...