Travel Blogs from Esquel
... a scruffy looking unpleasant man on the bar begrudgingly said he could sell us 20 litres of petrol if we really want but at roughly twice the usual price. I kind of wonder if I’d gone in and asked for Diesel, if I’d have got the exact same reply but in reverse! So we have 20 litres on the roof, with this guy’s exorbitant 20 litres, given the head wind we are driving into with our enormous roofrack, we should be able to get 150km ...
... damn picturesque.
The Bariloche bus terminal which sits outside of town begs the question of what sort of bus terminal with regular international services doesn’t have an ATM or a currency exchange counter? The answer is a terminal like the one in Bariloche. Finding myself without local currency I had to convince a taxi driver to take me into town via an ATM. The town of Bariloche is quite nice, although nothing particularly unique, ...
... der Ortschaft Chos Malal, wo wir mit einem Fahrradreisenden (Jan aus München) bei einer Flasche Wein grillierten, fuhren wir in den Nationalpark Lanin, wo wir einige der sonnigen Herbsttage genossen.
Nachdem wir die nette 'Ruta de los 7 Lagos' abfuhren, standen wir vor dem Touristenmekka Bariloche, welches uns aber überhaupt nicht anmachte und fuhren kuzerhand hindurch, ...
... up - not good. Out comes the Lonely Planet guidebook and we hunt down a cab to take us to one of the other hostels listed there. We arrive the same time as Talise, an American girl who has a reservation at this second hostel. We ring the bell several times - the lights are on but no one is home! Out comes the Lonely Planet again and we look for the next hostel listed… great - just around the corner. Except we arrive there to find it is closed for ...
... found help. A grader came but couldnt pull us out and after awhile a bulldozer came too. Everyone was long out of water and food, morale was not great. Eventually we got out with the bulldozer towing us out and the grader driving in front of him trying to flatten the mud. We finally made it to El Chalten, the prettiest littlt town you will ever see after 45 hours on the bus, another victim of ruta 40.
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility