Altos de Balcarce Hotel
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Simonandalison stayed here on Feb 19, 2011 during their trip titled: Simonandalison's Great Adventure.
... of steak cooked just the way you like it! Firstly, I´m a bit bitter. As I write this, 95% of the group are riding bikes around a little wine town called Cayafate getting absoultuely tipsy on local red wine. I´m not a massive fan of wine but do like biking and drinking. Unfortunately my body has decided to let go a little (to put it politely) so much so that I went to visit the doctor on Tuesday who said that I was perfectly fine. I´ll put this in to perspective, ...
The Bolivian airport authorities are incredibly nice and do everything they can do simplify the paperwork process for checking out of the country. Unfortunately, Argentina is a bit more inflexible. We are on the runway asking for permission to take-off and we are instructed to return to the airport. Argentina requires a 2-hour notification of a flight plan and there is still 45 minutes before crossing that threshold.
Leaving Tarija we fly over ...
... instruments (there was even a trumpet) and singing along to songs we'd never heard of. It's important to mention at this point that we were very, very hungry. The problem was that a somewhat questionable bolivian couple had decided not only to take up most of the small kitchen but also use every pan in it to do various things such as boil water for half an hour, as is customary. And open all the doors "to let the air run through", which most people ...
We pulled into the bus station at about 9am, where we enquired about getting the next bus out to the Bolivian border. There was a bus at half ten but because the journey is 8 hours long by the time we would have got to the border it would be closed and we would have to pay for accomodation. We ended up booking the midnight bus out so we get there for 7.30am to cross the border to hopefully get a bus or train the other side. Looks like we ...
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