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... were full as a long weekend – hadn’t realised yet again! Finally
settled for an apartment as better value than a double and had food with me to
Still trying to find an LP for Brazil but the bookshop here
didn’t have it but kindly found one online in BA – let’s hope it is still there
when I am!
Already in Argentina we had wandered through the most incredible variety of landscapes. We began in the northern deserts streaked with dramatic reds. After a while the Andes beside us began to be snow capped and the lands we stumbled through became green and lush. Farms popped up. Cacti were replaced by oaks. We visited wineries and picnicked in parks. Next thing we knew we were amongst skyscrapers in huge cities. We were two ...
We headed out on Rt 40 northbound for SMA, a drive of about 150 km of mostly paved road. This is the same road I took with my parents in December 1969. Just a few miles from Villa la Angostura we passed over the Correntoso River (the "shortest river in the world" at about 300 m between Lake Correntoso and Lake Nahuel Huapi. We took a short detour to the parking lot of the Hotel Correntoso where I had stayed ...
... lakes and trees
to be covered in grey ash. Without air-conditioning, we were forced to drive
the dusty road with the windows down, tasting dirt the entire last leg of the
route. Arriving in San Martin de Los Andes, fresh off of being told NO in the
last town, we had high hopes.
As is the custom in this part of Argentina, we waited in
line at a tourist information center, and a nice woman tried ...
... cenizas'; some days are bright blue skies while on others the sky is obscured and the air dusty.
The area to the north of San Martin, around Junin de Los Andes is dominated by the extinct Volcano Lanin and seems little affected by the active Chilean volcano and our photos of it now show how the whole area once looked; pristine. There are hundreds ...