Hotel La Candela
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... of the running for the World Cup. It's going to be an interesting 3 nights as I'm sharing in an 8-bed dorm room with: James, Frank, Amany, Shona, and Kim and Julie. Our first meal in Argentina was a traditional parilla (charcoal BBQ) and some salads on the side; very tasty and I've fallen in love with chimichurri sauce already. Imagine my surprise when I went to plug my iPad in to charge and I found a NZ socket! You can also imagine my surprise+horror when one of our very drunk ...
... for the BBQ which was the equivalent of about £4-£5 and was delicious! Loads of steak, sausages, ribs, pasta, coleslaw and salad. We were forced into playing drunk jenga with MJ which turned out to be quite fun. They have these shots called blood bombs which made up of energy drink, vodka and grenadine. At any opportunity the staff will try and get you to do one and because everyone had a tab it was hard to remember what you had spent.
... we'll get more like 9.8 in Buenos Aires! Then it was on to the restaurant. It was completely empty, but that definitely wasn't a reflection of the food. We all went for the bife chorizo with chips and salad, and it was GREAT. Still not as good as the La Paz steak though... We washed it down with another bottle of wine, which was cheap and good! We saw a couple of Emily's friends on our way out, which was nice, and then it was off ...
We have enjoyed Bolivia immensely but it is time to head on south to Argentina and Salta, a place we loved the last time around. would it be the same?? It is a long journey so we decide that rather than waiting for a bus, to jump in a taxi and get a head start to the border some two hours away. Thankfully, the road to Argentina is one of the few in Bolivia that is halfway decent. We hit the Bolivian border town of Villazòn ( not the complete dump we had been told,) where ...
... best any of us had ever seen. We were all just amazed with the shapes formed by the wind on the huge rocks. Sadly the pictures just don't do it justice. We finally arrived in the evening checked in to a lovely homely hostel and headed out to probably one of the cheapest restaurants in town but what most people thought was one of the best for an 'assado.' The steaks were fresh off the BBQ right in front of us and just tasted amazing melting in the mouth.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet