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Travel Blogs from Villa Pehuenia
... barn type place where we could drink maté with the Mum's while they watch their children...we chickened out, as we thought our imaginary children might show us up... The maté was nicer than I thought it would be, it tastes similar to green tea but with more of a leafy taste. I don't think I've ever seen it in the UK, can you buy it at home? Last night we excelled ourselves culinary-ly, with the addition of half a tub of "soft and light" ...
... and Peter a chicken pizza which turned out to be a load of ham on a base of chicken with a covering of cheese, which we ate in Gerty. (They love their meat in Argentina). At midnight the town was woken by half an hour of firecrackers and very load explosions with no pretty lights in the sky.
With another couple of museums closed for the holidays we abandoned our dinosaur foray and headed back west to Villa Pehuenia on the shores of Lago ...
... place where life does not revolve around tourism. Of the city's two hostels, one was full and the other was closed. Local people we met asked incredulously, "What are you doing in Neuquen?" as though they couldn’t imagine why anyone would dream of coming here unless they had to. But we found that the city had a lot of positive attributes, such as a busy nightlife, splendid steaks, and the all-important ...
... the wide valley cut by the Neuquén River and the Limay River. From this wedge-like tabletop, there is a panoramic, 360° angle of the larger valley system, and in clear days the mesetas to the east meet the red-clay mesetas of the south in the receding horizon. It is a charmed place, one that apparently had been derelict for many years, housing communication towers (TV, cell phone, etc) and impromptu shanty towns down the steep ravines that dot the sides of ...
... murals that take over public spaces and reshape them into art. Neuquen is filled with this stuff but it is not like the street art we saw throughout our time here or in Spain or in Romania.. it is more like the San Francisco street art which is random, often funny, like an alien on a hospital building that looks to be praying for marijuana. Throughout the weeks I have taken many pictures of Neuquen's quirkiness and I will share them with you all today in hopes ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet