Travel Blogs from San Carlos de Bariloche
... sitting at the bottom of my pack for the last three months.
To say that it needed a shaking out would be an understatement of the highest degree! It smelled like you Grans clothes cupboard after the winter.There was nothing for it I had to go and give it a damn good airing as it was with this jacket I would be exposing the clients in the minibus with later in the day and I wanted to smell “43” not “93” years old.
The travels continued with a short bus ride from El Bolson to Bariloche and the end of Patagonia. Even though the bus ride was short it was not short of spectacular scenery including the some turquoise lakes and a blue river snaking the road. About half way into our journey it starts to snow, not little snow flakes like on Torres but huge flakes of snow coming down almost side ways and falling into neat piles on and around the trees. We ...
... into the tourist bureau to get some good information. Then, we headed to a tourist office we had been at the day before to buy tickets for rafting and our bus trip to the south. We were also slowly realizing how much of a cash-based economy Argentina was, as the bus tickets could only be paid for in cash.
We visited the Museum for Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, which was in a ...
... zone and "ecological municipality". Lonely Planet states that backpackers are welcomed to El Bolson and that they usually find themselves "stuffing their bellies with natural and vegetarian foods and the excellent beer and sweets from the local harvest". Sounds perfect :-) There's also an artesanal market on today which has the rule that everything sold there, including food, has to be ...
... to get ready, have something to eat before catching our bus at just after 8. We do what we need to do though and make our bus.
Seems like a few other travelers doing the walk and about 8 of us pile of the bus near the start of the walk. It is a short (two hour) walk to the Refugio but tough as it is pretty constantly up and a bit dry so a bit slippery. Its a nice but would not say stunning walk through the forest but you are rewarded with some lovely views over ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet