Hotel del Virrey
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We spent 5 nights in Salta province in north east Argentina, or "Salta la Linda" (the beautiful) as the locals call it, much to my dear wife's amusement! Salta, the province's capital is a beautiful city with colonial buildings and tree lined avenues. We checked into a lovely hotel in an old renovated colonial mansion. We were located 3 blocks from …
... however the owner of this shop didn't want me in there protecting my friends, and he chased me out so I had to wait outside. I thought they might be mad at me for coming in with them, so I spent the rest of my time watching over them from a distance, making sure they were safe in my city of Salta.
As I followed them I watched them split up, the kindest looking ones, who I think were named Rim and Ranelle, decided to catch ...
... from yet another catastrophic devaluation that wiped out their savings a few years ago. An Argentinian friend had recommended a money exchanger to me so we went to visit him in the back room of a coffee shop to change some $$$ all very easy and much better rates than from an ATM or bank. It makes Argentina an affordable destination. Having said this, we did find out later that the police and security services had organised a crackdown in this area a few weeks ago and ...
... as wine) It also takes a lot less time to develop, and they do not like the 'oaky' taste from the barrels with red wine, so they use metal containers and just have a few oak sticks in it for the needed preservative, and red wine from Salta is only ever about 2 years old- this is the optimum.
Although the speciality from the Salta region is actually a white wine and this is what they enjoy most of the time, with red being had with their meal only. And they are big ...
... to indicate that a person is inebriated translates to "I'm in *****" in English. He was particularly interested in understanding if we use the phrase/word in the same manner in The States. We don't anticipate Rosetta Stone augmenting its English series with examples of how to use flatulence related phrases anytime in the near future. I imagine the sounding out of phrases related to breaking wind could easily take on ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking