Howard Johnson Resort Pilar
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... to the World cup! But before some replays of the last 5 months. First, we re very happy that everything went so well. We never was really sick, no accident, no robbery, lost or stolen things. Only 2 locked Credit Cards due to skimming without financial loss. Thü thü thü.... we say :) In the whole trip we went on a couple of world-records: - the most south city on the world ...
... the ski season begins). Mendoza is renowned for its wine region, so we expected the city to be quite small but it was much bigger than we expected. There wasn't a lot to do though apart from visit the vineyards, so we passed some time walking around the huge but beautiful San Martin park (so big it has a zoo, stadium, velodrome, and lake, just to name a few of the attractions), and got our first juicy steak and Argentinean grill of the trip (Oh it was so good! ...
... that they rarely sold tickets to foreigners and there were millions of fans within BA. Fortunately we arent a bunch of complete mugs so we turned down a street seller's fake tickets; although they do look pretty convincing. Even though our hopes of watching a match had gone, it gave us a good chance to look around. There are endless merchandise shops all selling retro kits and some seriously wavey garms; as well as some funky markets and tango performances. With ...
... from heat, there is nothing similar in Argentina's and Paraguay's capital city. In Paraguay, men ceased everything to have a good old gawk and more often than not a slur in their native tongue... I was glad my Spanish is poor enough to have no idea what they said. In Argentina you're just another gringo. We haven't dined like gringos, we have eaten like kings (Let's not even mention breakfast). We've had sirloin steaks, succulent lamb, the tastiest quarter pounds, ...
... etc, buses are so cheap & very regular & efficient
- When booking the long journey bus tickets, go down to the main big bus station in BA (Retiro) and pay cash, you get 20% off the price (good companies are Via Bariloche & Crucero Del Norte)
- Make sure you book the correct class for the long bus rides, CAMA (very comfortable big lazy boy type chairs with 160' recline), SEMI CAMA (not so comfortable, only 130' recline) & SUPER ...