Howard Johnson Resort Pilar
Travel Blogs from Pilar
Well Mendoza was a beautiful city, big pretty buildings, tree lined streets and the amazing Andes as a backdrop. Being there in Autumn was perfect too as the trees had all turned yellow, orange or red. We didn't have the best start to our time there though as the hostel we were hoping to get into was full and it was 10pm when we got there. They called another hostel for us and we went there as we just needed somewhere to sleep for the night but the ...
It's been a while since my last blog, the time has flied these last few weeks! This is only a short one as I have a bus to catch in a minute! After my last blog I headed to Rosario for a couple of days with my lovely new Aussie friend, Amelia. She had a couple of friends who grew up there who she met when they visited Oz a couple of years ago. Meeting them meant we got a local's insight to a really lovely city - they took us to all of their favourite places... We ...
... and for the wealthy to construct their tombs and mausoleums. Many of these are large buildings, all of individual design, with doors, windows and a staircase down into individual crypts. However many have coffins openly on show or under white lace sheets. There are statues or eagles or whatever on the roofs. The whole site covers several acres and is densely populated! Eva Peron (Evita) is buried in a family crypt. Eavesdropping on a guide's conversation he was explaining that ...
... pm to grab a bite to eat. And in Argentinian terms this is still quite early.
The first week went by far too quick and I already spend my second weekend in Puerto Madryn. To me it is the gate to Patagonia and I already got a little taste of it. One of my dreams came true and I had the chance to go scuba diving with the sea lions. Absolutely stunning and I loved every second of it. Once in the water, they come to ...
... br> This morning we took a tour around the Presidential Palace which is free at the weekends. We went round in a group of 30, 28 of which spoke Spanish. Fortunately the guide spoke some English and we were able to enjoy the tour. This included going on to the balcony where the Presidents address the masses as has Eva Peron, Madonna and Pope John Paul and then into the Presiidents office - not sure David Cameron ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet