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... 8217;t set up when we got there. So we had a bit of a look
at what was available as we headed back towards our place. Fortunately the
Jesuit church was now open and it was worth the trouble with a very unusual
ceiling which was shaped and looked like the hull of a boat. We decided to
again have tea at the hostel as it had a kitchen and we were too stuffed from
all our walking to go out again.
... 13 strangers, to come up to La Bolsa and share a traditional Argentine asado with them.
Technically, an asado is a glorified barbecue; several types of meat are grilled on a giant parilla and then passed around to all of the guests. There are specific types and cuts of meat that are served in a particular order and they are to be eaten and enjoyed over the course of a few hours. The carne most ...
... very nice scenery. We also paid a visit (an expensive one!) to the Che Guevara house museum. Set inside Ernesto Guevara's family home (he acquired the famous nickname "Che" only later on in his life when the Cubans he hung out with named him after the Argentine interjection "che" that he so commonly used) and the site where he spent most of his childhood, it chronicles the life of the Argentine Marxist revolutionary from his humble early days to ...
... I’m not sure I’d like to get accustomed to, although it’s less abrasive if consumed with very large quantities of Coke!
Post-lunch we headed for the ‘Museo Casa del "Che"’, a museum based in Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara’s childhood home. Once again in search of the famous Alta Gracia air, Che’s family moved to the town in 1932 with hopes of a cure for Che’s asthma. With ...
We didn't have to go very far at all to see exquisite examples of baroque and Romanesque churches, monasteries and hospitals – intricate tile and painted glass details. However one building alluded us. We saw it’s picture on the front of all the brochures that were in Spanish but we couldn’t figure out the exact location nor the name. Finally we broke down and inquired of a police man which were everywhere). ...