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... an alien concept. We asked for whole wheat instead of white bread, and were told that this was not possible - not because they don't have wheat bread - but because the wheat bread cannot go in the particular sandwich for which we requested it. How dare we suggest such an abomination! After reigning in our giggles, we realized we needed to simply appreciate the views, the serenity, sit back and relax. Even if service here was a different brand of haute than we were used ...
... few mins to see a youngish bloke walking a St Bernard, which is quite a common sight as they are the mascot of Bariloche due to their use as ski rescue dogs in the past. Before jumping in the van we walked past four wooden statues, which seemed to be depicting footballers lined up in a wall protecting their vitals. Have still to find out what they are really meant to be representing!
Due to excess prices and people we drove around to the north side of Lake Bariloche and further ...
... allowed us to do a six hour hike that is supposedly the best hike in the area. It involve a gentle then steep three hour hike up to a hut on the top of the mountain that many people camp at or stay in the small dorm room. I wouldn't want to be up there in winter as it was cold and windy enough as it was on our hot summer day. We slept well that night which was just as well as we had a 24 hour bus ride the next day back up to Buenos ...
... also great fun. Kayaking on one of the lakes really
made you feel like you were immersed in the mountains. We stopped at a
beach half way round and the sun was shining and the lake was so clear,
so in we all jumped. It was what I class as extremely cold, so I gave
myself a pat on the back for going in! Bariloche is famous for ...
... as a ski resort, it is incredibly pricey but the picteresque lakes, forests and mountains surrounding it make it worth the cost.
★Arrival★Via the longest bus journey so far-20 hours from Mendoza! and pricey too at 800 pesos each. However, we did get good food and several films were shown, we even got to play a game of bingo with prizes! (which we didnt win, but it was a good oppurtunity to practice our numbers in spanish!)