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... at the lookout. We walked back down together and managed to glean some good tips from Anthony who has traveled South America previously.
Back in town we went for a warming mug of hot chocolate at Abuela Goye. It is a typical chocolate shop which as well as selling drinks cafe style, sells every flavor of chocolate imaginable by the bucket load - a real heaven for a chocolate lover.
We needed to get some more money and unfortunately the Money Exchange had ...
... taxi to arrive and then jumped out of there. It was a little expensive but it was so cold and wet that we didn’t want to camp and hike for the next few days in the crazy weather. It was worth going as the national park was amazing and the scenery was beautiful but the weather was nuts. Apparently this is just how it is in Patagonia and we need to get used to it. When we got back to Junin we jumped on a bus for San Martin de Los Andes around 1hr ...
Today I left Chile, crossed the border to the east and entered Argentina. I passed through some beautiful fall landscapes full of yellows and reds and arrived in San Martín, a small town in the región de los siete lagos. It is situated between two mountains on Lago Lacar and is quite picturesque. Upon arrival I set out to look for a hostel and booked into the first one I found, Rukalhue. It turns out there ...
... lakes and trees
to be covered in grey ash. Without air-conditioning, we were forced to drive
the dusty road with the windows down, tasting dirt the entire last leg of the
route. Arriving in San Martin de Los Andes, fresh off of being told NO in the
last town, we had high hopes.
As is the custom in this part of Argentina, we waited in
line at a tourist information center, and a nice woman tried ...
... cenizas'; some days are bright blue skies while on others the sky is obscured and the air dusty.
The area to the north of San Martin, around Junin de Los Andes is dominated by the extinct Volcano Lanin and seems little affected by the active Chilean volcano and our photos of it now show how the whole area once looked; pristine. There are hundreds ...