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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 ...
... and is only going to grow. The rangers were helpful and said we should walk another 1km up to a few local houses and see if anyone was heading to town or if not they could get us a cab. We walked up to the few houses but didn’t have any luck so we retreated to the ranger station just in time. It had already been raining and we were wet but the next burst of rain and wind was just plain crazy. We waited in the warm for an hour and a half ...
... hike. A lady at a tourist agency told me yesterday that it was about a 12 k circuit but seemed slightly wary when I suggested that I could do it on foot and skip the bicycle. After and hour or so of hiking uphill I saw a sign that indicated that San Martín, the town, was another 16 k away!! I must have hiked 25 k in total because I took a quick 2 k detour to the Catitre beach. Needless to say I am now a bit ...
... 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 ...