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Travel Blogs from Villa Carlos Paz
... yourselves friends. The greeting here is a kiss on the cheek, be it your first time meeting or your best friend, which seems to be a much warmer embrace then a handshake. Each time friends meet up they hug and kiss, while in America its rare that I even hug a friend hello. I was walking down the street the other day and I was about to pass this man, I prepared to maneuver around him because we were in a congested are. Instead he stepped out of the way ...
Cordoba is a large city known for it's universities. Staying one night in a wicked hostel, right in the heart of town. We went out for the most amazing dinner at a local restaurant eating the best steak we've had in Argentina yet, all washed down with local red wine.
Before leaving Cordoba we had to do cook group shopping. So we tested our language skills ...
... my left from my right but combined with forward, back, side, turn, arms, taps......not so much....and this isn't even taking into account that this was also at THE SPEED OF LIGHT!! Anywho, after trampling on quite a few people, being directionally challenged (I'm not an ambi-turner), generally uncoordinated, totally un-salsa-like (there were some of Luke's warhorse moves thrown in for good measure).....it was time to partner up!! This was where the fun ...
... you return the cup to the host and say ‘gracias’ (thank you). Mate has a very distinct and strong taste, and is so bitter I can’t imagine drinking it without the sugar! Some people likened it to a particularly strong green tea, but I felt that the taste was much more particular than that. Somewhat of an acquired taste I still cannot decide if I love it or hate it, but drinking Mate is such a social activity that I believe it ...
... some exploring, seen all the churches (obviously!) and the highlight was going to see Che Guevara's childhood home in Alta Gracia which we did today. It included many photographs from before he was the famous revolutionary and also had a lot of letters he had written to various people throughout his life, including ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility