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... by 8pm) offered at Don Florencio, another recommendation by our reception for dinner. We had a parillada with lots of different cuts and types of meats, intestines, kidneys and blood sausage (some of that might sound 'offal' but the way it was cooked made it delicious). The portions were huge too, we were told to only order a 3 person portion even though there were 4 of us. We did our best to eat everything but we eventually had to give up with a few scraps of meat left on the plate.
... even in the down season, the town only really catered for the wealthy. The few youth hostels there charged an arm and a ski baring leg for a dorm bed. Luckily as we wandered around feeling hopeless and looking like packhorses with all our gear, a car pulled up beside us. Out jumped Mario, and old widowed man, who offered us a room at his B&B for a reasonable price. We were relieved and went for it. His cosy wooden home ...
... However, I found out when I got here that bus tickets have skyrocketed in price as a result of inflation. Currently they are $200 for a 23 hour ride to BA!! It is not significantly more expensive to fly and it is a much shorter trip so I am going to look into that. Meanwhile, I treated myself to a nice dinner of a deer and wild mushroom empanada and lamb and mushroom risotto. There is even enough left over for ...
... we arrived to book their last room. We were given
directions to another one that MIGHT have space and allow dogs. We called a
dozen other places in the meantime. Then resigned to investigate this other
place. It seemed we had just missed the last double room in this hosteria as
well. However, they did have a suite that could accompany five people. Joaquin
and I talked it over, and ended up taking it.
... of the native bush flowers called Amancay and also the 'Rosa Mosqueta' is in flower. The people of the Andes have long used the rose hip oil from these plants for healing purposes and many creams and oils are still made and sold here.
We had a wonderful time relaxing and having picnics in idyllic spots on shady river banks. We bought 2 folding chairs, a ...