Gran Hotel Presidente
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... were incredibly high. The cable, which is far from specialist, cost us nearly £30. Nearby, we saw the camera of the same model that Kori has for sale in a cabinet and the price was over three times what it is worth. The other strange thing about the shop was the mechanism of acquisitions. At the accessories desk, Ben presented his credit card and was asked for his passport (which is fairly standard practice here). From here, he was given a receipt to take to ...
... we saw a fuel station with a huge Dakar truck parked up outside. We were in, happily parked beside the Transformer and just in front of the sewage pipe, this time with a stray duck for company as we drank our coffee in the adjoining cafe.
Bus loads of tourists greeted us in the morning, which meant taking a shower in the ladies proved tricky and any privacy was blown away by the hordes wanting a photo by the Dakar truck. For once, our van wasn't the centre of attention.
... floating islands. We went on a day trip out to one of the main islands on the Peru side of the lake (yes, the lake is that big that is consists of 2 countries) with a stop to 2 of the floating reed islands for which the lake is most famous for. We stopped at a small island were the local families taught us how they make their islands using the roots of the reeds that grow in the lake. They cut blocks of the roots and tie them together and then every 2 weeks put a fresh layer of ...
... into politics and social issues,their awful Government record ,dating back to the military junta of the 80s baffles other countries on the continent and when you talk about Argentina with Brazilians even they shake their heads at the issues they have.What is sad is that it is now part of their culture much like it is in Israel or South Africa.The Argentinians I have spoken to so far have all ended up speaking politics and corruption to me in hushed tones,they simply ...
... Starters: Bread
Mains: Steak (choose your cut from the bbq)
Drinks: Red wine (0.5 litre) or Water
Cost: £4 per person
Now given that this was the biggest, tenderest, most delicious steak I have ever had, I think that we may become regulars. As we were chomping down the last few bites and planning how many wine tours we could fit in tomorrow, we once again felt very fortunate to be here! I think tonight I'll swap the t-bone for the ...