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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 ...
... bag, we decided to push on past Villa La Angostura and
head straight for San Martin de Los Andes. We took the famous Ruta de Siete
Lagos, or route of seven lakes. We climbed narrow roads with breathtaking
vistas. The Caribbean blue waters shimmered in the sunlight. We really enjoyed
it until pavement gave way to dirt and soot. Joaquin explained to me that last
year a volcano next door in Chile erupted, causing the ...
... town nestling in a valley by a lake and we stayed in a cabin-style unit on a hill just on the edge of town, called Las Cumbres. It is a bit old and wood-chalet-style but spacious and comfortable and had all the facilities we wanted to self-cater.
It became apparent that this whole lakes area of Northern patagonia is still being affected intermittently ...
... to stay a for a week or so.
We all split of for luch and Chris, Eric G. and I all decided to head to the local empenada place. They ended up being some of the best on the trip but they took about 45 minutes to make. Don't order baked empenadas when in a hurry, go for the fried ones. The zip line company truck was waiting for us when we returned to the hotel and we began our 20-30 minute, zig-zagging journey up a dust road to ...
... along the main road that followed the lake and then in to the mountains for what seemed like hours. Although very beautiful scenery - snow capped mountains and a glistening blue lake - the climb was such hard work, especially as we had to stop several times mid-ascent for Sam to take pics! Finally the fun started when we turned off the main road, rode in to the forest and on to the rough dirt track, which led us back in to San Martin. Downhill ...