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Travel Blogs from San Rafael
... all looking forward to seeing it.
In our attempt to regain elevation and favorable winds, we encounter nasty turbulence, that brings silence to the inside of the plane. Fortunately, we climb through it after a few minutes and get a nice push that has us cruising around 125 nauts. The landscape below has turned barren with Andean foothills rising from the floor.
A third of the way to San Rafael we encounter cloud ...
... be told off when I was halfway up!
-seeing the parrot sitting on a gate on our way up
-the many incredible ice-creams..
-getting my funky new haircut from the lovely Emma, who´s beginning her career as a tresser (travelling hairdresser)
-doing a mini egg hunt in the garden of Lao on Easter Sunday!
-the amazing mass Charlotte and I went to on Easter Sunday. One of the nicest, most energetic and colourful masses I´ve been to. A real treat!
-being sung ...
... Argentine with contagious enthusiasm – and we are greeted with kisses into her home. Seems that she and her Belgian husband run a regular hostel a few blocks away – The Flying Monkey – and when they need to they also book 3 rooms in their home. We shared an upstairs with fellow travelers and it was very comfy. We felt quite at home.
When we asked about the Festival, Virginia started to quickly, in very good English, explain ...
... Maipu pretty lary. Romz, Russ and me had bus tickets booked for that night out of Mendoza. No trouble falling asleep on that journey, “NOT THAT I DO ANYWAY BECAUSE THE BUS TURNS ME INTO A CORPSE FOR THE WHOLE JOURNEY”, quote from Romi after I slept about 25 hours out of a 30 hour journey.
So Dobbo and Trev stayed in Mendoza for another couple of days. Romz and Russ made their way to Vina del Mar and me, I went to Santiago to meet up with the French-Swiss.
... anywhere in the world each day. All this at less than £20 a night for a double room with private bathroom! It was also a great place to meet people and we made loads of friends including a Scottish couple Adam and Jen who were travelling for a year. They were also travelling in our direction and we met up with them in Chile and Bolivia.
So we had come to a wine mecca and Rich couldnt get out of bed or smell or taste much. It was a bit of disaster but ...