Soft Bariloche Hotel
Travel Blogs from San Carlos de Bariloche
... trail that winds toward the mountain.Tronador is thundering as glaciers break off it in the far distance plunging into freezing waters,I find myself standing in a green boggy area looking for the source of the sound whilst Patagonian horses standing around me nibble daintily at the already trim grass.I pause to take some great photos with not a soul in sight.Here it is extremely peaceful the only sound coming from the odd bird flying overhead and the grumbling guts ...
... weather had turned on us and it was looking pretty grey so we took the opportunity to look around the town, sample some more chocolate, check out the market (I got some great leather earrings) and have a hot chocolate. Our favourite chocolate store was Marmushka. Yum yum! So came the time for us to part ways with Chris and Lauren as they continue their travels in Chile and we head on to Mendoza, leaving the chocolate behind for a journey into ...
... and had managed to smash through to the luggage compartment. They had hired a couple of vans and filled them with our stuff. It was good to get our stuff back and hear updates on the truck. It was still in the ditch and they were bringing in a tank to pull it out.
The following day we all decided to go for an around the lake bike ride. After all the fun of biking the vineyards and city in Mendoza everyone was ...
San Carlos de Bariloche
We're now in Bariloche, located 1005 miles south of Buenos Aires, in Argentina's Patagonia. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking! The city sits in the middle of the Nahuel Huapi National Park. The name comes from the Marpuche language meaning "tiger island." The park is spread over 4700 sq miles. It's spring here and the snow is melting on the tops of the peaks of the Andes and the flowers are in bloom.
Bariloche is seen as the city as the gateway to Patagonia. It also seemed similar to Switzerland.
The centre was affluent, and there was chocolate, medical centres, and even St Bernhard dogs. The streets were full of craft stores, with local people selling their woodwork and other particulars. There were also families selling bags of lavender, and berries on the street corner.
Bariloche is also where I had my first bit of Argentinean ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility