Virgo Hotel and Spa - Las Lenas
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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The weather here is in the low 30s and clear blue skies. After a slow start (which get slower and slower as the holiday progresses) we joined the queue for fuel at the YPF station. It took us nearly 45 minutes to be served. We hadn't seen queues like this so thought there must be some shortage but no, the petrol station on the other side of town was quiet. Very odd.
We drove north to visit Las Lenas, which is a ski resort near Cerro ...
... nothing spectacular. We walked around the park for about an hour and saw a couple of lakes. The wind was just incredible down there. It was really strong, and a few people in our group forgot to bring jackets, so we headed back to the van a little earlier than we had anticipated.
Our next stop was for lunch at a road that continues on to the Chilean border. The restaurant was nothing special, but the food was ...
... it. When the USD is changed at places other than the bank you get a better rate. These places are the money changing black market in Argentina and are called "cambios". Although it is illegal, it is widespread. The USD is known as the blue dollar and they even have an unofficial, official exchange rate which you can view online each day. Even some shops, restaurants, hotels accept USD using the blue dollar rate. Based on the rate ...
... its doors firmly locked.
Parque General San Martin was a bit overgrown and without a fence as such it was difficult to determine where the park started. There were plenty of people in the park, groups of boys having a kick around with a football and families having picnics. What would have been a very nice lake looked badly neglected, the water level was low and full of rubbish and weed.
We left the park and headed back towards ...
... tour because David wanted to try some premium wines. We visited 3 quite modern vineyards with stylised designs and tried lots of different wines, all of which were excellent, and some of which were very strong! Lunch was a five course menu with matching wines. It was very tasty - some of the nicest food we've had in ages. After all the rich food and wine we headed back, feeling slightly worse for wear!
We took the late night bus to Bariloche.