Travel Blogs from Pinamar
... pampas" with beautiful blue skies and occasional rivers or gauchos on their horses. I really enjoyed Pinamar, Valeria and Carilo and would love to return again with Ed, and perhaps next time on motorbike so we can stop at some of the roadside stands selling cheese and other artesanias along the way. If we do, we'll probably stay at Hotel Casablanca again, especially if Marga is still working there... a gentle women with a great mind and warm welcoming ...
Off the back packer trail - the Pampas: We decided to see the Atlantic coast and the pampas south of BA - grass, cows, fences, a few trees, and lagoons. The pampas are the vast areas of flat grass lands that make up the majority of the Argentine countryside. There really isn't much else to see out in these ares, so the guide books don't spend much time on them. A person is much more likely to see Argentine tourists ...
... a brownie cake, which we had also seen on some restaurant menus. It’s a brownie base with a thin layer of dulce de leche on top, then covered in meringue. Dulce de Leche is a thick caramel sauce or Nestle condensed milk mixed with butter and sugar. We found it in all things sweet in Argentina, it was almost like a subsititute for cream. The flan we had for dessert at the roadside restaurant today was accommanied by dulce de leche rather than cream. Fortunately Kelly likes ...
... went for lunch at 5pm, to a seafood restaurant and again had too much food! We almost finished it!
On the way home we saw someone in their car at the traffic lights, drinking mate. Graciela told us it’s illegal to drink mate when driving, this is because it’s distracting.
We ended up falling sleeping on the road back to Villa Gesell while Graciela and Jose Luis had some interesting conversations at the front of the pickup ...
... burried themselves. We couldn’t move. We only noticed the breaks were on after lifting the bike out of the holes!
In the evening we went into the centre of town where there was a pedestrian only street. It was a Sunday night at 11pm and absolutely buzzing with activity. There were loads of children around and there was almost a family atmosphere. People were shopping, shops close at 1-2am during the summer holiday time, ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center