Hosteria Posada Sol
Travel Blogs from Villa Carlos Paz
Once I got the German boys to shut off their awful jazz and
rap music was able to sleep as well as the cheap saggy mattress allowed – the blackout
Didn’t have a great deal of success trying to see the Manzana,
the Jesuit complex, as the minimum was 2 people. Headed off to hunt down a book
exchange but no luck their either and was foiled by the art museum – gave up
and headed to the super to ...
... to allow for the excess people. The journey was hassle free and when we arrive in carlos paz we made an effort to sort out at least a transfer to get to the rally, and we found an agency as soon as we got off the bus so we booked it.
We got a tourist map and then went and checked into our hotel which was very close to the centre of town. We headed out for late lunch and had one of the best ...
... a quick upturn (in the form of the cancelled bus-strike)....it went rapidly downhill again!
Headed to my last Spanish lesson in a taxi that took me around the world for sport (I know, I know, but in my defense, I was distracted by his hotness and too tired to argue!) and whilst waiting for my tutor to arrive, I managed to smash one of my new purchases!! Now, don't panic....it wasn't the wine.....but it was my hilarious diet plate!! I can already hear you ...
... bad! - and I have had to resort to writing things down on more than one occassion!
Anyway, enough of that. Cordoba is an interesting mix of old and new. The "centro" part of town has lots of lovely old churches and other buildings, many of which were bulit by the Jesuits, combined with slightly scruffy looking shops, and street stalls. And lots of dogs, just wandering around. I´ve noticed this everywhere I´ve been in Argentina, ...
... museum on the secret police under the Argentine dictatorship in the 70s. Best, though, was the Cordoba University museum tour. We got to see the oldest church and university in Argentina, along with a large chunk of the library of the Jesuits. It was all rather gilded, decadent, baroque, and beautiful, but has left me exhausted. One more day in Cordoba, then I'm border hopping again! Onto Chile - and hopefully, a spectacular South American birthday yet to come.