Hosteria Lauquen Pilmaiquen
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Our desire has been to encourage Christians where ever we find them. And we found out that a friend that we knew in 2003 in Argentina and her husband, as well as her brother, are in San Luis beginning a work for God. (San Luis is 11 hours from Buenos Aires, on the way to Santiago, Chile.) So we made a stopover to encourage them and to have a Bible study. It was a great time of encouragement for all of ...
Okay, if you are squeamish, just skip over this part.
In a town that boasts a thermal hot springs running under it, it is not surprising that there is a bit of extra water. Where you find water and warmth you can often find frogs and toads, among other things. The toads of Balde – called Spago in Argentine – seem to have proliferated. You see them mostly at night – hopping about the streets and around the grassy areas that line ...
... we are worn out. Fall asleep. Repeat.
Balde seems to be the consummate country town. School children, clean and tidy in pressed school uniforms, come home each day for siesta. Old men sit around in plastic chairs by the road side counting the cars that go by. There are two mini-markets and a few places that advertise selling ice and fire wood. One hotel, Los Tamarindos and one campground with a few cabins. Two "real" restaurants ...
... bars) or the sparking electrical plugs. The best part of it all was a very sound sleep thanks to the travelers little helper – Ambien. I shouldn’t forget to add that Plaza Pringles is a nice plaza. Yes, that’s right, an Argentine plaza named after a can of potato chips.
So, here we are at the bus station (aaarrrghhhh) in San Luis waiting for a bus to Balde (pronounced Valde) – we have confirmation (thanks to ...
... little town nestled in the hills, and while I am sure it is gorgeous at times in the year, it was just as wet, and even colder, than San Luis. I was wandering around miserably looking for somewhere that had a bathroom and food, and was completely miserable. All of a sudden, like a mirage in the desert I saw a sign saying "Churros." It was perfect timing, because I had just lost feeling in ...
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