Hotel Residencial El Castillo
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... and high plains, on the eastern side of the Andes.
We arrived in Mendoza with only $100 in Pesos. We were told that we could receive a much better rate of exchange on the Argentine "dollar blue", as opposed to "black" market. In the US, the rate is almost 9 Pesos for every dollar, plus a fee, which brings it down to 8 Pesos
per dollar. In Mendoza it's 12 to 1, and no fee. Not bad to receive 33% more for the dollar! Our taxi driver gave us the number ...
... some. It's decent but daaaamn she delayed on the check and change. The wifi also didn't work. sun was going down and I really wanted to find the metal flower. It was too late. No buses and no taxis were coming down.
Walked some more and got a taxi home.
Going to do more research but the internet was intermitantly flat out not working or working glacially.
Hoped to catch a movie at Abasto shopping.
I know this might not be the most exciting blog but allow me to vent.
The weather was bad in Bariloche the morning of my flight, of course it was as it is Bariloche and not Summer. So I knew my flight would be delayed and was advised - by the airline - to go to the airport later. I did. And then it turns out that they gave my seat - my confirmed seat - away. I learned this initially through the French couple i had been chatting to in the queue. They were ...
... we took the bus to the San Telmo neighborhood and ate some dinner there before heading to our show at the Konex. The show was really interesting. A cast member led us in in groups and the theater was completely pitch black. My eyes didn't adjust at all over the two hours. The actors use all your other senses to get the point of the play across. It was a little bit hard for me to follow along in Argentine slang Spanish with no visual cues to help me figure it out, but I think ...
... half of the belgium korea game in a cafe we went to, before we picked up our stuff and went to the airport. We maybe got a bit of bad karma after refusing to pay for the taxis return trip to town, but our plane was delayed. The time of the delay was unknown, and when we started getting fed piecemeal information, we realised the plane wasnt actually leaving until 3pm tomorrow.
Being early to the airport was a blessing as we were first to ...