Argentinean lakes and mountains
Trip Start Sep 23, 2010
366Trip End Jul 13, 2012
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Woke up around 8am and we're handed a cake and tea then not long after another film, Deadliest Sea closely followed by The Book of Eli. At 1pm we had a lunch stop at Gobernador Costa and ate a slice of pizza to help keep us going and then 20min's later back on the bus for another 7hrs. In the afternoon the scenery got a lot better where we drove through beautiful snow capped mountains and lakes and every now and then saw more pink flamingos. So luckily we only got one movie thrown on which was another one we'd seen before, 2012 so we just watched the wonderful scenery go by. At 8.30pm we arrive into Bariloche so we loaded our bags and caught a local bus into the center and then walked uphill to the hostel. Once checked in, we were very pleased to find we had a fabulous view of the massive Lago Nahuel Huapi from our room. Then had a cup of tea and biscuits and by midnight we're tucked up in bed.
Got up at a leisurely 9.30am looked out of our window at the beautiful lake view and enjoyed scones and jam for breakfast. We spent the rest of the day fact finding things to do, shopping for lunch and dinner and hunting out the street full of chocolate shops! For dinner I made chili con carne and rice and for dessert we walked down to Juaju chocolate shop for delicious chocolate and cookies, choc mint and strawberry yogurt ice cream, very nice! Tomorrow we're hiring a tandem to ride the Circuito Chico (29k) which goes around several lakes and beautiful scenery. PS Happy Birthday Mum!
Got up at 7am to get some breakfast, as we had to catch the bus to Colonia Suiza ( as this was the only place in Bariloche that had a Tandem) at 8.10am and the next one wasn't until 12pm. Just under an hour later we arrived to find the restaurant that has the bike shop attached was closed until 10am! We found out after a quick knock on the door that the door was open, so we called out and a moment later the bike shop door opened and a chap came out with the bike that we'd hired
Up early again for our tour to the 7 lakes and San Martin de los Andes, so after a quick breakfast we boarded the Spanish speaking tour bus (it was 36 pounds cheaper than the bilingual tour) and we´re soon heading out of town to Villa La Angostura. We spent 15mins having a look round and making use of the facilities and then headed off to the first lake Lago Espejo followed by, Lago´s Correntoso, Escondido, Villariono (which we didn´t stop at) Falkner, Machonico and finally Lacar which leads right up to San Martin de los Andes where we stopped for 2hrs for lunch
After a lie in, we had breakfast, popped to the ATM and then paid our bill. Finished packing our bags and then chilled at the hostel until lunchtime and then left to catch our bus to Chile.