the winter town
21.10.2008 12 °C
What to say about Bariloche. I´m not sure why but I seemed to be set against this place before I even came there. It´s kind of like a ski resort town. Cold, very touristy, lots of chocolate, lots of outdoor kind of activities like horseriding, skiing, rafting etc. We didn´t do any of that. Mainly because I just wanted to sit around and relax. We´re planning to do a lot of that in Cusco anyway. The views from the town are very scenic and there are a few walks that are worth some time. We mainly did those walks and ate chocolate. The main walk to Cerro Campanario was the best. Supposedly in the top ten views suggested by national geographic (I´m not sure if I believe that rumour though), it is quite a site. The hostel we stayed in Pudu, was tolerable but crumbly at the edges. I had a large bone to pick with the fact the curtain didn´t go fully across the panoramic window and allowed those below in the smoking area to easily look up into the room. The shower also tended to spray all over the bathroom and leave everything in that vicinity soaked.I was glad to go. The chocolate was good though and the last restaurant we went to was like a little hobbit house with a tree growing in the middle. We had parilla there, Argentian bbq, which was good but expensive. It´s across the border to Chile next. Santiago.
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