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Feb 14, 2007 - El Bolson, Rio Negro Province, Patagonia

Wednesday 14th February 2007 (please forward all my Valentine mail to La Casona de Odile, El Bolson, Argentina!!!) El Bolson means big bag, and this pretty little laid-back town gets its name from its location in a lush valley surrounded by the mountains of the cordillera, dominated by Mount Piltriquitron. The bustling market which takes place on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday is full of people selling handicrafts, jams, organic fruits, and fruit beers. There are also lots of entertainers in the main plaza, attracting quite a...

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Mar 14, 2006 - Jeder wird mal alt...

14. Maerz El Bolson ist ein kleiner, ruhiger Ort. Ehemals eine Hippi- Hochburg. Nun, die Hippis sind noch da, wenn auch etwas aelter geworden. Anstatt die Welt veraendern zu wollen verkaufen sie nun auf dem Markt selbergemachte Marmelade, Bier und Gemuese aus ihrem Garten. Es gibt ein paar schoene Wanderungen und das beste Eis in ganz Argentinien. schon deshalb lohnt es sich nach Argetinien zu kommen...

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Patrick on the road

Nov 27, 2005 - El Bolsón

I loved El Bolson: wonderful weather, down to earth people, great microbrews, organic food, and live jazz. The main activities here are hiking and attending the well-known arts and crafts fair. Oh, and heading to the microbreweries. Don't think I forgot that one. I met several fabulous friends at my hostel (including three girls from Colorado!). We hiked together, sipped beers, played American card games, and generally just had a lot of fun. El Bolson is a good place to just hang out and relax. It is Argentina's first non-nuclear zone and...

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Sam Guevara '05-'06

Oct 11, 2005 - El Bolsón, Argentina...Drunk as a hippie

Had originally planned to salvage my last day in Bariloche by doing a little bit more sightseeing - going on the "Circuito Chico" to see a bit more of the Lake Nahuel Huapi. But the still cloudy weather - plus with the addition of rain kinda put me off that. Ended up sitting in the dining area of the hostel and chatting to the other guests. The Belgian girls in my room were going to the hippie town of El Bolsón, about two hours south of Bariloche. The Kiwis, Tessa and Jeremy (from Pucón, Chile) had also strongly recommended it, saying it...

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Yat's Big Trip

Mar 21, 2005 - Argentina - Bariloche

Centre of Argentina´s lake district and probably should be re-named Chocoloche, as every second shop was a hand-made chocolate shop and the products were unfortunately cheap and scrummy...oh well it is Easter! Bariloche is big on acitivites...spoilt for choice...we opted to go paragliding again (all Brian & Louise´s fault!) and had a fab flight over the picturesque alpine town with great views of Lake Nahuel Huapi before dropping in for a cheese fondue! Back into Chile, crossing the border in the very scenic Lanin National Park with views...

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Mar 17, 2005 - El Bolson - Cajon del Azul

17.03 We arrived at Esqual at 6am this morning. It was cold and dark and made a quick decision to take the next bus (6.30am) directly to El Bolson - an old hippy town a few hours south of Bariloche. Although, the layout was different, El Bolson felt a bit like Healesville (as it used to be). We intended to only do a couple of day hikes but after talking to CAP (the mountain people) we talked ourselves into doing the Cerro Hielo Azul walk. After buying supplies, registering at CAP, and checking out the famous El Bolson markets, we were on...

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