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Dec 14, 2017 - Bariloche and the Seven Lakes Tour

Ahghhhhhhh I am not sure that I can get used to being surrounded by people, cars and noise, after our last few days, it is strange but such a culture shock. We had booked on our first joint tour to visit the Seven Lakes on route 40 which is a road that goes over 3000km from the Bolvian borders in the North to Rio Galleros on the borders of Terra del Feugo in the South.following the eastern side of the Andes. The reason for choosing a joint trip, was so that Alison could talk to someone else rather than me!!!!. However of the eight other...

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Dec 12, 2017 - Bariloche here we come

Arrived safely last night to Alma del Lago hotel so named as Soul of the Lake. The town is very much on a Switzerland Style as is our hotel. We as you can see in the photo is right on the lake with a view to die for. Out the front of the hotel is a micro brewery and a chocolate factory I know which one I will be visiting! Today is Wednesday 13th December and the place is decked out for Christmas, trees and decoration everywhere, it seems so odd....we are off for a full days trip of the seven lakes so report back tomorrow.

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Mar 3, 2017 - 4 March 2017 - Bariloche, Argentina

Here we are in Bariloche, Argentina for 3 nights. The border crossing was very quick, under two hours. Our drive here was not many kms but with stops all along the way, first to view the Villaricca volcano (the one I couldn't climb because of the weather), then a brief stop in San Martin de los Andes where there was a beautiful lake and a lovely town, then lots of beautiful lakes in the Argentinian Lake District. Bariloche is a very attractive town, very alpine looking with timber houses and a large lake Nahual Huapi which is absolutely...

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Nov 19, 2014 - Bariloche, Argentina

Day 4: We were on the bus on the way to the airport by 9:00 Sunday morning for a 11:00 flight to Brioche in the northern part of Patagonia. We boarded the plane, fastened our seatbelts, and sat for a few minutes and were told the plane was out of order and we would have to change planes. The airline did a great job of getting us off and on the new plane in good time, and soon we were off. We arrived at hotel Vella Huinid two hours late for lunch, so after getting settled in our rooms, we walked into town along the busy, only road, for an...

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Jun 23, 2014 - South America's Whistler

First of all, passing along love to my family :) I'm sure I missed out on one hell of a family reunion in Whistler this past weekend! And a shout out goes out to my dad - the toughest mudder fudder I know :) Bariloche has been good to us: it's similar to Whistler, funny enough (although the Yankees from our hostel insist that it's more like Aspen). However, we decided to skip the skiing because of our limited budget and the fact that the mountain is still just barely open this early in the season. Instead, we cheered on Argentina as they...

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Feb 6, 2014 - A good friend

Bariloche. Llegue a la casa de Tomas Rivero, me senti como en mi hogar. esa misma noche comimos unas pizzas y tomamos cerveza artesanal muy rica (a los de la patagonia les gusta hacer cerveza) al dia siguiente subimos al cerro Otto, el nombre se lo da uno de los fundadores de la ciudad de Bariloche, un alpinista aleman que fue el primero en ascender muchos de los cerros de la zona. Para sus 80 años, festejo subiendo a ciertos refugios que para hacerlos se necesita buen estado fisico, experiencia en montañismo y un guia. Luego del Cerro...

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In Patagonia 2014

Jan 24, 2014 - Pucon, Chile to Bariloche, Argentina

Wednesday 22nd January 2014 Pucon, Chile to Bariloche, Argentina Packed up our tent in the rain at 6am today and had a very quick breakfast before setting off at 7am. The day was quite cold, only about 5C and wet, so pretty horrible. We crossed the border from Chile into Argentina during the morning and headed towards Bariloche, a town of about 100,000 people, still in the lakes district but this time in Argentina. Because the weather was bad, it was hard to see the mountains, but there was snow on the higher peaks and mist everywhere. The...

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Nov 11, 2013 - Three great days in Pemue Hue

So Saturday was an absolutely awesome day, the weather started to play game (probably because we bought beanies and gloves the previous day). We headed out again with Juanca, another guide Paolo (to help with the kids) and our driver (who spoke Spanish with a weird German accent). The plan was to hike a little and then do the rappelling. We drove through Bariloche town, there is one long avenue that goes out of town and you define where you live in kms, so Juanca lives at 13.5kms, Paolo at 3kms and the driver at 24kms!! We arrived at a...

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Nov 8, 2013 - Rainy Pemua Hue

So unfortunately the weather didn't really improve on our second morning waking up at Pemua Hue, but we decided that we would risk it and head out for a hike. It was a bit drizzly, but nothing too bad. We left the cabin heading for the "hilltop" walk, pretty easy hike, but bit steep in places. Saw a beautiful raptor on the way ( name to follow). The hilltop hike is interesting in that when you get to the top, you can see two lakes - one that empties into the Pacific and one that empties into the Atlantic. The walk is also known as the...

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Nov 6, 2013 - Down south to Peuma Hue

We left our lovely little hotel in Palermo a little after 10, heading for the domestic airport. Maria, our guide was with us and was still pointing out places of interest as we drove. The river separating Argentina and Uruguay is the widest in the world, at over 200 kms at its widest. It was a good job that we had Maria with us at the airport, as it was all a bit confusing, but with Maria everything seemed easy and we were checked-in (no issue around the luggage) within minutes. The flight down to Bariloche was spot on two hours, a little...

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Oct 22, 2013 - San Carlos Bariloche

We arrived a little later than expected due to a plane cancellation and delays, and found ourselves in a touristy, but lovely Swiss themed ski village with an abundance of restaurants, shops and spectacular views of snow capped Andes in the west and Central Argentinian desert in the east. On a magnificent blue sky day, we travelled around Lago Nahuel Huapi (the lake) to Lake Morena, walking to a cluster of very old, rare and endangered trees, 300-500 years old. A chairlift ride took us to a great vantage point for 360 degree views of this...

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Jan 28, 2013 - Bariloche to El Bolson and Back

Hello friends! It’s been about two weeks since our last post and you may be wondering “Where have these crazy gringos been?” In short we’ve been having a blast! Hopefully this post will help clear things up. Here’s what’s been going on! We spent our last few days in Bariloche enjoying the city and taking time to prepare for upcoming excursions. On the 14th we were off to El Bolson, the hippie capital of Argentina; we felt right at home! This small town is also home to some amazing craft breweries, a famous artisan market and some world...

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