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Dec 11, 2006 - Argentinian Andes

Hey am in the argentinian lake district staying in a town called bariloche. Did a 12 hr hike yesterday if you can call it that more hard core mountaineering scrabbling on scree with a 1000m drop below you free climbing over rock faces and walking / sliding down snow fields, fjording rivers. We climbed a mountain called Cerro Cathedral ( catherdral mountain) over looking the Punta del condor ( place of the condors) And we did in deed have condors circling us as we climbed. It was probably the best hike i have ever done in my life. You could...

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Sus' BIG TRIP

Mar 26, 2006 - Wunderbarer Hüttentrek im Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi - erstens kommt es anders und zweitens als man denkt.

Nachdem ich El Bolsón den Rücken gekehrt hatte ging's weiter nach Bariloche vermutlich die Feriendestination von Argentiniern im Sommer und Winter im "Lake Distrikt" (so genannt nach den unzähligen Seen in der Region). Bariloche ist wohl auch die Schokolade"hauptstadt" Argentiniens. Die ersten knapp anderthalb Tage verliefen nicht so glücklich, was aber weniger mit der Unterkunft zu tun hatte ("1004" - in der 10. Etage des höchsten Gebäudes in Bariloche => super Aussicht über den Lago Nahuel Huapi, an der Av. San Martin, nahe dem Büro des...

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Jan 31, 2006 - Bariloche

To Bariloche and the Argentine Lake District. Every day was perfect - clear skies and hot sunshine. We cycled around the many lakes, visited a small Swiss village and generally gorged ourselves on chocolate, red wine and barbequed lamb (hmm excellent pre-wedding diet). We met a lot of local people and got into the habit of sharing mate, a kind of tea and an Argentine national obsession. We also discovered a new and fun outdoor activity - Duckies - which involves paddling through rapids in an inflatable kayak. Both of us managed fine in an...

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Dec 19, 2005 - Bariloche, Argentina

Well, I'm back in Bariloche! Its my second time here this week! And third time here this month. I've gotten to see more of the beautiful city, do some shopping, eat lots of chocolate and icecream! (those of you who know this place... the best chocolate and icecream!) My mom and I left Iguazu yesterday, the 18th, flew to Buenos Aires, then got on another plane here to Bariloche. It was a long day, but still better than the 18 hour bus ride from Buenos Aires. :) Tomorrow, mom and I leave, crossing a couple lakes, and into Chile! It should be...

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Jun 19, 2005 - Puerto Varas (CH) & Bariloche (ARG)

Vietimme kaksi viimeista paivaa Chilessa Puerto Varasissa Llanquihuen jarven rannalla. Jarvea ymparoivan Osorno-tulivuoren naimme vain vilaukselta nakyvyyden hetkeksi kirkastuessa. Muuten lahinna pitelimme sadetta Compass del Sur-hostellissa, jossa taas kerran olimme onnistuneesti ainoat vieraat. Jaoimme koko vanhan suuren puutalon vain chilelais-ruotsalaisen omistajapariskunnan kanssa, joiden kanssa tuntui kuin olisi asunut kimppakampassa kavereiden kesken. En vain osaa yhtaan kuvitella millaista olisi jatkuvasti jakaa oma kotinsa...

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Apr 17, 2005 - Back in Bariloche (Arg)

Finally...after a gruleing 36 hour bus ride we arrived back into this pleasant little town, for some R & R and some trekking! Our first priority of business back in Bariloche (besides returning Danny's warm clothes) was to put on the hiking shoes and do the Nahuel Huapi traverse trek that we had missed out on the first time we were here!!! The trek all in all is a 5 day 4 night trek through Bariloche's Huapi national park, taking you through beautiful mountainous valleys, past waterfalls, and generally through breathtakingly beautiful...

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Apr 8, 2005 - Bariloche

I think that I mentioned in my last entry that I was considering accepting a road trip offer from three English kids who were staying in the same hostel as myself in Pucon. Well the weather in Pucon remained awful, dashing any hopes of climbing Volcan Vìllarica, so I accepted their offer. An interesting decision it would prove to be. First of all, the three had cracked the transmission of their car and done other damage to its underside on their drive over from Bariloche, in Argentina. As a result, we set off about seven hours later than we...

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Mar 21, 2005 - El Chalten to Pucon (Chile)

Well we had a couple of long driving days to reach Bariloche. We went via Rio Pinturas where we went to see the cave of hands, prehistoric hand paintings on a rock. Hmmm it kind of looked like someone had got a can of spray paint the day before and made these things up !! Interesting all the same though. On St Patricks day we ended up in some beautiful cabins in Esquel. Luxury for a night! Except I ended up sleeping on the floor due to the snoring in my room (all girls this time !!) Rode on top of the truck at some point during this but i...

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Moon On Tour 2005

Mar 20, 2005 - Bariloche and the Amazing Nahuel Huapi NP

20.03 We were happy to wake to a clear sky. The few clouds in the sky showed no threat of rain. Today was a designated rest day. We simply walked around town to see what it had to offer. We soon found out that the chocolate shops like to give out free samples, so we had great fun visiting chocolate shop after chocolate shop for the tasty treats. Bariloche is definitely very touristy and not particularly interesting as a city. Many of the buildings have a swiss look to them which makes it look a little cliché. However, we soon found out...

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Mar 18, 2005 - Bariloche, Argentina

Supposedly this is a wonderful town set in the Lake District of Argentinian Patagonia flanked by snow-capped mountains, but right now it's pouring and we can't see any mountains. Tomorrow we take a crappy class train to Puerto Madryn. Love you. Our second day in Bariloche was far more pleasant than the first. We took a bus around the lake for half an hour and then went back after getting thrown out of a fancy hotel. I don't think they liked Dan's bierd. It looks like what you would expect Switzerland to look like (The area that is, not...

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Jan 11, 2005 - Bariloche

Ahh, civilisation. Bariloche was very pretty and I can see why it is such a popular destination for Argentinians but as half the population of Buenos Aires seemed to be here it was far too crowded and touristy for me. Not only were all the hostels full but when I tried to buy my way out of the predicament most of the hotels were full to, finally got a nice room in the Kilton Hotel and had my first bath for months. Bariloche is famous for all of it's chocolate shops, there are hundreds of them including a chocolate supermarket. I took some...

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Sep 17, 2004 - Chocolate treats in Bariloche

Bariloche is the prinicpal destination for tourists in the Lake District in Argentina and is famous for chocolate due to the number of Swiss immigrants that came here. The main street is lined with chocolate shops of all shapes and sizes, some supermarket sized. We treated ourselves to some and it would be rude not to. We came here primarily to trek as we have done quite a few by ourselves and so are quite experienced now. However when asked by a mountain guide at Club Andino whether we had enough experience to assess avalanche risk, this...

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