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Jan 3, 2013 - Lakes district, Chile and Argentina

On New Year's Day, we flew about 1000km south from Santiago to Puerto Montt. We enjoyed great views of the Andes, including some of Chile's 200 volcanoes (!) during our flight. Puerto Montt's main industry is salmon, with Chile being the second largest exporter of salmon worldwide. Most visitors (including us) stay in neighbouring Puerto Varas, a pretty little town on the shore of Lake Llanquihue. There are views across the lake to the perfect conical shape of the 2600m high Osorno volcano. When Osorno last erupted in 1926, it was seen by...

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Dec 1, 2012 - Bariloche

It is Saturday night in Bariloche and our final night in this town. Bariloche (big foot) is considered the gateway to Patagonia. We stayed at suite hotel right on the lake called Lirolay. A really nice resort with very friendly and helpful staff. Lirolay is located 7 km outside of the downtown so we decided to rent a car. I was able to make use of my international drivers license. We finally got some exercise on this leg of the trip. Yesterday we hiked up a mountain which had the same pitch as the Grouse Grind. We were treated some...

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Feb 28, 2012 - San Carlos de Bariloche

Feb. 28, 2012 We spent two nights in San Carlos de Bariloche. This is a favorite tourist destination for Argentines and people all over the world. It is part of Argentina’s famous Seven Lakes District. Unfortunately, the weather was rainy and windy both days. We still managed to get outside some and walk around town, window shop and eat lots of chocolate when the sun decided to show itself. All over Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego there are tons of stray dogs. They appear well fed and friendly. While we were in Bariloche four dogs followed...

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Oct 15, 2011 - Stupid Volcanoes!!

Received an e-mail yesterday advising my tour through Patagonia is being modified due to a volcano of all things. I thought my run-ins with volcanoes were done after my experience with the Iceland volcanic ash in April 2010. That time Mum and I managed to get on the last flight that left Moscow for North America. Fortunately this trip is still a go, just not able to spend the scheduled 2 days at San Martin de los Andes and will now be spending 4 days in San Carlos de Bariloche.

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May 6, 2010 - Bariloche

Bariloche (1-5 May) As we now move on from Bariloche, on our way to Mendoza, and as we settle into another 20 hour bus trip - it is now time to reflect on the last 5 days. Bariloche was everything and more than I had expected. We luckily arrived in the quiet period a couple of months before it starts to snow and the town is flooded with skiiers. We arrived in Bariloche in autumn so the landscape is coloured with the falling golden leaves of the passing season and the backdrop to this picturesque scenery are the snowcapped mountains which...

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Dec 9, 2009 - San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

Welcome back, intrepid readers, to yet another entry in our travelogue. I hope you don't find our observations too awfully banal. It seems to me that writing about travel is like opening a restaurant--many people try, but few do it well. We may not do it well, but we do try, try again. Anyway, we are now in San Carlos de Bariloche, a town in Argentina's Lake District, which is an area in the foothills of the Andes mountains alongside the border with Chile. As you can probably tell from the photos, it is absolutely gorgeous here. While...

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Feb 16, 2009 - Its REALLY windy here!

Hi everyone, I´m in San Carlos de Bariloche and I can´t believe how windy it is. I know I expected wind but this is ridiculous. But, first I´ll back up to the beginning. I arrived in Buenos Aires (and so did my luggage) on Saturday. It´s hot and humid there. I went to a Tango show Saturday night. I hung out with 4 guys from Chicago. They are working for 3 weeks, telecommunications company. The meal was excellent, and the show was terrific. For all you meat eaters, the beef is fantastic here. I´m somewhat jet lagged, there being a 6 hour...

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Dec 9, 2008 - Bariloche, Argentina

Tim -- Heading south from Pucón to the Lakes District in Argentina was worth the trip just for the bus ride. We´ve seen lots of beautiful scenery on our travels, but any stretch of that road would make a great photo for travel agencies everywhere. Bariloche is set on a hill overlooking a mountain lake. This meant that although our hostel had 5-star views, it also had a 5-star hill to climb just getting there. But, we had a nice base from which to explore. Our first day, we took a bus to Parque Llao LLao to hike to Lago Escondido. The walk...

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Apr 16, 2008 - Day 1

It's been 10 days since I returned. My bacterial friends that I brought back with me have, as far as I can tell, left me for good. I feel better everyday. Hence, I now am beginning to look back upon my trip fondly rather than just focuses on why that cheese and salami sandwich made me feel so bad. I thought of eating salami still disgusts me. Intellectually, I know that the sickness and the salami are not related, but emotionally, I may be scarred for some time. I left for Patagonia back on Feb 9. Nice 7am flight from SFO. A 6 hours layover...

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Mar 22, 2008 - San Carlos de Bariloche

Gisteren van Puerto Montt naar San Carlos de Bariloche gereisd. Het was ook de rit van het koude en druilerige weer in Chili, naar het zonnige Argentinië. De grensovergang in zowel Chili als Argentinië nam meer dan een half uur in beslag, maar ik vrees dat sommige automobilisten er wel 5 uur kunnen over gedaan hebben. Het paasweekend was hiervoor verantwoordelijk, in de tegenovergestelde richting was er geen kat te zien. Eens over de pas en aan de andere kant van de Andes was het eerst nog halfbewolkt maar iets lager was het maar licht...

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Mar 9, 2008 - Hola y beunos dias de San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

Thursday 6th March - 10th March 2008 Hola y Buenos dias de San Carlos de Bariloche We landed in picturesque San Carlos de Bariloche (its full title)to discover a place quite reminiscent of a number of other places. Bariloche is situated on the shores of the large Lago Nahuel Huapi, within the vast national park of the same name, one could easily be forgiven for thinking you were in Queenstown NZ, Lake Garda Italy, or in the Swiss Alps (although we haven't visited the last two!!) We quickly settled into our first hostel for the first night...

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Feb 23, 2008 - Bariloche

We decided to take the middle of the 5 weeks that we are here to travel around Argentina a bit. A problem that we ecncountered is that this country is so damn big that buses literally take days to get from one place to another. So we decided to incorporate airline flights into this little side trip as we only have a week. It was a whole oreal to try to purchase the tickets over the phone, and Bob ended up going to the Aerolineas office finally to pay for the tickets (which have an updcharge since we are foreigners). We flew from the Air...

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