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Jan 28, 2006 - On to Bariloche via the Seven Lakes

Our tour guide collected us shortly after 8 and we set off for Bariloche via a series of beautiful lakes. The sight of so many people camping in such idyllic locations has me increasingly convinced that next time we travel we are taking a tent. Not so sure about the hitch hiking though, the roads were lined with students baking in the sun and hoping for a lift. Surely far too much competition for everyone to succeed. At the end of our tour we were dropped off at our next hostel, Alaska, which is 7kms out of town and feels like a hobbit...

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Jan 26, 2006 - Bariloche

We made it to Bariloche and found our hotel. It was a great place to stay! Right on the main shopping street in Bariloche (which my bank account is not happy about!) and only a block from water. There are 7 lakes near Bariloche, so Day 1 we headed out around the 'small' circuit which was a nice drive amongst a few of the lakes. We stopped at a chairlift that takes people up to the top of a mountain with spectacular views. It was amazing because you could see water all around you 360 degrees. We had a nice picnic on a beach. There was a...

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Jan 26, 2006 - BARILOCHE - Argentina / English at bottom

Hallo zaeme, hier bin ich wieder Inzwischen ist wieder viel passiert und ich versuche mal da weiterzufahren, wo mein letzter Eintrag geendet hat. Nach all den Troubles in Buenos Aires habe ich dann doch die 1. Woche dort in der Sprachschule hinter mich gebracht und war dann auch ganz froh, nicht weiterhin dort zur Schule gehen zu muessen. Ich habe zum Abschluss einen tollen Freitagabend mit meinen Mitbewohnern im rauschenden Nachtleben von Buenos Aires verbracht, bevor ich am Samstagabend wieder etwas Stadtauswaerts zu Aldana gefahren...

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Trip Journal


KARIN GOES FAR

Jan 26, 2006 - Bariloche

OK, again I have no time. But the trip has really been amazing. I realize I am 1 month behind on this. I am about to go hiking the glaciers of Patagonia tomorrow and may be out of contact for a while. Or for all I need they have high speed internet in the glaciers. I will make it back to BA around Feb 6 for 5 weeks of spanish classes. Hopefully then I will be able to finally upload some pictures and give some detailed descriptions. If not, I can write the blog from Chicago. Lots of Love BoBo

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Jan 22, 2006 - Bariloche, Argentina

Hello again, Well we made it to Bariloche without any problems. Nice new airplanes and a new small alpine designed airport. One difference is some of the pilot's procedures. If you land and miss a turn-off to the terminal, no reason to taxi to the end of the runway just do a u-turn right there on the runway like you are in a two-seater airplane and not actually in a 747. Also, no reason to follow the taxi lines painted on the ground when you are the only jet at the airport. The shortest distance between two points is a straight line! Our 9...

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Jan 14, 2006 - Bariloche, Argentina

Our drive down to Bariloche continued to amaze us with majestic beauty equalling the incredible vistas of the past few days. Like travelling the American west, it would be amazing to one day come down here, get a car, and just road trip a summer away throughout this fantastic landscape. Tis partiular drive from San Matin to Bariloche takes one through the famous Seven Lakes Drive of Argentina. A dense patch of wondrous beauty, Seven Lakes makes up a large part of the Argentine Lake District. Locals usually come here on their summer vacation...

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Jan 14, 2006 - Bariloche and the Andes!!!

Hola again, from Bariloche, Argentina. After finishing up our final spanish lessons, and trying some of the local herbs in a 'Mate' - pronounced mar-te (herbs, like tea, in hot water drunk through a straw/spoon thing...) we hopped in the bus bound for Bariloche. The 'coach' was luxury, with plenty of leg room, constant movies and a couple of meal stops all paid for. The view was to match, starting out with corn, cows and sunflowers, and we woke to the fast approaching Andes. For the Geos out there there was some awesome formations,...

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Jan 11, 2006 - Barriloche, Argentina

Bariloche, Argentina (Please see Argentina map) 12th January 2006 We arrived at the bus station of Bariloche and caught a cab to a hosteria (hostel) pre-booked. We were met by a friendly older couple who kissed us and welcomed us into their home (B & B). We expolored the town which was similar to an alpine ski resort in summer. There were lots of Swiss style wooden buildings and the town was set on the banks of a huge lake surrounded by mountains and a National park. As usual we found a lovely restaurant for lunch and in the evening a bar...

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Dec 27, 2005 - Dec 8-27, Chile and Argentina (Torres del Paine, Moreno Glacier, Fitz Roy, Bariloche)

Here we go............... Our first few days in South America were spent in Punta Arenas catching up on sleep, shopping for warmer clothes and practicing our Spanish. Punta Arenas is located on the western shore of the Strait of Magellan, on the southern tip of Chile in the the Patagonia region. Chile's summer has just begun so the sun goes down around 11:00 PM and the temperatures fall between 40-50 degrees during the day. The cooler weather has been a nice change from SE Asia, but changes in our wardrobe were definitely required. One...

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Dec 25, 2005 - Christmas Day in Bariloche, Argentina

Another big driving day but well worth it back in Argentina again! My guide book made several recommendations about the chocolate produced in the town. I lost no time in finding the best place, Mamuschka's, the plain chocolate with almonds was to die for and dead cheap into the bargain! Wanda, Sarah and I also went out for our first real taste of the legendary argentine beef. Wanda being a native spanish speaker was chatting up the waiters and we had explanations of the types of beef and well as how it should be cooked. Well done ruins the...

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Dec 15, 2005 - Bariloche, Argentina

I hitched a ride with the three teenage girls from the rafting trip. they had to get back to Bariloche to return their rental car and had extra room in the Volkswagon. We drove through El Bolson on the way up north. Bolson was a neat little university town that had a great art festival going on in the park. i also ate a lot of ice cream. i went into the shop and asked the girl behind the counter to pick three of her favorite ice creams for me. it was so good that i kept going back for more. Argentinians make incredible ice cream....

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Dec 5, 2005 - Bariloche

After a 19 hour bus journey to the Lake District, we're beginning to realise how big Argentina is. But for all we knew, we could have been in a different country. Perhaps the shorts/skirts and flip flops weren't the best idea - getting off the bus was like stepping into a freezer! All around were snow dusted mountains and glistening lakes and on our first day we admired them... from the windows of our warm hostel. The next day we took on the elements and braving the public transport, made our way to Llao Llao National Park. Our first stop...

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