Monthly Archives: November 2016

Argentinian Lake District

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30th Nov. 2016 After the amazing views on the bus yesterday, we cannot wait to get out and explore. We can see how the place got its name as the Lake District but would add ‘with Alpine overtones’ based on …

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Seats With A View

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29th Nov. 2016 Today is the last long bus journey of our trip as we continue to go southwards to Bariloche – San Carlos de Bariloche to give it its full name. We’ll take day trips out of both Bariloche …

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Why Neuquén?

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28th Nov. 2016 As we sit at a small table on a sidewalk drinking local beer and eating dinner, the couple on the next table ask us where we are from, immediately followed by why are we in Neuquén? An …

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Where’s My Steak?

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27th Nov. 2016 We have a final day to fill in Mendoza, which is unusual for a transfer day but we are on an overnight bus tonight. We’re heading south to Neuquén and then (San Carlos de) Bariloche on the …

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Tasting Day

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26th Nov. 2016 After hearing about a day tasting tour for US$150 pp, we decided to put together our DIY tasting day for a lot less! This involved walking to the next street and catching the local bus to Maipù, …

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Wine Not

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25th Nov. 2016 We did start the day with a plan (well, an idea or two) – but somehow what we ended up doing wasn’t necessarily what we expected. Charitably, you could say that we were just being flexible and …

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Over The Andes

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24th Nov. 2016 I have been looking forward to today as we are heading over the Andes to Argentina. About a week ago we booked our bus tickets so we could have the panoramic front row seats on the upper …

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Out And About In Santiago

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23rd Nov. 2016 After yesterday’s guided walking tour, we opt for the self-guided version today – after all, we now have a total of 3 days experience in the city (over the last 4 years) and we think we know …

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Let’s Walk

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22nd Nov 2016 We have always enjoyed city walking tours, as they are interesting and you often learn facts not found in guide books and hear the opinions of the guide. Today we opted for the morning ‘Offbeat Santiago’ Tours4tips …

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Return Visit

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21st Nov. 2016 We’ll only visit four places on this trip that we’ve been to before and today we’re heading to the third of these – Santiago. (The first two were Playa del Carmen and Lima and the last is …

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