Recollecting Recoleta

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6th Dec. 2016 Today we are going to revisit the Recoleta district which we cycled around four years ago. It will be good this time to go at our pace and not be governed by a tour pace. Instead of …

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San Martin’s City

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5th Dec. 2016 We’re not good with shopping malls – especially those decked out with Christmas decorations. As we have no house and 99% of our belongings are in storage, we have learned to do without stuff. We don’t want …

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Don’t Cry For Me Argentina

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4th Dec. 2016 Discovering there were free tours inside the Casa Rosada (of Eva Peron fame and still the Presidential Palace) every weekend and that they included the Presidential Offices, we just had to sign up. Unfortunately, we were a …

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The Last Leg

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3rd Dec. 2016 One final time for us to move on as we fly to Buenos Aires today. We’re a bit sad. Not just because it is nearly time to leave the warmth and sunshine of South America for the …

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In Search Of Snow

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2nd Dec. 2016 There is so much to see here that we are in a quandary over what to do today. The seven lakes sounds spectacular but ten hours on a bus, not so much. We could hire a car …

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Circuito Chico

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1st Dec. 2016 In winter, Bariloche is a centre for skiing which sort of explains the alpine pretentions of the buildings. In summer, which we’re now just about in, the activities are hiking, cycling, kayaking and generally exploring the lakes …

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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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