• Day6

    Travel Day - From Iguazú to Bariloche

    February 15, 2017 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Wed, Feb 15th: The majority of this day was traveling from Puerto Iguazú to San Carlos de Bariloche. We had to connect through Buenos Aires, so we had 2 two hour flights with a two hour layover. We arrived in Bariloche around 7pm and checked into our Airbnb. Our Airbnb was spacious (actually a two bedroom and two bathroom which we didn't really need, but the first place we looked at that was smaller was not available so we went with this one because the views from the apartment were amazing) and very comfortable, and just minutes from the heart of Bariloche. Bariloche is a tourist destination for Argentinians and other South Americans that overlooks Lake Nahuel Huap and the Andes Mountains. Very popular during the Summer months, since it can be cooler. We arrived on a beautiful, sunny 80 degree day. Driving into town is just breathtaking. The city is set on Lake Nauel Huapi - which is comparible to the size of Lake Winnebago however is 1400+ feet deep! We settled in, walked around the main downtown area but then opted to go to dinner. Our host recommended Alto El Fuego Parilla - and wow what a recommendation!! This is the destination we first discovered one of our favorite new Argentinian dishes - provoleta. This is a variant of provolone cheese described as "Argentine pulled-curd Provolone cheese" and it is grilled. This stuff is amazing and we are already trying to figure out how to make this when we get home!! We of course had skirt streak (entraña) and it was braided (impressive) and amazing. We were stuffed. We also tried panqueque de dulce de leche - this was first taste of dulce de leche and also fell in love with Argentinian favorite. Dulce de leche can basically be found everywhere. We don't understand why this has not hit the U.S. WOW!!Read more