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  • Day36

    Paddleboarding at Bahía Serena Beach

    December 7, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Today we had a try at paddleboarding with our teach 'Tincho'.. what a dude lol 😂 🤙🤙he was a really good teacher and guided us from knee standing to full on standing on a board (not really that hard... Only if your trying to get your balance in the middle of the board whilst standing... Be warned you will fall off into the freezing cold water and lose your prescription sunglasses because you're distracted by how cold it is!.. P. S always tie your glasses to your face so this doesn't happen!! 😆 ) anyway, all in all it was a truly awesome day, learning to do something new... True pisces. Have to say zach was amazing at this straight away, so he was away cruising the water, while I had Tincho with eyes in the back of his head 👀 reminding me how to paddle, stand and not fall off 😅🤣Read more

  • Day33

    Biking in Bariloche

    December 4, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    After doing the usual tourist circuit of Bariloche town centre (aka going round eating a ton of chocolate) we spent the next day cycling along the gorgeous lake Perito Moreno to a small, ex-swiss colonial village creatively named Colonia Suiza. There we tried the local dish curanto (meat and veg cooked in a fire pit of leaves, on the ground) and visited the famous Berlina brewery for a quick pint before heading back. The food and beer were lovely but the real highlight was the scenery. Bariloche is unimaginably beautiful, so much so that it doesn't even seem real. Looking forward to exploring more of this wonderful place!Read more

  • Day34

    Walking the Lakes

    December 5, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Today we took it easy, and walked from the llao llao hotel (which looked like a beautiful place to stay... Fit for a king) and after missing a few buses (not our fault, as bus stops don't seem to exist on one side of the road, they do of course but they're imaginary, so could be anywhere... we were told stand near a white gate and one will appear, but it has to be the right gate of course! 🤣) Anyway this can be forgiven as you get to enjoy the beautiful views from where ever you are in Bariloche (not so much the town centre, except for all the chocolate shops yum 😋). We did a 10 mile walk all in all, stopping at gobsmacking view points along the way, including a 1 hour forest walk around the lake and a relaxing break at playa de los truncos (or beach of the trees).Read more

  • Day37

    Kayaking to Isla Huemul pt1

    December 8, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    What better way to spend a day than to kayak down the coast of Bariloche for almost 6km to an island that hosts the ruins of a failed nuclear fusion experiment? None that I can think of. So that's what we did. The owner of the hostel we were staying at kindly (or recklessly) loaned his kayak to us for the day so we could paddle out to the infamous Isla Huemul. We'd heard lots of rumours from the locals about the island; that there were hundreds of secret bunkers hidden beneath the surface or that it was a super top secret nazi program to create a nuclear bomb. Turns out it was actually the remains of Ronald Richters failed "Thermotron" fusion experiment, and a monument to the gullibility of Juan Perón. Basically in the early 50s Richter promised Perón he could make a fusion reactor. Eventually Richter realised he couldn't, but not before they'd built a whole complex and told the world that they already had fusion energy. Whoops. Nevertheless it was an adventure to get there and an interesting piece of history to investigate...Read more

  • Day35

    Patagonia Brewery & Punto Panorámico

    December 6, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    After an unexpected 10 mile hike the day before, we decided to actually take it easy this time and succeeded greatly! We began by taking the bus up to Punto Panorámico to enjoy a glorious viewpoint of llao llao and the surrounding lakes. The view stretched all the way to the Andes and was (as we've become accustomed to in Bariloche) absolutely stunning. When we tired of drinking in the view we headed downhill to drink in some beers. We stopped at the Patagonia brewery for a craft beer brewed right there in the mountains. The beer garden at the back looked straight out over the lakes. Got to be the best place we've ever sunk a pint.Read more

  • Day37

    Kayaking to Isla Huemul pt2

    December 8, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ 🌙 10 °C

    ... But Isla Huemul isn't all ruins and empty promises of fusion reactors. There's also a really nice pier, amazing views and crystal clear water. After looking round the ruins we spent a little time sunning ourselves and jumping off the pier into the icy cold lake waters before heading back. The return journey was a little choppy and a bit nerve wracking but we made it back no probs. Felt it the next day though! 💪😵Read more

  • Day35

    Bariloche Centre 'Feliz Navidad'

    December 6, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    Snap shots of the centre of Bariloche from its amazing views from the waters edge all the way to the Andes mountains. Wooden shops and houses all getting ready for Christmas with twee decorations... 'Feliz Navidad' greeting! But most importantly, which always drew us to the centre, was the amazing chocolate shops, full of truffles, dulce de leche and ice creams 😍❄️👌🍨Read more

  • Day261


    January 22, 2018 in Argentina ⋅ 🌬 21 °C

    After debating whether to visit the Chilean or Argentinean side of the Lakes District, an area known for lots of lakes set in the mountains, we chose Argentina after reading about some of the scenic drives, chocolate shops and famous trout.
    A short (somewhat bumpy) flight took us to this biggish town of ~100k people often compared to a “little Switzerland” because of the scenery and focus on chocolate making. The town is set on a lake and is very pretty, but we found it extremely touristy (imagine several streets full of souvenir and chocolate shops).
    We had rented a car for two days so spent one day driving most of the famous “7 Lakes Route” which wound around 7 lakes and some small villages and through a stunning desert landscape very much like the US Southwest. Our other day we drove around the Llao Llao Peninsula (another drive highlighting more lakes) and hiked up a mountain to enjoy a nice view of the entire area. The highlight of our time here was finding a small town down a dirt road that was serving up some excellent choripan (grilled chorizo on grilled bread). Delicious!

    After a few days walking through the touristy town, we opted to mostly cook for ourselves and did some trip planning with our remaining time. We ended up not trying the trout after learning that all of it is farmed since regulations prohibit restaurants and supermarkets from selling the fresh, natural lake trout – a treat reserved for fisher(wo)men.
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  • Day222

    Lustlos in Bariloche

    January 3 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    In El Bolsón haben wir beschlossen, dass wir in den 6 uns verbleibenden Tagen in Argentinien nicht mehr 1.200km mitm Bus nach Mendoza fahren, in die tolle Weinregion (😭), sondern in Bariloche bleiben. Wird die Tage danach schon Rumgereise genug. Fahren nämlich von Bariloche 1 Tag lang wieder mit dem Bus nach Chile in die Hauptstadt Santiago, sind dort einen Tag, und fliegen dann von da nach Deutschland - über, wie naheliegend, Kanada 😂 50 Stunden Flug oder so, an sich voll die beknackte Verbindung, fanden wir damals beim buchen aber bombe, denn so haben wir noch einen Tag in Toronto und einen Tag in Montreal. Dass da aktuell frostige -14°C sind fällt uns erst jetzt auf. Wir waren einfach zu sonnenverwöhnt die letzten Monate, da denkt man einfach nicht mehr daran, dass woanders grad Winter ist. 😂

    Bariloche wird angepriesen als die kleine Schweiz, mit Holzhäusern und vielen Schokoladenläden in der Innenstadt. Es gibt hier auch wirklich Holzhäuser, ungefähr 5, hauptsächlich Ramschläden, und n Haufen Touristen. Wir fühlen uns um ein authentisches Schweizerlebnis betrogen. 😂 Auch wenn die kleine Innenstadt jetzt nicht so der Hit ist, ist Bariloche mega das Outdoorzentrum, Skiort im Winter und Wanderort im Sommer. Es gibt hier eine Straße, die Ruta 40, die direkt am Wasser langführt, soll traumhaft schön sein, oder ne Tour um die 7 Seen drum.

    Aber: Was soll man da besonderes sehen? Ich schätze auf: Glasklares, blaues Wasser, saftige, grüne Vegetation und hohe, braune Berge mit weißer Schneekappe wohin das Auge reicht. Hab ich schon 1.000x gesehen, brauchen wir also nicht machen. Total krass, aber ich hab einfach keine Lust. Ich hab auch keine Lust auf nichts machen, denn eigentlich weiß ich, dass ich hier ganz viel entdecken müsste. Und so muss ich leider feststellen: Ich bin reisemüde. Völlig lustlos und gelangweilt schleppe ich mich hier in Bariloche von Tag zu Tag. Ich hätte nicht gedacht, dass es mich Freizeitliebhaber trifft, aber ich bin echt müde vom reisen. Meine Augen sind so voll mit tollen Eindrücken, ich muss glaube ich mal wieder ne Woche lang vor nem Computerbildschirm sitzen, um die schönen Landschaften wieder genießen zu können.

    Der Hotelier kann nicht glauben, dass wir noch GAR NICHTS gemacht haben. Also machen wir ne Mini-Wanderung hoch auf nen kleinen Berg, dem Cerro Campanario, mit der Killer-Aussicht schlechthin. „Wenn ihr nur eine Sache macht, dann macht das“ hatte uns ein französisches Pärchen ans Herz gelegt, die wir abends in einem Biergarten kennengelernt hatten. War auch wirklich schön. Mega steiler aber sehr kurzer Anstieg (30 Min 😂), dann schön oben Kuchen essen und Kaffee trinken, uns von der Sonne anscheinen lassen, und dann wieder runter und wie Einheimische mitm Bus zurück. (Ich finde Bus fahren immer als sehr einheimisch, als ein Verkehrsmittel für Kenner, denn nur selten gibts Buspläne mit Abfahrtzeiten und nie sieht man auf einer Karte mit Linien, wo die Busse langfahren, weiß folglich auch nicht, wo der Bus zum aussteigen anhält. Ganz im Gegensatz zu U- und S-Bahnen, dessen Haltestellen prima zu finden und mit gut strukturierte Plänen versehen sind.)

    Jetzt, wo wir das eine top Highlight gesehen haben, ist dann auch gut mit was machen. Nur noch lesen, das gute Gym & Spa des Hotels nutzen, Kaffe trinken und Steak essen gehen. Und dann ist in ein paar Tagen hoffentlich die gute Laune wieder zurück! ❤️
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