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Perito Moreno

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  • Day28

    Cerro Otto - 1450 m

    January 28, 2017 in Argentina

    Heute sind wir auf den Cerro Otto gegangen (oder neudeutsch: gehiked). Das war für uns Flachlandnordlichter schon ganz schön hoch. Nach oben die "normale" Straße und zurück über einen Trampelpfad ("super" Abkürzung bzw. Rutschpfad). Sind saudreckig.

    Nicht, dass das hier in typisches Bloggeschwafel ausartet, aber schönere Natur haben wir wohl noch nicht gesehen. Vielleicht geben die Bilder das halbwegs wieder.

    Den Nazis, die hierher gelohen sind, muss es hier richtig gut gegangen sein. Waren im "Refugio Berghof" ein Bier trinken am Gipfel. Ihre Spuren sieht man auch in der Stadt überall. Seit der erste 2004 überführt wurde wird der 20.4. allerdings nicht mehr öffentlich groß gefeiert, sondern in geschlossener Gesellschaft. Bariloche ist, wie wir hier erfahren haben, Nazi-Zufluchtsort, fragt mal Google.
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  • Day43

    Bariloche zum zweiten

    April 23, 2017 in Argentina

    Eigentlich wollten wir so schnell wie möglich weiter in den Süden, doch da der erste Bus erst am Montag fährt, sind wir gezwungen gewesen bis Montag in Bariloche zu bleiben. Am Samstag haben wir dann Angi verabschiedet und uns mit ihr in der Atacamawüste verabredet. Mal schauen, ob wir den Zeitplan einhalten können. 🙈😂
    Sonst haben wir den ganzen Tag nicht viel gemacht. Waren noch bisschen müde von den letzten Tagen. 🙈
    Da wir am Sonntag nicht auch nur rumchillen wollten, haben wir uns zu einer kleinen Wanderung entschieden. Mit dem Bus sind wir zur einer Seilbahnstation und mit dieser auf 1500m hochgefahren. Bariloche liegt auf fast 0m. 😊
    Oben angekommen war die Aussicht auf die Umgebung Wunderschön. Vor allem da wir echt Glück hatten mit dem Wetter. Auf dem Gipfel sind wir dann ein Track zu einem weiteren Aussichtspunkt gelaufen. Dort auch hatte man auch wieder eine Wunderschöne Sicht. Es war nur mega windig. 😨
    Zum Abschluss sind wir dann in die Stadt runtergelaufen. Die ersten drei Kilometer waren echt angenehm. Doch ab da wurde der Trampelpfad (Weg konnte man das dann nicht mehr nennen 🙈) immer schmaler, vor allem steiler und rutschiger. 🤤
    Das war mega anstrengend, weil ich immer aufpassen musste, dass ich nicht ausrutschte und so unten im Tal ankam. 🙈😂
    Aber auch das hab ich gemeistert. 💪
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  • Day1

    Amsterdama - Buenos Airesa - Bariloche

    December 26, 2017 in Argentina

    Ielidojot Amsterdamas lidostā, uz iekāpšanas/izkāpšanas koridoriem rakstīts "World, here I come!" - Pasaule, es pie Tevis nāku. Tas skan iedvesmojoši, uzsākot ceļojumu uz citu kontinentu. Atkal pārņem tā sajūta, kad kļūstu pasaules nevis mūsu mazā Zemes stūrīša daļa.
    Šoreiz braucam uz Patagoniju - milzīgu teritoriju Argentīnas un Čīles dienvidos, kas ir maz apdzīvota, lepojas ar dabas skaistumu un "Gaučo kultūru”. Esmu pamanījis, ka lielai daļai cilvēku Patagonijas vārds zināms no Ž.Verna romāna, kurā Kapteiņa Granta meklēšanas komanda šo Dienvidamerikas daļu dēkpilni škērsoja.
    Šoreiz ceļojam ar Zandiņu divatā, un mūsu ceļojuma mērkis ir mazāk sadzīve un kultūra, vairāk dabas skaistums. Esam bez koferiem - tikai ar to, ko uz muguras var panest. Sākums gan iznaāca ne visai patīkams, Rīgais lidostā drošības pārbaudītāji man atņēma saliekamās staigātāja nūjas, esot 65 cm garas, bet atļautais garums tikai 55 cm. Nelīdzēja skaidrojums, ka tās 3 reizes jau Dienvidamerikā bijušas. Instrukcija paliek instrukcija.
    Divarpus stundas Rīga - Amsterdama, trīspadsmit ar pusi Amsterdama - Buenos Airesa. Tad pārbraukšana no jaunās Ezeiza lidostas uz veco Jorge Newberry, kas atrodas praktiski Buenos Airesas centrā. Šeit gribam sakārtot nepieciešamās praktiskās lietas - tikt pie skaidriem Argentīnas peso un kļūt par vietējiem telekomunikāciju pakalpojumu izmantotājiem, tomēr Ziemassvētku laikam tas ir par sarežģītu. Pie vienīgā bankomāta, kurā atlikusi nauda, cilvēki stāv stundu rindā, be telekomam jau pagājušās nedēļas vidū "uzkārusies sistēma". Meistars esot ceļā.
    Jau pašā izlidošanas terminālī atrodu HSBC bankas automātu, kas par nieka 10% komisijas maksu ļauj man tikt pie 2000 Peso (100€).
    Argentīnas Aviolīniju lidojums uz Bariloči sākas precīzi laikā, un tas nozīmē, ka mūsu 30 stundu ceļojums neievilksies ilgāk par paredzēto. Vienīgais uztraukums, ka mums kārtējo rizi aizmirsies paņemt elektrības rozetē ievietojamo pārveidotāju, un vēl nav izdevies to šeit nopirkt. Mājās mums ar Dienvidamerikas formāta kontaktdakšām pilns plaukts, jo šī aizmāršības liksta mums uzbrūk katru reizi.
    Drīz vien esam galā, un pēc 30 stundu ilgā ceļojuma spēka nav atlicis pat tik, lai varētu salamāties par kādu nebūtisku sīkumu. Lai vēl kaut kānovilktu laiku līdz deviņiem vakarā, nejauši uzduramies restorānam ar terasi, no kuras redzamais skats uz Nahnel Huapi ezeru ierindojams manas pieredzes Top 10 - pievienoju attēlu jūsu baudījumam un eju gulēt.
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  • Day23

    24 hours on a bus

    December 22, 2017 in Argentina

    Oh how do you prepare for a 24 hour bus ride - drink wine of course. On our way to the wine bar we find another Antarctica adventurer in Matt. Off we head for a couple which quickly becomes 4 large glasses of red and a lovely meat platter.

    On to the bus a little pissed - it is chockers. 8pm we head off luckily i think i sleep well dozed at least. Hope i don't snore but good chance I did.

    We transfer to another bus at 7am. This one is a lot smaller no luxury here once again is full. The bus station has nothing open so no food no snacks. Naively we a pretty sure we will stop in a couple of hours to buy food.

    WRONG 2 hours passes a movie goes on 3 then 4 in fact 5 hours before the bus stops on the side of the road. There is nothing why are we stopping - i look out and see rhe driver with food oh we are saved. 2 cold epanades chocolate and a juice. Saved on we go.

    At the 7 hour mark we stop a a servo toilet stop and able ro buy some snacks. Its another 6 hours before we stop again. Oh my sore tired butt. Only 2 hours to go.

    We finally pull into Bariloche at 8pm. only a short walk the driver shows us. Yep doesnt look far at except it all uphill. Most streets have stairs and we have heavy luggage. We give it a goosld shot but give up and hail a taxi.

    Arriving at the air bnb quickly dissolves into disappointment this is a hostel and not a very good one. Oh well only 1 night. The shower does not drain the bathroom smells. yuk

    The shopping centre next door has a food court so dinner and a wine is the order of the day.
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  • Day24

    Birthday

    December 23, 2017 in Argentina

    Once again I find myself in another foreign country on my birthday. This year I wake up in a dingy smelly damp hostel where breakfast is sugar coated cornflakes and dishwater coffee. Not a good start.

    Quickly into town for a real coffee and to see what the town has to offer. Bariloche is a beautiful town situated on a lake, it is very hilly I soon find out. Quickly I decide to check out of the hostel and move to my timeshare booking for the week -Hotel Del Lago. OMG things could not have changed so quickly.

    Now we are right on the lake, heated pool, 2 rooms with a kitchen. Mel and I have hi 5's when we realise we can cook Christmas dinner.

    Time to get organised for the week:
    1. car hire $1000peso a day done.
    2. First bday drink a raspberry margarita
    3. Bday ice cream
    4. Retail therapy
    5. Grocery shopping including champagne.

    An easy dinner drinking bubbles and watching the sun go down. How life can change so quickly in 1 day.
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  • Day28

    Boxing Day - Robbery

    December 27, 2017 in Argentina

    The day started with a hang over and a very slow start. Finally hit the road around 11 stopping at a beautiful cafe on one many bays around the lake. Homemade gnocchi was exactly what I needed.

    Then up the chair lift to Cerro Campanario for amazing views of Bariloche. I took some greats photos and some amazing panaramas which I was looking forward to reviewing later in the day. At the top there is also a revolving restaurant which provide a beautiful view of the lake below. From here you can see many of the ski runs that surround the city.

    Once down it is time to do some present shopping for those at home. We park the car not far from the main shopping centre and head off for 2 hours of shopping. It was siesta time so I had to wait for some shops to open but soon found what I was looking for.

    Mel and I met up at 6pm ready to get dinner and head back to the hotel. When we got to the car we new immediately something was wrong. The car was open the bags were gone. Flustered, shocked we locked the car and went directly to the police. Little did I know what saga this would lead to.

    The police speak no English so one has to go to the tourist office who translate what we say into Spanish. It is a little like Chinese whispers. We have no idea what they right down or if it agrees with what we have said. At the time we had no idea how the car was entered as there was no visible sign of entry that we saw. Then you take this form to the police who in turn transform that into a formal statement. So many obvious things are wrong, my name address etc. goodness knows what it actually says. 3 hours later we finally find ourselves heading home.

    This saga is not over - it continues for 3 more days.
    27/12 I ask the receptionist to translate my statement. In broken English she tells me it says my name, where the car was parked, what time and what was stolen. Nothing else - nothing about our bags, nothing about car being open etc. We then ring the rental car agency - check the locks they say. Both locks have been damaged, the key no longer goes in. As I can automatically open the doors I didn’t even think about this.

    Next the rental agency come to get the car fixed under insurance. As the statement does not say the car was broken into they go to police to change the statements. Come back tomorrow at 8am they are told. They write in Spanish about the locks and ask police to change statements. I also get added they fact that the bags were in the boot, as this was missed on original statement. I will take this with the original statements to the station tomorrow.

    28/12 Back to police station - come back tomorrow at 9am. The police officer is not on duty today. This is starting to worry me if it is not in statement how will insurance go. It is very frustrating when you don’t speak Spanish and they don’t speak English. Google translate can only do so much, much is lost in the translation.

    29/12 Back to police station at 9am as requested. I have also asked car rental company to join us, he arrives at 915. This looks more promising, some smiles, asked to sit. The female police officer even comes to ask some questions, that’s a first. We are finally given new statements. Does it say everything we need, I’m not sure. The car rental guy is happy, so I know at a minimum it has the break in via the locks included. What does it say about my gear - no idea. Well I have copies of everything, have explained the saga to my insurance. So know I will wait until I’m back in Aus to put in the claim.

    Well that’s a learning exercise in patience and perseverance. No use getting upset it doesn’t help, follow the process and rules hopefully it will work out in the end.
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