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Back in Bariloche, Lakes District, Argentina

semi-overcast -18 °C

Hola!

Back in Bariloche for our last two days of breathtaking scenery. We spent our last day in Puerto Varas visiting this cute little german village. Walked through a great rainforest there as well as soaking up the atmosphere. It seemed to be very big on music because there was an amazing concert hall there, gave the Opera House a run for its money! And especially in such a small little village. Also there were music signs everywhere. Family, you know of course who I was thinking of the whole time!

Then Terry had this big german feast for lunch, I swear I don`t know where he puts it. I almost had to roll him out the door. They also gave us some bread for starters with this very hot and spicy sauce type thing. Of course when the waitress told us that, Terry took it as a challenge, he wasnt about to let the germans beat him at anything. He polished off the lot, I tasted a very tiny smidgeon and needed a galon of water to recover. His head started smoking like all the volcanos we were surrounded by!

Today we did the Lakes Crossing back and once again, it was truly beautiful. Did I say before it takes you through the Andes, just amazing. This time around we had a great guide, one whose English was a lot better than the first one so I could understand everything. He told us lots of very interesting facts. Due to its location surrounded by the Andes and also its elevation from Pacific Ocean, it is almost always raining. They get 4500mm per year! We never ended up getting the rain that was forecast on either day we were there so very lucky once again. The guide said the locals dont have to watch CNN or the weather channel or look at the internet for the weather. They just look out the window each morning and if they cant see the mountain tops, then it is raining. If they can see the mountain tops, then it is going to rain!

We went out for dinner tonight and went into a different chocolate shop which was as big as a supermarket! I took so many photos in there! It also had pastries, cakes, icecreams, you name it. It made me contemplate what was the best thing about travelling ... the scenery, the people you meet, or the food. Tough call. I know that the worst thing is not having enough time to do everything.

Off to bed now.

Sue

Posted by SueAttar 17:27

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