Friday, February 15, 2008
San Carlos De Bariloche
We arrived in Bariloche a few weeks ago. I apologize for not keeping the blog updated with up-to-the-minute postings of what we have been up to. There is just too much to see and do here in Bariloche.
This part of Patagonia is absolutely one of the most beautiful place in the world. It is filled with the bluest glacier lakes, snow capped mountains, and lush green trees. Everyone should make it here once in their lifetimes. Only don't stay in Bariloche
The town itself is faded and showing her age. The town center is filled with graffiti—even on the beautiful church that is the center piece of the town. (Isn't there a special place in hell for those that deface a church?)
There are tourist everywhere. So many that it seems more like walking down the busiest streets of Buenos Aires than a remote mountain village.
We are wishing we would of stayed out of town to the west or south.
Argentines in the know opt to stay west of town near Lake Moreno or on the north shore of Lake Nahuel Haupi (Bariloche is on the south shore) in the quaint Villa La Angostura.
That said, there are endless number of mountain and lake adventures organized right outside our door making Bariloche the most convenient place to camp for a few weeks. The special buses or minivans even come straight to our apartment to pick us up. Plus the car rental agencies are within two blocks from here.
Speaking of which, I have to go, they just delivered my rent car and are waiting for me downstairs.
How convenient is that?