Welcome Back to Buenos Aires
We’re back in Buenos Aires. We were going to go from Bariloche to Mendoza, which is wine country, but let’s be real, I’m going to be drinking wine anyway, Evelyne can’t drink, so that’s not as much fun for her, it would put another day of travel on our itinerary, and we kind of want to take it easy. We skipped that part of the country and came straight to B.A.
We have been putting in work and we value our chill time, so we booked 5 nights in the Palermo Towers hotel. 4 star hotel in the heart of the city. We’ll spend the next four days, just walking around, having fun, making some of our own food (I’ve gotten legitimately fat), and put in some time working.
5 days where we can chill is what a vacation is really about, right? We’re a little bit worried about the Zika Virus, but it hasn’t spread in Argentina… yet. Evelyne will forced to be hot, by wearing long sleeves all the time, and she likes to sleep a lot anyway, so, I think we’ll be okay.
We have a rooftop pool here, t’is dope.
Pub Crawl in Bariloche
Went on a pub crawl in Bariloche. It was small, but fun. Melina the host was great as were the group of 4 dudes from Buenos Aires. Good times, good times.
Isla Victoria in Bariloche Area
We took a boat ride to a National Park, there was some unique trees there, but I can’t really tell you more than that. You have to see the photos.
Arrival in Bariloche – Up the mountains
It’s been a few days since I’ve written anything, so I’ll catch up. Bariloche is an awesome spot that’s is like a cross between Whistler and Lake Tahoe. Super nice, mountains, lakes, nice bustling town. It’s the chocolate capital of South America. We stayed in a place called Nida Del Condor which was hella pimp. I’ll show a few photos. This first photo above was taken from my hotel room.
The next day, we had an eventful long day, we started up the mountain. Here’s a few photos.
Last day in El Calafate – at Blanca Patagonia
It was kur last day in El Calafate, we just hung out and did a bit of work before taking a taxi to the airport to head off to Bariloche. As I am writing this we have a big day ahead of us in Bariloche
That was really really unpleasant
Laundry in Ushuaia and Laundry in El Calafate
Well, didnt expect this to be such a bitch. If you are looking to do Laundry in either city, prepare for a two to four day issue.
On Friday the plan was leave Saturday, but laundrymats could only have it ready for Monday. So we organized to get it done at the hotel in El Calafate when we arrived on Saturday, with a 24 hour turn around time. The issue is it would have cost us $150usd to get all our laundry done at the hotel. So we went around on Sunday to Laudrymats in El Calafate but it was Sunday so its all closed. Next option is Monday and I am sure itll be minimum 24 hour turn arounf, which means I have to stay another day in the city for Laundry? Wtf. No coin operators.
This is high season so all the hotels in both cities are using these services. Sucks.
The USD is 1 to 14… Should give some perspective on price. My list would have been over $150 USD for the both of us. Tshirts, Socks and Underwear for two people ran the bill up.
Perito Moreno Glacier
Prison Museum in Ushuaia / Colours of the City
Our last day in Ushuaia wasnt the most exciting, but we have been doing a lot, so we decided to go to the prison museum. Ushuaia is a prison colony. Aparently, nobody really wanted to live down in Ushuaia in the 1800s. Now its a town of approximateky 80,000 and it is awesome.
The colours of Ushuaia are gun metal grey. It may sound like it is dreary, but its not. The colours are intense! The clouds are a sharp gunmetal. The ocean is a sharp gun metal. Evelyne was wearing a gun metal coloured dress and she has beautiful gun metal grey eyes. Seeing a that together made me very happy.
Its time to leave. I will be back, but not today. No. Not today.
And then, here’s some nice photos of Ushuaia