20,000 leagues under the sky, 2004- travel blog

Typical Bariloche street - steep.

Bariloche lake-front.


Ahh, civilisation. Bariloche was very pretty and I can see why it is such a popular destination for Argentinians but as half the population of Buenos Aires seemed to be here it was far too crowded and touristy for me. Not only were all the hostels full but when I tried to buy my way out of the predicament most of the hotels were full to, finally got a nice room in the Kilton Hotel and had my first bath for months.

Bariloche is famous for all of it's chocolate shops, there are hundreds of them including a chocolate supermarket. I took some photographs, sampled some chocolate then headed straight for the bus station to get out. Unfortunately all the busses to Mendoza, my next intended destination were full booked for the next 8 days. I managed to get a bus to Neuquen (I'd never heard of it either), spent a few hot hours in the bus station there and then finally got an overnight bus to Mendoza.



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