Last days in Bariloche
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May 5th, 2008 – by: sissanoel
Last full day in Bariloche today, and not a huge amount to do as the museums are closed on Mondays. Decided to splash out and take a ride on the ´Happy Train´, one of those kitschy little tourist buses that scoots around the streets. Although not usually our sort of thing, it actually turned out to be very good. The guide/driver is from an old Bariloche family, and is a mine of information about the area. The tour went into the more residential areas that tourists normally don´t see and the guide showed us the difference between the modern, new town based solely on tourism and the old residential town that grew up before the tourist hordes arrived. The old town is just up and over the hill from the lake and toourist area, but not many people make the trip.
Tuesday 6 May:
Heading off to Mendoza on the 4.30pm bus this afternoon, so just wandered around doing odd jobs. Had a look at the Museum of Patagonia, which was quite good. Fairly small, but they give you a couple of booklets in English to explain the more important exhibits, and as they were quite detailed, we got a good grounding of the history of the area. Then had a hot chocolate at Rapa Nui (on a par with Mamuschka for the chocolate connoisseurs!) - looks like hot chocolate has replaced our ice-cream addiction from Chile, but our excuse is that it´s cold and we need to be warmed up. Had lunch at Cocodrilos just behind the arch leading to Mitre from the plaza. Huge portions, good service and cheap prices - recommended!
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