The giant fondue pot at a Swiss restaurant near our apartment.
We now know why our apartment, arranged through Hostel 41 Below, is so cheap for what you appear to get - it is right next door to a live music venue that cranks up at midnight and goes on to about 6am every night! As the band is placed on the other side of the bedroom wall, sleep is almost impossible, even with the ear plugs that the owner has ´thoughtfully´provided on account of the apartment ´being in a bar area where people come and go at night´. We´ve decided to stay the remaining two nights we´ve paid for already, but we´re moving to a small hotel closer into town for the final 3 nights in Bariloche
- the manager assures us there is no loud music there! We´d also forgotten that 1st May is a public holiday in Argentina and so not very much was open today. A few of the shops opened at around lunchtime, so we amused ourselves in the chocolate stores - what a hardship! Also swapped our books at the hostel main building, so have some new reading material at last, and did a bit of washing. We´ll have to try and arrange the tours we want to do tomorrow, because even the tour companies are closed - strange, we though, as there seemed to be a lot of tourists wandering about, so if one company had opened they´d have made a fortune.