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My dinner at Map Room. Doesn´t look like much here, but WOW was it good.

Well... not a lot to write here.

I forgot to mention that last night, during my dinner search, I did drop by the Vikingos bar near my hostel for a drink.  The bartender there gave me a few hiking tips.  Laguna Negra was a cool 4-5 hour hike, each way, that I thought I´d maybe try at some point during my few days here.  After all, she was a tour / trekking guide when she´s not bartender, so seems like a good source for advice.  Ok she was cute too.

Anyway, back to today... I am too, um, "tired" today for a hike.  (aka: hungover)

After my 5am night, I had to wake up at 10am to check out of Periko´s and move my stuff to Hostel 41 Below.  But of course my room wasn´t ready at 41 Below, so I just hung out in the lobby for a couple hours, tugging at a bottle of water and some coffee Hernan was nice enough to provide.

Some local gals I met at Wilkenny Bar.

Again, I am writing this a few days after the fact so I´m not sure what I did today.  I finally got into my room and so I napped for a bit.  Until 4 or 5pm as I recall.   I also dropped by the Tango Inn, where my gal-pals were hanging out.  (I can´t believe I just said gal pals, but I´m too tired to type anything longer).  I left them a detailed note of logistics on my plans for tonight, so that they´d have options to join me for dinner, for a drink, or for more dancing. 

Dinner was my first event of the evening.  And wow, it was a GREAT dinner.  I went to the Map Room, owned by an American named Steve.  He was very nice to me and recommend the lamb medallions in wine/cream sauce, with potatoes.

I think I liked her more than she liked me...
  WOW.  It was so good.  I of course had a bottle of Malbec wine to go with it.  (Don´t worry, I didn´t finish the whole bottle myself - gave the remainder to the hostel´s kitchen.)

Next I went to South Bar for a drink.  A recommended bar that didn´t really overwhelm me.  But it was pleasant enough for 1 drink.

Then I headed back to Wilkenny.  Marieke and Dayenne joined me for a bit, but they had an adventure tour the next day so they didn´t want to get crazy or be out late.   When they left, I stuck around and people watched for a bit. 

A group of local women asked me to take their picture, so I did.  Naturally said I wanted one with my camera too - and thus we broke into conversation.  But the music was loud, their spanish was fast, and the night was quickly fading... so our conversation was cut short.  Too bad.  As the lights came on, I realized it was after 5am.... the sun was rising.  Time to go home. 

 

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