Chilling & the trip back to Bariloche

San Martin de los Andes Travel Blog

 › entry 17 of 72 › view all entries
London bus? Where the hell are we?

We spent the next day relaxing and wandering around San Martin de los Andes. It has much more of an Alpine ski village feel. They are much more organised for tourists too, with the hotel giving you a little “passport” which has a map and a guide to the restaurants etc. They claim in there that San Martin is a city, but I don’t quite agree. Not a village, not at city.


Quick summary of San Martin – more chocolate shops, ski shops, fondue places and for some unknown reason a red London Bus that does “city” tours? Nice little spot though and I suspect in season (summer or winter) it would be very festive.


Been able to sample a couple more of the local Malbecs too (all from Mendoza – will have to come back to visit there as it was one of the locations we ended up removing due to time constraints).

·        Trapiche (2004/5) – not bad, cheap and cheerful as the saying goes

·        Michel Torino – another cheap and cheerful, drinkable

·        Norton 2002 – pretty decent, smooth

·        Terrazas 2003 – good too, smooth and went well with steak.

Matias, clearly Irish.


The drive back to Bariloche was much less eventful. In a style which we have become accustomed, in order to go somewhere faster you need to go in the opposite direction. In this case it was north about 50km to Junin de los Andes before going east and then south to Bariloche. The drive this time, along pretty good roads, only took about 3 hours in some pretty hectic mist.
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
London bus? Where the hell are we?
London bus? Where the hell are we?
Matias, clearly Irish.
Matias, clearly Irish.
San Martin de los Andes
photo by: scacos2006