Today is early October and have not posted in a bit as have been busy with traveling in Argentina.
And as I discovered on all my recent road trips, it is not only a beautiful country, but the landscape is varied as well.
In mid August, my first road trip was to Lobos. Located approximately 4 hours southwest of the city, in the middle of nowhere is this huge lake. (Spanish is lagoon)
And just returneď Mendoza which is wine country here. Spent almost 2 weeks staying at various hotels, in the many small towns in the Ucco Valley and the lower elevations of the Andes.
Maipu, San Rafael, Tupungato, Potrerillos, Cacheuta, Villa Dolores, Villa Mercedes, Cordoba, Miramar, Mar Chiquita, San Nicholas.
These are some of the towns and cities that…some are tongue twisters and some are easy to say and difficult to remember.
One of the things, that I discovered was in most of the provincias of Argentina, siesta is sacred. Towns are totally closed from 2 to 5 pm. Such a wonderful old fashioned and time honored tradition. And can be annoying, but somehow always found a place of interest. Turns out, ice cream stores/cafes are always open during siesta…can’t say why butits something to be learned and appreciated.
The other quirk, I have come to love about traveling in Argentina is, most folks don’t have GPS on their phones…not sure why, but probably because it costs more data.
The GPS here is people. You stop someone on the street and say Muchacho…Can you tell me where a good place for coffe is? Then a conversation ensues that can last a minute or 10.
So many more places to explore in this country I have chosen to call home for while. Abrazo