Yes we are still hanging with the hippies!!
Trip Start Feb 02, 2010
60Trip End Oct 26, 2010
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We have managed to get stuck in El Bolson & I am in heaven in this gorgeous hippy little town. So nice to have a double room that we can throw all our clothes around. It really feels like home. The place we have been staying in for the last week (Ni Nada) has turned out to be a real gem. On a farm there are chickens & little baby chick (soooooo cute), cows, dogs, cats & lambs. The owners even make their own yogurt which we are still yet to try. We have been walking 2 minutes from the site to go for daily swims in a small river which seems this is where the local kids seem to hang out also. Still a bit too cold for me however Bern is alot braver then me & considers this to be his heaven. I spend more time sunning myself on the pebbled shore. After our first 2 days of bumming around we took to the dusty roads with our day packs & went for a wander in the mountains. The first day trip we went up to some lookouts with views of Rio Azul. On our second trip out we went on a hunt for this paradiso that we have been told about. As we were hungover in the morning we were a bit slow to get started & did not leave enough time to find it & get back to camp. We are planning on searching for it tomorrow however the hike was not wasted. We returned back to Ni Nada with about a kilo of Blackberries (handpicked of course) which we made our first ever batch of jam with. Have been sharing around to friends who are all very impressed. So were we!!!! Meet a great English couple who are teaching us how to slackline. Looking at having a BBQ tonight along with (of course) some amazing cheap red wine.
The markets are on today so I am going shopping very soon. Local produce & jewelery. I am in heaven. Hoping to make a decision on where we are going to go next. Deciding between a trek out of El Bolson or move on to Bariloche & trek through the national park there. Some many people have been tell us how great El Bolson trekking is so we are still undecided. After some hard decision making, with the earthquake in Chile we are unfortunately going to give the lake district a miss & spent that time in Central & Northwest Argentina. Hoping by the time we have finished there that it will be smooth passage into the Atacama desert & onto Bolivia.
I hope everyone is happy & healthy & not missing us too much. We do think about you all when we crack into that 3rd bottle of Tinto Vino!!! Picking us some of the language & have a small Spanglish vocabulary. The rest is still made up of good ol´ fashion sign language.
Love the watties