Monday, January 22, 2007

Greetings from switzerland!

10 days in Argentina already.. from Rio Turbio to 28 de Noviembre to El Calafate to Rio Gallegos to Comodoro Rivadavia to Sarmiento to El Bolson to Lago Puelo to Bariloche..

but i can't quite figure it out yet : what is not ugly is way too touristic.. aside from 28 and Sarmiento that were small and cool.. El Calafate manages to be both ugly and extremely touristic!

and the patagonian Andes just look too much like switzerland.. beautiful snow mountains, lakes, forests and cute wooden chalets with VISA/AMEX logos all over them.. but somehow it doesn't fit my image of Argentina.. least of the Andes..

So i'm making my way up north; the salt deserts should be more exciting.. but Argentina is one large country so the north is still quite a few hours of bus ahead of me!

Anyway, here are a few pics from switzerland in the meantime..

as much as it costs me to get up, i just can't get tired of this morning light.. sunrise on Bariloche

On the way from coast to mountain at least you get to see some nice emptyness.. but no way to find a place to stay around there!

a nice ray of light on the cliff in El Bolson..

Lago Puelo's beach

..and off i go for another 19 hours of bus to Mendoza!... see you there!

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