• Argentina,  Patagonia Roadtrip

    Bariloche: bucketlist or tourist trap?

    There is this thing about Bariloche that kept me away from it for years. Maybe it was because Argentineans like to take their vacations there so it was bound to be very touristc, or maybe it was because they say it looks like Switzerland – with their mountains, lakes and chocolates. As Switzerland is “just around the corner” for us, I didn’t really feel the need to fly all the way to the other side of the world to see just that. Some people I talked to rave about Bariloche, some people say it was utterly disappointing when you compare it to the rest of Patagonia.   When I accidentally won…

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    Circuito Chico: on a rainy afternoon in Bariloche

    “I’m sorry, there will be too much wind tomorrow so you can’t go kayaking. Maybe you want to do something else?”  That’s what we heard when planning our free day in Bariloche. After two days of prime hiking up in the mountains, we came back to town and wanted to do something active that would not include walking. But as we feared and had already seen on the forecasts, the weather was about to turn. A tour on Circuito Chico (“small circuit”) seemed like a good alternative for our kayaking plans! San Carlos de Bariloche is a city located on the shores of Lago Nahuel Huapi in the north of…