August 20, 2006

Onwards to Esquel

After lunch we loaded our gear into two buses and a pickup truck and set off to Esquel. The journey was supposed to take around four hours but it was nearer six after we were stopped by the police a road blocks twice and what would have been a routine stop dragged on as some of the group didn't have passports with them... We also stopped at the town of El Bolson for a rest stop... The hotel in Esquel is pretty central, but we failed to locate a decent bar this evening. We ended up in a pool hall, we were the oldest people there and the only ones drinking alcohol... The hotel isn't as nice as the El Retorno, it's OK but it has reminded us just how good the accommodation in Bariloche is...

The hotel in Esquel.


Esquel is one of those "in the valley" kinda places... This is the view down the street that the hotel is on. The town is built as a grid system and if you look down any road you get similar views...


Tomorrow we ski at La Hoya, the local ski resort.

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Posted by Len at August 20, 2006 10:22 PM | Categories: Argentina 06 , Argentina 06 - Photo Album
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