Thursday, December 27, 2007

Holiday - Day 5 - Ranch Visit

We're off on another tour today. It's a full-day trip! We met our Guide 'Natalia' in the hotel lobby and we set off. The day was overcast (which was a bit of a surprise as the forecast for lots of sun).

It was a long drive from the hotel - almost one-and-a-half hours, but I passed the time catching up with various podcasts.

We stopped off for a coffee along the way - strange coffee though! Chocolate/Coffee/Syrupy consistency.

We took a short break and a walk in San Antonio de Areca where there was a silver museum and factory. Then onto the Ranch - 'El Hambru' where we spent the rest of the day. I even got a chance to ride a horse - scary! (mostly for the horse!!!!)

Then it started to rain just as we made our way back to the Hotel. We said our good-byes to Natalia and then started to get ourselves organised for leaving at 3.30am tomorrow!!

Fortunately, the Butler had done a splendid job of packing everything for us - including all the clothes we had put aside for tomorrow's travel :))


We had a short in-room snack with Karen and Ralph, paid the bill at Reception, packed the last bits and took an early night.

It's been a great stay in Argentina. The people are great, the service levels are excellent and everything was a lot cheaper than we thought. Perfect!

Brazil tomorrow!!!