Crossing the Country: From the Pampas to the Mountains

 Well, I’ve broken my first resolution of website maintenance: update frequently!  Fortunately, this time I sort of had an excuse… I was crossing the great barren plains and deserts of Argentina, and internet was near impossible to be found for almost two weeks.  Fighting the constant headwind, wearing out my bicycle on impossibly bad “ripio” roads, enjoying fiestas, rodeos, and dances in very rural Argentina, and even pitching my tent one night in a schoolyard, I hadn’t had much time for internet.

My goal was to arrive in Bariloche by Thanksgiving.  I wanted to meet some tourists, celebrate the holidays, upload pictures, and of course update the blog!  I just barely made it (getting in Wednesday night) but have since had an amazing time in the European, very touristy mountain town with speedy internet, delicious helado, famous chocolate and even sweet potato pie.

Anyway over the next few days hopefully I will be adding stories from my journey across the interior, but for now, a few pictures.

Getting Near to Bariloche
Getting Near to Bariloche


Horse and Foal
Horse and Foal

House along the Road
House along the Road

Long and Lonely Road
Long and Lonely Road

Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!

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posting from United States
November 29th, 2009 10:51 am

Good to know that you can take the Girl away from Thanksgiving, but you can’t take the Thanksgiving out of the girl.

We missed you, hope you’re having fun!

posting from Argentina
November 29th, 2009 12:05 pm

Happy Thanksgiving, Malena! I’m glad to hear that you made it to Bariloche in one piece. Now, go eat some chocolate!

posting from United States
November 29th, 2009 12:30 pm

How gorgeous. Nice way to spend Thanksgiving! Happy peddling!

posting from United States
November 29th, 2009 3:16 pm

Those are incredible pictures! Can’t wait to hear and see more. Glad you made it to a nice town for for some rest.

posting from Mexico
November 29th, 2009 6:23 pm

Wow, Malena. Argentina looks super beautiful. I’m looking forward to hearing about your adventures on the road and seeing the photos.

Was that a pumpkin [pizza] pie?

posting from Argentina
December 1st, 2009 9:55 am

Thanks for the comments, as always!

It was a sweet potato pie, yum.

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