Beautiful Bariloche

As you may have guessed, both Gillian and I maintain a special place in our hearts for Switzerland. What’s not to love – the snow-capped Alps, trains that are always on time and, of course, the chocolate. Yes, the chocolate. One thing that the Swiss do right is chocolate (and melted cheese, but that is a whole other blog post in itself).

Lovely, lush Bariloche

And so, during our travels when we heard that there was a town in Argentina that was known as “Little Switzerland,” it wasn’t a question of “should we go?” but “how long shall we stay?”

The answer: long enough to eat fondue, savor some chocolate, do some trekking, take a trail ride and EAT more chocolate. All in all, the last three days have been a marvelous success. Bariloche is an understated and Swiss-infused town best known for delicious chocolate and great skiing. Come for the Euro-vibe but stay because it is the quintessential Argentina hot spot.

A hike to the top of Cerro Campanario gave us some stunning views

At one point National Geographic proclaimed this to be one of the top 10 views in the world.

Gillian looking like a princess fairy angel/trekker extraordinaire

One of the best views we have stumbled upon so far. Not bad, Bariloche, not bad at all