Fun, Friends, and Farms


Biking the Circuito Chico

Biking the Circuito Chico

imageThe past week and a half has been awesome.  I spent about 5 more days in Bariloche at a wonderful hostel and made a great group of friends there consisting of a guy from France, a guy from Belgium, another person from the States and an Aussie.  The 5 of us did a bit of adventuring and lots of cooking and laughing, especially with some language miscommunications.  If you didn´t know, Argentines start their nights to party late, and I don´t mean midnight late, I mean 2 am late.  This being the case, we decided to go out dancing with some Argentines from Buenos Aires one night, and of course, the night didn´t start until 1:30 am, so we danced until 5…and it was a blast!

The next day was a bit of a drag, I biked the Circuito Chico, which is a 27 kilometer bike ride around the lakes in Bariloche, and it kicked my butt!  I left the next day for El Bolson and ran into some friends from Bariloche at my hostel, as well as made some new ones.  Currently, I am volunteering on a farm in El Bolson.  There are 6 other volunteers: 3 from England, 1 from France, 1 from Belgium, and 1 from Ireland.  The week has been a blast and I´ve been learning a lot.  Rosa, the woman who owns the land, is currently making her house from adobe and that has mainly been what we have been helping with.  It´s a really interesting a process!  Being here has been great, we are all living out of tents and have a shack to cook and hang out in.  The accomodations are very simple and it´s wonderful.  To make it even better, there are 2 dogs and 4 cats that are adorable and cuddly and the other volunteers are really cool.  Originally, I was going to stay only a week, but as of right now it´s looking like I´ll be here for at least another.


2 thoughts on “Fun, Friends, and Farms

  1. Karin

    Partying starting at 2 a.m.? sounds perfect! where do I go?
    Keep enjoying; your blog keeps putting a smile on my face. BIG hugs & also love from Vivian & David, LeM

  2. Ruth Hirsch

    Hi, Elana,

    Ok, So know to look for you at the Refugio next year. Great to plan ahead like that. I always admire the folks who already have their wreaths up in January for the next year. Now that’s planning ahead. It sounds lke you are havng the absolutely perfect adventure. Meeting such simpatico folks. It is a great feeling. It seems so beautiful there. So beautiful. I love your Posts. Thanks for finding the time to write!
    much love,
    a Ruth


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