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Old 06-02-2012, 05:06 PM   #76
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Thanks for taking us along.

Found this on the web regarding the water bottles around the shrines:

One of the most famous cults is based upon veneration of La Difunta Correa (“The Deceased Correa”). Deolinda Correa was a woman whose husband fought in the civil war in 1840. She, along with her baby boy followed her husband’s battalion. While in San Juan, Correa suffered from starvation and thirst, and eventually died as a result. A group of soldiers found her body a few days afterwards, her son still alive and nursing from her breast. Because of this apparent miracle, people built shrines in her name in Vallecito, where she is buried. Her followers believe that Deolinda Correa has supernatural powers, and each year they make a pilgrimage to her grave, where they present gifts and plastic bottles of water to thank her for miracles that they believe she granted.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:16 AM   #77
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Hey thanks for researching the background of those shrines. They are all over the place. Sometimes they're nice and neat, but mostly of they look like trash piles.
Argentinians certainly have a fair share of peculiarities; from the lack of eateries to their wildly arrogant pride about having exterminated the indigenous culture!
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:44 PM   #78
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Argys Arrogant? Wow!

Hard to believe that you found arrogance in Argentina and no good dining. Perhaps you may have also observed that they all fancy themselves drivers of the calibre of Juan Manuel Fangio and fashionistas como the beloved Evita.
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:57 PM   #79
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On occasion there was really good food. Like at the campground in El Califate, but that was a community camper effort.
Every restaurant exept one left a lot to be desired and were expensive to boot. At a certain point I just gave up on restaurants altogether in AR.
The contrast with Chile was remarkable. Each time I left AR for Chile there was immediatly a really nice inexpensive restaurant. I don't recall a single unsatisfactory meal in Chile. The food there ranged from very good to superb and never overpriced.
Yea Rio Gallegos was an eye opener to their driving prowess. The place was littered with bashed up cars.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:34 AM   #80
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:21 PM   #81
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Argentina Dining

I have to say that I had some really good and affordable meals in both Chile and Argentina. The wines in both countries were very good. Probably the best meals in Argentina were when we stayed at estancias... the only place that I thought was really overpriced and pretty ordinary was Ushuaia...like Bariloche it is kind of a tourist trap... had a great lunch in St. Martin of the Andes and would have liked to stay there a bit longer... Mendoza had great food and the scene at the plaza was a lot of fun...in general I found Chile neater, cleaner and a lot better organized... other drivers do, more or less, what you might expect them to do... there seems to be a sense of order... I took a wrong turn going through Bariloche on the way back north and if I had had windows and doors they would have been locked! It was a bit sketchy.
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:18 PM   #82
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Nice thread, pretty cool ride. :)
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:42 PM   #83
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:26 AM   #84
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Tell me about that little camping chair you have. I need one!
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:04 PM   #85
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Tell me about that little camping chair you have. I need one!
That's a Kermit chair, great piece of kit.

http://www.kermitchair.com/
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