Friday, February 13, 2009

13 Feb – Neuquen, Argentina

In the last couple of days we have knocked off around 900 km through exceedingly boring and hot country. It has actually been unbelievably hot and to think I planned for a winter-like ride. The roads are long and straight and generally speaking, hard work on a trail bike.

This is the first country I've been in where ordinary motorists wave and toot at motorcyclists. Kind of nice really.

Neuquen (new keen) is quite a large city and we arrived just on the afternoon rush hour traffic only to find our booked accommodation had been cancelled. Got it sorted OK and now we sit under a canopy of grape vines tucking into olives, cheese and sausage while the wood fired asado is heating up. Like I said, these Argies sure know how to live.

Quote of the day: "I've got enough for the beer - not so sure about the rent"

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