Beer and Strudel, yes, what a combination you are asking yourself, but as we found out they go quite well together !
After various e mails and way points, we finally met up with Phil and Angie at a wild camp down by the river just outside of Villa General Belgrano and we spent 3 lovely days with them. We had found Phil from his web site, www.philflanagan.com. Phil and Angie are very experienced travellers, and have the best set of documented GPS waypoints we have ever seen. As they have been in the southern parts of Argentina, we got loads of tips on places that are worth visiting, and other general travel tips.
However, we were very lucky on our timing here as the whole town had exploded into life as the Oktoberfest beer festival had just started and continued until Monday, happy days we said, would be a shame not to sample some German Beer, so our Saturday night entertainment was decided for us. The town’s main street was lined with beer cellars, authentic German food, chocolate shops, Lutheran chapels and was buzzing with people all carrying pitchers of beer, a fantastic atmosphere and as you can image as the evening wore on, the fun and frollicks got even better.
Before you ask , there was an Irish Bar and many Irish shirts and hats. We spoke to this particular guy and asked him why the Irish hat, and he told us his friend brought it back to him from Dublin. Sure it wouldn’t be the same without the Irish!