Dulce De Leche con Mora. Or maybe Passionfruit and Kiwi. Could be Sesame or Chocolate Chip, and Lemon Pie definitely gets a look in. We made it to El Bolson and headed straight to Juaja, ice cream heaven (a few days in a row I might add!) … and the jury is in. Dulce de Leche con Mora is the absolute best flavour of all time. Think sweet soft caramel with a creamy blackberry swirl wriggling its way through. Yumm!!!
But El Bolson is not all about the ice cream. It is a gorgeous little village nestled in a valley between towering green mountains on all sides, with a river running through it… idyllic and tranquilo. We hung out by the lake in the middle of town and visited the weekly artisan markets where the rule is that everything must be handmade. I oogled over the gorgeous wooden bread boards, potted bowls and all things unfortunately too big to fit into a backpack!
Our favourite day took us on a 5 hour bike ride in the mountains around El Bolson, to a pretty waterfall, the somewhat obscurely named “Indian Head” and through a small forest via mountain bike track covered in blackberry bushes. Needless to say my fingers and tongue were stained purple by the end of the ride!
Our daily walk to and from town took us across an untouched natural river where the water was fresh enough to drink. And every morning Boaz made us a delicious compot from the fruit collected from the trees for breakfast.
We could have definitely stayed longer.