El Bolson

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!

We found a home-away-from-home at a small farm (thanks Keren!) which came complete with a trout pond, apple and plum trees, a herb garden, home-brewed beer, hammocks and of course wifi!

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.

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About postcard from the road

When saying goodbye, a friend left me with the following words of advice... "postcards dont go out of fashion". Share our adventures from the road on our fantastical year-long adventure.
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3 Responses to El Bolson

  1. Lisa says:

    I can taste that ice cream…yum!! Loved this post. Thanks for transporting me back to one of my favourite towns…so happy you guys enjoyed there. Abrazos, Lis x

  2. Corinne x says:

    Hi you 2
    I told you I would continue my bedtime reading adventures via your journey!
    Thanks!
    Loving the dessert and berries. Much better than the crocs.
    Xc

  3. ann kabillo says:

    Mmmm. delicious, wonderful, beautiful, chilled – the icecream and the description of El Bolson and the way if affected you.
    You both look beautiful.
    Love, Ann xo

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