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Spas and ballade in Villa General Belgrano

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So, we went to Villa General Belgrano, a small town near Cordoba, for the Oktoberfest. The town was apparantly settled by German survivors from a sunken warship - the Admiral Graf Spee. They built a village of red-roofed, wood-frame homes, micro breweries and pastry and chocolate shops. Today, the village survives on a steady flow of tourists with an appetite for German delicacies like apple strudel, leberwurst and spƤtzle. Oktoberfest here is hailed as the third-most important Oktoberfest site after Munich and Blumenau in Brazil.

Anyway, it was certainly great fun. We checked in and had a look round town.


Then we went off to the beer fest, and tested all the beers... Found a favorite stand called Antares, which had an excellent red beer for me, and a dark beer that Alan liked.


We bought ourselves some beer mugs, and Alan even got a strap to hang it round his neck, so it wouldn't get lost. We are lots of bratwurst and apfel strudel.


There were bands performing - some German and central European ones, but also some from Lebanon and Syria (?). It was all very entertaining, especially the dancing.



Later on, it all got a bit crazy - there were som many people, especially on saturday. Everyone was so drunk and acting crazy. People were falling asleep on the tables, drinking beer bongs or climbing trees.




After that, I don't remember much, and I can barely tell the days apart :) It all got a bit tilted and blurry...


Unfortunately, we don't have pictures of all the best stuff - too drunk to take pictures I guess. Jay got some more shots, maybe he will upload them to Facebook, I hope... Otherwise, that is about it. On monday we headed back to Buenos Aires.

Posted by monkyhands 16:01 Archived in Argentina

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