Welcome to the Panaderia La Union, Tolhuin, 100km from our last stop. We have finally left the pampas behind and have beech forest and mountain relief. We arrived in town and were dragged off the sideroad, shown the small room with mattresses, then through the back entry of the bakery and given cardboard plates to fill with empanadas and pastries – no charge – and yes the plates can be filled for dinner and breakfast too!. Leaving? Wait, we will fill a bag of goodies for you to take on your journey. What a place!
The owner, Emilio, is obviously a bit of a character and very generous. His business borders on food tourism judging by the size of the bakery for such a small town and the number of vehicles outside it from 7 in the morning till it closes.
The walls of the small bedroom and the journal chronicle the passing north and south of the many cycle tourers that are on the road and have enjoyed the hospitality of this place.
We will stay another night (but camp at the lake) before continuing to Ushuaia. Time to fill our plates again…