San Martin, in northwest Patagonia, is known as the gateway for Lanín National Park, home to the Lanín volcano, which reminded us a lot of Mt. Rainier in Washington state.
Along the road to Seven Lakes, in the heart of the Lakes District, is this sleepy town with only a few thousand people. We're definitely off the beaten path for English speaking tourists.
Christmas tea and the Gingerbread Houses are perennial favorites in my book! Props to Steeped in Comfort Tea Shop in Lakewood for the wonderful personal service, not to mention the great scones.