After checking in again at the very basic but super friendly “El Portal del Viajero” or Gaucho Hostal, we immediately went to the car rental, ready to hear some bad news. The staff at Movíl Renta turned out to be absolutely professional, so everything ran just smoothly. Basically, they told us to come by the next morning, by then they would have a quotation of how much the repairs of the car would be.
Then finding a power adapter for our laptop was the only item on our agenda. Well, every shop kept sending us to another place, never with any success. Yes, frustrated we were and worried, so we retreated to our hostel brainstorming a “Plan B” for getting the freaking adaptor.
But Tuesday morning turned out to be our lucky day! We first headed for the car rental company. Hurrah, our part of covering for the damage was “only” 975 Pesos or 220 Euros, less than half of the deposit. Let’s see if we can get this money from Visa, which should cover such risks. Then we went to the only computer store we had not been to in town AND there we got what we had already thought did not exist in Argentina: a universal power adapter, which also works on our laptop.
At last, we could think of moving on. Despite our previous experience, this time tickets for Suite Premium were easily available on FlechaBus for the same night. So Mendoza here we come!
Naturally we tested our new charger until it was burning hot, sorting through 830 pictures the afternoon before our departure.