The buses here are very easy to use. The long distance ones are double deckers but the cities have an abundance of tree lined roads and are badly in need of pruning. Branches crash into the front of the top deck and scrape along the roof - the noise is worrying. We caught a local single decker today so no foliage problems. The driver though is writing tickets, taking money and searching for change, all whilst he is driving - will he or won't he see that parked car? We went to Valle Grande to raft, Donna sat this one out as she has a cold. We have both had colds and sore throats since Aconcagua. We thought it was the altitude but whilst mine has almost gone Donna's is worse - the staff at Refuge El Nico were coughing and spluttering so we think we have them to thank. I rafted with 5 Argentinians, the safety briefing was all in Spanish but I think I understood most of it. Got a great seat right at the front. It only lasted 30 minutes but it only cost £9.00 so I'm not complaining - great fun. Part way down we were allowed to abandon ship and have a swim in the river, getting back in the raft wasn't as easy as getting out. The water was warm, I tried to persuade Donna to have a go once I was done but she really wasn't up for it - another day, another river. The bus to Valle Grande was rammed with locals going camping (there isn't any grass on the campsites just dirt and dust). The bus back to San Rafael was a lot quieter but we did have a sun glasses salesman on board (and his stall). We are killing time eating cake and drinking beer as we have a 14 hour bus ride to Bariloche at 10.50pm tonight. We might fit a steak in as well if we can wait until they open.