The dining room lit by candles for breakfast, because the freezing conditions had caused a failure on a power line above town. I'd found out about the power cut when I woke up at around 2 am and turned on the bedside light to make my way to the loo - and nothing happened. Fortunately, the hotel had some gas appliances, and there was coffee, which was the main thing. As I was to discover over the next few days, most restaurants in Argentina seem able to cope with power cuts very well. This particular power cut was over by early afternoon.