|Crossed over from Bolivia into Argentina. Near to the border, the truck stopped and we could hear the tour leader shout "donde esta Argentina?" ("Where is Argentina?") to a passing local. Asking directions to a rather large country does not inspire much confidence does it? It´s a quote that will stick in my mind for some time though.
One past the dodgy town at the border, it was soon obvious that we were in a more "western country" - for example the school kids playing football all had proper kit rather than any old t-shirt, etc. Definitely more affluent than Peru and Bolivia.
Another thing immediately obvious about Argentina was that lots of people look like the (ex-)footballer Maradonna....and thats just the women. There is also a wide display of poor haircuts...think footballer (again) haircuts from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.