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Jul 10, 2014 - this time we meant to get off the bus early...

As much as night buses are a backpacker's best friend (no hostel costs, no days wasted on the road, minimal blaring Spanish movies), I'm glad we were forced to take a day bus between Chile and Argentina. The landscape along the way was stunning enough to leave noseprints on the bus window.. First came the dry, salty foothills of the Andes. Here, we drove through the shadows of active volcanoes, passed small salt flats, and saw herds of vicuna (small llama-like creatures) in a place where it seemed no living thing could possibly survive. The...

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Jan 6, 2014 - Back in Argentina

So last night in Tupiza and we ate at a pizza and pasta restaurant – spaghetti bolognese, some protein for Felix. Not a great night's sleep, hotel was noisy, reminded Mick and I a bit of our back-packing days through Thailand. Breakfast was sparse, until they brought out a panetone which went down so well. We headed out of Tupiza and stopped at the Devil's gate and the red gorge – we are getting so blaze about all the amazing scenery we are seeing – this was really cool!! We continued on to the border – Gabriella had warned us that it could...

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Mar 17, 2013 - To Purmamarca

The pictures tell the story. We drove to Humahuaca and then to Purmamarca. Llama for lunch! ************************************************************************************************************************ Picked up by Joaquin and headed N out of Salta via Jujuy to Quebrada Humahuaca. Stopped for a while in Purmamarca and visited market and then headed further north to Tilcara for lunch and subsequently to Uquia and Humahuaca (at ~3000 m). L bought rhodocrosite jewellery at artesanal shop in Tlicara. Spectacular folded sedimentary...

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Nov 14, 2012 - High pass to Argentina

We were at the passport and customs office at 07.40 ready for opening at 08.00. San Pedro is not a big place, but several trucks an a bus load of Australians all wanted to head for the Argentinian border some 100 miles away and wanted documents stamped. Things moved reasonably quickly and we were soon on our way. The first 10km of road is flat but then climbs swiftly from 2400m to well over 4000m. After a brief shallow stretch, giving the engine a chance to cool, we were climbing again- this time to a high plateau and reaching 4839m (over...

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La Gira Andina 2012

Jul 12, 2012 - Jujuy

Puis, nous sommes retournés a Jujuy car c'est depuis cette ville que nous pouvons prendre un bus pour passer la frontiere avec le Chili. Nous pensions d'abord aller en Bolivie mais finalement le temps va nous manquer. Nous y irons plus tard dans le voyage. On va maintenant descendre jusqu'a Santiago pour aller accueillir Nicole qui vient nous rendre visite le 26 juillet. Jujuy est separee en 2 par une riviere. D'un coté, il y a la place centrale, les cafés les plus chics et les grands magasins. De l'autre, le terminal de bus, le marché et...

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Jul 10, 2012 - Humahuaca

La prochaine et derniere étape sur la Quebrada de Humahuaca est Humahuaca. Nous avons été accueillis par notre couchsurfer David dans sa maison en adobe en construction. Nous étions dans une piece a peu pres terminée ou il a déja mis ses meubles mais le reste de la maison est encore un vrai chantier avec des tas de pierre et des sacs de ciment. Le pauvre, cela fait déja 4 ans qu'il a commencé les travaux mais les chantiers n'avancent pas autant vite que chez nous. Malgré qu'il était malade, David a passé la soirée avec nous et nous a amené...

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Jul 7, 2012 - Tilcara

Notre deuxième arrêt le long de la Quebrada est Tilcara. Le village est un peu moins touristique, on l'a préféré. En plus, on a trouvé un hostel très sympa avec une bonne ambiance. Le deuxième soir, on a organisé un asado, le célèbre barbecue argentin, avec les autres voyageurs. Le patron de l'hostel nous a même joué de la musique traditionnelle. Le village est à 2'700 m d'altitude et il fait chaud la journée mais froid la nuit. Notre première nuit, il a gelé et le lendemain matin lorque cela fondait, cela a coulé dans notre chambre comme...

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Feb 9, 2011 - Humahuaca

February 7 I've now been in Humahuaca for 24 hours, and if I didn't know any better, I would think I've landed in Bolivia or Peru. When I arrived yesterday after 4.5 hours on a bus, I could immediately feel the altitude. Humahuaca sits at nearly 3000 metres above sea level. I felt thirsty all the time and slightly dizzy. Today I feel more normal. I just finished lunch and ran into the guy I had been chatting with in the bus, Leonardo, an actor from Buenos Aires (I call him "the other Leonardo"). We chat in Spanish so it's good practice. I...

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Aug 6, 2010 - Argentina - Jujuy and Humahuaca

Hello all, Hope all good back home. We´ve been in Argentina a little over two weeks now and are loving it so far. We crossed the border from Bolivia on Saturday 6th August which was an experience in itself, especially since we´d had an impromptu late last night in Sucre with an English couple we met. We flew down to Yacuiba and then were deposited by a taxi at the end of a busy market street full of Argentinians hopping over the border for some Bolivian bargains. We had to weave our way through all the people (carrying very unwieldy...

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Rolene On Tour

Jun 17, 2010 - Tilcara Argentina

Last night I arrived in Tilcara in Argentina. The trip from Tupiza to La Quiaca the border town took 3 hours. We passed rugged but beautiful rock formations,villages with houses made of mud and the odd church. I was the only gringo on the bus which made me wish I was fluent in Spanish so I could really understand some of the interesting sounding conversations on the bus. The border crossing was relatively easy. My bag was given a cursory search and then I walked through. Most of the nationals had all their bags fully searched. I talked with...

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Adios Amigos 2010

May 13, 2010 - North of Salta - La Quebrada de Humahuaca

After an early morning chat with a nice Kiwi couple who were also in Tour Mode, I headed off with Monica, the guide and about 10 others in the bus including a few people from the trip the day before and a trio of Basque girls on their holliers. This time it was north we headed along one of the most famous and fought-over ravines in Argentina. The Quebrada de Humahuaca was strategically positioned along the old Inca route and before their arrival (not to mention the Spanish) the region was a popular hunting ground (literally) for indigenous...

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Susan ar Strae 2009

Apr 26, 2010 - Quebrada de Humahuaca

Today was my firt trip out to explore the regions around Salta. Firsty, when making breakfast, no matter how tired you may be, do not pour yoghurt onto your cereal. OK so it wasn't that bad, but still, milk would have been fine. Oh the mistake is simple here too. Most places for breakfast, have jugs of yoghurt, but normally they are flavoured and not white. Todays trip was along the road that follows the Quebrada (canyon/valley) de Humahuaca. The first part of the trip was largley quite boring, but we soon arrived at our first stop. The 7...

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