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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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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

Feb 20, 2009 - A nouveau en Argentine

Nous voulons maintenant quitter San Pedro et repasser en Argentine pour ensuite entrer en Bolivie. Mais partir d'ici est plus difficile que d'y entrer. Le premier jour que nous voulions partir la frontière etait fermée a cause de la neige. Et oui, il a neigé dans les hauteurs! Le second jour le passage est ouvert mais il nous faut plusieurs heures avant d'etre pris par un autrichien avec qui nous ferons un picnic a 4800m d'altitude ou meme la neige se met a tomber. Puis nous passons enfin la frontière et dormons dans un chouette coin de...

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Mar 2, 2008 - San Salvador de Jujuy

Vandaag naar San Salvador de Jujuy geweest. Op weg van Salta naar Jujuy grote plantages van suikerriet gepasseerd. Jujuy dankte zijn rijkdom aan het suikerriet en de mogelijkheid om de suiker dankzij de treinverbinding die het eind 19de eeuw al had met Buenos Aires te verkopen over het grootste deel van het land en te exporteren. Momenteel is de spoorlijn niet meer in gebruik. Jujuy werd in 1593 gesticht en lag vroeger tussen de Rio Grande en de Rio Xibi Xibi in. Momenteel neemt de stad al heel wat meer plaats in. Bij de stichting werd ook...

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Apr 20, 2006 - Northern Argenina - San Salvador De Jujuy, & Border crossing into Villazon, Bolivia

After finally leaving Buenos Aires, we had an 18hr overnight luxury bus to a town called Jujuy, a few hours south of the Bolivian border. The seats on our bus were like first class jumbo jet airplane seats. Loads of legroom, comfy leather and fully reclining to cama (bed). We were served food plus wine on board and a glass of champagne before bed. Nice one! Except for the family with 2 babies in front of us which were constantly making noise throughout the night and had several smelly nappy changes. Yuk! After arriving in Jujuy, we noticed...

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Oct 23, 2005 - Jujuy with FLACSO

Right now I'm sitting in the Salta airport in the NW part of Argentina, not far from the Chilean border. Let me just describe the scene, it's comical: I'm pretty close to blind (had to take out my contacts, but didn't bring any replacements/glasses), dirty and dusty (since I didn`t have a towel to shower with in the hostel), and feeling really stupid for paying for TWO flights to Bs. As. I hadn`t planned to end up here -- it`s a long story. However, after looking back on my adventure over the past week, I realize that it was worth all the...

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Jun 8, 2005 - Jujuy

Juste une etape avant le Chili demain. Il est donc temps de conclure pour l`Argentine. J`aurai surtout vu des villes et encore des villes qui se ressemblaient toutes a part bien sur Buenos Aires. Et puis il y a eu Iguazu et la province de Las Missiones qui n`a rien a voir avec le reste du pays. Ca aura surtout ete l`occasion de rencontrer beaucoup d`Argentins, de comprendre un peu mieux comment s`est passee la crise et comment ils s`en remettent. Comment ils sont fiers d`etre Argentins mais ont honte de leur classe politique corrompue. Je...

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Feb 23, 2005 - San Salvador de Jujuy- Argentina

A nice little town where I finally felt as though I had returned to civilisation. There are cafes, footpaths, shops with real merchandise in them, and people who are used to serving in the shops. Finally!!!! Anyway, it isn't much of a tourist place unless you get out of town and see the Quebrada( I saw it coming in on the bus) or go on the train to the clouds. So, I spent a nice day just chilling out and window shopping and celebrating the fact that I can have a 1/2 L of wine for about 30 cents and sit in a cafe to enjoy it. They even have...

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Jul 13, 2004 - Jujuy (in the Andean northwest)

On July 13, we flew to the city of Jujuy (pronounced hoo-hooy) in the northwest of Argentina (the capital of Jujuy province). We chose to spend our time in Argentina in the Andean northwest based on Facundo's recommendation (and also since Patagonia is very snowy this time of year). Facundo also warned us to book ahead because July is when the entire country goes on winter holidays. But we weren't sure what we wanted to do in the northwest, or how we wanted to do it (i.e. rental car or tour), so we put off booking anything until we had...

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