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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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Mar 15, 2009 - Purmamarca

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD This little village has only 510 people so I thought I would try and keep my story about our visit here to fewer than 510 words. Anil says ‘Good Luck!’. The highlight of the setting for Purmamarca is the hill under which the village nestles. It’s called the Cerro de Los Siete Colores (Hill of Seven Colours). Erosion has exposed various geological eras in the layers of sedimentary rock of different colours (ochre, red, purple, green) in the most striking way. From the map we received from the tourist office on the...

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Apr 28, 2006 - Besuch der unglaublichen Quebrada de Humahuaca - von vielfarbigen Berglandschaften und der Fahrt zu den Salinas Grandes

Die Fahrt nach Salta, wieder mit "Geminis" war im grossen und ganzen besser gewesen wie beim letzten Mal, vermutlich lag das auch am moderneren Bus. Einzig die Durchsuchung des Gepäcks beim argentinischen Grenzposten hätte nicht unbedingt sein müssen. Bei mir hatte der Grenzbeamte nach kurzer Zeit aufgegeben, da es ihm wohl zu dumm gewesen war wirklich genau nachzuschauen. Durch diese Aktion hätten wir nicht so viel Zeit verloren, wenn nicht noch ein Reisebus vor uns durch die Kontrolle hätte gehen müssen. Trotzdem kamen wir mit nicht allzu...

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