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Feb 28, 2013 - Chiletito

2/28/2013 We continue on Argentina National Highway 40 (RN40) to Chiletito today. RN 40 could be considered to our Highway 50. They are working on paving the entire route, but have a ways to go yet. The route over the mountain today was one lane, steep drop offs, rock guardrails and dirt. A great drive says me, Pat not so sure. Some great photos that we will post when we can.

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Feb 27, 2013 - Villa Union

2/27/2013 Left Rodeo en-route to Villa Union. Spectacular driving (very narrow and winding). Another great day and another nice camp, Camping Liz. Walking distance to town a great benefit. The nicest bathrooms so far, brand new. The pictures that have a red dot on them are supplied by Sue. She has one of those new cameras that have GPS. If you are on line and click the red dot, you should go right to the location where the picture was taken on google maps.

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Nov 5, 2010 - La Rioja

Bus left right at 6 am for 6 hr ride to Tucuman, main transport hub for everywhere in N it seems. First, lots of vineyards, then mainly a wide, dry valley with short, drought hardy accacia and other trees/shrubs between high, rocky mtn ranges. Once in awhile where theres apparently more ground water, wonderful fields of huge clumps ot bunch grasses spread out and fill betw the shrubby trees. The bushes actually remind me of sagebrush...the landscape appears to me like a combination of W.Africa, MT, and Baja CA, ha! The mtns tho are quite...

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May 13, 2008 - Last full day of hunting in Cordoba

May 13, 2008 Hunts # 4 & 5 We met Leonardo, our guide for the rest of the hunt, who joined us for breakfast. Felipe ad to leave to tend to his duck hunting program in Tucuman. Another great hunting day in a field behind a YAP gas station not far from Totoral. We drove out and hunted over a field with water between us and the dove. Mercifully, the dove were coming in slowly in terms of numbers, so my sore shoulder from yesterday had a chance to somewhat recover. It was also a little harder shooting. But it still proved to be a good hunt. I...

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May 12, 2008 - Blasting away at dove north of Cordoba

May 12, 2008 A fantastic hunting day today. We had to drive about 45 minutes to get to the site, a 6000 hectare farm with soybeans. The dove were flying in waves, rising from the fields where they were eating to go to water, then returning. We shot at them all morning, and my % started getting better. Shot 534 dove with 37 boxes of shells. Lunch in the field—salad, green beans, a good barbeque with sausage, ribs, and filet. I took about a one hour power nap, then we started up again. This afternoon I shot 617 dove with 41 boxes. My...

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Nov 9, 2007 - La Rioja - Parque Nacional Talampaya

Von Salta nach La Rioja haben wir uns an die erste Nachtbusfahrt gewagt. Nicht besonders gut erholt, aber immerhin pünktlich, trotz ausführlicher Polizeikontrolle, sind wir nach 11 Stunden Fahrt angekommen. Zuerst mussten wir uns mal an die Hitze gewöhnen. Bis Nachts um 11 blieb das Thermometer über 33 Grad stehen und es war ziemlich anstrengend. Am folgenden Tag gings dann per Auto zur rund 250 km entfernten Talampaya-Schlucht und zum Valle de la Luna (Nummer 3...). Die Talampaya-Schlucht steht unter UNESCO-Schutz, da die dort...

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Jan 7, 2006 - La Rioja... 46 degrés le jour et 35 la nuit

Tres agréablement surprise par cette petite ville de province avec ces 3 petites plazza de palmiers, de bancs.... mais alors c'est la canicule, il fait 46 degres en journee la température descends a peine a 35 degres... ca fait la une des journaux, "una ola de calor"... sur tout le pays. On passe donc l'apres midi a fuir le soleil brulant et faire la tournée des bars avec air climatisé. Ce soir bus de nuit direction Mendoza, ou on va rester probablement quelques jours.

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Lenalatina 2005

Nov 24, 2005 - Chilecito

Hallo Zusammen Chilecito ist ein kleiner Ort in der Nähe der Fatimaberge im Westen von Argentinien. Der Ort selber ist nichts Besonderes, interessant macht ihn die Nähe zu zwei Nationalparks. Beide bieten traumhafte Landschaften mit imposanten und skurril geformten Felsen. Ausserdem wurden im einen die ältetesten Dinosaurierknochen gefunden. Das weiss ich alles aber bloss aus dem Reisebüro. Denn wie es scheint, bin ich die einzige Touristin in ganz Chilecito, und deshalb werden im Moment keine Touren organisiert! Am Wochenende sollte es...

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Ecuador - Chile

Sep 5, 2005 - Goodbye Bolivia, Hello Chile

Whew! We've done quite a bit since our last entry, and finished off Bolivia and made it safely into Chile. We left Uyuni on Thursday, and spent the majority of the day on a bus driving through the salt flats, which were absolutely amazing. We stopped at a small town where people prepared the salt for selling as well. We then went to Galaxia, where there are caves that were only discovered a few years ago, and also has a graveyard. That night we stayed in a salt hotel. On Friday, we spend the majority of the day driving again, but still saw...

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Mar 11, 2005 - Valle de la Luna- Road trip

What and adventure- It was Paddy`s birthday, but we set off anyway in the smallest car known to mankind. We filled every inch of it. We thought it might be a few hours driving, but ended up to be all day, while Paddy sat in the back with the bits of wood we collected and his bottles of wine and a bottle of Whiskey- having a party for one. WE found a great`place to swim in a small river along the way, which helped to calm and cool us. Then we kicked on to try camping in the National parque. Thwarted at the last, we had to take a tour of the...

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Jan 21, 2005 - La Rioja

Gastronomie Notre menu prefere: 1. Empenadas, con quezo , ou carne, ou pollo 2. Biffe de lomo, ou pollo, ou chorizo, en Asado 3. Ensalada mixte 4. Vinto tinto de Mendoza 5. Dulce de Leche 6. Café solo Hospitalite Comment decrire l'accueil que nous ont reserves Maria, ses parents (Corrientes), Guillermo (Salta), Gelena et Daniel (La Rioja), Gonzalo (La Rioja), Hugo (Talampaya), la "reine de Mendoza" (Mendoza), sans oublier les gens croises au detour d'une rue, d'un restaurant, d'un taxi, d'un village: Jusqu'ici, tout est sourire,...

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Jul 6, 2004 - Talampaya National Park

To my surprise we picked up the young girl to go with us. She has never been in Talampaya so she was quite excited. She also loves English and this was the first time she could speak English with somebody. We had to wait for couple hours in the visitos center so that I did not have to pay for the whole truck. First we drove by area where there we sketches made by Indians and wholes they made for grinding seeds and making liquer. The second stop was "botanic garden"-- different kind of trees and bushes, some of them did not have any leaves...

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