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Jan 6, 2014 - The Calchaquies Valley
This morning we left Salta City and headed towards Calchaquies Valley – now just with Booby and Colo (no Gabriella). The route took us through a mountain pass, that was a little bit scary for me, but I guess these guys do it all the time. At one point we were actually up in the clouds, beautiful views – but we couldn't see the highest peaks because of the cloud cover. We then continued into Los Cardones National Park – which is basically a park full of more cacti. We the continued on to Payagosta and some very welcome lunch – not much for...Jump to full entry
Jul 2, 2012 - Cafayate
Nous voilà maintenant à Cafayate, la deuxième région viticole d'Argentine. Leur spécialité est le vin blanc Torrontes, excellent ! On en a profité pour visiter une bodega et déguster. C'est une petite ville très jolie où il fait bon vivre. En plus, nous étions dans un hostel très sympa tenu par un jeune couple avec un jardin rempli de hamacs, trop la classe ! De là, nous avons visité la Quebrada de las Conchas, impressionnant ! Gilbette est venue avec nous, dites-nous où elle se cache !Jump to full entry
Apr 26, 2012 - Yana's back!
Left the estancia at 6am and got as far as the main gate before we had our first stop, more fumes coming into the truck. All in all we had 13 stops for attempted repairs before 3pm and two more later. It was supposed to be a 10 hour day but we were on the truck from 8am to11.30pm!!! But when we got to our camp site in Tafi del Valle Yana was waiting for us. Very happy to see both her and Anki. Anki was waiting with a fire going she had expected us some hours earlier and was starting to worry that we'd never make it. Would have liked to see...Jump to full entry
Aug 15, 2011 - 3er Dia!!
Hola a nuestros lectores Marplatenses y Tandilenses (ya me la estoy creyendo esta del diario)!! Esta vez nos toca hablar del domingo electoral (que para nosotros fue uno mas de las vacaciones jeje). Arrancamos tempranito en Tucuman con ganas de hacer todo el tramiterio necesario en la comisaria pero... una cola de media cuadra intimido bastante asi que seguimos camino a Tafi del Valle. El camino a Tafi es IN-CRE-I-BLE, mucho pasto y precipicios y los primeros caminos sinuosos y estrechos (por ahora con pseudo asfalto, gracias a dios nada de...Jump to full entry
Feb 15, 2011 - Cafayate
February 13 Wednesday night I had booked myself for a night in a hotel not far from the bus terminal in Salta. It was a little pricey, but most other places I tried didn't have any private rooms. It turned out to be probably the best place I've stayed in so far! It was a B&B run by a German couple. I had one of the small rooms with shared bath at the back of the garden so was paying "only" $45 (regular price is more like $80 for a double room). The personal attention and breakfast were amazing. And they also had a cat. :) I arrived in...Jump to full entry
Nov 16, 2010 - Your Chance to Vote For Something Truely Important, HA!
The Pictures on this date are selected from our huge archive of group photos. We would like you, the viewing public to vote for the one which will represent us on the HomePage! They will be available until November 18 for your decision. Thank you for participating in this most important election/selection!!! 2...1 3...7 4...3 5...1 6...2Jump to full entry
Aug 14, 2010 - Argentina - Salta and Cafayate
Hi again, We got the bus from Jujuy to Salta on 10th August, and had a fun and rather late first night at a BBQ organised by our hostel (owned by a friendly English guy who used to be a second-hand car salesman and whose description of the hostel on the website is aptly a little ´creative´). Met some Irish guys and an American at the BBQ (who showed us some brilliant tricks with cards/ nails/ coins which we´ll be trying out on you when we return), so we spent some time with them during our time in Salta. We puzzled our way together through...Jump to full entry
Jul 28, 2010 - Cafaete not complete
We jumped on the 4 hour bus to cafaette which passed through some beautiful land. At first t reminded me completely of San jose with rolling hills in the distance. Shortly after it changed to rocky cliffs and a river running through this steep valley. The rocks were red and white and black in color. They layered up to look like pancakes. Some were sharp and violen looking while others were rounded and smooth. People relate this area of the country to the red rocks I think in Arizona or colorodo. They are very famous here in Argentina. We...Jump to full entry
May 12, 2010 - South of Salta - La Quebrada de las Conchas
It was an early morning 6am start today - was up in time for the first of two excursions from Salta. I must complement the hostel I am staying in - Las Rejas on Calle General Guemes 569 - definitely one of the Much Better ones. I was already impressed with the cleanliness of the place and ratings soared again when I got freshly squeezed orange juice, hot coffee and warm, chewy croissants to kick start the day! The Quebrada de las Conchas roughly translates as the Seashell Gorge Valley and starts about 60km south of Salta ending in the...Jump to full entry
Apr 28, 2010 - Cafayate, 1ère étape de la Route des Vins
On arrive à Cafayate au coucher du soleil, qui fait rougir les montagnes alentours. C`est un joli petit village en retrait de la principale route du nord-ouest argentin, qui relie Salta à Mendoza. Ici, on fait du vin et du tourisme. On nous dit que la vigne pousse dans des climats désertiques ou semi-désertiques. Un peu sceptiques mais ouverts, on goûte le vin. On visite une cave "bio" et on découvre le Torrontès. Un vin blanc presque translucide, issu d'un cépage tiré du croisement entre le moscatel et un cépage originaire de la région. On...Jump to full entry
Apr 27, 2010 - Llama, llama, llama...
Today I had a trip south of Salta to another winery region and town called Cafayate. we first had to get there and as i've now worked out the scenery in this part of the world is simply stunning. Today was no different. The trip today included a few familiar people from the day before plus a few new faces, that didn't realise how much fun they were going to have today. Fernando was the guide again along with Miguel, a Rugby front row forward drive the bus. Our first stop for the day was at the old ghost town of Aleman. Aleman in spanish...Jump to full entry
Apr 12, 2010 - Retirement Day
While we were at Cafatay, Captain Button had his last official day of service and I am now officially out of work, though since I´m not yet seeking employment, not unemployed! The war is finally over, and if the last ten years has been the Iliad, we are now already into the Odyssey where, without question, there are many tests, challenges and adventures before we make it home and I can claim back my crown and rule the land...Jump to full entry