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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
Apr 26, 2012 - Rain?
Salta is a very Spanish looking city with lots of colonial architecture. So worth a walk but for the first time in ages we struck a rainy day. Our shower cubicle was amazingly small and when sitting on the loo feet were in the shower - a very efficient use of space. Went up on a cable car for a view of the city but very cloudy and drizzling -would have checked out a couple of museums but it was Monday so everything closed except the churches so had a look at them. Don't know what the fuss in SA is about shopping hours places close here at...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
Feb 6, 2011 - Salta
February 5 I arrived in Salta on Wednesday morning after 12 hours in a cama-suite bus. They played the movie "Benjamin Button" which is a very good and very long movie with Brad Pitt, so of course I had to watch the whole thing so didn't fall asleep until almost 1:30 am. I woke up to the bus attendant wavering over me with a breakfast tray. I swear these buses are like airplanes, only better (except for the food, which is worse, if that's possible). The guidebook decribed Salta has having many colonial buildings, but this turned out to be...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
Oct 29, 2010 - Salta - Pics Need Captions
Bon's pack wheels on one side gave out last nite right in front of a hardware store w/ had wheels! This morning after another paltry brkfst. we bought the wheels and nuts and bolts and a young fellow working at the hotel w/ tools drilled holes and helped install/replace the broken wheel. Works well and have the spare fore when the other side gives out. Bus to Salta left almost an hour late (llam), thru citrus orchards, hills and mtns in the distance, quite a change! Another clear, sunny day but we do continue the FLATS. Reaching a place...Jump to full entry
Oct 17, 2010 - Argentina - Brief but Delicious
We never planned to spend any time in Argentina but like many times before on this trip, our plans changed! We couldn't have been happier with our decision to exit Bolivia in the South and head into Argentina. Arriving in Salta, exhausted after 2 days and 1 night of solid travelling, we were planning to put the feet up for a bit. Our hostel owner asked us to join in the braai that night. I think it was just an excuse for him to relax and have a few beers but it was our 1st taste of Argentinean steak - and it did not disappoint. Wow - i...Jump 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
Jul 27, 2010 - Salta
We successfully arrive into salta at 12 am. We are greeted by a girl advertising for a hostel. This is an average occurance in south america. The girl used to work a Loki and says these hostels are nice so we accept and she pays for our cab. We pack 4 girls in the back of the cab and head to the hostel. We order a pizza and head to bed. The next morning we woke up for our big day in salta. We moved to a different hostel closer to town. I went to find a laundry place and research for the next few days in wine country. The town is so pleasant...Jump to full entry
Jul 26, 2010 - Quick update
Hey all, sorry I have not updated in so long, there has been no electricity to charge my IPHONE and no internet. I am working on writing my journals for Potossi silver mines, uyuni, the salt flats, San Pedro Chile, and now in Argentina. It is weird being back in civilization. I didnt realize how crazy Bolivia was until I got out of there. My digestion and brain area little bit confused from the lack of propper food and lifestyle. Salta seems like a good place to get a hair cut and pull myself together a little bit. When I got off the bus...Jump to full entry