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Jan 2, 2013 - Von San Pedro de Atacama nach San Antonio de los Cobres über den Paso Socompa

Alles Gute zum neuen Jahr! Ich hoffe ihr seit alle gut rübergerutscht. Ich bin seit gestern in San Antonio de los Cobres nach 10 Fahrtagen angekommen. Soweit ist alles in Ordnung (die Sehnen machten sich nur ab und zu bemerkbar, ist aber kein Problem). Das Wetter ist momentan einfach eher schlecht sprich unbeständig. Ich hoffe trotzdem den letzten hohen Pass (Abra Acay, 4900 m) überqueren zu können. Diese Etappe nach Cachi würde ich morgen in Angriff nehmen (gesetztenfalls es ist nicht gewittrig). Wenn das nicht geht fahre ich dann halt...

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Jul 9, 2012 - Iruya

Depuis Tilcara, nous sommes allés à Iruya, un village isolé à 50km de la route principale. Pour y arriver, il nous a fallu 4h de bus sur une route qui grimpe jusqu'à un col à 4'000m puis redescend dans la vallée sur un chemin super étroit qui tourne dans tous les sens. Il ne vallait mieux ne pas trop regarder en bas, car il n'y a aucune sécurité, et à une ou deux reprises, on a bien cru que l'on tomberait. Le village au pied des montagnes, avec ses maisons en adobe (mélange de terre, eau et paille séché au soleil)et son église jaune et...

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Jul 4, 2012 - Salta - Pumamarca

Désolé, on a pris un peu de retard car la connection internet dans le nord de l'Argentine n'était pas assez performante pour télécharger des photos, mais on espère le ratrapper au plus vite. Salta la linda (la jolie), a une magnifique architecture coloniale et propose de nombreux musées. Nous en avons visité 2. Le musée d'archéologie de haute montagne consacré à la culture inca qui expose des momies d'enfants incas très bien conservées qui étaient sacrifiés et offerts à la montagne, et le musée d'art ethnique américain qui nous a beaucoup...

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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 !

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Viaje al Norte

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...

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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...

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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...2

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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...

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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...

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