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Apr 28, 2010 - Indiana Justin and the Teleferico of Doom

So thye story continues from where we last left our intrwepif adventurer. I wandered Salta last night to get some night photos of the catehdral and church. You know the pink and red one. They love lighting things up at night, but thats because they eat dinner so late as well. The hostel was having a free dinner but it was at 10pm! Dinner was nothing special just some pasta and bread washed down with some beers too. Then I played a game of pool with some argentinean pool sharks, who had some very strange rules indeed, like the black has to...

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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...

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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...

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Apr 25, 2010 - Salta Sunday

Today, on ANZAC day I'm in Salta. Everyone I've met has raved about it and said to allow as much time as possible for here and the surrounding region. After just a day of wandering around and being harassed by travel companies, looking to book me on a tour somewhere i can see why. Its a lovely little town, well the centre of town is anyway. The centre plaza is probably the nicest i've seen, with cobblestoned streets surrounding the centre. There also appears to be an abundance of old churches and cathedrals here. Is there a difference other...

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Apr 25, 2010 - Au pays de la salteña

On est contents d'arriver à Salta, pour retrouver notre en-cas favori de Bolivie: la salteña. C'est une sorte d'empanada argentine, cuite au four (et non pas frite), originaire de Salta. Ici, elles sont vendues par douzaine. Mais la ville a d'autres intérêts: architecture coloniale, monuments et façades aux couleurs vives, de grands espaces verts... C'est la première ville moderne qu'on voit depuis la Colombie. De larges rues piétonnes bordées de boutiques, beaucoup de marques européennes, des gens qui nous ressemblent (!), de grands...

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Apr 24, 2010 - Salta N Pepa..... aaahh push it.

OK so firstly I'll take a minutes silence for those fallen soldiers to commemorate ANZAC day here in Argentina and I'll have a beer tomorrow to help celebrate the occasion. I arrived here just after midnight. Fortunately, these Argentine cities never go to sleep, especially on a weekend! My bus was a late morning bus that became later. A bus turned up and the guy refused to let me on. Not knowing why, because with my level of spanish i can ask questions, but if i don't get a yes or no answer, i'm usually stuffed. I eventually found a...

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Apr 23, 2010 - Journal # 3 End of Argentina. Salta, Purmamarca, Tilcara

Picking up where we left off- Bariloche. Our hostel in Bariloche was fantastic and made our stay! Was situated on the 10th floor of the tallest building in the town, and had incredible views of the lake.With the weather bringing its A game, Bariloche far exceeded both our expectations - and with copious chocolate and ice-cream endulgences, it was a highlight! I thought that the cherrie on the top of Bariloche would be to spoil Leshane to a night in a log cabin on the waters edge. I went and paid a visit to a local travel agent, who gave me...

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Apr 15, 2010 - The Last Wino

After the wine regions we headed to Salta, a border town and our last stop before we cross into Bolivia. It is a quaint enough Colonial town, but of no real distinction. We´re staying next to the biggest swimming pool in the Southern Hemisphere, apparently, but is it empty. It´s the size of a lake and is quite bizarre. Again, the scenery getting here was amazing. Like a desert national park in California, full of interesting rock formations and canyons. We stopped for a bit to have a play. I don´t even know what the place was called, we...

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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...

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Feb 28, 2010 - Salta – My Last Uncharted Territory (well at least in Argentina)

I finally made it all the way up to the north/western corner of Argentina! Carin, a fellow volunteer coordinator and I took a small trip, 8 great days, and made a giant loop. This vacation was a favorite so far for several reasons: 1) the Company; Carin is a wonderful friend and we had both wanted to make this trip forever. The timing worked our perfectly right after her COS date, so this was her last trip before she headed home. It was neat to spend so much time together before she left, but now I miss her tremendously. We made a great...

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Feb 2, 2010 - on the road again

After two months of dancing and eating and drinking in Buenos Aires, we have finally hit the traveling road again. Good friends from Yellowknife, Gary and Rosie, came down for a two week visit and we spent their first week trying to take them to every one of our favourite restaurants. It's tough to fit two months of restaurant favourites into five days but we did our best and everyone was up to the challenge. Then it was time for our first real foray out of Buenos Aires. We headed to Gualeguaychu, a little town across the river from...

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Oct 23, 2009 - Salta

Salta is another large Argentinean city with a number of impressive colonial buildings from when the Spanish were here. There is a cable car that takes you to the top of a 269m hill that provides great views of the city. Whilst in the cable car I got chatting to a guy from New Zealand who is also travelling solo. We decided to hire a car and set off on a road trip the following day as we´d heard that the surrounding area was pretty impressive. We left Salta on the Ruta 68 and within a short space of time were driving through the Andean...

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