Rincon Del Valle
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... to avoid. It was a bit old but not too bad
but fully booked. Most of the people on board we figured were Brazilian miners
or truck drivers returning home from the copper mines around Calama where the
bus had come from. They were a happy bunch but were pretty loud for most of the
trip. We firstly travelled around the volcano on the outskirts of Atacama which
never fails to impress with its perfect cone shape. Then we continued to climb
... it took almost an hour before averyone of us started the long steady climb to Argentina. The climb is for the most part a straight line with only a few bends, this made it easy to maintain speed and not to be slowed down by creeping trucks. After about 59 km , we reached the highest altitude for this whole trip. 4820 meters !!, but since we descend at the other side , we are not exposed to a lack of oxygen for too long. ...
... before heading out for dinner.
Farming in this area seems to be all about one thing, llama, I had been told that it is much like beef, so when there was what turned out to be a 'llama bourgignon' on the menu, who was I to say no? It was really good! It had the pinkish colouring of pork, a texture somewhere between pork and beef, and the flavour of beef... a great mix! Apparently Alpaca is even nicer, but I never got the chance to try it, more's the pity. ...
... to stay overnight in a border town, we directed ourselves straight to the bus station to get a ticket straight to Uyuni, a town we knew the name of and that we knew we wanted to visit. Sadly, we had missed the last bus that evening…
Hmmm. What to do now? Well, as chance would have it, the Argentinians we were sitting with on the bus from Jujuy were taking a taxi to a town called Tupiza and needed 2 more people to fill the taxi. After Anna looked into the ...
... It could be reallyt interesting, or a total washout. Jujuy is not a big city so fiestas, I imagine, wont be on the scale of Buenos Aires, etc.
While drinking at midnight, the TV turns to a man singing the national anthem. Everyon in the hostel joins in and sings along with him. Its a little embarassing as everyone else doesnīt know whether to stand or not. We donīt and that seems to be fine. ...