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... We slowly made our way back with me happily clicking away with my camera and admiring nature at its best. Iruya is definitely one of the best places to go in Northern Argentina for its geology and nature. It is great that it's not exploited by tourism but at the same time, it's a pity to know that many people skip this part of the northern Argentina. We got to know about Iruya from the lady taxi driver who drove us from Salta bus terminal to our hostel. She told us that Iruya is ...
... Pancho was at this point, the poor guy didnīt have a clue what to do next, so the girls took charge and gave him instructions to go and find help. Ironically Pancho in Chile means hot dog!
We all felt too guilty to just abondon Pancho and his car whilst he was off searching for help so we made a new plan knowing that he was never going to be able to take us the final 26km, and when he finally returned an hour later with a tow ...
This entry is dedicated to our friend Mia who loves rocks.
So we are back in Argentina for the last time. The Argentinian customs was interesting. Firstly we had to queue (the first time ever) outside the office in the blazing midday sun. Everything was slowly handwritten in two ledgers after the officer had returned from the kitchen where he was cooking lunch and then a very camp Customs officer wanted to inspect Gerty but ...
... coming down the mountain and the driver checking his phone. Eek!
With 1/2 an hour left to go of our nail biting journey something switched and I felt a massive rush of excitement and awe at the mind blowing mountain scenery around us and forgot all about the hairy journey. As we caught our first glimpse of Iruya, nestled between two mountains in the distance we were totally spellbound by it's beauty and remoteness. We drove in just as the sun ...
... were animals in a zoo.
We heard there were more ruins to see in Tilcara. Alex and Hannah didnt want to pay to see them, so I ventured out on my own to explore them while they found a restaurant and had coffee.
Pretty cool to see these ruins. Different from the Quilmes. In the 50īs 2 men helped to restore the ruins, so these were much nicer. There was even monument built for them at the top of the ruins. Butttt I kind of thought that was weird to have ...
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